Lara Adrian
Taken by Midnight
Midnight Breed, Book #8


Review brought to you by OBS Staff member Deanne


Summary:At the crossroads of death and desire, a woman tastes a pleasure no mortal is meant to survive . . .
In the frozen Alaskan wilderness, former state trooper Jenna Darrow survives an unspeakable breach of body and soul. With her narrow escape comes an even greater challenge. Strange changes are taking place within her, as she struggles to understand–and control–a new hunger. To do so, she will seek shelter in the Boston compound of the Order, an ancient race of vampire warriors whose very existence is shrouded in mystery. Perhaps the most mysterious of them all is Brock, a brooding, dark-eyed alpha male whose hands hold the power to comfort, heal . . . and arouse.
As she recovers under Brock’s care, Jenna finds herself drawn to the Order’s mission: to stop a ruthless enemy and its army of assassins from subjecting Earth to a reign of terror. Yet in spite of their resolve, a purely physical relationship without strings soon binds Brock and Jenna together with a desire fiercer than life and stronger than death itself–until a secret from Brock’s past and Jenna’s own mortality challenges their forbidden love to the ultimate trial by fire.

Review:This book had a lot going on. It’s a good, solid story and the characters were interesting. The writer provides interesting background on the two main characters.. I loved how strong Jenna is; I love that she has been through hell. I love that her struggle is very clear and she is now facing the unknown. Instead of being freaked out she bravely faces it head on proving she has a spine of steel.
Brock, to me is, your typical leading man. He’s strong, determined and soft when needed. They are a good couple because they have good chemistry.

I did enjoy this book, but I found that it reminded me of a watered down version of another series. As much as I enjoyed the differences of Jenna not being a breedmate, it made me wonder how they could consider themselves mates with out that connection. That connection was heavily pushed in the previous books in the series.
If other breedmates comes along, will Brock leave Jenna?

I found the book entertaining and will continued to read the series as the books come out, but it was not my favorite book or story within the series.