Saturday, January 16, 2016

Review: Tempted by Midnight

Tempted by Midnight Tempted by Midnight by Lara Adrian
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've read the rest of this series, so it was inevitable that I would also pick up the short stories associated. The world is addictive and fast-paced and this story is not different. What starts as a peaceful meeting between two opposing sides quickly escalates into something bigger.

Lazaro is the angsty man at the center of the story. He lost his family and Breedmate (wife) in a horrible massacre years ago but has been unable to even think about committing to another. Seems that he's on the road to lonelyville until an unscheduled attendee decides to attend the peace talks. Melena is the daughter of the Breed member of the talks and she has seemingly accompanied her father to act as translator. What Lazaro doesn't know is that her father's feeling of paranoia has been almost crippling, leading him to second guess even coming to the table. It all seems silly... until it doesn't.

The bad guys in this story come in the most unlikely of places at the most unlikely of times, leaving Melena and Lazaro with no choice but to trust one another. Trust leads to something more, but first Lazaro has to get over himself. This coupling was passionate and combative but it ends happily. It was nice to watch Lazaro get hooked on something other than his own ego.

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