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Midnight Awakening (The Midnight Breed, Book 3) (edition 2007)

by Lara Adrian

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Title:Midnight Awakening (The Midnight Breed, Book 3)
Authors:Lara Adrian
Info:Dell (2007), Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
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Rating:*****
Tags:Paranormal Romance

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I like how the author is shaking things up a bit with this book. Elise already knows about the Breed and has in fact be living in one of the Darkhavens (little communities for vampires and breedmates). Looks like the author is going to have to find a new source of conflict for Elise and Tegan.
Ooh I like the animosity between Elise and Tegan. They have such a strong chemistry together. Like the rawness of their relationship. Elise uses Tegan first with drinking his blood to become strong again which in their society is a disrespectful move, breedmates are only suppose to drink blood from their bonded mates.
I like how the booty scene came in the last half of the book. Added more tension between Elise and Tegan but there could have been more in my opinion. The author is really good at setting the scene but seems to lack skill when it comes to the characters.
Wished Marek (the villain) would have had more of fighting end or standoff, he was built up to be a mad ass mofo then just kind of whiffed at the end.
I do like how the author replaced the role of villain Marek with an on the loose Ancient (alien who crash landed on earth or original vampire), keeps the story fresh and keeps the series going.
I don't know this series is starting to run together for me. I really think the character of Tegan (loved how much he cusses, a man after my own heart) saved this story for me. Each book seems like essentially the same story but with different character names. This series seems more about the story than the characters, does that make sense? The author is a good enough writer to keep me interested but I'm starting to get worn on this series.

*I realized I didn't say much about the lead female character Elise. Mostly forgettable unless she was arguing with Tegan then there were flashes of passion but otherwise she was just annoying in her stubbornness.

B- ( )
  WhiskeyintheJar | Feb 14, 2019 |
Midnight Awakening
4.5 Stars

Synopsis:
Elise Chase has lived a sheltered life in the Darkhavens of the Breed race but following the horrific death of her son, swears vengeance against those responsible for his downfall. In order to attain her goal, she must first learn to control her debilitating gift and is forced to turn to the most unlikely of allies, Tegan, the deadliest of the Breed warriors.

Review:
An engrossing page turner. Midnight Awakening has the best plot in the series so far and contains many of my favorite devices including a secret book, an enigmatic riddle and the rise of an ancient enemy. The book wraps up the story line from the previous installments only to conclude with a cliffhanger that introduces the conflict to come. My one small nitpick is that the villain’s eventual demise is a little anti-climactic.

The romance comes in a close second to the previous book, Kiss of Crimson. Tegan and Elise are a wonderful union of opposites and develop an intense emotional and sensual bond. Some readers may find Elise to be snobbish and aloof but I found her strength of character and underlying vulnerability to be engaging - she can definitely kick butt with the best of them. Tegan is a tortured soul and it is great to see him find his ultimate match. I particularly enjoyed the complementary nature of their extrasensory gifts, which added an additional layer to their connection.

Adrian has created an imaginative and immersing world that only improves with each new book, and I look forward to reading the next in the series. ( )
  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
Assolutamente promosso questo libro di Lara Adrian con la sua nuova storia d'amore fra Tegan e Elise. Quella che nei primi capitoli sembrava una saga veramente troppo "vicina" ai libri di J.R.Ward si sta evolvendo e sta acquisendo decisamente più "carattere".

Non si parla più di una semplice "storia d'amore" ma Lara Adrian sta dando sempre maggior importanza al background su cui si muovono i personaggi e alla trama di sfondo della lotta con i Ribelli. la Genesi dei vampiri Gen Uno, come già detto precedentemente, è molto originale e affascinante al punto che non vedo l'ora di scoprire se l'Antico è ancora vivo e in circolazione come suppongo che sia. Vampiri come discendenti degli Alieni, sembra paradossale eppure la Adrian è riuscita a creare un'ottima idea di partenza su cui far sviluppare la sua Società di Vampiri.

Tegan è un personaggio tormentato, chiuso e freddo come l'acciaio. Ferisce il prossimo con parole travestite da "Verità" per il semplice motivo che non vuole che gli altri si aspettino alcunché da lui. Non vuole deludere gli altri o semplicemente non è interessato a preoccuparsi di chi gli sta intorno perché, se dovesse fallire, finirebbe farli soffrire e soffrire di rimando. Si protegge dagli altri semplicemente trattandoli con indifferenza e turbandoli come e quando può, il che è perfettamente logico per quanto "illogico".

Elise è una donna forte, testarda e ferita dalla vita che le ha portato via il suo compagno cinque anni prima e poi, come se non bastasse, il figlio caduto nelle trame dei Ribelli. E quando una donna, una madre, è ferita e furiosa tutto quello che può far per non finire distrutta e combattere, anche a costo di distruggersi. E' quello che decide di fare, lo promette alla memoria di suo figlio.

Sarà in questo contesto che i due si incontreranno e il loro rapporto non sarà niente affatto facile entrambi presi dai loro fantasmi e dalle loro guerre personali. Anche se dobbiamo dare atto a Elise di maggior coerenza e coraggio rispetto al vampiro Tegan, se non altro in ambito sentimentale.

