Getting to see another Gen One male fall in love after a life being cultivated into the ultimate super soldier assassin just breaks my heart and jumps my emotions to make everything better for him. Nathan has grown all up, but still holds onto the past while finding an irritable female that makes him questions everything he is and wants to be.
I went into Crave the Night with a lot of expectations. I wanted this one to make up for the debacle that Hunter’s story was (Nathan’s stepdad). While it was much better than its predecessor, it still lacked a strong female that I could grab onto and love. Secrets are still abound, but truths do come out. It all wraps up for an interesting story that still left me feeling empty in many ways.
Nathan has a mission to bring in Cassius, a club owner with dubious ties to the Atlantans that have now risen out of hiding. While dealing with a problem with a team mate he meets breedmate, Jordana Gates, who twists up all this thoughts about women and his own needs. After a kiss rocks his world, he tries to go back to his roots of being a cold, emotionless machine that gets the job done. Distracted by the one thing he knows he can’t have, he realizes just how out of her league he is when she denies knowing him in front of another breed male.
Jordana left me feeling, well, blah. She grew up in a privileged life. Pampered and loved, but whose life has been mapped out for her. Working in the museum is her one true passion and she seeks solace there often. While Nathan is distracted by what he feels, Jordana starts to embrace her own empowerment in small burst that seem more weak than empowered. Nathan challenges everything she knows and pushes her to be true to herself.
As the story weaves between the two, outside forces are drawing them apart at the seams. Nathan is on the cusp of getting kicked out of the Order for how he is dealing with Jordana. Jordana is being pressured to stay away from Nathan. Secrets are coming to life that change everything they both know and hold onto.
The action was slow and seemed to come in bursts and then leave. Thus, this left me wanting to jump forward to the end to find out what happens as the middle just left me a little cold. I didn’t hate the story, I just lost interest in every thought these two had without conversation. They spent a lot of time in their own heads.
Nathan was almost everything I wanted. No cut and dry, he was a conflicted character meeting his match. Jordana just wasn’t everything I wanted in a heroine. But she is key to the story going forward. You need to read this one to stay in the series.
As Sophia said in her review, Holy Hot Alpha Male yes! Nathan is intense, wonderful and the type of male you hope to spend a lifetime getting to know. While not rough, he isn’t the gentlest lover making all my girly parts tingle.
An interesting installment to the series that furthers the greater story arc and mystery, you can’t go wrong with this series.
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