Deeper Than Midnight by Lara Adrian (Midnight Breed #9)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N/Borders

Type: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Bantam

My Copy: Blog Tour

Delivered from the darkness, a woman finds herself plunged into a passion that is Deeper Than Midnight.

At eighteen, Corinne Bishop was a beautiful, spirited young woman living a life of privilege as the adopted daughter of a wealthy family. Her world changed in an instant when she was stolen away and held prisoner by the malevolent vampire Dragos. After many years of captivity and torment, Corinne is rescued by the Order, a cadre of vampire warriors embroiled in a war against Dragos and his followers. Her innocence taken, Corinne has lost a piece of her heart as well – the one thing that gave her hope during her imprisonment, and the only thing that matters to her now that she is free.

Assigned to safeguard Corinne on her trip home is a formidable golden-eyed Breed male called Hunter. Once Dragos’s most deadly assassin, Hunter now works for the Order, and he’s hell-bent on making Dragos pay for his manifold sins. Bonded to Corinne by their mutual desire, Hunter will have to decide how far he’ll go to end Drago’s reign of evil – even if carrying out his mission means shattering Corinne’s tender heart.

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Absolutely adored this book! This was my very first book by Lara Adrian and I can guarantee it won’t be my last. How I haven’t read this series yet is beyond me. If you love The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward then you most certainly will also love The Midnight Breed Series as they are alike in a lot of ways. The set up is basically the same. A clan (union, group, whatever) of vampires that fight for the good of humanity against evil villains hellbent of taking over the world. Add in the fact that these vampires are smoking hot and could kill you a multitude of ways with only their pinky fingers and you have a concoction intent on providing you with a fast paced thrill ride of a book.

Deeper Than Midnight gives us Hunter, a stoic vampire killing machine that was hand raised by the evilest of evil, Dragos. Finding his freedom in a past book Hunter now works for The Order and their leader, Lucan. He is emotionless, attention diverted so far by only that of a small child. His loyalty to The Order knows no bounds and laying down his life, if it came to that, would not be second guessed. When presented with the task of taking a past captive home to her family, Hunter unknowingly sets forth a chain of events that will ultimately lead to his undoing.

Corinne just wants to go home. Home to the place she has only dreamed of in the past 70 some years she was held captive. Forced to drink the blood of an ancient vampire to keep her young. Keep her viable. Beaten but certainly not broken, Corinne has never given up. A single hope keeping her alive. Finding the child that was taken from her loving arms. Now she is free. Now she must find that which kept her sane while suffering horrible abuse. The calm and unmoving vampire Hunter might possibly get in her way. The feelings she has for him are new and inviting…but when asked to choose, will he help or hinder her?

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Lara Adrian had me spellbound! Deeper Than Midnight gave me everything I wanted. A cold, almost mean hero. A heroine who had been through hell but not broken. Action out the wazoo. And steamy sexiness that could melt butter on a cold surface. I loved it. I want more. Well, I guess 8 previous books shouldn’t take me too long huh? I loved Hunter’s slow reactions to Corinne. Since emotions are so “human” he wasn’t sure what to make of his speedy heart, tingling limbs and uh..growing….love? Yeah love…let’s go with that. He was ruthlessly detached when he needed to be and gentle and caring when in Corinne’s embrace.

I felt bad for Corinne. Having been tortured for so long and now thrust back into an uncaring world. Everything changing, no one to trust. It was sad. Her love for her child evident in the fact that she never gave up hope he was alive…that he could be saved from Dragos’ evil world plot. She didn’t do a whole lot of cowering even when I expected her to.  He reactions to Hunter in the beginning were to be expected and I enjoyed her warming to him slowly. Hunter was patient even when he didn’t need to be or understand why.

Deeper Than Midnight was a great book. I enjoyed every minute of it and will probably end up rereading it someday when I read them all in order. If you like paranormal romance, you will like this! I’m proof that you don’t have to read the entire series in order to understand the book. What are you waiting for? GO READ IT!

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I give Deeper Than Midnight by Lara Adrian 5 stars

7 Comments

  1. I can’t wait to read this book too, I still need to read Brock’s book yet was hoping to catch up this summer but so far I’m still running behind.

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