Release Date: May 24, 2016
Elijah is introduced in Dark Blue. He is a good cop and a good man. Elijah lives for his job and loves to help people.
"He was competent and ambitious, unfailingly sweet. Those qualities alone would've made him irresistible. And then there was the fact that he was sex in boots, on top of it all."
Peyton is strong. She makes sure her family is fed and where they need to be. Peyton also has a good reason to strongly dislike cops.
"Peyton was light - what he felt for her was light - and in a dark world, that was something that mattered."
Past Midnight was a slow read for me. I had to put it down for a couple days, but then...I devoured it. The first half has a slow build up. Ranae Rose takes the time to set up the story and give the reader all of the details needed to fully appreciate this book. I understood Peyton's and her sister's reasoning behind their dislike of cops. I liked Elijah's thoughts and understanding of why people felt the way they did. He never once blamed them for their way of thinking. The characters and story are fully developed and is a happily ever after.
Past Midnight is the second book in the South Island series but each story can be read as a standalone.