Stroke of Midnight by Lara Adrian…ARC Review

Stroke of Midnight releases TOMORROW!

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Born to a noble Breed lineage steeped in exotic ritual and familial duty, vampire warrior Jehan walked away from the luxurious trappings of his upbringing in Morocco to join the Order’s command center in Rome.

But when a generations-old obligation calls Jehan home, the reluctant desert prince finds himself thrust into an unwanted handfasting with Seraphina, an unwilling beauty who’s as determined as he is to resist the antiquated pact between their families.

Yet as intent as they are to prove their incompatibility, neither can deny the attraction that ignites between them. And as Jehan and Seraphina fight to resist the calling of their blood, a deadly enemy seeks to end their uneasy truce before it even begins…


My Review:

Stroke of Midnight is novella number 15 in the 2015 1,001 Dark Nights line up as well as part of Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series, a series I have loved for years now. This novella from start to finish was a complete package of heat, emotion, and even some suspense. I loved it!

Seraphina and Jehan find themselves in quite an unwelcome predicament. The bond that has kept their two families from warring for the past few centuries is in danger of becoming no more and the only two people who can save it is them. Together. As in mated. Not something either one of them was interested in…ever. And yet here they were, stuck in this ridiculous hand fasting ceremony that is supposed to last eight long days. They figure it will be fine. They can spend the eight days on opposite ends of the villa they were sequestered to. There was only one problem: there was no way ignoring the spark of attraction they felt towards each other would be that easy. Of course fate would have a hand in pushing them together as well…

Whoa. Who would have thought that so much scorching heat and emotion could be poured into anything other than a full length book? I should have known better. I mean it IS Lara Adrian after all. She was able to out so much into these pages and I loved everything about Sera and Jehan’s meeting and mating. It started out with a slow burn and soon turned hot and heavy between them and oh my, it was positively delicious. As if that wasn’t enough tot love about these two, Ms. Adrian threw in some suspense and duplicity I never saw coming and it added a wonderful element to this story. Bonus? It only drew Sera and Jehan closer together which had me swooning!

The midnight Breed series is a series that continues to grow and evolve with each installment and never gets stale or old. I can only imagine what a feat that must be for a writer: to not only keep established fans of the series wanting more but to also gain new fans. Kudos to Ms. Adrian for continuing to do so year after year.

Whether you’re a fan of the Breed already or looking for something new, Stroke of Midnight is a story for you. Thank you Ms. Adrian for a beautifully heated read peppered with just the right amount of action!


Five Loves

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Book Links:

Amazon  |  1,001 Dark Nights 

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About the Author:

Lara Adrian is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 internationally bestselling author of the Midnight Breed vampire romance series and seven award-winning, historical romances, previously released under the pen name Tina St. John.

Lara’s Midnight Breed series is available in hardcover, mass market paperback and e-book through Random House, and in limited edition through Doubleday Book Club, Rhapsody Book Club, Book of The Month, and the Science Fiction Book Club. Unabridged audio editions are available through Tantor Media, Random House Audio, Amazon, iTunes, etc. Lara’s new releases regularly appear on all of the key bestseller lists including including the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Indiebound, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, etc. There are more than 2 million copies of the Midnight Breed novels in print in the United States.



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