Series: Midnight Breed #12
Published by Delacorte Press on August 5, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order—an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires—Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan’s hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire—a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan’s elusive quarry.
Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing—until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all.
I have spent a lot of time wondering just how Nathan’s story was going to play out since we didn’t get to see a whole lot of his personality in Edge of Dawn. He pretty much lived up to what I thought he would be like considering his treatment during his early years. Yes, Hunter and Corinne have had custody of Nathan for the last 20 years, but the way he was raised for the first 13 years of his life had to have made an impact on him. He is definitely edgy and distrustful. He dreads feelings and prefers his relationships to be cold and emotionless. He has been trained not to let emotions show because they would be a weakness. It is very difficult for him when he meets Jordana, a Breedmate female who seems to have taken a liking to him, despite his cold demeanor.
My heart was all there for Nathan. I wanted to see him get some care and shown that he can have love without punishment. Jordana was there for him, and was pretty quick to express her feelings for him, which had Nathan kind of skittish. I am not a Jordana fan, at least I wasn’t through most of the book. I found her kind of spoiled, and I’m sure that is the way she was supposed to come across after her upbringing, but I just found it annoying. It reminded me of all those girls who jump at the chance to be with a “bad boy” in defiance of their parents.
I think the way Jordana’s story played out that she is going to be instrumental to the Order’s fight against the Atlanteans. Progress in their search for Crowe, Opus Nostrum and the rest of the Atlanteans has been made, and hopefully their new information will lead to even more excitement in the next book. I’m also curious to see who the next book is about. I can’t imagine it being Carys and Rune, since they are already together. The novella, Tempted by Midnight will take us overseas to Lazaro and the trials he faces in Italy.
Overall, I enjoyed Crave the Night. My main issue was with the heroine and my dislike of her. Nathan and Jordana just were so opposite of each other, the trek to a happy medium looked too long to attempt. I guess I just like my heroines tougher. Like Mira, from Edge of Dawn, who was a kickass heroine. I absolutely loved getting to see the older members of the Order all back together. Lovely surprises for some of the couples!
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