Author: Lara Adrian
Series: Midnight Breed
Bound by blood, addicted to danger, they'll enter the darkest - and most erotic - place of all.
A warrior trained in bullets and blades, Renata cannot be bested by any man - vampire or mortal. But her most powerful weapon is her extraordinary psychic ability - a gift both rare and deadly. Now a stranger threatens her hard-won independence - a golden-haired vampire who lures her into a realm of darkness and pleasure beyond imagining.
A combat-loving adrenaline junkie, Nikolai dispenses his own justice to enemies of the Breed - and his latest quarry is a ruthless assassin. One woman stands in his way: the seductive, cool-as-ice bodyguard, Renata. But Renata's powers are put to the test when a loved one, a child, is threatened and she's forced to turn to Niko for help. As the two join forces, as desire fans the flames of a deeper hunger, Renata's life is under siege by a man who offers the exquisite pleasure of a blood bond - and a passion that could save or doom them both forever...
Veil of Midnight
is a powerful read. Plot wise it's a fascinating story with just enough surprises, twists and danger. The anticipation of upcoming events so powerful, it is hard to sit still.
When it comes to danger and hardships, the author doesn't sugarcoat, but plunge deep delivering a story with a punch. Even though there were threats and obstacles in previous books, Veil of Midnight
, with a fast change of events, surpasses them. It has sharpness, the scenes are believable and not over the top, or too mild, thus building tension and in the same time eagerness for what happens next.
Unfortunately, when it comes to characters, the book left a lot to be desired. I felt as though the heroes lacked something. Were not developed fully.
Actually, the one who was not developed was Nikolai. Even if charming, he lacked the energy the character exhibited in previous installments and his background was very poorly shown. The heroine, on the other hands, was developed though the end result was ten times worse.
I think Renata is in my top ten of most annoying and frustrating heroines ever.
Never understood why kicking and beating another just to prove some point was allowed for a woman when it's not for a man. Renata is exactly like that. Cold and arrogant and full of insults when the tables are turned on her. She's the antithesis of strength to me, no matter her combat training. Rough life gives some sympathy points, but that's as far as I can go.
And by the end of Veil of Midnight
, when I finally began to warm up to her, she proved again her stupidity and the reason I so disliked her.
All in all, the book is not as memorable as it could have been, I am afraid. It has a lot of pros and cons though I would still read it just not for the full price. Mainly because of the interesting plot and the information necessary for the future books.
-> Romance books
-> Veil of Midnight