This is the third in the series. She is quickly making it up there in the ranks of Kenyon and Ward. Every book has been better than the last, and the first one was really good. I am HOOKED! You'll love it if you like contemporary vamp stories with great alpha males and smart females. Each females also has her own 'gift' that makes her special as well as the birthmark that makes her a vamps "breedmate". Don't miss the one!
Third in the Breed series and although an OK series this book falls right down the middle of the road for me. The story is of Tegan, an angry tortured loner of the Order that even the other members are wary of, and Elise, who is also emotionally damaged and bent on revenge for those who ruined her life. Together they find common ground that connect them but often find themselves going toe to toe because each one is stubborn and doesn't like to back down
Over all I can completely see where Elise is coming from. By the way you really should read these books in order because Elise's story really starts coming together in the second book Kiss of Crimson. Anyway, she is a bundle of raw emotions and after reading what started her spiral I probably would seek revenge also if I were in her shoes. Tegan is broody and mostly anti everything...antisocial, anti-politically correct, anti-policy and proceedure. You name it he is against it all. But honestly there is something about him that I like.
Both Elise and Tegan, although completely oposite, really are a good match. My only complaint about this book is the Elise is pretty passive...except with Tegan. I would have liked to have seen her step out of her little box and get real with more people and show what a kick butt woman she could really be. Instead the reader is constantly reminded that she has to rely on others to help her get by. She does get a backbone every now and again but instead of it looking like she is blossoming and growing it tends to feel a little out of place
Although I found this book to be not bad and but yet pretty average I will read the next book because it is Rio's book. Talk about tortured heroes!!! I think that anyone who is into the paranormal romances right now (JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jaquelyn Frank, Christine Feehan Etc.) should include the Midnight Breed books also. I don't feel that Adrian is up to the level of those authors but does pen an entertaining world and is worthy of being read.
This is a great series. This is Tegan's story. He is a dark, brooding warrior with the Order. Elise is devestated after her son goes rogue and has to be killed and she vows to help rid the rogue population. She meets up with Tegan on one of her hunts and he has to save her and from there their journey begins. You learn alot more about the Order in this one. Very good story. Looking forward to the next.
Each book in this series has gotten better. I like that the heroines are both feminine and strong. The heroes, though have a sad history can still be sensitive. Ms. Adrian has fast become one of my fav authors. In the fast rising paranormal genre, this series is not to be missed.
I was very disappointed with this book. I may try to read one of the others by this author, but so far I am not impressed. She has a long way to go before she can be compared to J. R. Ward, whose writing gets better with every novel.