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Midnight Duet

A Novel

Jen Comfort



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10 January 2023
From The Astronaut and the Star author Jen Comfort comes a wildly electric romance about two musicians who collide on the stage of a Nevada opera house.

Self-professed diva Erika Greene has it all: a starring role on Broadway, legions of fans, spectacular natural talent. But after an accident on stage leaves her face scarred and her career in shambles, Erika retreats to Paris, Nevada, where she's inherited a ramshackle opera house in desperate need of some TLC.

Erika pours her savings into the building, but it's not enough to stave off casino developer Raoul Decomte's avaricious gaze. With foreclosure imminent, she leases the space to some unexpected tenants: a German hair metal band, fronted by glam rock god Christof Daae.

Erika is tempted by Christof's low-slung leather pants-and even more so by his ambitious drive to make Nacht Musik international superstars-but he's off-limits. The rest of his band thinks he's still dating their beloved keyboardist, who is conveniently not present on this jaunt to the American Southwest. When Erika finds out Christof's been unceremoniously dumped and is trying to keep it under wraps, she makes a deal to keep his secret...for a price, of course.

Christof is desperate to hold the rest of the band together after his keyboardist's departure, but he can't maintain the charade forever. Nor can he resist the opera house's mysterious proprietor, who tempts him with midnight singing lessons. It isn't long before sensuous nighttime interludes turn into smoldering backstage encounters.

But can their newly ignited passion survive the searing light of day? Or will their beautiful duet turn into a brokenhearted power ballad for one?
Imprint:   Montlake
Country of Publication:   United States
ISBN:   9781542038515
ISBN 10:   1542038510
Pages:   348
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Jen Comfort is originally from Portland, Oregon, and dabbled in astrophysics before spending a decade working in restaurants in New York City and Portland. Now she writes romantic comedies about hot nerds with very cool jobs. She spends her free time growing plants destined to die before their time, playing video games, and encouraging her cat and malamute-husky dog to become internet famous, with zero success.

Reviews for Midnight Duet: A Novel

Midnight Duet [is] a gender-swapped Phantom of the Opera -which means the heroine, delightfully, gets to play the villain's role. Erika Greene is ambitious, brashly confident, hedonistic, sharp-tongued, and sexually demanding....The electricity between Christof and Erika is instant and explosive. -New York Times Charmingly bonkers. -Kirkus Reviews Comfort delivers a high-heat, high-volume contemporary romance...The spicy sex scenes titillate, and the plot is leavened with humor and unabashed silliness. -Publishers Weekly Scorchingly hot, delightfully snarky, surprisingly sweet...this fun, bonkers, genderbent modern take on Phantom of the Opera is everything I didn't know I wanted. -Cathy Yardley, author of Role Playing Midnight Duet delivers on its delightfully bonkers premise! Funny, sexy, and heartfelt, it takes the archetypes we think we know-the Broadway diva and the arrogant rock star-and reveals humans who learn, grow, and love. -Eden Appiah-Kubi, author of The Bennet Women The steamy romance novel pipe organists have been craving. - Jennifer Bardsley, author of Talk of the Town Midnight Duet is the steamy romance musical theater geeks have been waiting for. Leads Erika and Christof have sizzling chemistry, and a cast of outrageous side characters kept me laughing until the last page. So much fun! -Addie Woolridge, author of The Bounce Back Jen Comfort takes two larger-than-life leads, incendiary sexual tension, and a hilarious scene-stealing supporting cast and dials the amp all the way up to eleven in Midnight Duet-a romance that's dramatic, campy catnip for theater lovers and angst lovers alike. It's a horny romp that also accomplishes a heartfelt exploration of loneliness, growth, and belonging-ultimately unbreaking two broken people who realize the power of letting go and letting others in. -Jen Devon, author of Bend Toward the Sun

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