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Hour of Darkness

(Hunter Legacy #2)

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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 (first published September 22nd 2018)
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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
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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❤️ 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 her 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
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Stacie
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampires, pnr
4 1/2 "Visionary" Stars!

I love being in the Breed's world. This spin off series is so good. I enjoy see others of the species outside The Order. Two good main characters and a very interesting plot. Can't wait for the next one. Happy reading!
Somia
Cain (introduced in book 1) is a cold-blooded Hunter who takes what he needs, but keeps his heart firmly closed, but when he finds himself saving the life of Marina Moretskova, his attempts to keep a distance are quickly scuppered. But rescuing her once won’t end the danger to Marina, she has the Russian mob dodging her footsteps, ans she holds close, information more dangerous than she knows.

The heat and tension were heightened in this one wonderfully, the chemistry between the main characters
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☕️Kimberly
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cain Hunter is one of Dragos "Hunter Vampires". Dragos stole and abused Breedmates and had them become pregnant with a Original Pure Vampire. The children of and Pure 100% Original Vampire would become Gen One vampires. Dragos had created his own army Hunter Gen Ones. Until the Order killed him and set the 100% Pure Vampire free.

Cain"s talent is precognition. He is standing on his balcony at a Miami hotel when he sees vision of the women in the pool being shot in the head and dying. Cain jumps i
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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
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
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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Megan Riverina Romantics
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.
Ronda
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-favourites
Lara Adrian has always been one of my all time favourite authors and nothing has changed, I can't see that ever changing.

The Midnight Breed series is amazing, a series of sexy vampires and their Breed Mates and as the series progressed, the characters became a part of every page. When the Hunter Legacy began, I wondered if I'd like it as much as its predecessors and I have to happily say that it is just as good and a fantastic continuation.

Hour of Darkness is about Cain and Marina and how their
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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
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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Mari (Smut Duchess)
3.5 - 4.0⭐

Cain is a Gen one Hunter and Marina is a Russian trying to set things up so her mafia banker Uncle can get out and escape his life of crime.

Cain saves Marina's life twice and helps her complete her mission for her nefarious uncle.

I didn't think the story was bad but I didn't get the connection between Cain and Marina. It seemed forced to me. Almost as though Cain needed someone, anyone and Marina just happened to be the damsel in distress. Marina wasn't that smart, IMO. All the years d
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Scholar inArmor
SPOILERS AHEAD, BE WARNED!



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 b
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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
Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
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****
Tina
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
💜💜💜💜💜

I'm giving all hearts on this one. Another wonderful story in this new series. Looking forward to reading the next release.
Lauren
Aug 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Please give me a relationship that builds over a longer period of time than three days. Pleaasssee.
Alexandra Dresel
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love love the breed series!

Full of action and fast paced story. Steamy love scenes are a bonus. It did take a bit to like Cain, but loved the HEA suprise ending.
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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
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