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Book Couples As Taylor Swift's Midnights Lyrics

Hello everyone! How are you all doing? I'm one of the many self-proclaimed swifties who was up until Midnight for her newest album drop. I actually wrote the bulk of this blog post at that time too which means that I was unaware of the 3am edition until it was released - as was everyone. Glad as I was for more Taylor Swift content, you'll find that in this blog post of Books Couples As Taylor Swift's Midnights Lyrics that all the song are from the original tracklist. Oops.

I'll add the rest next time, I guess. Because let's be honest this will be a series just so I can personally dissect each lyrical moment on my own.

My initial favorites of the first thirteen tracks are You're On Your Own, Kid and Midnight Rain. You're On Your Own, Kid is definitely the one I relate to the most, but the sound of Midnight Rain is impeccable so we have a bit of a draw.

What's your favorite song off of the original Midnights tracklist?

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Headcase by Onley James


Description: Asa Mulvaney is half of a psychopathic whole. He and his twin brother live together, party together…kill together. In the Mulvaney family, murder is the family business and business is good. When an experiment separates Asa and his brother, Asa is forced to navigate the world on his own for the first time in his life.

Zane Scott is a small-time crime blogger and amateur sleuth, but he dreams of a byline in a major paper someday. When he winds up at a boring fundraiser beside Asa Mulvaney, they share an intensely passionate encounter that leaves Zane with an ache in his chest and a story idea that could make his career dreams a reality.

At a nearby college, a cluster of suicides isn’t what it seems. When Asa’s father asks him to look into it, he sees the perfect opportunity to see his little crime reporter again. And Asa needs to see him again. Zane’s suspicious of Asa’s motives, but he won’t say no to a chance to peek behind the Mulvaney family curtains.

As the two unravel a sinister plot, Asa’s obsession with Zane grows and Zane finds being Asa’s sole focus outweighs almost anything, maybe even his career--which is good for Asa because loving a Mulvaney is a full-time job. Can he convince Zane that he’s worth navigating a family of psychopaths and his pathologically jealous twin, or will Zane learn the hard way that the Mulvaney boys always get what they want? Always.

  • Asa: "And I wake with your memory over me // That's a real fuckin' legacy to leave" - Maroon, Taylor Swift

  • Zane: "The mark they saw on my collarbone // The rust that grew between telephones // The lips I used to call home // So scarlet, it was maroon" - Maroon, Taylor Swift

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Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry


Description: "I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise." Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

So wrong for each other...and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible. Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again...

  • Echo: "Good girl, sad boy // Big city, wrong choices // We had one thing going on // I swear that it was something" - Question...?, Taylor Swift

  • Noah: Does it feel like everything's just like second best after that meteor strike? - Question...?, Taylor Swift

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A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha

Lavender Haze

Description: With just one touch, bread turns into roses. With just one bite, cheese turns into lilies.

There’s a famine plaguing the land, and Princess Yzabel is wasting food simply by trying to eat. Before she can even swallow, her magic—her curse—has turned her meal into a bouquet. She’s on the verge of starving, which only reminds her that the people of Portugal have been enduring the same pain.

If only it were possible to reverse her magic. Then she could turn flowers…into food.

Fatyan, a beautiful Enchanted Moura, is the only one who can help. But she is trapped by magical binds. She can teach Yzabel how to control her curse—if Yzabel sets her free with a kiss.

As the King of Portugal’s betrothed, Yzabel would be committing treason, but what good is a king if his country has starved to death?

With just one kiss, Fatyan is set free. And with just one kiss, Yzabel is yearning for more.

She’d sought out Fatyan to help her save the people. Now, loving her could mean Yzabel’s destruction.

Based on Portuguese legend, this #OwnVoices historical fantasy is an epic tale of mystery, magic, and making the impossible choice between love and duty…

  • Yzabel: "I feel the lavender haze creeping up on me // Surreal // I'm damned if I do give a damn what people say" - Lavender Haze, Taylor Swift

  • Fatyan: "Staring at the ceiling with you // Oh, you don't ever say too much // And you don't really read into // My melancholia" - Lavender Haze, Taylor Swift

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Unhinged by Onley James

Vigilante Shit

Description: Adam Mulvaney lives a double life. By day, he’s the spoiled youngest son of an eccentric billionaire. By night, he’s an unrepentant killer, one of seven psychopaths raised to right the wrongs of a justice system that keeps failing.

Noah Holt has spent years dreaming of vengeance for the death of his father, but when faced with his killer, he learns a daunting truth he can’t escape. His father was a monster.

Unable to ignore his own surfacing memories, Noah embarks on a quest to find the truth about his childhood with the help of an unlikely ally: the very person who murdered his father. Since their confrontation, Adam is obsessed with Noah, and he wants to help him uncover the answers he seeks, however dark they may be.

The two share a mutual attraction, but deep down, Noah knows Adam’s not like other boys. Adam can’t love. He wasn’t born that way. But he refuses to let Noah go, and Noah’s not sure he wants him to.

Can Adam prove to Noah that passion, power, and protection are just as good as love?

  • Adam: "Sometimes I wonder which one will be your last lie // They say looks can kill and I might try" - Vigilante Shit, Taylor Swift

  • Noah: "I don't start shit, but I can tell you how it ends // Don't get sad, get even" - Vigilante Shit, Taylor Swift

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Twisted Games by Ana Huang

Sweet Nothing

Description: She can never be his...but he's taking her anyway.

Stoic, broody, and arrogant, elite bodyguard Rhys Larsen has two rules: 1) Protect his clients at all costs 2) Do not become emotionally involved. Ever.

He has never once been tempted to break those rules…until her.

