London Dusk and Tijuana Nights (Nights Series, #0.5 and #1) by Leigh K. Hunt



The author sent me an advanced reader’s copy (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.


My rating:  4.3  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)



Getting shot at was never on McKenna Carmichael’s bucket list, but then neither was being hunted by a Mexican Cartel.

After missing her flight, and then watching it blow up mid-air, Mack is stuck in Mexico and the only people she can trust are the ones that put her in this position in the first place.

River, Chase, and Gabriel offer Mack protection while they bring the El Diablo Cartel to its knees, and only by assisting them with yet another job will she gain the skills she needs to save her own life.

Her trip to Tijuana began as a simple game of distraction. Now it’s a game of survival.

Enter Mack’s world in this action packed thriller, the first book of Leigh K. Hunt’s new Night’s Series.


McKenna Carmichael thought things couldn’t get worse – not after catching her boyfriend with another woman. That is, until Luke demands she pay him back for every expense he made in her name, and half the house.

The problem is, McKenna is already struggling to make ends meet, let alone raise the money Luke’s harassing her for. A friend offers a solution…if she’s game enough.

Become a high-end escort.

Can McKenna turn from a reclusive historian to sex-pot, or will it end up being more trouble than it’s worth?

Meet Mack in this exciting novella which leads into Leigh K. Hunt’s thrilling new Night’s series.


Genre(s):  Thriller, Action Thriller, Assassins, Action Adventure, Suspense Romance

Series:  Nights Series, #0.5 (London Dusk), #1 (Tijuana Nights)

Length:  356 pages

Release Date:  2014-07-26



I wasn’t listening. I was too busy thinking about the best way to get revenge on her. Not only had she shot up my favourite phone, but now in the process of trying to kill me again, she had ended up killing a hundred and fifty innocent people instead. What the hell was her problem?


My Opinion

London Dusk introduces you to McKenna Carmichael. Her life feels great until she surprises her boyfriend with her best friend. Logically, she throws him out, suddenly being in dire need of money… Tijuana Nights takes us to Mexico. In order to pay her bills, she had to make a deal, now being part of a small group who kill for hire. Someone wants her dead, complicating the team’s job at hand.

With London Dusk, Leigh K. Hunt has created the thrilling introduction to McKenna Carmichael, explaining how McKenna’s unusual career path came to be. London Dusk and Tijuana Nights are action packed stories with a hint of romance, the prequel and the first instalment of the Nights Series. Tijuana Nights comprises a variety of characters with sufficient depth and a pretty good combination of fast-paced interactions. ‘Mack’ and her colleagues Chase, River and Gabe find themselves in tricky situations – as the increasing body count clearly shows. I had a good time reading London Dusk and Tijuana Nights – it is a very enjoyable read. I was drawn into the story right away. Mack is a very complex character, sometimes on the verge of being annoyingly stubborn. The story has some very interesting turns and is cleverly elaborated, making it harder to put away as the adventure proceeds.

This is for you if you like thrillers with a touch of romance, stubborn protagonists and clever turns.

The first book in a great series – to read again.


In brief:

Writing Great
Plot Some twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady (fast)
Characters Developed
Violence Some violence
Sexual content Some sexual content
POV First person


About the author

Leigh K. Hunt is a reader, writer, mother, and wife from the Land of the Long White Cloud, otherwise known as Aotearoa, New Zealand. She has a weird obsession with books like Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Pride & Prejudice, and adores Thrillers and Dystopian novels. To say that she lives in her own dreamy wonderland is an understatement.

If Leigh could have one superpower in the whole wide world, it would be to have the ability to fold space and time, so that she could be anywhere, at any time. Leigh loves travelling with a fiery passion, and exploring foreign countries, delving into different cultures, and immersing herself with the people.


Connect with the Author:

Amazon:  Leigh K. Hunt
Amazon (US):  buy link


Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about London Dusk and/or Tijuana Nights?  Or – if you did not yet read London Dusk and/or Tijuana Nights – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If London Dusk and/or Tijuana Nights was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂




2 thoughts on “London Dusk and Tijuana Nights (Nights Series, #0.5 and #1) by Leigh K. Hunt

  1. As always a fantastic review with great details. I would like the fast pace, interesting twists and suspense. I like the cover and its bold design a lot!! Great job, Karen and Good luck to Leigh K. Hunt!

    • Thank you very much for the praise, Robin. It is a very enjoyable series. I recommend to start at the beginning – London Dusk is important to understand why Mack has this unusual job.

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