Review: A Taste of Midnight by Lara Adrian

taste of midnightReviewed by Jen

We never really had a chance to get to know Danika in the first Midnight Breeds book. Her mate, Conlan, was the warrior who died in that installment.  Danika was pregnant and went off to Europe to have the baby.  Now, a couple of years later, she is still trying to come to terms with Conlan’s death and new love is the last thing on her mind.

While attending a Darkhaven party, she overhears something she shouldn’t have and ends up making waves with a crime boss who puts her in his crosshairs.  But there is a special man from her distant past who turns out to be part of the equation, and he ends up turning her whole life on its head. I don’t want to spoil too much, but Mal is fighting a pretty heartbreaking past of his own and these two turn out to be an unexpected balm to each other’s souls.

It was a good story and I appreciate that Conlan is not forgotten. I am also glad that the hero was someone who had an important place in Danika’s past, which helped soften the blow of her moving on.  But once these two got started, things moved at warp speed. I know it’s a novella, but I got a bit of whiplash by how quickly their relationship progressed.

Overall, though, I enjoyed it. Chronologically, it’s set before the events of Deeper Than Midnight, but it’s not really necessary to read it in order, as it is largely removed from what’s happening in the full length novels. The pacing is quick; the plot is interesting; and the ending is satisfying.  I think fans of the series would enjoy.

Rating: B

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A Taste of Midnight
by Lara Adrian
Release Date: December 5, 2011
Publisher: Dell


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