Marked by Midnight
Book 12 in the Midnight Breed series
Author Lara Adrian
Narrated by Hillary Huber
Published by Tator Audio
Publication date Oct 27, 2015
Running time 3 hrs
Audiobook provided by publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.
A special treat for Midnight Breed vampire romance fans and new readers alike, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian presents MARKED BY MIDNIGHT, a seductive new novella of paranormal romance and high-stakes action in the acclaimed, international hit series!
Determined to solve a string of brutal slayings in London, vampire warrior Mathias Rowan is forced to seek the help of Nova, a fiery tattoo artist who ignites an unexpected, yet undeniable, passion in the grim Order enforcer. Nova’s shadowy connections and dark talents may be Mathias’s best hope of unmasking a treacherous enemy…but falling for a woman with her dangerous past will risk both their hearts and their lives. http://www.laraadrian.com/books/marked_by_midnight.php
This short story is very touching in how this couple come together and in the chemistry between them. Adrian is an expert at bringing reluctant mates together. But I never really understood the solution to the crime, or the motive behind it. The Breed is now in the open at sometimes at odds with humanity. But, as we learned a few books back, there is a bigger threat. I don’t think that was in play here.
Is it me or is Adrian putting out more of these shorts? I’m not sure; when the whole group moved to Maine, I kind of lost touch with them. She does do a great job, in a short time at developing a situation and characters, with a good feel for atmosphere as well. As is often the case, though with a short story and a relationship shy woman who seems to hate everything the man is, the switch occurs too fast.
If you like the breed you will probably find this fun. But if you haven’t read any other stories in the book you don’t want to start here – there’s too much back story.