Series: Midnight Breed #0.5
Published by Lara Adrian LLC on May 29, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Savannah Dupree is halfway across the country from her Louisiana bayou hometown, a freshman studying at Boston University on a full scholarship. But academic excellence is only one of Savannah’s gifts. She possesses something even more remarkable than her quick mind and insatiable curiosity for learning. With a simple touch, Savannah can see an object’s past—a skill that puts her life in danger, when her studies bring her into contact with a centuries-old English sword and the secret hidden within the blade’s history: the vicious murders of twin boys by a group of fanged creatures borne of the worst kind of nightmare.
In all his three hundred years of living as one of the Breed, vampire warrior Gideon never dreamed he’d see the blade again that spilled his young brothers’ lives ages ago on that blood-soaked night in London. Ever since the boys’ deaths, Gideon’s been on a personal quest to rid the world of Rogue vampires, but now he can’t help wondering if the brutal slayings of his only kin was something more sinister—an act perpetrated by an unknown enemy. An enemy who is apparently living in hiding somewhere in Boston. There’s one certain way to prove Gideon’s suspicion, but it will mean using innocent, gifted Savannah to help uncover the full truth—a truth that will shatter everything she knows about herself and the world around her. And with danger closing in from all sides, the passion that ignites between Gideon and Savannah will tempt them to risk their hearts and lives for a love that might just last an eternity…
I have always loved Gideon in the other books. He is quick witted and smart. Not to mention those boyish good looks. Savannah has always been very welcoming to all the other breedmates that end up with the warriors and living in the base, so I already knew I liked her. It was kind of odd seeing Gideon when he was out actually physically fighting. I was not used to it. He’s always been the Order’s’s techie guy and to see him fighting and yes, at times wounded, was a struggle for me.
It is incredible that the sword from Gideon’s past suddenly appears in Boston, and in Savannah’s hands. Gideon needs this sword, it is a piece of his history. He is not willing to sacrifice or endanger his new mate for it, though. Too bad these breed males keep mating with strong-willed women that will take matters into their own hands when they need to. You never know how that is going to go though. Especially with Breedmates that are new to the whole world and don’t know what they are up against.
My one issue with A Touch of Midnight is the ending. Of course we all know that they end up together, that is not a spoiler for anyone who has read the series, but the compromise that Gideon and Savannah come to just does not seem fair for Gideon. I was disappointed by the result, and a little by Gideon. View Spoiler »This compromise is something I am sure that all the Breedmates would like to make to their mates, which is really just unfair to the guys. « Hide SpoilerNot enough to ruin the story for me though. It was still a good mixture of thrilling action and romance.
Read: For fun
Challenges: 2013 E-book Challenge