Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian (Kindle Edition) – Read May 1, 2012
Cost: $7.99 (As of This Post)
Official Description: (This is book 1 of the Midnight Breed series)
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. . . .
Lucan is a very flawed leader who lacks an anchor to reality, and Gabrielle may be that anchor, but Lucan attempts to fight his attraction tooth and nail, he has a hard time. Gabby tries really hard to make sense of her attraction to Lucan and all of the craziness that surrounds her. She witnesses a murder, someone’s stalking her, and no one believes her (except Lucan) so her life just seems to be falling apart as her world collides with Lucan’s.
I have been hearing about this series for a while, and like many series I’ve heard about I decided to go ahead a give this a try. My first impression was that this premise is very familiar. It has a very Black Dagger Brotherhood feel to it. We’ve got this vampire underworld who are full of dark characters that are serious warriors and don’t want anything to get in their way. Enter female who accidentally enters this underworld and instantly falls for the darkest, most brooding of the brood. Then throw in crazy other vamps who want to undo the good in the world, and seek some world domination. There you have our outline of this series (it does sound familiar right?), but the story has its own flair and though predictable, and clichéd, you can’t help get into the characters. The writing is pretty fluid and we do have multiple POV’s, I just kept having this sense of deja vu. If you get past that the story is indeed enjoyable.
“ You just promised me eternity, you know. I can make you live to regret it.”