ARC Review: Dead by Midnight by Pamela Clare

Posted November 26, 2015 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: Dead by Midnight by Pamela Clare
Dead by Midnight
by Pamela Clare

4 Stars


Released: Novemver 17, 2015
Series: I-Team #7.5
Published by Self Published
Format: eARC

Recommended Read!

“If you’re a hardcore I-Team fan like I am, you definitely do not want to miss out on this story.”
~ Under the Covers

I’m such a sucker for Holiday stories but this one really intrigued me because it involved all of my favorite characters from Pamela Clare’s I-Team series. The gang is all here and it’s a furious ride until the end when some of our beloved characters are trapped and being held hostage by a number of gun-toting, angry men. Pepe, the leader of the hostage situation, wants his cousin out of prison. Until he is flown over and given a few million dollars as well, he still start killing people every five minutes until they are all dead.

On the outside, several people are working together to get everyone out safely. This includes an interesting twist that involves Clare putting another author’s character inside her story as well. I have read Callie Croix, Kaylea’s other pen name before but not her FBI Hostage Rescue series. I loved this aspect of the story and I think it really added a unique twist. I definitely will be checking out Cross’s series after this.

As I mentioned earlier, the gang is all here. I loved returning to some of my all-time favorite Romantic Suspense heroes. As of late, I felt as if some of the books have lost its magic but this novella really brought it back and got me excited about these characters all over again. My favorites are still Marc, Gabe and Dorkangelo (haha).

For the heroines, it was nice to see how they are doing now. I was especially excited about Kat, who I think readers will have the most connection to. Gabe and Kat in this story are really fantastic.

The one thing I would say is that while I remember the stories being sexy back then, I don’t think they were this erotic before. Clare can sometimes go a little over the top with her sex scenes but if you don’t mind that in a Romantic Suspense plot, then you should be fine. I just think that sometimes when all the action is going on, steamy sex scenes are a little more tougher to place and make more emotional when tensions are rising.

All in all, if you’re a hardcore I-Team fan like I am, you definitely do not want to miss out on this story.




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About Pamela Clare

USA Today best-selling author Pamela Clare began her writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor-in-chief of two different newspapers. Along the way, she and her team won numerous state and national honors, including the First Amendment Award and the National Journalism Award for Public Service. This year, she was honored by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists with their Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for her work. A single mother with two college-aged sons, she writes historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense within view of Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. She is a RITA finalist (Surrender, 2006) and a three-time Daphne du Maurier finalist (I-Team series). She loves history, having studied archaeology in college, and has traveled extensively, living for almost three years in Denmark, which feels like home to her. She attributes her love of historical romance with the years she spent visiting ruins and castles in Europe.


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i am a sucker for holiday stories as well…just something about them 🙂

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Have you read any good ones this year? Surprisingly I haven’t read many this season. Usually I’ve read like 15-20 already.


Thanks for the review Annie

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Amy R

Thanks for the review.