Pages: 403 pages
Published: May, 2007
Series: Midnight Breed #1
"He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell’s deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night - or this man - is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed - a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.
Lucan Thorne despises the violence carried out by his lawless brethren. A vampire himself, Lucan is a Breed warrior, sworn to protect his kind - and the unwitting humans existing alongside them - from the mounting threat of the Rogues. Lucan cannot risk binding himself to a mortal woman, but when Gabrielle is targeted by his enemies, he has no choice but to bring her into the dark underworld he commands.
Here, in the arms of the Breed’s formidable leader, Gabrielle will confront an extraordinary destiny of danger, seduction, and the darkest pleasures of all..."
The story begins as Gabrielle witnesses a brutal scene in an alley, she reports it to the police who take no heed of her story or blurred cell phone snapshots - but someone does arrive later to her house to investigate detective Lucan Thorne, not a detective at all but a vampire. Lucan can't explain the draw he feels for Gabrielle no matter how much he tries to extinguish it with her body.
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Tormented by his family history and his own desire for blood Lucan can't see himself even remotely good for Gabrielle and keeps fighting the attraction every step of the way.
Gabrielle finds herself more than confused by detective Thorne who seems to drop by and get her to yield all common sense and rush into an affair, of sorts. It eventually comes very clear Lucan is not with the police, Lucan is not even human.
The story tells in fast pace speed about a man fighting to stay in control and protect his species and about a woman who in her own right isn't a shrinking violet and cracks all kinds of walls the man has taken hundreds of years to build. A dark love story of wanting and needing of something you think isn't good for you but hope to God it is anyway.
Stormy, dark, erotic story - vampires with a whole different history from the vampire norm! Nice and refreshing twist on their creation.
Started Reading : 1st of Aug. 2011
Finished Reading : 7th of Aug. 2011