Review: Meet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington

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*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Sidney Walters and Asher Marin only spend two months a year together so they have to make it memorable. Every summer both families rent lake houses, forcing Sidney and Asher to spend quality time together. The only problem is that they’ve been rivals since their first summer on the lake. 

At the beginning of the summer before college, their prank war resumes with Sidney and Asher causing more trouble than ever before…which leads to both families getting kicked out of their rentals. While they don’t get punished by their parents, the karma is much worse: the two must live in the same house for the rest of the summer.

With the new living situation, Asher proposes a truce: join together and prank the person who kicked them out of their old rentals. Sydney accepts reluctantly, but she’s still suspicious of Asher’s intentions. 

Sidney and Asher have to see if they can move past the animosity and be civil, because once the summer is over, they will be at the same college. But after spending more time alone, the two realize that maybe people aren’t what they seem. 

The best way to describe Meet Me at Midnight is adorable. Sidney and Asher have great chemistry through the entire book. Plus the dual POV gives insights to how both characters think.

Hate to love is one of the best tropes in YA romance. The pacing was done really well. In this scenario, you don’t want the romance to happen too quickly or slowly. It felt realistic how Sidney and Asher went from pranking each other, to finding a common enemy. 

While the story ended up being a tad predictable, we gushed over the slow-burn romance. We can forgive predictable in contemporaries if the story is convincing. However, the one problem we had occurred in the last few chapters. Some of what happened near the end felt unnecessary.

Still, we had fun reading this story. We enjoyed Pennington’s Love Songs and Other Lies and were excited to review one of her books. It did not disappoint! If you read YA contemporary romance and want MCs who are transitioning from high school to college, pick up this book when it releases on April 7, 2020. 

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

16 thoughts on “Review: Meet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington”

  1. I’m not really a romance type of person, but this one is a little bit different. I like that they started off as not liking each other and then, in the end, they find each other likable. I may put this on my summer reading list! Good short review post.

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  2. Sounds like a cute, fun YA romance. Slightly jealous that these families get to take whole summers off, but I’m sure I’ll get over it. Thanks for the review!

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