The Book Worm: Review: The Night is Mine, by M.L. Buchman

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Review: The Night is Mine, by M.L. Buchman

the night is mine. M.L. Buchman, book review


Their jobs are high risk, high reward
Protect the lives of the powerful and the elite at all cost. Neither expected that one kiss could distract them from their mission. But as the passion mounts between them, their lives and their hearts will both be risked...and the reward this time may well be worth it.
Genre: military romance

Publishing date: February 2012

Offensive content: violence associated with military ops in the middle east (not too graphic, but still there),  a couple of sex scenes, two very realistic helicopter crashes (or near crashes) and a lot of political intrigue.

Although this book is far from a light poolside romance, it is probably the best in my vacation reading list. It has it all: great action, great suspense and great romance. After a couple of books which left a bitter taste in my mouth, this one really put a smile on my face.

Captain Emily Beale is one of the best helicopter pilots of the American Armed Forces, on assignment in the middle east. Major Mark Henderson is her commanding officer and the only one with matching flying skills in a unit already incorporating the best of the best. Mark and Emily are totally in tune when flying, and on the ground as well, though regulations prevent them from acting on their attraction. Until the day when Emily is pulled back stateside and lands right in the middle of the worst crisis ever in the White House: someone is trying to kill the First Lady and no one, not even the Secret Service, seems to have a clue as to whom may be responsible. Emily, and later Mark, embark in an odyssey to save the President and the First lady, with a totally unexpected result (which I'm not sharing here because it would spoil the suspense).

There is a lot of detail in the book about the aircrafts, the weapons and the daily life of deployed military personnel, and while I don't have enough technical knowledge to know if they are accurate, the descriptions are truly convincing. The author clearly knows what he's talking about. The fact that the author is a "he" is also refreshing. I rarely read a romance novel that is not written by a woman and I liked to change the perspective a bit.

There were only two things in the book felt a bit off: the safe room in Emily's father home seems  totally exaggerated, and there was a name switch between Emma and Emily in the book that I didn't quite get. Still, these are minor details that do not detract from the rest of the story. The action still flows non-stop and, to tell the truth, I've rarely seem a couple more perfect for eachother than Emily and Mark.

This is book one in the Night Stalkers series. So far there are 5 more books published and you can be sure I'll re reading everyone of them soon. If they are half as good as The Night is Mine I'm in for a roller coaster of action, suspense and romance!

So, even if this is not exactly a summery read, I totally recommend it!

Enjoy your reading,


  1. Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday! I hope you have a fabulous week!

  2. Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday! Just fyi, this one is probably toeing the line when it comes to my definition of family friendly links. I always appreciate your mentioning the things that might be offensive, so I'm okay with this one, but any racier and I might have to remove the link. Thanks for your understanding.

    1. I totally understand Tina, and whenever you feel you need to remove links, feel free to do so. It's your linkup after all. And I do have a problem with these covers too. What is inside the book is inside the book, but there was no need for editors to create these covers. I often read in public places and I usually use book covers unless I'm reading kindle books...


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