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Take Over at Midnight (The Night Stalkers Book 7) [Kindle Edition]

M. L. Buchman
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Praise for I Own the Dawn, an NPR Best Book of 2012

"A rousing mix of romance and military action thrills...Buchman blends tender feelings with military politics to keep readers riveted."--Publishers Weekly

"Filled with action, adventure, and danger."--Booklist

Name: Lola LaRue
Rank: Chief Warrant Officer 3
Mission: Copilot deadly choppers on the world's most dangerous missions

Name: Tim Maloney
Rank: Sergeant
Mission: Man the guns and charm the ladies

The Past Doesn't Matter, When Their Future is Doomed

Nothing sticks to "Crazy" Tim Maloney, until he falls hard for a tall Creole beauty with a haunted past and a penchant for reckless flying. Lola LaRue never thought she'd be susceptible to a man's desire, but even with Tim igniting her deepest passions, it may be too late now...With the nation under an imminent threat of biological warfare, Tim and Lola are the only ones who can stop the madness--and to do that, they're going to have to trust each other way beyond their limits...


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  • Editorial Reviews

    From Booklist

    In the latest Night Stalker book, New Orleans–born warrant officer Lola LaRue joins the group as a pilot. Their sniper, Kee Stevenson, thinks she’s a fake, while gunner Tim Maloney falls hard for her. As the Night Stalkers try to thwart the threat of biological warfare from Iran, Lola also must work through her feelings of lovelessness and inadequacy so that she can accept her worthiness as both a Night Stalker and the focus of Tim’s love. The tension only gets worse when she realizes that she has to take over as lead pilot when the legendary Emily Beale has to surrender the controls. Then she’s forced to confront her crooked, abusive father again. With Buchman’s usual fine technical details and well-honed emotional rendering of characters, this superb military romance about a strong female loner learning to be part of a team as well as a couple is quite simply a great read. Once again Buchman takes the military romance to a new standard of excellence. --Mary K. Chelton

    Review

    "Fans of Buchman's Night Stalkers series will delight in this strong fourth installment... Dangerous top-secret missions and sizzling love scenes lead to a satisfying conclusion. " - Publishers Weekly

    "[M.L. Buchman's] His stories are always engaging, descriptive, and on par for pure action." - Romantic Romp

    "Readers will be amazed at the attention to technical details that is expertly woven into the fabric of the story... Multifaceted characters, a good plot and riveting action. 4 Stars" - RT Book Reviews

    "M. L. Buchman's writing is so realistic that one almost forgets it's fiction. The imagery, the 'so-human' characters, the events so like the latest news, and the magnificence of people when they rise to be their best for a cause they are willing to die for make Take Over at Midnight riveting." - Long and Short Reviews

    "Quite simply a great read. Once again Buchman takes the military romance to a new standard of excellence. " - Booklist

    "A thrilling, passionate story in which love sparks in the midst of helicopter warfare... A Barnes and Noble Best Romance of 2013" - Barnes and Noble Review

    "Brings to life the emotional rush, the aching loss, the beautiful love, and the wonderful friendships." - The Good, the Bad, and the Unread

    "Buchman continues to serve up nonstop action that will keep readers on the edge of their seats." - Library Journal Xpress

    "A fabulous soaring thriller." - Midwest Book Review

    "Loved these gutsy, strong women of the elite SOAR team" - Under the Boardwalk

    Product Details

    • File Size: 1172 KB
    • Print Length: 382 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1402258194
    • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (December 3, 2013)
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00ENQEM8I
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    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,539 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reading December 3, 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition
    The author disappears and the super-charged action and characters take over sweeping the reader into an adrenaline-high experience. The military action, the pheromone charged aura around Crazy Tim Maloney and Lola LaRue, and the interaction among the crew members of the night stalkers helicopters, Viper and Vengeance make Take Over at Midnight a page turning adventure.

    If you’ve read other night stalker novels, you will recognize some of the characters, but Take Over at Midnight stands alone perfectly. It is Tim and Lola’s story that evolves among all the scary missions and close calls that make the heart jump up into the throat.

    The reader is dumped into the secret, serious, scary military actions of SOAR (Special Operations Air Rescue) where these high-voltage characters with their special helicopters armed with lethal guns and rockets prowl the night sky taking to and bringing back Army Rangers and Delta Force personnel on clandestine missions.

    Chief Warrant Lola LaRue is new. She’s the fourth woman to qualify for SOAR and will co-pilot with Major Emily Beale, ace pilot for Vengeance, the companion to Viper flown by her husband Major Mark Henderson. Deep-down Lola feels like a fraud in this elite group, but she worked damned hard to get here and sets her sights on staying even if Crew Chief Kee Stevenson, once a tough street kid, does call her a fraud (it takes one to know one). Lola knows 9/11 changed her life as if she were reborn that day.

