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“The midnight cup of coffee” is an occasional article that usually includes news and interviews with and about my favorite authors, and some non-book related topics as well.

So you know this (kind of) story all too well, you’ve been there: disappointed, holding on to something that meant the world to you.. Or so you thought. But you know what you didn’t know back then? That in love and war everything is possible and the tides will turn when you least expect it.

“Sobs force their way out of my throat. I feel like I’m trapped in a disaster movie where everything
is shrivelling into darkness and ash. Sunflowers are being uprooted. Puppies are being trampled.
Whole cities are crumbling to dust.”

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LOVE STRATEGY:

One heartbroken girl:

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A bit of war knowledge:

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An unexpected ally:

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A few cute dates:

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And nothing will ever be the same again…

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“I go through memory after memory, looking for reassurance that nothing has changed,
but it’s like flipping through a book of stories I’ve outgrown.
Everything has changed.”

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COMING SOON: (May 20th)

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Soccer star Lainey Mitchell is gearing up to spend an epic summer with her amazing boyfriend, Jason, when he suddenly breaks up with her—no reasons, no warning, and in public no less! Lainey is more than crushed, but with help from her friend Bianca, she resolves to do whatever it takes to get Jason back.

And that’s when the girls stumble across a copy of The Art of War. With just one glance, they’re sure they can use the book to lure Jason back into Lainey’s arms. So Lainey channels her inner warlord, recruiting spies to gather intel and persuading her coworker Micah to pose as her new boyfriend to make Jason jealous. After a few “dates”, it looks like her plan is going to work! But now her relationship with Micah is starting to feel like more than just a game.

What’s a girl to do when what she wants is totally different from what she needs? How do you figure out the person you’re meant to be with, if you’re still figuring out the person you’re meant to be?

But, don't let me do all the talking. I want to know what you think of this as well.

  • Francine Soleil

    This is awesome. This is a really great way to spotlight a book. <3

    • http://www.readingaftermidnight.com/ Ari

      Thanks :) Some books are just this inspiring, I can’t wait for it!

  • Susan

    This sounds like so much fun! I can’t wait for it, thanks for sharing!
    PS: I love how you did the cover b&w too, to match the rest of the post :D

    • http://www.readingaftermidnight.com/ Ari

      Thank you too ;)

  • Amelia

    Gaaaah! Promise me we’ll buddy-read this when it comes out.
    It sounds like so much fun!!!

    • http://www.readingaftermidnight.com/ Ari

      I make no such promises if you don’t promise to read in one sitting with me :p

  • Christina

    What a gorgeous post! I love it!!! Great job :-) I already love the book and this just really depicts it so well!

    • http://www.readingaftermidnight.com/ Ari

      Thanks, I am glad that you’ve enjoyed it (the post AND the book) :D

  • http://crushingcinders.com/ Crushingcinders

    Great review! Looking forward to reading this book :-)

    • http://www.readingaftermidnight.com/ Ari

      I know the feeling! And I can’t wait to hear what you think of this story :D