Tuesday, 29 April 2014

ARC REVIEW: Crave The Night (Midnight Breed #12) by Lara Adrian

Title: Crave The Night
Series: Midnight Breed #12
Author: Lara Adrian
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: 5th August 2014

Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order—an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires—Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan’s hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire—a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan’s elusive quarry.

Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing—until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all.

My Review

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Well, let me start by saying WHERE DO I GET ME A NATHAN??

I was lucky enough to read an ARC copy of this book and I have to say, Lara has done it again! Just when I think these books can't get any better she releases another and then that one goes to the top of my list as favourite Midnight Breed book. This was no exception. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and Nathan has now overtaken Kellan as my favourite Breed vamp.
She whimpered, squirming against him as he slowly rose before her and caged her with his body. When she spoke, the words tumbled out in a breathless gust. "Oh, God ... I shouldn't be doing this. I shouldn't want this ... shouldn't want you."

"Then tell me to stop." He pressed himself against her, fusing them from chest to thigh as he licked the fluttering artery on the side of her neck, then took her earlobe between his teeth. "Tell me to let you go, Jordana."
When I read the last book, Edge of Dawn, I went into it not knowing how I was going to feel about the skip into the future but Lara really executed it well giving the whole series a brand new feel. Meeting the new generation of the Order was exciting and fresh but we still got to see a little of the original characters that we love so much. Crave The Night was even better than Edge of Dawn. The storyline was solid, the new characters are becoming more familiar and Nathan and Jordana's story was a thrilling ride that I really didn't want to end. There was plenty of action, romance and a very satisfying amount of steam.

And can I just say that Nathan is... well, HOT!

“I'm a hunter, Jordana. I don't wait for invitations. I don't ask for permission. I pursue, I conquer. Then I move on and I don't look back. That's how it's always been for me. That's how I live.”

We first met Nathan, Corinne's son, in book 9, Deeper Than Midnight, after he was rescued by Corinne and Hunter from the Order's biggest enemy Dragos who had bred Nathan to be a lethal assassin. I liked his character then, and even though we only saw a bit of him, he was intriguing and I knew his story was going to be an interesting one. The chemistry between Nathan and Jordana felt very real. We got a little glimpse of that at the end of the last book and I was looking forward to seeing where it went. Lara didn't disappoint. She just knows how to write a great 'steamy' love story, and this one was maybe even more sizzling than any of the others. At the same time she manages to keep the storyline of the Order and the Breed moving alongside the romance. I was gripped from the very word go and fell in love with Nathan pretty quickly.

Now all I need to know is WHO'S NEXT?

I can't recommend this book enough, and if you haven't read any of the books in this series yet I suggest you do, and quickly, so that you can hurry up and get to this one!

I enjoyed this instalment so much that if I could give this 10 stars I would!

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