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Hour of Darkness

(Hunter Legacy #2)

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4.32  ·  Rating details ·  773 ratings  ·  140 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian returns with a pulse-pounding new novel in the thrilling Hunter Legacy series of vampire romances set in the darkly seductive Midnight Breed paranormal story world.

Born and raised as an assassin in the notorious Hunter program, Breed vampire Cain has since put his specialized skills to use as a mercenary willing to clean up any
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ebook, 320 pages
Published September 25th 2018 by Lara Adrian, LLC
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Sarah I’m pretty sure this will be available as a paperback too, the first book in the series was! Usually when authors self publish the paperback isn’t…moreI’m pretty sure this will be available as a paperback too, the first book in the series was! Usually when authors self publish the paperback isn’t available for preorder but they usually go on sale on the release date or very soon after(less)
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Sophia Triad
New Hunter Legacy book!

Cain and Marina

“Let’s get something straight, Marina Moretskova. I may have saved your life back at the hotel, but that does not mean I won’t dump you out of this car right here and now. I don’t need your problems. I’m sure as hell not the kind of man you want to play games with or try to bullshit.”
“I know what kind of man you are, Cain Hunter.”


We met Cain in the Born of Darkness
He was the head security team of a casino and he did not seem to be a nice Breed.
Cain will leav
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Kat Valentine
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome read from the midnight breed hunters series!!! I have enjoyed this spin off so very much. I don't know how lara Adrian keeps writing such awesome characters and vivid storylines and great plots,but I hope it never stops! Cain is a cold blooded hunter mercenary for hire who takes what he needs,but keeps his heart closed and when fate puts marina in his life things are about to change, his gift of sight is working after being gone for many years in his vision marina is targeted for ...more
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
4.5 Hunter Stars!


Cain Hunter has been adrift since leaving Las Vegas several months earlier. He’s restless. He’s bored. He desperately needs to find something to occupy his time and just as he decides to leave Miami he saves the life of a beautiful women who turns out to be a breedmate now he vows to insure he safety since she is still the target of a powerful organization.

Marina is a strong, beautiful, intelligent woman who’s in Miami on business for her uncle. She was to meet a contact to t
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☕ Kimberly
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-2018
Cain whose sense of honor despite his upbringing uproots himself from Las Vegas and moves to Miami, Florida. Cain a vampire breed who was born and raised as an assassin in the notorious Hunter program. He is longing for peace when he encounters Marina Moretskova as someone attempts to kill her. Marina is the niece of a Russian organized crime boss, who wants out of the business and has enlisted her to complete a mission that will buy his freedom. The last thing she needs is Cain, an overprotecti ...more
Sarah
Hour of Darkness is the second book in Lara Adrian's Hunter Legacy series but these books have all specifically been written to work as standalone stories so you can read them in any order. If you did read Born of Darkness then you'll recognise Caine as the Breed Hunter who was working in the casino and who had made more than a few questionable choices before he came through and helped Asher and Naomi in the end. He's the only character we've met previously though and through him we get to meet ...more
Karja26
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*~* I voluntarily read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book *~*

Lara worked her magic once again! I'm currently at work looking like a zombie due to lack of sleep, I just couldn't put it down!

I absoluting LOVED HoD, Cain was exactly as I envisioned him. He has the tough ass Hunter exterior but a total softy in the middle **dreamy sigh**.

Marina is a very strong woman, who has faced massive loss and clings to who she has left.

We learn that Cain has a heavy guilt within him, and it takes Marina to
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Shari Kay
Dec 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr-uf
So, we met Cain in the last book and though he wasn't necessarily a good guy, he wasn't a bad one either, and wound up ditching his evil Vegas boss and the bloody lifestyle of a mercenary.

