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Midnight Rising (Midnight Breed #4)

4.23  ·  Rating Details  ·  27,208 Ratings  ·  804 Reviews
In a world of shadows and dark, cosuming hungers, desire is the deadliest weapon...

For journalist Dylan Alexander, it began with the discovery of a hidden tomb, thrusting her into the center of a gathering storm of violence and secrets. But nothing is as dangerous as the scarred, lethally seductive man who rises from the shadows to draw her into his world of dark desire an
Paperback, 356 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Dell (first published January 1st 2008)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
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Rio was no saint, that was for sure. He had abducted her, imprisoned her, and she still wasn't certain what he meant to do with her, but she didn't think he was a danger to her.

What a coincidence! I fell in love with my husband after he kidnapped me and held me in a mansion for days too! I mean, come on, how sexy is a disfigured kidnapper?

Oh, it's definitely you, you sexy beast!

So, Dylan, a girl, finds Rio, the scarred and psycho warrior, irresistible. She accidentally took photos of a vampire
Apr 21, 2010 DarienMoya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-reads, vampires

So book #4 of the Midnight Breed series, I enjoyed it but I had my issues with the flow of the story. Don’t get me wrong it was really good as to be expected of Lara Adrian but there was just something about the time span between the couple that left me going “hmmm”.

So the Breed are warriors sworn to protect humans and civilian vamps from vampires gone rogue, which means they just cant stop from killing and sucking the human population dry. Things are about to
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I fell down the stairs because I was walking and reading this thing. They should add “HAZARD: So addicting, you may never put it down. (Watch your step!)” on the cover of these things! Despite my fall, I was able to save the page I was on, but failed to keep my coffee from spilling all over the floor. I spent precious reading time cleaning up at mess! But apart from my sore knee and the ruined carpet, I loved every moment of reading Midnight Rising!

Rio’s story reminds of a modern retelling of B
Stacia (the 2010 club)
3.5 stars. I'm giving the extra half star for Rio. I kind of like that guy. His name bugged me all the way up until this book (for some reason I couldn't stop picturing a man dressed for Carnival) until I found out that it was short for a name which was harder to pronounce. Okay, I get it now. Kinda.

I didn't think I'd be coming back to this series until I realized that I was having trouble attaching to anything after finishing a BDB series re-read. While the Breed aren't exactly the wit-laced b
Beanbag Love
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Lover of Romance
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Rio, is still shattered from grief and pain and the loss of betrayal from his mate. He has fought long and hard against fighting evil, and will do anything to protect the men he fights with. An ancient evil has been released, and Rio is in the process of destroying the chamber and the evidence, and also to bury himself in the rubble. Journalist, Dylan Alexander, is traveling in Europe with friends, and working on a story. Dylan h
After a bitter betrayal by his Breedmate, Rio isn’t the same. Suffering from mood swings and blackouts, he knows he’s a danger to others. So when he’s tasked with destroying an Ancient’s hibernating chamber, he sees a perfect opportunity to end it all. Seven months later, he’s still trying to seal the chamber and end his life, when a woman stumbles into the cave…She’s a journalist, and her taking pictures of the glyphs on the cave walls, and Rio, spurs him into action, finally rousing him from h ...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
Apr 01, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-reads
WHOA! Another great read for my keeper shelf from Lara Adrian. I just finished this book and my heart is still racing.

Dylan Alexander is on vacation in Europe. Her mother is dying and it was her wish for Dylan to take her place on this fabulous trip. Dylan's always been a little different...she can see ghosts. But they're always young and always female. She sees one while hiking on her trip and it guides her to a dark cave while whispering, "Save him."

Rio is ready to die; no, he wants to die. He
The Window Seat
Sigh. To me, there is nothing worse than potential squandered. And that is, unfortunately, where I see the Midnight Breed series headed. Rio's story was a big disappointment for me....

