On the recommendation of a friend who knew how much I loved J.R. Ward’s “Black Dagger Brotherhood” book, I recently purchased the entire “Midnight Bre...moreOn the recommendation of a friend who knew how much I loved J.R. Ward’s “Black Dagger Brotherhood” book, I recently purchased the entire “Midnight Breed” series and wondered if I’d once again acted rashly. I’m one of those idiots who buys the whole set before I can settle in and start reading, so… Fifteen minutes after blasting a chunk out of my bank account, I settled in to start the first book.
First, I have to say I think I fell in love with Lucan Thorne at first glance. The book opened with a well-paced sequence of events that set the stage for the meeting of Gabrielle Maxwell and the Breed’s Gen One leader, Lucan. Wasn’t the most romantic first date for a couple, but it was compelling. As was the relationship that built between these two very different but similar characters. Gabrielle has a lifetime of abandonment and isolation issues to battle, and a fascination with blood that eases her in times of great stress. Lucan is a loner, stoic, courageous, dedicated to his mission to destroy Rogue vampires–and fighting his own battle not to become the very thing he lives to fight against. Their passion is intense and undeniable, and very sexy. By the time they admit their love for each other you want to knock their heads together, but you’re too busy sighing because well… Lucan is rather stunning in his fury and passion.
This book sets the series up very well, gives you glimpses of the fascinating Warriors who will become the featured players in their own books. They’re all flawed, passionate, strong men, and I’m sure the stories will be well told in Lara Adrian’s talented hands. Her style is fluid and well-crafted, taking the reader into her world, and making us care. So, now it is my turn to highly recommend this series!(less)