Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on March 28, 2017
I was thrilled to discover this bundle on sale featuring three side story novellas from a favorite series that I haven’t had the chance to read yet.
The novellas are all organized well with the first one introducing the Order Command Center in Rome, the four main Breed Vampires that will feature in the stories, and the overall situation. These are novellas from late in the series so they do tend to rely on the fact that the reader is familiar with the author’s paranormal Breed world and the overall series arc story where these novellas fall in the series. They fall between three larger novels, but they work just fine if read after book twelve all in a row like I did.
First up is #12.5 in the series, ‘Tempted by Midnight’.
This was Lazaro’s story. He’s been a side character for several books now. My heart ached for him when he lost his breedmate and family except his grandson in one of evil Dragos’ raids. Now, its twenty years later and he’s still holding to his loss and afraid to let anyone close to him. Lazaro runs the Order headquarters in Rome and it is through his work there that he encounters Melena after an explosion breaks off a private peace conference.
I wanted to shake Lazaro for resisting what he really wanted for so long, but his attitude was understandable. If only, he hadn’t been yanking Melena around while he figured it out. Great twist at the end.
Second is #13.5, ‘Stroke of Midnight’
This second story is with Lazaro’s second in command, Jehan getting the summons to go home to Morocco and fulfill a family obligation. He figures to walk away from the arranged mating until he claps eyes on Seraphina and her compassionate work. Seraphina thinks she has Jehan all pegged until he rocks her world with his generous nature and his appeal. But, they both have vital work in two different places.
This was a quick, fast tale, but had a sensual and exciting plot that I enjoyed.
Third is #14.5, ‘Midnight Untamed’
This time it is Savage’s story. Oh, and it is a second chance romance when he discovers his long ago lover in a tight situation with a dirty drug dealer working with Opus Nostrum to sell a drug that turns breed vampires into rogues. Bella never knew why Savage left her and now, she can’t let him rescue her or bad things will happen to her family who are held hostage to keep her working for her evil master.
Loved the romance and the action, and I love the little romance developing on the sidelines for Bella’s sister in law.
So, three novellas from the Breed Vamps of Rome. They were all exciting and I enjoyed the couples’ stories which were unique. Fans of the series will probably love these side story adventures between the larger novel releases. This is a solid PNR series and I definitely recommend it to lovers of the genre.
Romance Roundabout #135 PNR
Mt. TBR #54
Let’s Read Indie #50
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