Author: Lara Adrian
Publisher: Dell Books
Release Date: May 01, 2007
Page Count: 402
Source: The Library
Read Between: December 04 - December 06, 2012
Buy It: Amazon / B&N / The Book Depository
Warning: This is an adult paranormal book
In a lot of reviews that I have read, they have all shared one common thread. That Kiss of Midnight and in fact the whole Breed Series is a rip off of The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. Having never read the BDB Series (I have the first book on reserve at my Library), I went into this book without any prejudices. And I really enjoyed it.
This was truly a steamy book to read. There were plenty of love scenes which I have been craving for in books lately.
Gabrielle is a fun heroine to read about. She didn't leave me begging for me like a lot of other heroines have. She was brave, strong and wasn't afraid to go after what she wanted; Lucan. She also wasn't afraid to take what she wanted; Lucan's body. LOL. The chemistry between Gabrielle and Lucan was off the charts and could be felt practically from the moment that they meet.
Lucan was also an enjoyable character to read about. He had a lot of issue's plaguing him, which made him an extremely complicated character to get to know. But Gabrielle didn't let this fact come between them. There are countless times that Lucan tries to push Gabrielle away, saying that it is for her own protection (and sometimes it is), but Gabrielle wasn't an insistent little vixen and she was able to eventually break him down.
Besides loving the characters (I can't wait to get to read the other steamy guys stories), I loved the story behind the characters. Lara Adrian has a good mythology behind her characters. She obviously understands where they are all coming from. It is the first time I have read about Vampires originating from Aliens (and outer space), but it was a really thought out and logical way to go with the mythology of Vampires. I enjoyed the idea of the breedmates as well. Even if it did kind of limit the choices that the Breed Warriors would have with their eventual mates. It is easy to see how these men (all vampires are men, no women born into them) can hide within our society without us finding out about them, unless we are one of the Breedmates (the few selected human woman who can marry and mate with the Breed men).
Overall, this was an enjoyable story. While there was danger and bad guys involved, I didn't feel like it was over the top and impossible like I do in a lot of books lately. While the bad guys were an obvious threat, I felt that Adrian still effectively blended them (and their need to be there) into the story line that she is weaving. I look forward to getting my hands on Kiss of Crimson to see where she takes us now. I also look forward to getting to know more about the Breed Warrior named Dante and to see how steamy his book is.
This is a series I know that I will be looking forward to continuing.