Series: Midnight Breed
Author: Lara Adrian
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 304
Published: Random House Publishing Group, August 5, 2014
Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order—an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires—Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan’s hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire—a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan’s elusive quarry.
Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing—until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all.
I’ll have you know, this book did serious damage to my sleep cycle. I was forced to live half a life of a vampire and half of regular homo sapiens, and full insomnia.
As per usual when trying to write a review for a book I so enjoyed, this is going to be a struggle for sure, considering I’ve been waiting to read it for a long long while.
I made a wise choice before starting this and went back a while, mostly to remind me of the new characters that joined the ranks of the Order after the twenty year time leap into the future in the previous book. So far, these men and women had to fight other Breed members and then their otherworldly fathers, and now, with enough time having passed for new threats to form and flourish, they face, yet again, a potential war with an enemy that can very well cause the end of their world and peace.
I don’t know if you’ve read the previous books of this series-if you haven’t, I highly recommend that you do, for this series was an obsessively pleasant and sexy read- but if you have, then you’re well aware that the human women who can bear Breed children and live a long life with their mates had their own genetic secrets that were slowly being revealed. Now this plot is thickening and many more mysteries and action await us from the looks of it.
I was already intrigued with these women and their origins and how they became so special, and it seems like I might just get my answers after all. I get a special kind of pleasure when an author has the ability to surprise me and keep me on my toes with an endless list of ideas for plot lines, and Lara Adrian is an expert in that. Of course it also means there will be more questions along the way, but since it also means more books to enjoy, I’m cool with that.
Should I move on to Nathan now? Start ooh’ing and wow’ing and generally being lost in my own fantasies involving this hard, cold, ruthless and yet so so caring and so damn sexy man? Maybe not, as it’d take me off course of the purpose of this post which is to review, not to worship. But damn, Nathan was worship worthy. When we met him in the earlier book as a grown man, he already showed signs of a caring side he surely had to possess to be a hero. But I was pleasantly surprised to see that he also hadn’t lost much of his edge and dangerous aura, and was a very passionate and dominant lover, as in bend you over a desk and take you with ruthless abandon. Intrigued? You should be. I think I’ll forever wish for a Nathan of my own.
I have to admit, I wasn’t as sure about Jordana once I started reading this book. She wasn’t the spoiled, shallow socialite by any means, but she didn’t seem to be the kind of heroine to add to the story either. This was all first look though, and I found that I was mistaken, and though she did present a strength and determination that made her worthy of being a heroine, I think some of her power might’ve been caught up in the sexiness of her and Nathan together. Not that you’ll see me complaining much, except that I don’t have a Nathan of my own. Did I say that already? Oh well. Plus, we got the plot moving forward and it’s always a pleasure to read a book with substance.
With a time leap as far as twenty years, a completely new plotline and set of characters, this series is only getting better. There are no repetitions, the heroes, so far, have been more aggressive and passionate, and the heroines are much more involved, which was never a problem with this series anyway. But it deserves a mention as it’s one of the best aspects of these books for me, along with delicious and sexy men with hearts as big as their..well they have big hearts. You get the gist.
New challenges and problems await this crew no doubt. And though a part of me feels sorry for the struggles they’ll have to face along the way, this reader is more than happy and excited to be a part of the journey.
I’m adding five big spoonfuls of this sexy story into my hodgepodge. As skittish as I am about blood, I wonder if I should risk a little and see who’ll come sniffing around. Rogues? Breed with bad intentions? Men in white coats to take me away for talking about seducing vampires?
Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian:
- Kiss of Midnight
- Kiss of Crimson
- Midnight Awakening
- Midnight Rising
- Veil of Midnight
- Ashes of Midnight
- Shades of Midnight
- Taken by Midnight
- Deeper Than Midnight
- Darker After Midnight
- Edge of Dawn
- Crave The Night