Crave the Night (Midnight Breed Series #12)

Crave the Night (Midnight Breed Series #12)

by Lara Adrian
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Crave the Night (Midnight Breed Series #12) by Lara Adrian

With the acclaimed Midnight Breed series, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian has written thrilling novels of electrifying romance and heart-pounding suspense—page-turners in which humans and vampires live tenuously side by side. In Crave the Night, Adrian brings the Breed and its world to the brink of war, where even the deepest passion can shatter into violence.
Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order—an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires—Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan’s hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire—a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan’s elusive quarry.
Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing—until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all.

Praise for Crave the Night
“[A] thrilling and romantic read.”RT Book Reviews
“Stunning in its flawless execution . . . The sexual tension between Nathan and Jordana is off the charts and sizzles each of the pages.”Under the Covers
“Impossible to put down.”—Fresh Fiction
“Steamy and intense.”—Publishers Weekly

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345532640
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Series: Midnight Breed Series , #12
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 17,542
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lara Adrian is the New York Times bestselling author of the Midnight Breed series, including the novels Kiss of Midnight, Kiss of Crimson, Midnight Awakening, Midnight Rising, Veil of Midnight, Ashes of Midnight, Shades of Midnight, Taken by Midnight, Deeper than Midnight, Darker After Midnight, Edge of DawnCrave the Night, and the eBook novella A Taste of Midnight.

