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Kiss of Midnight

Official information

Kiss of Midnight Author: Lara Adrian
Series: Midnight Breed
Publisher: Dell


He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle's deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night--or this man--is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed--a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.

Lucan Thorne despises the violence carried out by his lawless brethren. A vampire himself, Lucan is a Breed warrior, sworn to protect his kind--and the unwitting humans existing alongside them--from the mounting threat of the Rogues. Lucan cannot risk binding himself to a mortal woman, but when Gabrielle is targeted by his enemies, he has no choice but to bring her into the dark underworld he commands.

Here, in the arms of the Breed's formidable leader, Gabrielle will confront an extraordinary destiny of danger, seduction, and the darkest pleasures of all...

My review

Kiss of Midnight is the first book in Midnight Breed series and a promising start of a new vampire world. Of course, new is not exactly the word to be used about vampire romance, but Lara Adrian managed to make it her own, throw interesting twists and turns. Even though I can't say that the whole idea is a unique one, since the Breed world has so many similarities with J. R. Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood series, it had freshness and its own compelling qualities.

Kiss of Midnight was a good read, not a spectacular where you can't put down the book till you devoured it, but it had its moments. I liked the heroes and the secondary characters, the plot was an interesting one, fast paced, dangerous and especially promising even more adventures in the future. However, I cannot say that either Lucan or Gabrielle fascinated, or grabbed me so strongly, I was a prisoner to their passion.

The character I loved the most was the warrior Tegan. The most interesting one in the whole book. I couldn't understand why everyone kept calling him a soulless monster when everything he did was for the benefit of others. Not exactly a gentle nurturing kind of male, with a definite bite, but also with heart despite his fa├žade.

The thing that prevented me from adoring this book was a very known, often used and thus predictable storyline. At times I felt as if I had already read it, though to be fair, Kiss of Midnight is a wonderfully written book with a great potential for the future stories. And I am planning on reading those. Have a feeling I am not going to be disappointed.

Rating 4.5

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