Friday, September 14, 2012

Review: Midnight Awakening by Lara Adrian

Midnight Awakening (Midnight Breed #3) by Lara Adrian
Synopsis (Goodreads):
He has resisted temptation for centuries, a stone-cold warrior whose frozen heart refuses to thaw—until her...

With a dagger in her hand and vengeance on her mind, Darkhaven beauty Elise Chase prowls Boston's streets in search of retribution against the Rogue vampires who took from her everything she cherished. Using an extraordinary psychic gift, she tracks her prey, well aware that the power she possesses is destroying her. She must learn to harness this gift, and for that she can turn to only one man—the deadliest of the Breed warriors, Tegan.

No stranger to loss, Tegan knows Elise's pain. He knows fury, but when he slays his enemies it is with ice in his veins. He is perfect in his self-control, until Elise seeks his aid in her personal war. An unholy alliance is forged—a bond that will link them by blood and vow—and plunge them into a tempest of danger, desire, and the darkest passions of the heart.
My Thoughts: It's been a while since I read books 1 & 2 in this series but I had no problem at all sliding back in to this world. The idea behind it is different enough that all these bits and pieces stuck with me. I kinda liked it.

I love love loved Tegan and his dark, dangerous side. The guy's the type of badass that I wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley. Naturally, he's brought low by the seemingly fragile and wounded Elise. Just as naturally, she's a lot tougher than everyone gives her credit for. She jumps in with both feet and a titanium knife - or a simple letter opener - whenever she thinks she's needed. Now, that's not to say that she's all hard and well-trained. She's not. But she has heart and she has a whole lot of luck and that has to count for something.

While the series arc was tied up nicely (Goodbye, Crimson factory!) and there was a lot of closure going around, THINGS HAPPENED that leave the team reeling. BAD THINGS, GUYS! BAD THINGS! This doesn't shock me because there's a whole passel of Breed Warriors who still have to find their lady friends. We wouldn't want to keep them hanging, so to speak.

I really enjoyed this installment and am looking forward to the next book. OH, RIO!

Books in this series
1. Kiss of Midnight
2. Kiss of Crimson
3. Midnight Awakening - Paperback | Kindle
4. Midnight Rising
5. Veil of Midnight
6. Ashes of Midnight
7. Shades of Midnight
8. Taken by Midnight
9. Deeper Than Midnight
9.5. A Taste of Midnight
10. Darker After Midnight

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  1. *sigh* This is yet another series I need to start. At least I own Kiss of Midnight?

    1. Are you asking me? Because, yes, according to your GR shelf, you do.

  2. One of my favorite scenes in the whole series is in this book. When Tegan is waiting Elise's room after seeing her with Andreas....soooo hot :-D

    Paranormal Haven

  3. I love series books where I'm not struggling to remember what last happened. That means I can just jump in and READ!

    This series looks good! I'll have to check it out!