The Midnight Breed series continues with a new generation to love. Carys and Rune lead the way with the entire bad boy love from the wrong side of the tracks. The overall story arc moves forward in a slow manner that left me getting more confused as to where it is all going.
Carys Chase is the first born female breed and a rare daywalker. Genetically strong, she makes her own way in life even with an overbearing father and twin brother. Well, Carys Chase is all grown up and falling hard for the boy she knows she shouldn’t, but can’t help. Escaping in the evening to watch Rune fight and then taking hard loving afterwards is what she wants. She knows Rune’s heart unlike anyone else. Why can’t her family accept who she loves?
Rune is an unbeatable cage fighter. He doesn’t know much else and doesn’t have aspirations for more. He knows he should cut Carys free from his life, but he can’t let go of the one good thing he finds in her. Unfortunately his past is about to rear it’s ugly head and he will come into the crosshairs of the Order.
This story is spent with a lot of characters coming in and out that I found distracting. You have Lucas and his son, Carys’s father and mother along with her aunt and brother, the Order trying to track down their enemies before its too late and then the story of Carys and Rune.
Carys and Rune don’t have the usual meet and fall in love type of theme because that part took place in other books. They are already established as a couple even if they are still falling in love. Carys is trying to get her family to accept Rune and Rune is trying to decide what to do with the arena and club as the owner died in the last book.
The biggest part of the story is Rune’s past colliding with the Order’s moves. The suspense comes in to play at this part with Carys kicking ass. He has run from the past and now it has caught up with him. He does get one surprise in the end that lighted things up, but I must have missed a novella to understand that relationship.
While I loved this story, it felt like it lacked actual substance on the relationship. There wasn’t much build up, more of a desperation to their love in the beginning. What is annoying me is the Opus Nostrum seems to be a dead end part of the overall story arc and that the Atlantians took an back seat on this one. I am not sure where the author is going with the threats coming into this series and I am concerned I will grow to be bored with it soon.
While I felt the children of the original Order was a reboot to the series, I am also hoping this picks up soon. The Atlantians want something and I want to see what plays out. Carys and Rune are made for each other. The adventurous heroine and the protective killer hero. It all worked for me and left me eager to find out the next couple and where this all is going to go.
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