Review ~ Midnight Unbound by Lara Adrian @Lara_Adrian

Posted July 29, 2019 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review ~ Midnight Unbound by Lara Adrian @Lara_AdrianMidnight Unbound by Lara Adrian
Narrator: Hillary Huber
Length: 3 hrs 53 mins
Series: Midnight Breed #14.6
Published by Lara Adrian LLC on March 11, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 162
4 Stars
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A lethal Breed warrior is called upon by his brethren in the Order to bodyguard a beautiful young widow he’s craved from afar.

As a former Hunter bred to be a killing machine in the hell of Dragos's lab, Scythe is a dangerous loner whose heart has been steeled by decades of torment and violence. He has no room in his world for love or desire--especially when it comes in the form of a vulnerable, yet courageous, Breedmate in need of protection. Scythe has loved--and lost--once before, and paid a hefty price for the weakness of his emotions. He's not about to put himself in those chains again, no matter how deeply he hungers for lovely Chiara.

For Chiara Genova, a widow and mother with a young Breed son, the last thing she needs is to put her fate and that of her child in the hands of a lethal male like Scythe. But when she's targeted by a hidden enemy, the obsidian-eyed assassin is her best hope for survival... even at the risk of her heart.

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I didn’t realize I missed this one. Granted it’s a novella and doesn’t affect the overall arc with Opus Nostrum, which is probably why I missed it. I am glad I came back to read it though. I really enjoy the stories with the Hunters and how they are fitting into society.

Scythe is having a harder time dealing with being out in the world. After meeting Chiara and her son in a previous book, he hasn’t been able to get the Breedmate out of his mind. He’s determined, after events in his past, to stay away from her. But duty calls and the Order brings him in to help protect Chiara and her son after she’s been attacked.

I really liked Chiara. After all she had been through with her previous mate and that aftermath of his problems, she seems to have come out stronger and more independent. She is running her wine business and looking after her son on her own. All of her employees have been scared off. Chiara really objects to her son staying with the Order while her and Scythe go back to her home to try and draw out those trying to hurt her.

Scythe tries his hardest to focus on the job, not the woman he’s been dreaming about for weeks. I loved seeing his walls slowly break down. Chiara gradually wins his trust and he explains where his fears stem from.

The stories of the Hunters acclimating to society and finding their mates are really enjoyable. Scythe and Chiara’s story was nice to see two very strong people coming together in the midst of danger. This worked great as a standalone. Midnight Bound was a romantic story with a danger thread that I was actually kind of confused about, but the romance overshadowed it and the story itself was definitely a fun side story to this series.

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 LaraAdrian.com.

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