Let me sum it up. Rio is a Breed warrior whose Breedmate, Eva, betrayed him then committed suicide. Her betrayal was to try to get him away from the Order and so she could have him all to herself, but when his life was jeopardized, she outed herself and that cost her his love altogether. In response, she killed her
Mar 11, 2010 Zeek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites-pnr, pnr
In the first book of Adrian's Midnight Breed series, Kiss of Midnight, the seemingly happily mated couple, Rio & Eva, meet a tragic ending. Eva betrays Rio and the rest of his brothers in arms, bringing about her own death and leaving Rio severely scarred- emotionally and physically.

A short time later, where Midnight Rising picks up, Rio is tired of his miserable existence. At the end of a dangerous mission in the mountains of Prague, the Warriors discover an ancient, empty crypt which once
Jun 21, 2008 Addie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was not sure how this book was going to go for me, because I felt like it might have been too soon to tell Rio's story. However, this was totally not the case as Adrian was able to bring Rio "back from the brink" and make things right for him in this book.

In this fourth book in the Breed series, the book opens by reminding us that Rio had stayed behind to deal with some unfinished business of the Order. However, it also reminds us how damaged Rio was due to a previous incident with his Breedma
5 stars - Vampire Romance

This is perhaps the best love story in the Midnight Breed series. I really loved the Breed warrior Rio. He is an anguished, tortured soul, but also sweet and loving. The relationship between Rio and Dylan is believable and well developed, and I found myself very anxious for them to find their HEA. Another great read in this awesome series!

Jan 17, 2016 B.E.Love rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rio...oh Rio! I loved him from the beginning and when tragedy struck for him and he was harmed in a way that would have killed a normal human then to have his heart ripped out of his chest with betrayal along with feeling as though he is losing his mind. My heart hurt for him. I was so excited that he was going to get his happily ever after.

Dylan comes across the hibernation chamber where Rio is at, where he has been for a while. He stayed back after the guys all went back to Boston because he t
Nov 20, 2011 Esra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
yazar kitaplarında sadece o kitabın konusu karakterlere eğilmekte. Ben açıkçası diğer karakterlerin hallerinde neler olduğu,neler yaşadıklarınıda okumayı severim her kitapta. Nalini singh bu dengeyi çok iyi kuran harika bir yazardır mesela. o kitaptan sadece ana karakterleri ağzından değil diğer karakterin ağzındadan birkaç şey okursunuz. hoşunuza gider. kiss of snow'da sacha 'nın doğum sahnesi mükemmeldir mesela. o çiftin bebişlerinin doğumunu başka nasıl öğrenirdik, hoppidik bebek geliverirdi ...more
Momof3-in an Ash and Cael sandwich
4 stars, though admittedly this one took me a little longer to get into. I have loved Rio since the first one and really felt for him throughout the series and I was super excited to get to his story, but it honestly took me until about the 30% mark before I was like "Yes! I can't put it down!"


Rio is one of the more heartbreaking characters, his mate betrayed him in a horribly selfish attempt to keep him all to herself and he almost died, and he genuinely wishes he had. He's not the
I've been looking forward to this one since book 1!

This is Rio's story, and for a girl who loves a tortured hero, Rio's story did not disappoint!

Rio was almost killed in an explosion that left him badly scarred emotionally and physically. He has sequestered himself inside a cave and is contemplating suicide when Dylan "happens" upon the cave. After being betrayed by his former breedmate (now deceased), he is leary of females and especially of love.

Dylan was a tough character, and to be honest, I
Apr 09, 2008 Meredith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 4th installment of The Midnight Breed series. Here we have Rio's story. In the earlier books, Rio's breedmate betrayed both him and the warriors resulting in Rio's face and part of his torso becoming scarred and disfigured. It's also left him very disturbed both mentally and emotionally.

Again, Lara Adrian delivers a wonderful book. Not only is it wonderful in that it tells a beautiful story for one of her many amazing characters (ie, Rio), but also in that it's a great continuation o
Nov 15, 2012 AJ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW! This series just gets better and better! I loved this book!

Midnight Rising tells the story of Rio, the most scarred and tormented member of the Breed. A year after a brutal betrayal which left him physically traumatised and emotionally wrecked, Rio is on the verge of suicide when Dylan Alexander literally stumbles across him. When Dylan sees something she shouldn’t and then takes off, it’s up to Rio to track her down and fix the problem. Oh, and what do you know, she bears the mark of a bre
Mar 09, 2015 Mareli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 staaaaaars! Yesssss!