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Crave the Night (Midnight Breed Series #12) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel that I've wasred $11.00, bad plot and NO action. I didn't feel a connection between Jordana and Nathan. The main characters were rather blah, Jordana had no personality and Nathan just spit out the f bomb in every conversation. I loved the original warriors and their mates but feel let down with this new generation. I may not purchase future books in the series (Sorry for typo in first sentence).
DaBee More than 1 year ago
I've been reading this series for a while and I must say I'm a little disappointed. The past books were filled with so much detail and the romance was a little more complex and/or thrilling. This felt more like a novella than an installment because it felt so hurried. Also, I'm not sure I like where the story is headed but i guess I'll wait and find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Lara's breed series for years. Loving the series. But these last two books have just been okay. I think I am done with the series. I don't just don't like where its headed.
IAmy More than 1 year ago
I received this book from the publisher through Net Galley. I am such a big fan of Ms. Adrian’s Midnight Breed series that I literally screamed when I got the email that my request to review and ARC of this book was approved. Of course it was months before the release date and I wanted to hold off a bit before reading and reviewing it. Now I know the release date is still two months away, but my digital edition was set to expire so I needed to go ahead and get my reading on. I also figured a lot of other bloggers have read and reviewed the book, so I wouldn’t be the only one. I will be extra diligent in my efforts to keep this a spoiler free review. In book 11, Edge of Dawn, Ms Adrian totally reinvented this series, and in my opinion did an amazing job at it. She kept the feel of the series as well as the original cast of character, now in the background a bit, and brought them all 20 years into the future. She introduced us to a new generation of the breed and a new set of problems and bad guys to keep the series fresh and moving forward. Crave the night is book two in this reinvented addition to this long run series. It continues off where the last one ended and focuses on Nathan and Jordana’s story. I must confess it took me a bit to get into this book. It took me a bit to remember who the new bad guys were and what they did in the last book. I remembered Nathan right away having been introduced before the time jump. Jordana was a different story, I didn’t remember the kiss scene described in the synopsis and couldn’t place her right off-hand. I also didn’t really like her for the first half of the book. She just seemed weak to me, too concerned with doing what she should and not upsetting the society. For the first hundred pages or so I was more interested in Carys and Rune’s drama then Nathan and Jordana’s coming together. That of course changed as Jordana changed and grew. I could give you the exact moment, but not if I want to stay spoiler free… What worked for me in the book: There was plenty of action and character growth for both Jordana and Nathan as well as some pretty steamy scenes between the two. Old familiar faces come back for some brief visits. Nice set up for future books with the new set of characters, looking forward to Carys and Rune’s book. Some development and forward movement with the new set of bad guys and some more insight into the origins of Breedmates. I am really starting to get curious about who and what the history is with the Atlanteans. What didn’t work for me: I thought the resolution of the character Elliot was kind of weak. If he was such a big obstacle for Nathan and Jordana then I would have liked a little bit more closure on that front. Maybe a bit more drama, something… Also it did feel like a slow start to the book. Around page 100 or 120 it started to pick up, but the beginning just dragged for me. I really do think it was a mater of getting back into the world a bit though. I would have also liked to see a bit more of the old characters. Surly there is still interesting things going on in their lives. Bottom line it is a must read for fans of this series. If you are new and don’t want to go back to book one, pick up Edge of Dawn and start there in the new generation. The series is a great one for paranormal fans, especially if you also like J.R. Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Alexandra Ivy, or Laura Wright.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nathan is a warrior twenty years freed from his past, but still held by it. Jordana makes you think pampered princess. What you find is a young woman with a backbone and innocence. A woman who heals a strong warrior with love. Read Nathan and Jordan and fall in love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never quite understand why all the breed males raise a fuss when a breed male falls for a breemate. They've all been there so you'd think they would be a little more understanding. Interesting where the story is gojng with the Atlanteans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt wait for this book to come out...Im no prude,but I dont remember the F word being used so often. To me it looses its impact & is unecessary over &over. Im going to think twice before I buy Ms Adrians next book.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I have loved every last book in the Breed series
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Anonymous 12 months ago
These have to be cousins of the brotherhood!
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feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
Crave The Night is the twelfth installment in Lara Adrian's paranormal romance series titled: Midnight Breed. This is the first time I have read a book by Ms. Adrian and it is the first book I have read in this particular series. As noted on a fellow goodreads member's review, each book in this series can apparently be read as a standalone novel despite its series setup, so that's what I did. This new release was available at my library and I grabbed it. Plus, it was recommended on a literary map for fans of Karen Marie Moning (FYI: I am in fact an enthusiastic fan!). After reading, I have to agree and disagree with the "each installment can be read as a standalone" assessment. I agree because it was evident that the main characters' personal romance was new and fresh; however, it was also evident that there was some overall backstory I was unaware of that left me feeling a bit uninvolved in the first approximate thirty percent of the book. Obviously, when the romance began, it felt like a fresh experience so that was good. Once finishing the book, I felt knowledgable about the world and rules this series is based on, so that also was a plus and may support the "standalone" recommendation. Overall, I liked this book. It was far from a Karen Marie Moning experience in my opinion, but it was a good paranormal romance. I felt connected to the characters and even felt my heartstrings tug a little at their personal struggles. However, I did have some eyeroll moments at the writing within the heavy romance scenes and how the romance flowed in general. I mean, how many times can the story of the damaged, control-hungry man and the fragile virgin be told? And "sexy" phrases like, "Your petals are so swollen and ripe" weren't sexy to me...they just distracted me from the moment (however, I have to admit I've read scenes in other books that had me busting out laughing so this really wasn't bad at all LOL). There are positives and negatives in all books depending on the reader's perspective, and despite any negatives written in this review, I am in fact interested in checking out other books in this series and would recommend this series to fellow fans of vampire romances. Please note that my rating may very well have been higher if I had read this series in order as my excitement would likely have grown for the characters and the world in general, and I may have felt more invested overall. So with that in mind (and based only on my personal reading experience), I would encourage new readers to read this series in order.
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
Wow! Nathan's book. You know it had to be good. It was great!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book in general was ok. But as typical of Adrian, the lovey, dovey mushy gushy nonsense gets too much. It's always the same. The guy is unattainable till he meets the girl...then he's professing his undying eternal never give up kinda love to someone he really has no clue about. The intense bond that is formed over such a short period of time is unrealistic. Now yes I know the general book is "unrealistic" bc it's about vamps and all that jazz. But hopefully you get what I mean. I think I'm done with the series.
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
Passionate, intense, and erotic, this latest installment in the Nightbreed series takes you on a roller coaster of emotional highs and emotional lows. The back and forth between the two main characters, as to 'does he like her or doesn't he like her' and 'am I worthy of her or not' leaves the reader guessing as to how and when the characters will finally open up and trust in their feelings and desires. There are plot twists and nice surprises, though others you can kind of figure out early on. The series is no longer one solely focused on humans vs. Breed or Breed vs. Breed, it now adds a whole new villain to the mix, Atlanteans, and not a lot is known about them yet. I enjoyed the story, and I enjoyed the characters. I liked seeing Nathan get his happy ending, especially after getting to know him way back when Hunter and Corinn get together and go rescue her son, and I'm glad Jordana broke away from what was expected of her and went for what she truly wanted. I look forward to seeing where Lara Adrian takes this new installment and the great love stories that she is capable of telling. She takes the reader on a great ride and I look forward to the next installment.
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EdmondsReader More than 1 year ago
I also received this via Net Galley. I apologize in advance for a not very detailed review.  I don't like to leave spoilers, so go vague in my reviews.  I hope to use enough points of interest to captivate review readers and entice them into reading the story. I haven't read any of Ms Adrian's Midnight Breed books, at least none recently.  So I went into this fairly 'cold'.  It was a bit hard to get into, but  given the genre of  vampires, etc. it didn't take too long to catch on. I did wonder for a while whose story this really was.  Nathan and Jordana's? Rune and Carys?  It actually took a character, whose name shall remain quiet so as not to spoil, visiting Jordana at her place of work for my interest to really pique. That was another piece of the story that seemed a bit disjointed.  However it could be because I'm not up on the other recent books.  But, I would like to state that once that scene took place, things started to fall into place.  I ended up enjoying the book quite well; enough to give it 4 stars!  I'd just like to say that there were two things i found interesting. 1.  The 'F' word wasn't used very often (very refreshing, and I'm no prude), so when it did show up, it felt like Ms Adrian had thrown it in there for shock value or such.  Not really needed for the story line, and actually a couple times it made me re-read the sentence to make sure I understood what she was saying.  Suffice it to say, again the word wasn't used that often, and that was very refreshing on its own.   Then, 2.  The sex scenes.  While quite steamy and enjoyable to read, they didn't overpower the story which was SOO NICE!  Paranormal stories are turning into so much sex and not a lot of story.  It was nice to read a book that didn't rely on that formula.  Don't get me wrong.  If that's a make or break for you, the book will deliver.  It just doesn't require the scenes to make the story.  It was more a sideline and added to the story. These two factors made this story a change for the better in my opinion, for this genre of story.  Don't get me wrong, but it's nice to read a book and get an actual story, not a porn flick.   The story of the Atlanteans seems to be very interesting/cool.  It is because of this 'branch' that i'm interested in reading more of Ms Adrian's stories.  What is referenced in Crave the Night, sounds extremely enticing and This is a concept I have always found intriguing.   Let me just say if you are a current reader of Ms Adrian's Midnight Breed books, this is a must.  It 'feels' like it has some relevant information to tie in with other stories.   If you're like me and haven't  been a follower, this may entice you to read more.  I know for myself, I plan on checking out more. Please Enjoy!