Una storia d'amore ben scritta, graduale e condita da una bella dose di azione che vede protagonista, per una volta, anche la stessa Elise che non si lascia certo mettere in panchina dal suo Forse-Compagno.

Come abbiamo costatato nel romanzo precedente di volta in volta viene presentato, almeno a grandi linee, chi sarà il prossimo membro dell'Ordine che dovrò affrontare una "Compagna di Stirpe" e in questo caso, quasi sicuramente, nel prossimo libro dovremo vedercela con il povero Rio. Ferito nel corpo e nello spirito dal tradimento della sua compagna Rio per il momento è affidato alle mani terapeutiche di Tess, la compagna di Dante, ma è evidente che per l'anima i poteri di Tess non sono e non saranno sufficienti. Non ci resta che attendere il prossimo capitolo di questa saga!
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  Nasreen44 | Jun 8, 2017 |
Grieving the death of her mate and most recently her son-the heroine has abandoned the safety of dark haven and taken to the streets, surviving only for the soul purpose to kill as many minions as she can in revenge. But being around humans has taken a toll on her. Her gift of reading thoughts is slowly driving her mad with pain. One day, she gets into a situation and attracted the attention of Rogues. When she thinks the end is finally upon her, she's shocked when she's saved by the one male who's made her feel anything other than pain and sorrow. The hero is very much driven by the same all consuming revenge as the fragile breed mate-grieving the death of his own mate even after over 500 years. He is anything but a man whom one should rely on. He's crude, antisocial and cruel at the best of times. In order to remain detached from the burden of caring for anyone again, he uses his cruelty as a shield. Ironically enough his power is to touch others and know their feelings. But for someone like him he uses the power only to feel the fear and the pain of those who taste his vengeance. Though he's attracted to the heroine, he does everything in his power to push her away-to make her hate him. But even though he's an asshole- he's unable to leave her in pain. He takes her back to the Orders headquarters and when he's called to Berlin-she's stows away on board. She's just as attracted to the cold male as he is to her- yet he's very good at hiding it from her. So when she needs the blood of a vampire to stop the pain in her head- she thinks he's safe enough to engage in a bonding of practical means. But the hero himself is shocked by the connection the blood giving sparks within him and he must fight the growing love her his charge with everything inside him. The hero once suffered from the same bloodlust that all the rogues suffer from with the difference that he was able to overcome. But with every addiction-the hunger remains and the fear that if he should complete the bonding with the heroine-it could trigger his madness again. So, like any true male really, instead of telling her this- he chooses to be an asshole about denying her blood offering. That was a frequent theme between the two throughout the book. The hero kept all his feelings and all his fears clenched tightly to his chest so the heroine was ignorant of what his motivations were-thinking him cold and unfeeling in the face of all the emotions she felt for him. I loved that game they played-fumbling around one another, trying to gain level ground. But hurting one another in the process. From the very first book- I could remember being so excited about this hero getting his own story as I find myself attracted to the antisocial assholes whose past trauma shape who they are and hide themselves from those around them. This book didn't disappoint. With a stellar heroine who's just as damaged as he is but strong enough to see past the cold exterior he portrays to the real man inside. This book isn't heavy with plot or storyline so it really relies upon the cat and mouse game the characters engage in and I thoroughly enjoyed it. ( )
  Eden00 | May 14, 2016 |
Vampires, breedmates and rogues... oh, my!

Great series!!! ( )
  BethanyMoore | May 13, 2016 |
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In book three of the Midnight Breed series, Darkhaven beauty Elise Chase roams the streets of Boston with a dagger in her hand and vengeance on her mind, determined to retaliate against the rogue vampires who robbed her of everything she cherished. Using an extraordinary psychic gift, she tracks her prey, even though she's well aware that the power she possesses is destroying her. Desperate to gain better control of her abilities, she seeks the help of stone-cold Tegan, the deadliest of the Breed warriors. He’s no stranger to pain and rage, and agrees to help her. But an unholy alliance is about to be formed—one that could plunge them into a tempest of danger and desire, and may even melt Tegan’s icy soul. Explicit sex.
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Book 3 in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling Midnight Breed vampire romance series

With a dagger in her hand and vengeance on her mind, Darkhaven beauty Elise Chase prowls Boston's streets in search of retribution against the Rogue vampires who took from her everything she cherished. Using an extraordinary psychic gift, she tracks her prey, well aware that the power she possesses is destroying her. She must learn to harness this gift, and for that she can turn to only one man--the deadliest of the Breed warriors, Tegan.

No stranger to loss, Tegan knows Elise's pain. He knows fury, but when he slays his enemies it is with ice in his veins. He is perfect in his self-control, until Elise seeks his aid in her personal war. An unholy alliance is forged--a bond that will link them by blood and vow--and plunge them into a tempest of danger, desire, and the darkest passions of the heart. . . .

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Prowling the streets of Boston in search of the vampires who had destroyed her life, Elise Chase, a Darkhaven beauty possessing a psychic gift, turns for help to Tegan, the deadliest of the Breed warriors, who could hold the key to teaching her how to harness her talents.… (more)

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