Upon The Midnight Clear
St. Martin's Press
From the back of the book:
Ever think Scrooge had it right before the ghosts ruined his life? Meet Aidan O'Conner.
At one time he was a world-renowned celebrity who gave freely of himself and his money without wanting anything in return...until those around him took without asking. Now Aidan wants nothing to do with the world - or anyone who's a part of it.
When a stranger appears on his doorstep, Aidan knows he's seen her before...in his dreams.
Born on Olympus as a goddess, Leta knows nothing of the human world. But a ruthless enemy has driven her from the world of dreams and into the home of the only man who can help her: Aidan. Her immortal powers are derived from human emotions - and his anger is just the fuel she needs to defend herself...
One cold winter's night will change their lives forever...
Trapped together in a brutal winter storm, Aidan and Leta must turn to the only power capable of saving them - or destroying them both: trust.
This is one of the two Dark-Hunter books so far that especially irritates me, thought I still like the story a lot. The other is Dark Side of the Moon. The reason for this one has nothing to do with the story though. It's more that I feel cheated: $8.99 for a book I can easily read in three hours or less. I know I'm a fast reader, but still... In this case the font is about twice normal size (I think to expand the book and make it look like more).
Upon the Midnight Clear is more or less the book version of the Christmas episode of so many T.V. shows: Short, set at Christmas and full of fun.
This is also a bit of a different story as the woman isn't a mere human as compared to the male Dark-Hunter, Were-Hunter and the other Dream-Hunter heroes. Instead the story is somewhat reversed, with a human male and a goddess of a woman/heroine. Also, there are none of the other familiar characters in even a walk on role in this book.
The pattern for the story is typical of the Dark-Hunter series/romance.
I did like the short stories in the back of the book a lot though. All three of them are Christmas stories with the old familiar characters: Nick, Fang, Fury and the like. Also Stryker, Acheron and Simi.