    When Crew Chief Tim Maloney sees the Creole beauty with the thick, dark chestnut hair, and legs that go on forever, he is a goner. The fact that she is an officer and he is not doesn’t deter him or her.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Take Over the Midnight by M.L. Buchman
    Contemporary Romance - Dec. 3rd, 2013
    4 1/2 stars
    In Take Over the Midnight, M.L. Buchman continues her Night Stalker series about real life men and women who fight for our country. In this latest installment, a new female pilot sets to prove herself on the ultra elite SOAR team.
    Lola Larue is excited to be accepted into the SOAR team. She wants to prove herself in the male dominated military. But ironically, the one female on the team (besides the leader) is resentful of Lola. She thinks that Lola is getting too close to one of the team members. A man named, 'Crazy' Tim Maloney. Lola is attracted to Tim and knows he is attracted to her. But she doesn't do relationships. In fact, she has never had one. But as she gets closer to Tim she realizes how sweet he is. And he deserves a woman who can love him. But Lola isn't sure if she can really love a man. Her father was a terrible example. Plus living in a whorehouse as a child embittered her towards men. On the other hand, Tim comes from a big, happy family. Something she can't relate to or sure she wants to! However, Lola realizes she must let Tim go or find the courage to open her heart and make a real relationship to work. Unfortunately, her past comes to haunt her.
    This was an exciting adventure romance. M.L. Buchaman gives the reader the feeling of being in the military. This book as well as the rest in the series will renew your sense of patriotism as you are swept away with the SOAR team. I admired Lola. She is a tough woman who has had to work hard to get where she is in life. On her first day on the team she is immediately sent into combat! However, love is a different story. Lola is used to being alone and meeting a man like Tim completely throws her.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! January 2, 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I really liked how Lola was developed as a character. She had herself a really harsh beginning and it's not every day you see a character raised pretty much by a brothel house's cook without being encouraged toward the lifestyle herself. I also really admired that Lola considered it, but then the author allowed the natural time line to influence what happens (9/11, specifically) and what she decides to do with her life. And, as an aside, her father utterly deserves whatever torture he's put through in this life and the next. She also has a lovely little problem with Kee Stevenson from the last book I read in the series, and I liked seeing little Dalya again. The little girl's certainly growing up and proving herself smart as can be.
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    Tim - he's a hoot. He's got a fabulous family and really deserves his "crazy" moniker. He's not afraid to go after a woman, be the first one to own up to feelings, and to not utterly give up on one when she shoots him down. Oh, can't blame him for being hurt, and he was, buuuuut they also found their way to work through things.

    I love the military aspect to this book. AMAZING! I love the amount of detail in these books and am amazed by the fact that all those details never get to be too much. I am not a detail or mechanical gal, but the military facts in these books are written to simple perfection. TONS about the mission and the mechanics of the helicopters, but it's interwoven into the story so incredibly well. The suspense part of this book was particularly well done. I really loved every single bit of it. Just a fabulous book!!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
    I completely love this series. This time Crazy Tim finds his soul mate. It's too bad Lola doesn't believe in soul mates or long term relationships. Read more
    Published 17 days ago by Sparkymom
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story by M L Buchman...
    M L Buchman is one of my favorite writers and this story lives up to his standards. Love the professional military women in his books and the places they take us. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by fiction addict
    5.0 out of 5 stars Addicting!
    Such a thrill ride I couldn't put it down. I still love the first book of the series, but this is my second runner up.
    Published 3 months ago by Cruzin
    5.0 out of 5 stars I have read all of Mr. Buchman's books, ...
    I have read all of Mr. Buchman's books, and cannot wait for him to publish the next one!
    Published 7 months ago by Mary Lansford
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Great
    Published 7 months ago by Sharon
    4.0 out of 5 stars Willing to read more of the series
    I liked the information about helicopter flying. The characters, main and secondary, were interesting and move the story. Read more
    Published 8 months ago by reader
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Story
    This one was so good. Tim and Lola's story was unique and she is a sharp pilot and worked hard to get there. Read more
    Published 8 months ago by F. Breece
    3.0 out of 5 stars Cheesy
    Very cheesy and completely implausible.
    Published 9 months ago by Andy H
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    My new favorite author!
    Published 9 months ago by Robin Bauer
    4.0 out of 5 stars Needs a woman!
    Hmmmm, what can I say. I'm not to wild about the fact he's a bloke and writing romance as his whole series misses that feminine sensitivity all women can relate too. Read more
    Published 13 months ago by Alaarakk
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    More About the Author

    "Top 10 Romance of 2012" -Booklist, "The Night is Mine"
    "Top 5 Romance of 2012" -NPR, "I Own the Dawn"
    "Best 5 Romance of 2013" -B&N, "Take Over at Midnight"
    "Top 10 Romance of Spring 2014" -Publisher's Weekly, "Pure Heat"
    Nominee Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense 2014
    -RT Book Reviews, "Light Up the Night"

    M. L. Buchman has over 30 novels and numerous short stories in print. In addition to romance, he also writes thrillers, fantasy, and science fiction.

    In among his career as a corporate project manager he has: rebuilt and single-handed a fifty-foot sailboat, both flown and jumped out of airplanes, designed and built two houses, and bicycled solo around the world. He is now making his living as a full-time writer on the Oregon Coast with his beloved wife. He is constantly amazed at what you can do with a degree in Geophysics. You may keep up with his writing by subscribing to his newsletter at www.mlbuchman.com.

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