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(Midnight Breed #4)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  31,349 ratings  ·  934 reviews
Journaliste Dylan Alexander stuit bij de ontdekking van een verborgen tombe op een wereld vol duisternis en geheimen. Zo ontmoet ze de aantrekkelijke vampier Rio, die haar onbedoeld meesleurt in zijn strijd tegen de wilde onsterfelijken die de mensenwereld bedreigen. Als Dylan vervolgens een schokkende link ontdekt tussen haar eigen verleden en dat van Rio, moet ze kiezen: ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 15th 2013 by Luitingh Sijthoff (first published March 25th 2008)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 Making Peace with past hurts Stars


This was my second time reading Midnight Rising, and to be honest I couldn't remember much about it going in. With the first 3 books I remembered a lot during this reread but this one not so much. So it was like reading it again for the first time. Now last time I gave this book a 5 Star rating. As I don't remember reading it and didn't write a review I don't know why I felt that way but this time I rated it a 4. Which was still really good, just n
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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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 vampi
Sophia Triad
Breed warrior Rio
Special ability: Able to kill with a touch
Age: Around 150 years old

Breed mate Dylan
Special ability: Seeing and talking with dead breedmates
Occupation: reporter, journalist
Mark place: Top of spine, by the neck

Settings: Czech Republic (Prague, Bohemian mountainside, Jisin), Berlin, Boston, New York

This was one of my favourite book of the series. I really liked the chemistry between Rio and Dylan and their characters.

Rio was such a heartbroken lonely person. Scarred inside an
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
Debra Johnson
Midnight Rising by Lara Adrian
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense
4.5 Stars on the Reread.

Why lower my star rating? On the reread I found a couple of areas that lagged a bit. Slowed the pace down a bit. Other than that, my original review stays the same.

I adored reading Rio's story. He has been through so much. From the previous books I wasn't sure if he was going to make it. He is definitely suffering from P.T.S.D. But just when we were about to lose him forever, Dylan shows up
NAT.orious reads ☽
2 abducted ★★✩✩✩
This book is for you if…you need some really hot sex scenes, have no problem romanticising abduction and have no issue to not be served an intricate sophisticated plot.

I think I first discovered this series about 10 years ago when I was a teenager. The good thing about it was that it taught me there's more to fun in bed than just vanilla sex. I learned about oral sex and giving/receiving pleasure with your hands whereas my all-girls-school insisted teaching young wo
Apr 12, 2010 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
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 "I'll wait for you." Stars!

I loved it. I do love me an emotionally damaged male; so Rio was right in my zone. And I liked Dylan too. She was very inquisitive! (view spoiler) This one maaaay be my favorite So far. Maybe. Looking forward to Nikolai next! Happy reading!
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
Aղցela W.
This was book 4 in the "Midnight Breed" series. When journalist Dylan Alexander comes across a hidden tomb while on a trip in South America she comes across the breed warrior Rio. Rio has been through a lot in the last year he was betrayed by his mate Ava he was injured in a blast in the last book. Rio doesn't want to live with the bruises on his face and body he wants to die and planned to seal the cave and lock himself in it. When Dylan takes pictures of him in the cave he knows he has to ...more
Feb 12, 2010 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 hibe
Alex is The Romance Fox
I really like this series and the world-building and characters is really great.

After the tragedy that Rio experienced, I was overjoyed when he found someone to love and trust again. Dylan was just the right person for him, in my opinion.

As the world of the Breeds grows, the more excited I become in getting to know more about it.

Julie (jjmachshev)
Feb 10, 2008 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
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!

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
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Dylan is fabulous. She’s bored with job, hates her boss and can see ghosts. The woman just can’t get a break. When she finds Rio and escapes with her life she considers that some luck until he tracks her down.

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I had forgotten how much I enjoy this world!
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
Midnight Rising
4 Stars

Fueled by rage following a devastating betrayal, Rio, the most tortured of the Breed warriors, is about to succumb to his darkest thoughts when Dylan Alexander crosses his path. With the power to expose the vampire race to humanity, Dylan must ultimately choose between the life she has always known and her destiny...

A good story but not as suspenseful or intense as Kiss of Crimson or Midnight Awakening.

Rio and Dylan are a sweet couple. Rio is the epitome of
Jun 02, 2008 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
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
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.
Dec 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Loved Rio's story it was so emotional! Him and Dyllan are perfect for eachother!
Dec 19, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A reporter for a tabloid finds a cave with mysteries and a hot guy. All I ever find in caves are bats and cigarette butts.
Good story, well written PNR.
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads
5 Rio-the-awesome stars!!

This one I was actually wanting to read; and now that I have, I'm ecstatic!

I loved Rio a couple of books back after that terrible incident that happened to him. I never thought that he'd recover, but there you go. With the right amount of love and passion, I'm guessing anything can be accomplished.

Off to read more awesomeness!
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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