Taken by Midnight (Midnight Breed, #8)
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Taken by Midnight (Midnight Breed #8)

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AT THE CROSSROADS OF DEATH AND DESIRE, A WOMAN TASTES A PLEASURE NO MORTAL IS MEANT TO SURVIVE.

In the frozen Alaskan wilderness, former state trooper Jenna Darrow survives an unspeakable breach of body and soul. But with her narrow escape comes an even greater challenge. For strange changes are taking place within her, as she struggles to understand—and control—a new hunge...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Dell (first published January 1st 2010)
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Shawna
4 ½-5 stars – Vampire/Paranormal Romance

What I loved:

*Brock! I've looked forward to the big, beefy, black, badass teddy bear warrior's story, and he was all the yumminess that I hoped he'd be...and more! I adored him in this! He's fiercely protective, nurturing, honorable, caring, strong yet gentle, tough yet tender, and sexy as all get out.

*Kudos to Lara Adrian for featuring a hot black (although technically Breed, not a man) lead romantic hero and for delivering a sensual, emotional, and sedu...more
Laura the Highland Hussy


I love Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series. I'd definitely rate them as one of my favorite paranormal series of all time. My only complaint, and this is why it wasn't a 5 star review, is that I expected more out of Jenna. She went up against an ancient for Pete's sake! And yet she bailed on the Order and her bff Alex at the first chance she got.

At the end of Shades of Midnight Jenna had been unconscious and speaking in the ancient's native language. Brock was there with her, and immediately felt...more
Beanbag Love
I did not enjoy this book as much as I liked "Shades of Midnight". I had been looking forward to this one, too, so I'm very disappointed.

First I found it difficult to like Jenna. Granted she'd been through a horrible trauma and was still nursing four-year-old wounds, but then maybe the book should have started later when she was a little less freaked. She was downright unlikable for the first half of the book.

Brock is a character I was looking forward to getting to know better. But he seemed odd...more
valee
7 hours was what it took me to read this book. I still can't believe it though,lol. I guess I really got caught up with it.
It was amazing. Much better than the previous book, although not as good as Tegan's, Rio's and Niko's books, but those are just too though to overcome,lol. But after those 3 this is definitely my fav in the series.

I never thought would end up loving Brock as much as I did, he was a terrific hero. Loved him! And the heroine, Jenna, was even better. She was a thought one, ex-p...more
Danielle

I think ill start off with a big WOW! Lara Adrian has got me hooked (not that she didn’t before), but now the story is progressing more and I found putting this book down was a big problem.

“At the crossroads of death and desire, a woman tastes a pleasure no mortal is meant to survive . . .

In the frozen Alaskan wilderness, former state trooper Jenna Darrow survives an unspeakable breach of body and soul. But with her narrow escape comes an even greater challenge. For strange changes are taking pl...more
Laurie (Bitten by Romance)
I love how Adrian sticks to the series 8 books and she has never faltered from the romance and basic storyline like most series authors. This is a good story, just not one of the best I’ve read from Adrian. I loved that Jenna was not one of the breeds, but I wanted to know what exactly Jenna was and how her and Brock was going to make things work out between them since she wasn’t a breed. I guess I like clear closure, than again who knows maybe Adrian will bring Jenna out more in the coming book...more
Kaleigha
Well, after a bit of a delay, I finally got around to the latest Midnight Breeds book from Lara Adrian. And my review is a bit on the tricky side to write. Actually, I am not quite sure I can say this and have it make any sense at all...

Lara Adrian writes exactly my type of book...a group of superhuman brother warriors (all hot and alpha, of course) fighting the good fight and finding their mates amidst chaos and violence. There is a big bad and ugly which needs to be taken down, usually over th...more
Suz
This review assumes you are familiar with the storyline.

I wish I could say I loved this book. I wanted to love it. I waited with baited breath for it. Perhaps that's why I didn't love it. Too much anticipation.

