Review: A Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Posted September 7, 2013 by Shari in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: A Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian
A Touch of Midnight

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Series: Midnight Breed #0.5
Genres: Paranormal
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on July 14, 2013
Pages: 184
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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Through the course of the Midnight Breed series, I have often pondered how Gideon and Savannah met. Truly, I thought they had hundreds of years together rather than just around 40. They seem so solid and down to earth. If you remember the first book, there were three couples. Danika and Conlan, Rio and Eva and Gideon and Savannah. Darkness descended on these couples and Gideon and Savannah survived the storm unlike the other couples. So what makes them tick? How did they meet? What are their secrets? I wanted to know.

Gideon has been around for about 3-4 hundred years. He has seen a lot and tragedy has struck his family. This tragedy has led him to hunt Rogues and join the Order. You see glimpses in the 70’s (the 1970’s is the setting for this story) and the emerging technology that Gideon finds great joy in conquering. But he is also a warrior in the field, which we don’t see much of in the series. A gentleman, protector and fierce warrior when it comes to getting vengeance and protecting his family. When he sees a news story on a brutal murder, he also sees a part of his past and must investigate the one woman who might be able to help him.

Savannah has always had a special power to see the past in the objects she touches. Studying at college, she inadvertently touches a sword that reveals a blond warrior and some even more gruesome events. Gideon’s past. But she also sees the things that go bump in the night that terrify her. When her best friend is murdered while getting it on with a professor, Savannah touches a bracelet of hers and sees what happens. She can’t deny now there are things she never knew existed. Intending to run, she meets a stranger in the library, where they connect over a mural over the wall.

Both seem to sense they are each other’s other half, but dark forces won’t let them move on in peace. Weaving through half truths, Gideon tries to bring Savannah into the Breed world once he realizes she is a Breedmate, but he can’t relinquish his hold to her to a DarkHaven, where she can be educated and protected. As the two discover their love, they must battle in-truthes, enemies of the past and a passion that runs deep into their souls.

This story was well worth the wait to read and I think Gideon and Savannah will always be my favorite couple. There is a sense of peace to this couple, but also a delicious curl of sexuality between the two. There is no need to read the series for this one as it is the from a time long before the first book. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a little action, a lot of love and a little evil to allow good to conquer.

About Lara Adrian

LARA ADRIAN is a New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed to more than 20 countries. Her books have been named among Amazon’s Top Ten Romances of the Year, and have also been nominated by readers multiple times as finalists for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance of the Year. Reviewers have called Lara’s books “addictively readable” (Chicago Tribune), “extraordinary” (Fresh Fiction), “strikingly original” (Booklist), and “one of the best vampire series on the market” (Romantic Times).

Writing as TINA ST. JOHN, her historical romances have won numerous awards including the National Readers Choice; Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer’s Choice; Booksellers Best; and many others. She was twice named a Finalist in Romance Writers of America’s RITA Awards, for Best Historical Romance (White Lion’s Lady) and Best Paranormal Romance (Heart of the Hunter). More recently, the German translation of Heart of the Hunter debuted on Der Spiegel bestseller list.

With an ancestry stretching back to the Mayflower and the court of King Henry VIII, the author lives with her husband in New England, where she is working on her next novel. Visit Lara’s website and sign up for new release announcements at http://bit.ly/LaraAdrianNews

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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  • Sophia Rose

    Yay! Gideon and Savannah! This is definitely on my list to get to when I have a chance.

    • It was such a wonderful short story to give us the beginning of one of my favorite couples.

  • Ahh I so need to get back to this series. I read book one and enjoyed it but got distracted by other books. Thinking I need to grab them up again soon 🙂

    ~Anna
    herding cats & burning soup

    • With every series, there are some awesome books and some that weren’t up to what I expected. This is a short story you don’t have to have read the series for to enjoy. In fact it takes place in the 1970s, long before the series starts up.