ARC Review: Crave the Night by Lara Adrian

June 27, 2014     Danielle Romero     4.5Stars, reviews

Crave The Night
by Lara Adrian

Release Date: August 5, 2014

Series: Midnight Breed #12

Delacorte Press 
300 pages
ISBN: 978-0-345-53260-2

Blurb: 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.

A refreshing and exciting story that captivates your attention from the very start. Crave the Night has quickly become one of my favorite Breed books. As usual Lara Adrian delivers. In Crave the Night, we learn more about Nathan who we first saw in Deeper than Midnight (my all time favorite book in the midnight breed series) and his love interest, Jordana. There is just something about falling for a guy that seems broken beyond repair and watching Nathan and Jordana come together and then fall apart, and then come together again made my heart stutter. Nathan is tough as nails, a deadly assassin who’s been conditioned to reject love and affection, to even flinch when he’s offered a tender touch and Jordana is a woman ready to break down his walls and reject everything she’s ever known for a chance at the unknown that could end up amazing. Crave the Night is an absolute must read for any PNR lover. The world building at this point in the series is beyond amazing and it continues to grow. The character development is spot on, and the book as a whole is sure to grab your heart, twist it a bit, and then give you that warm fuzzy feeling when things turn out the way you wished they did from the very beginning. I cannot wait to see what Adrian has in store for us next.
LARA ADRIAN is the New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author of the Midnight Breed vampire romance series, with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed to more than 20 countries. 
Lara Adrian’s debut title, Kiss of Midnight, was named Borders Books bestselling debut romance of 2007. Later that year, her third title,Midnight Awakening, was named one of Amazon.com’s Top Ten Romances of the Year. Reviewers have called Lara’s books “addictively readable” (Chicago Tribune), “extraordinary” (Fresh Fiction), and “one of the best vampire series on the market” (Romantic Times).
Writing as TINA ST. JOHN, her historical romances have won numerous awards including the National Readers Choice; Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer’s Choice; Booksellers Best; and many others. She was twice named a Finalist in Romance Writers of America’s RITA Awards, for Best Historical Romance (White Lion’s Lady) and Best Paranormal Romance (Heart of the Hunter). All seven historical romance titles have since been reissued independently by the author in the United States, with the first reissued title, Lord of Vengeance, spending four weeks on the USA Today bestseller list upon its release. In Germany, Lara’s books have twice hit #1 on the Stern bestseller list and typically spend multiple weeks in the top ten spots on Der Spiegel, peaking thus far at #3. The Midnight Breed series has sold in excess of 1 million copies in Germany. In Italy, the January 2011 release of Book 4 of the series hit three bestseller lists (La Repubblica at #5; TTL at #7; and Corriere della Sera at #13). The series has currently sold over 250,000 copies in Italy. In the United Kingdom, Lara’s publisher reports more than 100,000 copies of the series in print thus far, with each title returned to press multiple times. With an ancestry stretching back to the Mayflower and the court of King Henry VIII, Lara Adrian lives with her husband in New England, surrounded by centuries-old graveyards, hip urban comforts, and the endless inspiration of the broody Atlantic Ocean.