Claimed in Shadows by Lara Adrian
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
At this point, you kind of know what you are getting with these books. The mystery was somewhat easy to solve and the romance was filled with sizzle, but it was still really nice to dive back into a full length installment set in the Midnight Breed world.
Aric Chase is the son of a previously extremely important character. I guess he’s still important, but at this point, we are focusing more on the second generation of vampires in this world. Aric is cocky and determined to make a place for himself in the order. He’s also determined never to find a mate, which doesn’t work out so well for him. Kaya is probably just as stubborn and determined as Aric to make a name for herself with the order. Her motivations, however, are a little less clear from the beginning. She’s obviously hiding some pretty big secrets, but seems to have found her calling, even if she is just a human among vampires.
These two are obviously forced to work together and pretty obviously end up wanting each other. The surprise? Kaya’s secrets are pretty big. Oh, and there a mole, which everyone obviously believes is her. There’s not really some gigantic bigger plot movement in this book, but it was still an enjoyable read. This one can probably be read as a standalone for that fact, but you should always start from the beginning to get the true depth of this world.
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