The build up for Jenna & Brock's story from the previous book was impressive. Brock's immediate response to the traumatized human created a "hmmmm" situation. Further developments in this book regarding what happened to Jenna while she was with the Ancient created so much potential for...more
♥ Sarah ♥
In this Midnight Breed novel, we start off where the last book ended. Brock and the other warriors are in Alaska and have just found Jenna after she's been attacked by the Ancient. After bringing her back to the compound for medical care, they find some really interesting and disturbing things that are still happening to her. Until they understand what's going on, they keep her there with them. Lucan gives Brock the task of keeping an eye on her and protecting her when she ventures out. Neither...more
Erika  Badass
I'm going to start with a star breakdown because the book needs it.

Writing Prose: 5
Plot advancement: 4
Romance: 3.5
Leading Lady: Jenna 4
Breed Hero: Brock 4
Conclusion of TAKEN'S Story: 2

There are a lot of good things in this book, and some rather irritating moves Lara pulled out. I loved both Brock and Jenna as characters. I felt for Jenna (being a wife and mother myself, my heart ached for her) I never quite got into Brock's self-loathing. It didn't ring true enough for me because his young charg...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Ronda  Tutt
Cleverly Written!

Wow, the plot thickens as the goal of ridding Dragos and keeping him from reeking his evil habit upon all the breed, their mates and humanity.

This book was totally different from what I was expecting. It wasn't one of Lara Adrians usual hot romances. No, it was a book necessary to build the series up for more books in the future. There was some erotic romance but not like usual but that was ok for me because the story line was excellent.

Jenna and Brock's romance was short and s...more
AJ
Book 8 of the Midnight Breed series, and still going strong!

Brock and Jenna’s story started at the end of the last book, Shades of Midnight, when Jenna was rescued from captivity with the Ancient one. From the first moment he saw her, Brock felt drawn to her, and that intense protective nature is carried over to their story. He barely leaves her side as she is bought to the compound to recover from her ordeal. But it is soon discovered that the Ancient has left her with a mysterious ‘device’ pla...more
Norma
I'm not really sure how to rate this. Like the other Breed stories, the writing is wonderful and I love being a part of this world. Lara Adrian is an auto-buy for me and this is a series that I go back to again and again.

This book pickes up right where book 7 ends, so you may want to re-read the end first so you're not lost (I was a little at first). I definitely enjoyed the story and the characters. However this book has no real conclusion. It definitely keeps the series going though. New story...more
Kathrynn
The eighth book in the Midnight Breed series and I enjoyed it. The main characters, Jenna Darrow and Brock, were both good souls. Jenna had a horrific tragedy and her story started in an earlier book. Felt some of the metabolic changes Jenna went through were left unanswered. Wanted to know more about her transformation. Would she be able to do the normal things a breedmate does? The information just wasn't there. The epilogue had me in tears, and I could have done without it. I wanted more info...more
Rhonda
WOW!!
I don't wanna say much since a lot of my friends haven't read this yet. Brock and Jenna's story was great! I really love their characters, and the development of their relationship. Brock is absolutely smexalicious!

This story picks up right where Shades of Midnight left off. There is lots of action, and the Order's ladies really stepped up in this one! Great continuation of the story, I loved it!!
Kellie G.
Absolutely LOVED this!! Sometimes with a long series, by the time you get to the 8th book it has started to loose the magic it once had. Not the case with this amazing series. This was my favorite book so far and Brock was my favorite hero!! Couldn't put it down!
Cindy
Great read. This is a direct sequel to Shades of Midnight where Jenna and Brock's story actually starts. The paranormal storyline continues the fight against Dragos that has been going on for several books now.

