Review ~ Claimed In Shadows by Lara Adrian @lara_adrian

Posted August 8, 2019 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review ~ Claimed In Shadows by Lara Adrian @lara_adrianClaimed In Shadows by Lara Adrian
Narrator: Hillary Huber
Length: 7 hrs 45 mins
Series: Midnight Breed #15
Published by Lara Adrian LLC on January 23, 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 217
4.5 Stars
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In this pulse-pounding new Midnight Breed vampire romance novel from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Lara Adrian, passion explodes between a daywalking member of the Order and a fiery female warrior whose shadowy past will test the bonds of both duty and desire.

As the son of a formidable Breed warrior, Aric Chase has been devoted to the Order all his life. With his training completed, all he needs is one successful mission before he can join the fight to destroy the Order’s chief nemesis, Opus Nostrum. His rare ability to daywalk lands Aric an assignment in Montreal, where he learns he’s to be teamed with another new recruit, a beautiful, but tough-as-nails Breedmate named Kaya Laurent.

Independent and driven, Kaya wants nothing more than to become a full-fledged member of the Order. Having grown up in squalor and neglect on the streets of Montreal, she longs for the close-knit family she’s found during her training to be a warrior. Eager to prove herself, she is thrilled to be given the chance at a key operation—even if she must share the mission with an arrogant, far-too-seductive Breed male who’s practically Order royalty.

Their unwanted partnership soon erupts into a desire neither of them can resist. But when Kaya’s past reaches out from the shadows to call her back, she must decide between protecting a dark alliance that could shatter her dreams of joining the team and a truth that could not only forfeit Aric’s faith in her, but bring the enemy right to the Order’s door.

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Claimed in Shadows is book 15 in the Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian. The timeline continues on directly after Defy The Dawn. The Opus Nostrum storyline had Aric and Rafe going after a woman suspected of being part of the group. Claimed In Shadows picks up with those two warriors on their way to Montreal before heading back to DC.

The threat to the Breed has really increased. I’m really scared for them all when we see what they are facing. Opus Nostrum needs to be stopped and soon. I just hope that we don’t end up with a whole lot of casualties. The war is building and the adrenaline in the story is really high.

In Montreal, Aric meets Kaya and they end up on a mission together. The mission kind of falls apart, but the sparks between these two are definitely ignited. Unfortunately, Kaya is hiding a lot of secrets that if found out, make her a prime suspect as the Order’s leak. I don’t know Kaya well, and I was definitely suspicious of her. I really wanted Aric to be happy with her, but I didn’t trust her all that much.

There is also a big event for one of the Order’s warriors in Claimed In Shadows and that was really exciting to see. It brought all of the older characters together and reinforced their relationships. I loved it!

Claimed in Shadows had a fun romance with some awesome action. It left me fearful for the Breed and anticipating Break The Day all the more. I can’t wait to get to Rafe’s story!

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