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Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, Bk 1)
Kiss of Midnight - Midnight Breed, Bk 1
Author: Lara Adrian
He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell'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 instan...  more »
ISBN: 79928
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 432
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4.3 stars, based on 73 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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This was one of those titles I had to doggedly force myself to finish. To Adrian's credit, the group of Breed Warriors she has created are sexy, engrossing characters and certainly alpha Breed Warrior Lucan Thorne is seductive and interesting. The compound where they live is cool, there's a very touching burial description, and for the most part there's a good sense of each warrior's individual personality. That said, it was embarrassing to read much of the warrior's dialogue between each other reduced to cliche fraternity speak, bumping fists and issuing statements like, "Game on!", "F--k yea!", "Got your back 'bro". Adrian doesn't make it clear why it's such a bad idea to mate with a "breedmate" such as Gabrielle Maxwell. Yet, I did force myself to stay with it since there is a good story there under her uneven writing and there are tender moments between Lucan and Gabrielle. But then the book tanks again with a pretty lame closing paragraph that abruptly wraps things up. I'm going to pass on the rest of the series, but if you are the dogged and devoted sort, I think Breed Warriors Tegan, Nikolai, Rio, and Dante have potential to be alluring characters.
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too mushy
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This is the first book by Lara Adrian and the first in the Midnight Breed Series. It took me a while to get into the book; I actually put it down and started reading other things. One day I had free time and decided to give the book another try. After a few chapters I was hooked and couldnt put it down. I definitely want to read more about these Breed Warriors.

The characters are well developed and I enjoyed the story. Lucan is the leader of the Breed Warriors and one of the oldest vampires still living also known as a Gen One. He has been alive for over 800 years and has yet to fall in love. He is known as one of the "hardest" vampires there are...maybe even cold hearted. When fate brings Lucan to the doorstep of Gabrielle Maxwell he doesnt know what to do with himself, he is instantly drawn to her. He has never felt like this for anyone and he shouldnt be feeling this way now, especially for Gabrielle who is a breedmate. As time goes on the two of them become closer and Gabrielle manages to melt Lucans cold heart one drop at a time.

With this being the first book of a series it has a lot of background information to set up a baseline for the rest of the books and characters to come. Kiss of Midnight is similar to many books out there meaning it is about love, lust, and the pursuit of happiness above all else. It is about the unbreakable bond between two who love each other without bounds. The main character will do anything to protect his love interest.

The characters are comparable to the characters in the Black Dagger Brotherhood with a few vampire lore differences. If you liked the BDB by JR Ward you will like this series as well. I have books 2, 3, and 4 of the series waiting to be readI hope they all captivate me like to end of this book did. I cant wait to read them all!
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This book was HOT! I loved the interactions between the hero and heroine (in and out of the bedroom). To me, this book had it all...romance, angst, and gore. I really like the way this author put a spin on the creation of vampires and how human females play a role in the vampire species continuation. I look forward to reading the rest of this series.


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