Bright Like Midnight; Savage U #2
(A standalone within a series)
Publication Date: April 7, 2022
Genre/Tropes: Antihero/New Adult/Dark Romance
Author: Julia Wolf
The Savage U series keeps getting better and better!
Julia Wolf writes beautifully damaged characters and pulls out treasured moments that bring depth and emotions when you least expect it. I’m continually blown away by the vulnerability of the characters who believe they are unredeemable, characters like Amir Vasquez.
Amir believes he has nothing to give to a girl like Zadie Night. A girl filled with goodness and sunshine, but little does he know that Zadie is drawn to him for lots of reasons and he just hasn’t taken a look inside himself for a very long time to see anything but darkness.
Zadie was held captive by Amir one night months prior when her roommate, Helen owed Amir’s brother money. There was a lot of speculation on what exactly happened in that room, but Zadie, nor Amir would say a word. Now Zadie is looking for his help and it all comes back to what happened during that night.
These two begin as oil and water, but it doesn’t take long for Zadie’s sunshine to break through Amir’s cloud cover and once he gives in….ooooooohhhh, his possessiveness is raging hot!!!!
Everything about this story is glorious and perfectly put together. From the secondary characters, which after reading the mentions I loved even more, to the epilogue which gave me everything I needed for this couple.
Make no mistake, Zadie Night, I am the bad guy here.
The first time I laid eyes on Amir Vasquez, he held me hostage in my dorm.
You made me a promise.
I swore to myself my second year at Savage U would be different from the last. No more hiding from things that go bump in the night. I’m dating now. Making friends. Living my life.
But then someone starts leaving me notes and whispering my name in the dark, scaring me right back into my shell.
Are you my pet?
I’m shy and soft. Amir is dominant and hard. He stole a kiss once, and then he left me.
I should stay far away from him. But you know what they say about the devil you know…
Do I own you?
Amir will protect me, but not without cost.
I’m his, to do with as he pleases.
He thinks it’s a punishment.
But what he doesn’t know is I haven’t stopped thinking about him since he was my captor.
No one’s going to hurt you.
I’m safe from harm if I’m with him because he’s the biggest bad on campus.
Show me your whole universe.
And somewhere along the way, he became my haven, too.
You should be scared of me.
I can’t believe I’ve fallen for the villain.
(Author’s note: Bright Like Midnight is a dark college romance that explores mature themes and dubious situations. If you’re looking for a nice guy hero, this story isn’t for you!)