Night Shifts Black (NSB #1) by Alyson Santos


Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Book 1 of 2
POV: Single (Heroine)
Heat Level: Mild

His name is Luke. But nobody knows that. He was an iconic musician before he gave up music. But nobody knows that either. They also don’t know he’s twenty-seven, that he used to have an infectious laugh, and that he’s way too young to be widowed. They certainly don’t know the rest of his tragic story. All they know is that he comes into their café at the same time every morning and stares at the same chair at the same table. They know he’s strange. They know he interrupts their breakfast with a cold blast of air as he hovers in the doorway, mustering the courage to confront a piece of furniture. 

No one asks why. No one cares. He’s fine with that. He’s done with life. This isn’t even his story anymore. It’s actually Callie’s, the young writer who sat in his chair one day.

♦♦♦ My Thoughts ♦♦♦

I went from rating this book 5 stars to 2 stars, back to 5 stars and then back to 2 stars again. So the story actually starts off very intriguing. We have Luke, who is a mysterious, obviously very broken guy who meets our heroine Callie at a breakfast diner. The two end up meeting for breakfast every morning and eventually form a friendship. The chemistry between Luke and Callie was fantastic! It was not an insta-love type of relationship and over time Luke shared more of his past with Callie and their relationship just seemed to blossom. At this point I was giving this book 5 stars. But then the story takes a very sudden turn (view spoiler). The friendship between Luke, Casey and Callie was absolutely beautiful and honestly this was what this book was about. This was about Luke’s struggle with his past and having amazing friends like Casey and Callie standing by him, supporting him and digging him out of the hole he tried to to bury himself. I would not call this a true romance story. This was a story of friendship with a hint of romance. And finally let me just say that all the musical technical jargon was so ANNOYING! I literally skimmed over those parts of the book when they were in the studio. It was just too much! I will say the writing style was amazing, very captivating and I will be trying book 2.

3.5 very confusing stars!


Release Date: March 22, 2016
Length: 353 pages
Grab a copy: Amazon

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