As usual, Lara Adrian does a superb job of balancing the action with the romance. The action is intense as the Order struggles to track down the missing Breedmates and destroy both Dragos and the plans he seems to have put in place. The chemistry between Brock and Jenna, who both have enou...more
Sharon (Simi) Ehcstasy
Well. I wasn't going to write a review but I can't help myself. I was not that into the last book by Lara (Kade's story) as I felt it lacked some guts and angst. But I loved this book. Brock was one heck of a breed male - I was enthralled with his and Jenna's story. How they both did not want to get involved but their chemistry was so evident in this book that they couldn't help themselves. I was reading one of the love scenes in a cafe and I must say after reading 4 pages of buildup my heart wa...more
Cindyg
Another winner by Ms. Adrian...my how I love this series...Brock and Jenna's story was touching and lovely. Both characters were strong, stubborn, and sexy as hell. Jenna had her demons but so did Brock and together they faced those demons and together they overcame them. Although we still don't know what the Ancient planted in the back of her neck and the implications but I suppose we'll learn more in the next book.
Things picked right up were they left off and they moved at a great pace.
Highly...more
Robin *loves sexy books*
Loved it!! Cannot wait for Hunters book now. It's been a while since I read Kades book and now I'm hooked again. Brock and Jenna were amazing, can't wait for Dante and Tess's baby, so much going on!!
MelissaB
Okay story, I never really connected emotionally to the main characters. The ending was too open ended, we don't know what is happening to the heroine.
JenJenBoBin
"She wasn’t a Breedmate, and that troubled him. Not because of the fact they would never have offspring together. Not even because of the absence of a blood bond, which would connect them to each other inexorably for as long as both of them lived.
He didn’t need a blood link to strengthen what he felt for her. She was his mate already, in all the ways that mattered. He loved her, and although he wasn’t sure what their future would look like, he couldn’t begin to imagine living it without her."


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Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
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Kristin - *Nocturnal Bites*
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Without giving away too many spoilers, I will say that I enjoyed this book. I especially liked Jenna. She came with alot of emotional baggage, but despite that, she was strong, tough, and amazingly accepting to the whole "vampire's really exist" thing. Jenna's attraction to Brock is immediate, but she's a realist and her vulnerabilities take center stage, especially at the thought of any kind of future with him.

To be honest, I was not loo...more
Melindeeloo
I have to say that Taken by Midnight was one of my favorite Breed books in a long time.

The Jenna in Taken by Midnight is no longer the despondent almost suicidal woman she was in the previous book. Having decided to live when the ancient who kidnapped and fed from her made her choose life or death, the Jenna she becomes - as she starts to recover the self she was before tragedy struck and as she starts to change physically from the ancient's machinations - is one of Lara Adrian's better heroine...more
SATIN SUE
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Syd
My perspective and reader preference has changed since I first started reading this series. When I began with the first book I was desperate for some good vampire romance and couldn't find much. Kiss of Midnight (Book 1) was better than nothing and I liked it. Since then I've read a lot -- always looking for that next great book but rarely finding it.

Taken By Midnight (book 8) is the story of Brock & Jenna and I liked both characters. The story was fairly well paced, the story arc was fairly...more
Jennifer
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Sarah
Taken by Midnight is the 8th book in the Midnight Breed series so although this review won't contain spoilers for this story it may include information from previous books. You might want to skip reading this review if you're not up to date with the series. If you haven't discovered this series yet then it is one I would highly recommend, it is by far my favorite paranormal romance series & the books have continued to improve with every new release with Taken by Midnight now my new favorite...more
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As a child, Lara Adrian used to sleep with the covers up around her neck, afraid she might become the midnight prey of deadly vampires. Later on, under the influence of Bram Stoker and Anne Rice, she had to wonder if her fear wasn't actually something else: a secret desire to walk in a darker world, to live a dangerous and sensual dream with a man of seductive, preternatural power. It is that twin...more
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“Jenna.” Brock stroked the underside of her chin very gently, lifting her face up toward his. “Would it be all right if I kissed you?” 8 likes
“So much for keeping things business when it came to Jenna Darrow. If this had been a test, he figured he’d just failed it with flying colors.” 7 likes
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