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 hunger. To do so, she will seek shelter in the Boston compound of the Order, an ancient race of vampire warriors whose very existence is shrouded in mystery.
Perhaps the most mysterious of them all is Brock, a brooding, dark-eyed alpha male whose hands hold the power to comfort, heal... and arouse.
As she recovers under Brock's care, Jenna finds herself drawn to the Order's mission: to stop a ruthless enemy and its army of assassins from subjecting Earth to a reign of terror. Yet in spite of their resolve, a purely physical relationship without strings soon binds Brock and Jenna together with a desire fiercer than life and stronger than death itself - until a secret from Brock's past and Jenna's own mortality challenges their forbidden love to the ultimate trial by fire.
Spend some more time among the Midnight Breed.
©2010 Lara Adrain, LLC (P)2010 Tantor
I love all of these Midnight breed books, I am a little disappointed that they end so abruptly. So much time is given developing the characters - then it is over end of story. I can't wait to see what the next one will be like so see what has developed with Jenna and Brock and the others. Is she or isn't she, that is the question waiting for the answer.
I have really enjoyed this whole series, but I thought this installment wasn't as good as the other books. The main characters (Brock & Jenna) were not well developed and the plot failed to pick up the on going 'Dragos vs The Order' theme. It seemed almost as if the author has written this book without a clear idea of where she intends the series plot to go.
Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...
This installment, Book 8, is unique as compared to others in the series. The story really begins to draw from earlier installments... tying together critical details uncovered regarding Dragos' plans. The love affair that develops between Brock & Jenna lives up to the romantic element readers have come to expect from the series. Watch out for the shower scene!
Here, the strong female characters in the story graduate beyond Renata, the powerful breedmate from Book 5. However, Jenna was once only human until her encounter with the ancient... the story picks up right where Shades of Midnight, Book 7 leaves off. The mysterious thoughts of the ancient expounded while in the cabin in the previous installment sets up for Book 8. Certain physical changes are detailed well, but I felt let down by the lack of development in the story/plot of Jenna's character. After having taken the time to develop/support her transition from human into an 'other', neither this installment nor subsequent installments develop the implications/intention of the ancient's motivations or the purpose for Jenna's transition. Such, along with a few others, leave the reader hanging at the story's conclusion.
These are great books, some compare to BDB but that is not true. They are VERY different and the entire series flows like a single book which is GREAT. I got hooked and now can not wait until the next book comes out. The narrators many different voices make it all the better. LOVE IT!
Loved this book! Thought the new twists added were great and the steamy shower scenes didn't disappoint either. I highly recommend this book and series to any Feehan, Showalter or Moning fans!
All of her books are great but this one is my favorite. Hilary Hubber does a very good job narrating Lara books.
I enjoyed the book and the reader. As an Author, I have to say that all her books are refreshing because they aren't repetative. Thanks Lara and keep up the good work.. James Owens and my book is Dark Recollections. www.jamesowensbooks.com my Little plug.
I loved Jenna & Brock's story, not too different from all the other couples' stories, but great just the same. They, like all the breed and breed mates thus far and, I'm sure, those in future stories deserve happiness.
The stories/books just keep getting better and better.
Thanks Lara Adrian & Hilary Huber for taking us to a realm and reality that can jettison us into a space beyond our own world where we can wile away some of the monotony of our mundane lives & venture into the world of intrigue that is far beyond what everyday life can offer, even if only for the duration of this series. Who doesn't want an alpha male who is uber protective, gentle, kind, sensitive and holds his female in utmost regard above all else.
Yes. If Lara Adrian could erase and start from scratch that would be great. I was really looking forward to this one - totally bummed by how "wah wah" it was.
I was really hoping to see Jenna develop into this badass human-vampire hybrid. She did develop some new stuff, but all in all, it was far less interesting than it could have been.
In every way possible. I ended up listening at an increased speed to try and keep from getting too irritated by the narrator. I wish that lady romance narrators didn't feel the need to speak every other word with a sensual caress. If the sentence reads "He thrust the pen at her" WHY OH WHY do you feel the need to say it like he's thrusting something else at or into her? Seriously! Could someone please explain this to me? I can't take the narrator OR the story seriously when it feels like I'm listening to a sexline for 12 hours. For reals, this lady is so bad I want to take back every negative comment I left about Angela Dawe. She's like Davina Porter compared to this one.
Twilight the movie turned out to be better than Twilight the book, so if I use that as a frame of reference, then Yes. I would go see this if it were turned into a movie.
Even though this book sucked my left nut, I'm a glutton for punishment and have started the next book in the series. I am foolishly optimistic that this was a serious lack of judgment on the part of the author, wasting so many opportunities to make this a really good book. I've compared this series to Immortals After Dark and Psy-Changeling but not as good. This installment is a great demonstration of what separates the men from the boys. What this story seriously lacks is a strong over-reaching storyline. There are bigger things at play in this world, but it's sadly and very noticeably under-developed. In this book you could feel it most. SPOILER ALERT: For example, all we've been hearing about for all these books is how pervasive and powerful Dragos has become over the years. The guy has untold hunters and minions at his disposal, etc., supposedly has money, power and influence all over the world, and yet all he can manage are these sad little games that seem to be easily foiled by anyone with half a brain? At this point I assume that Dr. Evil from Austin Powers was the inspiration for his character. He's about as big a joke of a bad guy. I also find it amazingly convenient that Dr. Evil, I mean Dragos, only seems interested in trying to cause a ruckus in North America and Europe, where The Order can go quickly. It's lucky for them that he's concentrated all of his work practically in their backyard. And yet, here I go reading the next in the series. Even trainwrecks can be entertaining.
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