Darker After Midnight
By Lara Adrian
Published January 24th 2012
By Delacorte Press
Midnight Breed book #10
Ages 18 and over!
In the dark of night, a blood war escalates within the hidden world of the Breed. After existing in secret for many long centuries, maintaining a fragile peace with the humans who walk beside them unaware, a single act of retaliation has put the entire vampire nation at risk of discovery. It falls to the Order—a cadre of Breed warriors pledged to protect their own and humankind alike—to stop Dragos, the power-mad vampire at the center of the conflict, before his push for domination can explode into catastrophe.
At the center of the Order’s quest is Sterling Chase, once a morally rigid enforcer of Breed law, now a warrior fallen from grace, whose biggest battle is the one he wages against his own savage nature. With addiction beckoning him toward eternal darkness, Chase’s path to redemption has never seemed more out of reach. But when his eyes meet those of Tavia Fairchild, a beautiful witness who identifies him at the scene of a mission gone terribly wrong, Chase finds himself drawn to the woman—and convinced she is something much more than she seems.
Pulled into a vortex of intrigue and danger she can neither resist nor understand, Tavia is uncertain whom to trust. And while everything sane and logical warns her against getting close to Chase, she cannot deny that the handsome, deeply haunted male stirs something primal and ravenous within her. But even as she surrenders to her cravings, nothing can prepare her for the shattering truth of who—and what—she truly is.
As the Order’s enemy mobilizes for the battle of the ages, Dragos and his Minions unleashing a hell on Earth like nothing ever seen before, Chase and Tavia are thrust into the heart of the violence. With time running out and the streets running red with the blood of innocent lives, both Breed and human, together Chase and Tavia must find a way to defeat Dragos once and for all—or die trying.
Wow, Wow, Wow, what can I say? Another amazing book and another incredible story, just when I thought the series could not get any better here comes Chase! This book had so much I could not put it down!
I always held a soft spot in my heart for Chase. He has been on such a long downward spiral for some time now, and I truly worried for him. I think this book really redeems him not only in the eyes of his brothers but in us as the readers. As for his mate let’s just say I never saw that one coming!!!!! She is perfect for Chase in every way and just what I think he needed. Only a special woman can handle a wild cat like Chase.
I love that we finally get caught up with the rest of the warriors and their mates as well and know more about how they are doing and where their lives are headed. I was just in awe in the answers I did get and the new ones this book created. I so look forward to the next book and what it holds for us!
This book was one I could read and pick it up and read all over again. Without a doubt 5 out of 5 stars!