Series: 1001 Dark Nights, Midnight Breed #12.5
Published by: Evil Eye Concepts
on October 14, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Once, they lived in secret alongside mankind. Now, emerged from the shadows, the Breed faces enemies on both sides—human and vampire alike. No one knows that better than Lazaro Archer, one of the eldest, most powerful of his kind. His beloved Breedmate and family massacred by a madman twenty years ago, Lazaro refuses to open his heart again.
Sworn to his duty as the leader of the Order’s command center in Italy, the last thing the hardened warrior wants is to be tasked with the rescue and safekeeping of an innocent woman in need of his protection. But when a covert mission takes a deadly wrong turn, Lazaro finds himself in the unlikely role of hero with a familiar, intriguing beauty he should not desire, but cannot resist.
Melena Walsh has never forgotten the dashing Breed male who saved her life as a child. But the chivalrous hero of her past is in hard contrast to the embittered, dangerous man on whom her safety now depends. And with an unwanted—yet undeniable—desire igniting between them, Melena fears that Lazaro’s protection may come at the price of her heart….
Lara Adrian is and always will be my GO TO Paranormal Romance author. I fell in love with the Midnight Breed Series long ago, and I can only hope that this series continues on for a very long time. Ms. Adrian is a brilliant writer, transporting us to a paranormal world full of such erotic intensity and drama filled wonder. I can’t help but become immersed in her ability to take me away from my drab reality. The Midnight Breed Series will quickly become one of your favorites, and it’s a series in which you will, no doubt, be reading over and over again for years to come.
Finally, Lazaro Archer’s story! I can’t tell you how excited I was to finally read Lazaro’s happily ever after. No one deserves it more than this beautiful, intense, and brooding man. With his Breedmate and family killed long ago, he has become a hard man, a man who doesn’t mess round, a man broken. When a meeting goes terribly wrong, Lazaro finds himself with an armful of fiery beauty. Not knowing how to act and confused about his feelings towards this woman he knew long ago as just a child, he ends up pushing her away while craving her touch, her warmth from far away. With Melena’s recent loss, Lazaro can absolutely relate to the pain she is experiencing. The fire between the two can no longer be denied, and when they finally come together, it burns brighter than they ever thought possible. Lazaro wants to keep Melena safe, he CANNOT lose another female he cares deeply for, he is NOT safe and therefore he pushes her away. But danger lurks everywhere, and when he pushes her away, he pushes her into something more dangerous than he can ever imagine.
What a FANTASTIC, angst-filled, deliciously sexy novella. I knew Ms. Adrian would do Mr. Archer justice. Such a perfect HEA for such an amazing character that we have all grown to love. A great love story decades in the making.