Bridget von Ascheberg. A princess with a stubborn streak that matches his own and a hidden fire that reduces his rules to ash. She’s nothing he expected and everything he never knew he needed.

Day by day, inch by inch, she breaks down his defenses until he’s faced with a truth he can no longer deny: he swore an oath to protect her, but all he wants is to ruin her. Take her.

Because she’s his.

His princess.

His forbidden fruit.

His every depraved fantasy.


Regal, strong-willed, and bound by the chains of duty, Princess Bridget dreams of the freedom to live and love as she chooses.

But when her brother abdicates, she’s suddenly faced with the prospect of a loveless, politically expedient marriage and a throne she never wanted.

And as she navigates the intricacies—and treacheries—of her new role, she must also hide her desire for a man she can’t have.

Her bodyguard.

Her protector.

Her ultimate ruin.

Unexpected and forbidden, theirs is a love that could destroy a kingdom…and doom them both.

  • Bridget: "And the voices that implore // "You should be doing more" // To you I can admit// That I'm just too soft for all of it" - Sweet Nothing, Taylor Swift

  • Rhys: "Outside, they're push and shoving // You're in the kitchen humming // All that you ever wanted from me was // Sweet nothing" - Sweet Nothing, Taylor Swift

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Bound by Temptation by Cora Reilly

Snow On The Beach

Description: Liliana Scuderi has been in love with Romero from the moment she first saw him. After her sisters were married off for tactical reasons, she hopes she might be allowed to choose a husband for herself, but when her father promises her to a man more than twice her age that hope is crushed. No begging can make him change his mind.

Romero has always ignored Lily’s flirting. Her age and status made her off-limits but even someone as dutiful as him has only so much control. Wanting her when she’s supposed to marry another man could mean war between New York and the Chicago Outfit, and Romero has always put the Cosa Nostra first.

Lily suspects her sisters and Romero would risk everything for her, but is her happiness worth that much? Is love worth a war between the Cosa Nostra and the Outfit?

  • Lily: "Life is emotionally abusive // And time can't stop me quite like you did // And my flight was awful, thanks for asking // I'm unglued, thanks to you" - Snow On The Beach, Taylor Swift

  • Romero: "Flying in a dream // Stars by the pocketful // You wanting me tonight, feels impossible" - Snow On The Beach, Taylor Swift

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Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles


Description: Carlos Fuentes doesn't want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him in Boulder, Colorado. He wants to keep living on the edge, and carve his own path-just like Alex did. Unfortunately, his ties to a Mexican gang aren't easy to break, and he soon finds himself being set up by a drug lord.

When Alex arranges for Carlos to live with his former professor and his family to keep him from being sent to jail, Carlos feels completely out of place. He's even more thrown by his strong feelings for the professor's daughter, Kiara, who is nothing like the girls he's usually drawn to. But Carlos and Kiara soon discover that in matters of the heart, the rules of attraction overpower the social differences that conspire to keep them apart.

As the danger grows for Carlos, he's shocked to discover that it's this seemingly All-American family who can save him. But is he willing to endanger their safety for a chance at the kind of life he's never even dreamed possible?

  • Carlos: "Oh, I'm falling in love // I thought the plane was going down // How'd you turn it right around?" - Labyrinth, Taylor Swift

  • Kiara: "It only hurts this much right now // Was what I was thinking the whole time // Breathe in, breathe through, breathe deep, breathe out" - Labyrinth, Taylor Swift

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Psycho by Onley James


Description: August Mulvaney has always been exceptional. As the genius son of an eccentric billionaire, his off-putting behavior is often blamed on his high IQ. They say there’s a thin line between genius and madness. August is both—a brilliant professor loved by his students and a ruthless, obsessive killer tasked with righting the wrongs of a failing justice system. And he’s just found his latest obsession: Lucas Blackwell.

Lucas Blackwell was once the golden child of the FBI, using his secret talent as a clairvoyant to help put away society’s worst. Until, with a touch, he discovers his co-worker is a killer and his life falls apart. Now, the world thinks he’s crazy and that co-worker wants him dead. He seeks refuge at a small college, hoping to rebuild his life and his reputation. But then he runs into August Mulvaney. Literally.

August is immediately intrigued with Lucas and his backstory. He doesn’t believe in psychics, but there’s no missing the terror in his eyes when they collide in the hallway. Now, August has a problem. Lucas knows his secret, and August knows he wants Lucas. And August always gets what he wants.

Can he convince Lucas that not all killers are created equal and that having a psychopath in his corner—and in his life—might be just what he needs?

  • Lucas: "Ask me what I learned from all those years // Ask me what I earned from all those tears // Ask me why so many fade but I'm still here" - Karma, Taylor Swift

  • August: "Karma's on your scent like a bounty hunter // Karma's gonna track you down // Step by step from town to town // Sweet like justice" - Karma, Taylor Swift

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Irresistable by Melanie Harlow

You're On Your Own, Kid

Description: I’m a full-time single dad to three daughters and CFO at Cloverleigh Farms. I don’t have time to fall in love—I’m too busy trying to run a business, keep the red socks out of the white laundry, and get the damn pillowcases on without owing a dollar to the swear jar.

Sure, Frannie Sawyer is beautiful and sweet, but she’s twenty-seven, the boss’s daughter, and my new part-time nanny—which means she’s completely off-limits. It’s bad enough I can’t stop fantasizing about her, what kind of jerk would I be if I acted on the impulse to kiss her?

(Exactly the kind of jerk you’re thinking.)

Actually, I’m worse than that—because I didn’t stop with a kiss, and now I can’t stay away. She makes me feel like myself again. She reminds me what it’s like to want something just for me. She’s everything I ever needed, but nothing I ever imagined.

I’m a former Marine. I should have had the strength to resist her from the start.