The mission was supposed to be simple. Infiltrate an enemy's stronghold outside Rome and eliminate its leader. For a Breed warrior as lethal as Ettore Selvaggio, aka "Savage", stealth assassinations are only one of his many coldhearted specialties. But the last thing Savage expects to find behind enemy lines - in his target's bed - is a woman he once adored.
It's been years since Savage last saw beautiful Arabella Genova. Years he's strived to banish to his past along with the fierce desire he once felt toward Bella...and the irresistible calling of her blood that stirs in him even now, despite the fact that she belongs to another male.
But when fate throws Savage and Bella together again in a race for their lives, will his long-lost love prove to be the one woman he can't live without - or the perfect weapon to destroy him?
Years ago I read a couple of books by Lara Adrian and I thought they were alright so I decided to try this since it was a novella, and the novella and the audible were both free. However, I was reminded as to why I only read a couple of her books; she writes waaaay to much sex. Not too many sex scenes but only one sex scene with pages and pages and pages of it. After about 10 or 12 or 15 pages you have to start skimming just to get back to the story.
And it was a good story. Savage/Ettore was sent to a drug dealers house to blow Massioni and his lieutenants to smithereens when he sees his one-time girlfriend in the house. I guess you all know he had to sneak in to rescue her. And their love story began. (They loved each other 10 years before but he went away without telling her why he was going.)
I mentioned the sex already and the F-bomb was used 22 times.
As to the narration: Hillary Huber was just alright for me. Her Italian accents weren’t all that great, but her pronunciations of Italian were good. And her male voices weren’t that great either, they needed to be a little bit deeper. And she read with no emotion at all. She wasn’t horrible but I wouldn’t go out of my way to find books she narrates. She, at least, tried to sound manly.
exciting and a really good read. as always, ms. Adrian doesn't disappoint. looking forward to the next.
As with all of the midnight breed novels, there is a hot romance, a mission for The Order and group of rogue vampires terrorizing a city. There wasn't much interaction with other warriors from the order and I missed it. Hopefully, there will be more of this couple's story in the next Midnight Breed novel. Always an instant download!
-V from Kansas
This book is a novella. So it feels way too short. That said, it was still a great listen.