I don’t know about you, but I get a little tired of romance novels where the protagonist is waiting for the man to complete her. I know it’s the old trope, and hey, I’m married–I like being partnered up–but come on now! I have hobbies, and so should our romantic heroines. Hopefully, Nan Troy (“Nancy Drew, all grown up”), of Night Oracle, is a romantic heroine of a different shade. She’s been through the ringer of failed relationships and she isn’t going to jump at the first offer that comes her way. She’s a grown woman who knows her needs and her tastes.
So when she meets Cal Banks, she’s interested, but wary. Yes, he can work a saxophone like one of the greats, and his nightclub The Nocturne is the perfect kind of moody to fit Nan’s needs: Mainly, open late, so she can stay up late to stave off those nasty prophetic dreams–and yes he is the kind of broad-chested man a woman wants to press her skin against…but he’s got issues, too. There’s a whole heck of a lot of angry women coming and going from his club. And there’s the matter of his night terrors.
Still, this could all be worked out if not for the orphaned child dropped on Nan’s doorstep by a desperate mother, and the boozy, befuddled ex-fling of Cal’s whose death Nan dreams, then tells her, right before it comes true.
When the sardonic, possibly misogynistic Detective Jack Branigan gets involved, well…Nan and Cal have a real mess on their hands.
Find out how the whole dark tale plays out.