Besides thebeauty&thebeast theme, I loved both Rio, a very strong and wonderful wounded vampire and Dylan! Wow Dylan, you're the best, another great woman, another strong heroine for the Order!

I'm having nightmares because of the background story, how horrible. I can't wait to know what's happening and how the Order will handle the whole situation.

Recommended ;)
NOTE TO SELF: Do NOT continue this series. No matter how much you are tempted when you want to listen to some PNR in audio, please learn your lesson. After 4 books, it's the same bland plot over and over. It will NOT improve so please get it in your head.

Like the previous book, this one was bland, with a couple that fell in love out of nowhere. Worse, Rio got over the betrayal of his previous mate too easily. I would have thought that it would take him years for him to trust another woman again.
Sep 13, 2010 Rhonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story so much. There wasn't much other than Rio and Dylan's story, but I think it needed to be that way since Rio was able to find love so soon after Eva. Lara Adrian pulled this off beautifully.
◊♦ Naomi
*Be careful, there are some minor spoilers in this review!*

This is going to be a hard review to write. I love Rio and I was so excited for his book but I ended up being disappointed. Not completely disappointed but still. I love Lara’s writing but sometimes I personally think that she’s not thorough enough. I was expecting much more. Rio was betrayed by his own mate, he was gravely injured, he’s disfigured, he’s even going a little crazy and his story was, in my opinion, a bit sloppy.

He got over
Lady Allison
Dec 11, 2010 Lady Allison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vamps, lara-adrian, epub
Rio has been betrayed by the woman who was supposed to love him most in the world. He survived a bomb designed to kill the leader of the Order only to wish he had perished instead. After finding the cave of The Ancient emptied, the warriors task Rio with destroying the entry so that no one else can find it & learn their secret. However, he is so lost in his misery he decides to close himself in when he blows it up...yet, he can't quite do it.

Months later, a reporter, Dylan, is guided to him
Brittany B.
4.5 to 4.75 stars! Really great turn in the series. My favorite story so far.
Rio and Dillan have a lovely story; the vamp world has a new enemy!
Full thoughtful review to come.
Here are just a few quick thoughts upon finishing Midnight Rising:

So far I've liked this series enough to listen back to back. I've felt that Midnight Breed series was a solid 4star series. The series is quite addictive. In just a few days I've read the first 4 and am about to start part 5.

This particular book was the
Jul 07, 2010 MaggieReadsRom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Rio is a Breed Warrior ready to give up on everything and everyone, including himself, after over a year of futile attempts to recover from severe injuries to his body and mind after a betrayal that hurt not only him but also the entire Order of Breed Warriors he once embraced as his family. He is suicidal and full of self-hatred and doesn't care about anything anymore except for ending his sufferable life. But then a journalist stumbles into the assignment his fellow Warriors left him to handle ...more
I thought I was going to hate this book, especially after the butchering of German translations that made it obvious that the author didn't bother to seek out a reliable source for authenticity's sake. Aside from that I already had an aversion to the female heroine, Dylan, who is a reporter for a cheap newspaper that prides itself on publishing stories about paranormal activities and the supernatural. In the beginning the sense one gets from Dylan is that she's only concerned with furthering her ...more
Emanuela ~plastic duck~
I thought I wasn't going to like this book, because I wasn't really interested in Rio. In the previous books he was so far gone into his madness that I thought he would be too difficult or painful to heal. I was pleasantly surprised by his resilience, by the way he was able to keep himself in check, even during his darkest moments.

I think Dylan was a good heroine, a perfect match for Rio. Their relationship deepened with slow delicacy. There were too many moments when the same feelings kept comi
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LARA ADRIAN is a New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed to more than 20 countries. Her books have been named among Amazon’s Top Ten Romances of the Year, and have also been nominated by readers multiple times as finalists for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance of the Year. Reviewers hav ...more
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