Monday, March 16, 2009

Veil of Midnight

This is the 5th book in the Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian and the story of Nikolai and Renata.

Book Blurb:

Bound by blood, addicted to danger, they'll enter the darkest - and most erotic - place of all.

A warrior trained in bullets and blades, Renata cannot be bested by any man - vampire or mortal. But her most powerful weapon is her extraordinary psychic ability - a gift both rare and deadly. Now a stranger threatens her hard-won independence - a golden-haired vampire who lures her into a realm of darkness.and pleasure beyond imagining.

A combat-loving adrenaline junkie, Nikolai dispenses his own justice to enemies of the Breed - and his latest quarry is a ruthless assassin. One woman stands in his way: the seductive, cool-as-ice bodyguard, Renata. But Renata's powers are put to the test when a loved one, a child, is threatened and she's forced to turn to Niko for help. As the two join forces, as desire fans the flames of a deeper hunger, Renata's life is under siege by a man who offers the exquisite pleasure of a blood bond - and a passion that could save or doom them both forever..

I was disappointed in this installment of the Breed series. In fact, the above book blurb makes the book sound much more exciting than it actually is. I'm not sure if it was the story line itself - or just the characters. Maybe it was a little bit of both.

I felt as if this story was not as 'romantically driven' as the previous stories. Don't get me wrong - I'm all about the action - but this book lacked both - action and romance. As a matter of fact I was more interested in what was going on with Reichen than with the main characters. (Reichen will have his book out in June).

I'm glad I read the book - but it was not at all on par with the other books in the series. I hope the next one is better.

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. :)


Midnight Breed Series
1. A Kiss of Midnight (2007)
2. Kiss of Crimson (2007)
3. Midnight Awakening (2007)
4. Midnight Rising (2008)
5. Veil of Midnight (2008)
6. Ashes of Midnight (2009)


VampFanGirl said...

I totally agree with you Michelle. This installment was seriously lacking in the romance department. The action was intense and I felt that if the author had been given another 200 pages, that she could have expanded the romance. She spent so much time in POV's other than the H/h and I think this added to the neglect of the romance end.

I am looking forward to Andreas book though. He's definitely been set up as a tortured hero. :)

Michelle G said...

Well said....:)