Review ~ Stroke Of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Posted March 17, 2016 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 6 Comments

Review ~ Stroke Of Midnight by Lara AdrianStroke Of Midnight by Lara Adrian
Narrator: Hillary Huber
Length: 3 hrs 24 mins
Series: Midnight Breed #13.5
Published by Evil Eye Concepts Inc on October 13, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 118
4 Stars
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Born to a noble Breed lineage steeped in exotic ritual and familial duty, vampire warrior Jehan walked away from the luxurious trappings of his upbringing in Morocco to join the Order’s command center in Rome.

But when a generations-old obligation calls Jehan home, the reluctant desert prince finds himself thrust into an unwanted handfasting with Seraphina, an unwilling beauty who’s as determined as he is to resist the antiquated pact between their families.

Yet as intent as they are to prove their incompatibility, neither can deny the attraction that ignites between them. And as Jehan and Seraphina fight to resist the calling of their blood, a deadly enemy seeks to end their uneasy truce before it even begins…

I really enjoy getting these sneak peeks into some of the Order’s lesser known characters. In Stroke of Midnight we are transported completely away from our normal locations and find ourselves in Morocco. Lara Adrian brought in the customs of the locale to bring our two main characters together.

I really enjoyed Seraphina. She was doing what she needed for her family, with the intentions of walking away unscathed. She is part of an organization that helps the locals and has no intention of giving it up. Jehan is just as determined not to get entangled in this process and plans to walk away as well.

For a novella, Lara packed some great action and romance together. The love story develops despite the main characters fighting it. It works out great that Jehan is right where he needs to be to help Sera. Stroke of Midnight was a great, quick read that packed a lot. I’m glad we are able to fit this novella in where I don’t think it will affect the main storyline. This was a fun dip into the Midnight Breed world that can easily stand alone.

About Lara Adrian

As a child, Lara Adrian used to sleep with the covers up around her neck, afraid she might become the midnight prey of deadly vampires. Later on, under the influence of Bram Stoker and Anne Rice, she had to wonder if her fear wasn’t actually something else: a secret desire to walk in a darker world, to live a dangerous and sensual dream with a man of seductive, preternatural power. It is that twining of fear and desire that fuels Lara’s own fantasies today, and the idea that she explores in her New York Times bestselling Midnight Breed series of vampire romance novels from Bantam Dell Books.

With an ancestry stretching back to the Mayflower and the court of King Henry VIII, Lara Adrian lives with her husband in coastal New England, surrounded by centuries-old graveyards, hip urban comforts, and the endless inspiration of the broody Atlantic Ocean.

LARA ADRIAN is a New York Times and #1 international bestselling author with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed in more than 20 countries. Her upcoming release is FOR 100 REASONS, the third book in a contemporary romance series that reviewers are calling “phenomenal” and “one of the hottest series of the year.” Learn more about the author and her books at