Marina is on a mission for her beloved uncle, a Bratva moneyman who is trying to get out of the business by destroying the biggest of the mafia bosses. He's sent Marina off to the US to find a rival mobster and sell his info. to buy freedom for him and his niece. Marina has been sworn to secrecy about the file
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Under the Covers Book Blog
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it



I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


I have such bad memory at times that when I started reading this book I couldn't really remember much about the previous book in this spin off series.  What's great about Lara Adrian's writing is that she can deliver a fully standalone story even as it's part of a much bigger world.  So if you are just jumping into this series, feel free to do that
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AJ
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

A fast-moving, exciting, suspenseful and romantic PNR read, I loved this one!

This is the second book in the Hunter Legacy series, but it can easily be read as a standalone. Cain was introduced in the first book of this series, Born of Darkness, but I honestly could not remember him at all, and I was able to pick up this story and get completely caught up in all of the action and excitement with no problems at all.

Cain is a member of the Breed, a vampire known as a Hunter. Cruelly bred
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Darcy
Oct 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, e-book, pnr, vampires
This book was pretty predictable with what I've come to expect from the Breed series and this spin off series. Cain, a bit grumpy, on the outs with his family, or so he thinks, they all have been missing him. Marina, a breedmate, who needs help. The only question is who is after Marina. I really thought I knew who the bad guy was, instead I was pleasantly surprised, glad that Marina is a good person and she protected those that needed it. I also loved that Cain talked to Marina about why he thou ...more
Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
Rating: 3/5
Heat Rating: 3/5
Narrator Performance: 4.5/5

I didn’t feel a connection between the two main characters. It felt really off to me.
Debbie Watson
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Terrific!
Another terrific Hunter Legacy (Midnight Breed) story. I wasn't sure if I was going to want to read about Cain, but he definitely redeemed himself when he saved Marina! Can't wait for more of this series!
AlwaysV
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inexplicably, this book had given me one of the most amazing beginnings of any books! Cain and Marina were so unbelievable together. I could feel right off that she was going to be his perfect Breedmate 💕 She shared what he needed to know so he could keep her safe. No annoying mystery that would've come back to bite them later. Sure, she did keep her important piece of secrets for just a little bit longer. As for Cain . . . he was totally super romantic! Nothing of a born Hunter and an assassin ...more
Alys Baldwin
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
She has done it again. This book was so good. Lots of action and intrigue. It made me fall in love with the series again. This was the kind of book that made we want to go back and read the series all over again.
Cain is a great hero. Marina his perfect mate. I think the Hunter series is off to a great start.

I received an ARC for my honest review.
UltraMeital
I gotta say I was quite disappointed with this one. First, I didn't like the hero, almost right from the start, and second the story line and the whole interaction felt predicted, you know this pattern and you've read it in too many PNR books. I don't read as many PNR as I used to these days, mostly stick to Contemporary so many that's part of my problem. Big-ass-bad-Vampire, moody, arrogant, killing-machine, alpha, aggressive, over-protective, knows what's best for the heroine. You've met "him" ...more
Tanya Davis
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it

I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Hour of Darkness by Lara Adrian is book two in the Hunter Legacy series. Each of these hunters from the program disbanded in the Midnight Breed series were left to strike out on their own to live their lives in the world. This is difficult for those hunters as they were raised all their lives until 20 years ago to be assassins.

Cain was in b

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Scholar
This book was not as good as the previous one in my opinion.

It had some exciting moments and twists for sure but there was one thing lacking; captivating characters.

Both main characters felt a little bit flat in my opinion. Cain was talking about his lack of honor or "if he were a better man..." for the most part of his book. Marina had two great scenes and everything else was just plain even though she had such a promising personality.

