Thursday, November 4, 2010
Review: Taken by Midnight by Lara Adrian
AT THE CROSSROADS OF DEATH AND DESIRE, A WOMAN TASTES A PLEASURE NO MORTAL IS MEANT TO SURVIVE.
In the frozen Alaskan wilderness, former state trooper Jenna Darrow survives an unspeakable breach of body and soul. But with her narrow escape comes an even greater challenge. For strange changes are taking place within her, as she struggles to understand—and control—a new hunger. To do so, she will seek shelter in the Boston compound of the Order, an ancient race of vampire warriors whose very existence is shrouded in mystery. Perhaps the most mysterious of them all is Brock, a brooding, dark-eyed alpha male whose hands hold the power to comfort, heal . . . and arouse.
As she recovers under Brock’s care, Jenna finds herself drawn to the Order’s mission: to stop a ruthless enemy and its army of assassins from subjecting Earth to a reign of terror. Yet in spite of their resolve, a purely physical relationship without strings soon binds Brock and Jenna together with a desire fiercer than life and stronger than death itself—until a secret from Brock’s past and Jenna’s own mortality challenges their forbidden love to the ultimate trial by fire.
This book is hard to review without giving away all the secrets of the book. I can say that Jenna is one of the strongest heroines I've ever read. Her life has been one bomb dropped on her after another. But she takes it and comes out fighting. I hope that if I had to face the adversities that she has I would face them with the grace and courage she shows. And Brock sheesh fanning myself. Brock is so protective and tender with her that you root for them from the beginning. What with whatever the ancient did to Jenna and with Brock's secret resurfacing they have more than their share of things that could separate them but only the simplest thing to keep them together. If you could call love simple that is. My only thing about this book is that it left plenty of questions unanswered. Almost but not quite too many cause I am a impatient sort of woman. I am anxiously awaiting the next book in this series.
I bought this one on my own and was not compensated in any way for this review. I give it 4 1/2 stars.