Release Date: June 28, 2011
Source: Download Destination
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Review Date: February 27, 2012
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Deeper Than Midnight, installment #9 of the Midnight Breed series is as good as expected. I really wanted to read this when it came out last summer, but honestly, I could not bring myself to pay the newly released book price!!! I know, shame on me. Due to me waiting, it’s been a while since I read the previous book, but the author added enough references to previous situations that as I read along, the details from the past story lines clicked back into place. Thanks for the refresher! This time around we get see how Hunter and Corinne get together. Hunter whom once was in the service of Dragos for many years as an assassin, not with the Order volunteered to escort Corinne to her home in Detroit after she is rescued with other women from Dragos’s prison. Upon returning her to her Darkhaven home he gets a funny feeling about her father’s behavior and things he said. Turns out her father allowed Dragos to kidnap her and he tried to cover it up! Just horrible! If you’re new to this series, Dragos used and abused these women to no end trying to get them to reproduce Gen One vamps with a Ancient that he held captive. Side note: we find out that Hunter was the first of the children ever born by the Ancient that Dragos kept as prisoner. As a result of the things inflicted upon Corinne during her capture, she had a son that Dragos took from her at birth. A baby boy she has never seen since she gave birth about 13 years ago, who she named Nathan. We can pretty much predict what happens there.
What’s different about this book than the others is that we get almost equal parts of another story lines. It’s I recall that the couple was the focus of the story and the sub stories were just that, secondary. In this book, the other parts seemed just as equally important as Hunter and Corinne coupling. Chase was the other focal point in this book. He pretty much almost fell into Bloodlust. Yet, his warrior roots had him in pursuit of Dragos and others that could lead him to them. Not only has he gone basically crazy with wanting blood, but before he runs off and leaves the Order, he really lashes out at Elise. For you all who don’t know who she is, it’s his dead brothers widow. Yes he “thought” he was in love with her, but really, he needs to let that go. She’s mated to someone else in the Order. So please, Ms. Adrian, let’s not go there again. ;-) Yet, in the end, as we love about these warriors of The Order, they always redeem themselves, as does Chase.
We also got a little bit of story regarding the other warriors and their mates and get a little bit of an update on them. Dante and Tess had their baby boy in this installment. As well do we get to know more about Kellen Archer and his grandfather, whom made their first appearance in the last book. We even got a few scenes between Lucan and Gabriella.
We are left with a serious cliff hanger and lead into the next book! I read the first chapter of the next book, and it starts off just where this book left off and it looks promising. I look forward to reading the next installment, Darker Than Midnight.