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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

KISS OF CRIMSON (Book 2, Midnight Breed Series) by Lara Adrian

Genre: Romance/Paranormal

: May 29, 2007

: 416 pages

J. Kaye’s Rating
: 3/5

KISS OF CRIMSON is the second book in Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series. I fell completely in love with the first book, A KISS OF MIDNIGHT. In this second installment, there is a deadly drug that’s turning vampires into Rouges. When a vampire turns into a Rouge, he savagely kills any human that crosses his path. Dante is on the drug trail when he is injured. He stumbles into a veterinarian clinic late one night where he meets Tess Culver. All he needs is a little of her blood to heal. Once he’s done, he’ll wipe her memory and no one will be the wiser. Too late did he discover Tess was a Breedmate. Once a vampire drinks a Breedmate’s blood, their bonding begins.

With his brethren in danger of this drug, Dante doesn’t have time to deal with Tess. He soon discovers that Tess is somehow connected, only she has no clue. He will also come to understand the power this bond has over him. Unfortunately, Tess has no idea who Dante is. By the time she finds out, the bonding ritual is done.

What I loved in book one wasn’t found in book two. In the first book of this series, the author focused on just the love interest of the two main characters, Gabrielle Maxwell and Lucan Thorne. In this story, it was split between Dante/Tess and Chase/Elise. I really find that distracting and have to skim the story when it splits off from the main two characters. That could be why I was halfway through the book before the story hooked me.

Will I continue with this series? You betcha! I do have one recommendation and that’s to start with book one and read the series in order. Each book is a continuation from the previous one.

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Blodeuedd said...

I did get the free ebook from Suvudu. Sounds like I should read it

Patti said...

This was a fun series - Nice review!

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of Adrian's Midnight series but have books 1-6 based on friends recommendations. Anyone know how many are planned in the series? I hate to start a series until I've got several in a row to read.

Teddyree said...

This is one series that is on my list to try next year and the fact that you're continuing on with it is a good recommendation!

Anonymous said...

Blodeuedd - Book two was free!?!

Patti - I'll get caught up on this one next year. :)

alterlisa - That's a good question that I'd like the answer to as well. Haven't had the time to loon into it yet.

Teddyree - Next year is going to be so much fun! I almost thought about doing a reading challenge with this author, but decided I was hosting enough.

Deanna/ibeeeg said...

Great review. This book sounds interesting to me. I, sometimes, have problems when stories lines are split between two couples but then sometimes I don't. I am going to give this series a try come 2010.

Anonymous said...

Deanna/ibeeeg - The first book wasn't like that, but the rest will be. I'll continue on with the series. I do enjoy the plot.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I look forward to the next Romance Week at Royal Reviews

I may need to read the first one if this series. Sounds interesting. :)

Rex Robot Reviews said...

I look forward to the next Romance Week at Royal Reviews.

Karen in TN said...

I look forward to the next Romance Week at Royal Reviews.

Rasberryswrlgirl said...

I look forward to the next Romance Week at Royal Reviews.

booklover0226 said...

I look forward to the next Romance Week at Royal Reviews.

The Book Vixen said...

I've heard great things about Lara's books and I can't wait to start this series. I have the first book in this series (eBook).

I look forward to the next Romance Week at Royal Reviews