Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed #2)
by Lara Adrian
What is it about:
He comes to her more dead than alive, a towering black-clad stranger riddled with bullets and rapidly losing blood. As she struggles to save him, veterinarian Tess Culver is unaware that the man calling himself Dante is no man at all, but one of the Breed, vampire warriors engaged in a desperate battle. In a single erotically charged moment Tess is plunged into his world--a shifting, shadowed place where bands of Rogue vampires stalk the night, cutting a swath of terror.
Haunted by visions of a dark future, Dante lives and fights like there is no tomorrow. Tess is a complication he does not need--but now, with his brethren under attack, he must shield Tess from a growing threat that includes Dante himself. For with one reckless, irresistible kiss, she has become an inextricable part of his underworld realm...and his touch awakens her to hidden gifts, desires, and hungers she never knew she possessed. Bonded by blood, Dante and Tess must work together to thwart deadly enemies, even as they discover a passion that transcends the boundaries of life itself....
What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
I will confess I considered skipping this book and dive right into book three, because the hero of book three drew my attention when reading the first book in this series.
But I decided I should read this book first in case something happened in this book that was important for book three.
And I'm glad I picked up this book, because it was a fun read.
As with lots of Paranormal Romances there is an action storyline, but it's just there to give the romantic storyline a backdrop. Not that I minded. These books are a treat to read, cool action or not, because the romance is so enjoyable.
I think I enjoyed this book more than the first, mostly because I immediately liked the heroine. In book one it took me some time to warm up to the heroine. I also knew what to expect from Adrian's writing style and world, so I slipped into the story much easier this time.
This book did introduce Elise, the heroine of book three, and I must say I'm a bit apprehensive, because she didn't seem like the right woman for Tegan. I'm enjoying this series enough though to pick up book three soon, and to see if Adrian can change my mind about Elise.
Why should you read it:
It's an enjoyable Paranormal Romance.