Monday, December 30, 2013

review: MIDNIGHT RISING by Lara Adrian

MIDNIGHT RISING by Lara Adrian
Series: Midnight Breed #4
Random House: Dell
Released: March 25, 2008
Source: Library
Page Count: 356

Rating: Liked it

In a world of shadows and dark, consuming hungers, desire is the deadliest weapon . . .

For journalist Dylan Alexander, it began with the discovery of a hidden tomb, thrusting her into the center of a gathering storm of violence and secrets. But nothing is as dangerous as the scarred, lethally seductive man who rises from the shadows to draw her into his world of dark desire and endless night.

Fueled by pain and rage over a shattering betrayal, the warrior Rio has pledged his life to the war against the Rogues. He will let nothing stand in his way - least of all a mortal woman with the power to expose the entire vampire race. For an ancient evil has been awakened, and a stunning darkness is on the rise. Suddenly Dylan is powerless to resist Rio's touch, even as she uncovers a shocking link to her own past. And now she must choose: Leave Rio's midnight realm, or risk it all for the man who has shown her true passion and the infinite pleasures of the heart . . .

My Thoughts
To be honest, I was surprised to find that Rio's book came so soon into the series. Considering what happened to him the year before, it seemed far too soon for him to find another Breedmate and heal from his emotional wounds.

I did enjoy the story. Watching as Rio came back to life was fascinating. I did not, however, find the pacing entirely believable. This is a problem in many books, but this one in particular, because of Rio's background, just rubbed me the wrong way at times. I also felt that what happened with Dylan's mother was a total cop-out. The characters were enjoyable, though. I liked Dylan and found her to be an interesting match for Rio.

I wish I had more to say about this one, but . . . nada. Here's hoping that the next book in the series has a romance that is a tad more believable!

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