Sunday, February 14, 2010
A Perfect 10: SHADES OF MIDNIGHT by Lara Adrian
SHADES OF MIDNIGHT – Lara Adrian
A Midnight Breed Novel, Book 7
A Perfect 10
Harmony, Alaska - Present Day
Born and raised in Alaska, then leaving to join the Breed Order in Boston without a word to his family, Kade didn’t expect to be sent back just a year later. Lucan, the leader of the order, expects Kade, as the Breed Warrior, to eliminate the culprit that’s been slaughtering the residents of the tundra in Alaska. With barely one hundred residents in the small town of Harmony, and knowing his expertise is needed, Kade reluctantly returns home to investigate. When the beautiful and tough bush pilot, Alexandra, finds the victims with torn and bloody throats, all of the fear she put behind her eighteen years ago comes rushing back, and she considers running again. Who could have committed such heinous crimes?
Encountering Kade—the darkly handsome stranger in the Toms family settlement—while searching for valuable clues, Alex is immediately suspicious; despite her misgivings, it’s evident that they are both seeking a reason for these mysterious and brutal deaths, and they agree to team up. Sensing that Alex knows more about these horrific killings than she’s letting on, Kade plans to use whatever means necessary to find the truth. Already deeply attracted, Kade is surprised to find that Alex is a Breedmate, that rare woman bearing a special birthmark and precious to the vampire race as the only woman able to give birth to a Breed baby. She deserves his care and protection. Alex is fascinated by this man; his gentleness and strength are confusing, but can he be trusted with her private nightmares? Kade, on the other hand, has some secrets of his own and needs to find the best way to tell Alex the truth about who he really is, as well as preparing her for her own heritage. As they continue to dig, they do find the answers, but the reality is more terrifying than either could ever imagine.
Lara Adrian adds her seventh book to this compelling Midnight Breed Series with SHADES OF MIDNIGHT, and she once again serves up a blockbuster hit. With other tasty morsels like KISS OF MIDNIGHT and VEIL OF MIDNIGHT under her belt, it’s easy to see why readers may want to start at the beginning of the series, but because they’re all so brilliantly written, each book can stand on its own. With a fast-paced tale of romantic suspense and intense and realistic characters—like Kade’s twin brother Seth, a few dependable minions, and Alex’s caring best friend, Jenna, to name a few—Lara Adrian compels readers to get hooked on her storylines, and that’s why SHADES OF MIDNIGHT deserves a Perfect 10.