New secondary characters in this book are; Bram, Lana, Raze,
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Silver James
The reader first meets Cain in BORN OF DARKNESS (Hunter Legacy #1). He's quit his casino security job in Vegas and lands in Miami where he meets Marina, the neice of a Bratva banker, sent to the US on a "secret" mission for her Russian gangster uncle. When Cain saves her from an assassination attempt, their lives collide and entwine. There's lots of danger, action, and double-crosses. Cain and Marina have interesting breed and breed mate gifts that play into the plot. Roger Wayne provides excell ...more
Mak
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another nice steamy read. I loved the action, the pace, the romance, as well as the new characters. Sure it is pretty much similar kind of characters to the ones in The Midnight Breed Series or even the Black Dagger Brotherhood, but this shows the beauty of how so many can be alike, even have similar lives, but still something different it is shown or born through each individual. After all, we are all different and same in so many ways. I liked the villains and the main story, which had me thin ...more
Julie (Jewls Book Blog)
This was a good read, but I wish it was a little longer! There was some action and mystery to enjoy, but the romance needed a little more space to develop. Cain and Marina’s relationship happened in a blink of an eye, but the sizzling emotional link from Breed mates happened way later than I was expecting, making it difficult to completely buy into the declarations of love.
Myra Espino
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Eeekkk!!! Love this book!! Cain and Marina's story is freaking fantastic! Eekk!! Action packed and full of surprises! Loved it!
Speed
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
The second book in the MB-Hunter Legacy did not disappoint. Following on the heels of Born of Darkness where we meet Cain, Cain ends up thwarting an attempt on Marina's life. Filled with action, deception, betrayal, killing and most importantly love, this was a fantastic book! 4 solid stars****
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Ann
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Born and raised as an assassin in the notorious Hunter program, Breed vampire Cain has since put his specialized skills to use as a mercenary willing to clean up any problem for a price. Or so he thought. After his job for a low life casino boss in Las Vegas strains even his dubious code of honor, Cain pulls up stakes and lands in Miami for a much-needed break. All he wants is time away to clear his head and regroup, but then a beautiful young woman is nearly killed in front of his eyes and the ...more
Brigitte
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This second installment of #Hunter Legacy is a sensational standalone addition to the series.

Cain played a great part in the previous book, but this story delves deeper into his personalty and the reasons why he leads his chosen lifestyle.

Marina was raised in a Russian mafia environment. This is the only life that she has ever known. Her uncle, a prominent figure in the Bratva is her only family.

Marina has been trying to convince her uncle to change their lifestyle, and when he sends her on a
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ErinMickC
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, paranormal
There was a whole lot to like about Cain and Marina’s story, Hour of Darkness, by Lara Adrian. The book follows Cain as he saves Marina from certain death and whisks her away to safety. Cain is a member of the Breed and when he finds out that Marina is a Breedmate he feels compelled to keep her from harm; he also finds himself attracted to her in a way that he hasn’t felt in a very long time. Locked behind the walls of a Darkhaven that Cain was once a member of, Cain and Marina try to figure out ...more
Kim
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I fell in love with this author's Midnight Breed series. This spin off Hunter series gets better and better.
Lara Adrian knows what she's doing when it comes to damaged vampires and the women who help them overcome.
I'm going to try to write this without any spoilers, so please bear with me.
Cain is as dangerous as the rest of the Hunter vampire's. He makes his money doing what he does best. Being what he was made to be.
He's also got secrets. Secrets that he's allowed to come between him and the o
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Rachel
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lara Adrian is back with the second book in Hunter Legacy series with another pulse pounding ride that will leave you breathless, hot and with a hunger for more of this series. I can not get enough of the tough Hunter’s and the women who tame them.

I loved this book plain and simple. It had everything I wanted and was for me unputdownable. I don’t hide my love for this author and this is another example of why.

Going into this book, I was already drawn to the hero Cain and with every action, I f
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Shannon
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hour of Darkness is the second book in the Hunter Legacy series, which is an offshoot of Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series. This story focuses on Cain, a Hunter that we met in Las Vegas in the first book of the series, Born of Darkness, and Marina Maretskova, the feisty Russian female that is his match. Cain can seem be a somewhat unlikeable character as he is rude and behaves like an a$$ to everyone much of the time, however we know that he behaves badly because he is hiding his fear and how ...more
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