Emotions run high in this smart story of a 900-year-old alien/vampire named Lucan, who meets Gabrielle, his Breedmate a 27-year-old freelance photographer.
Throughout Kiss of Midnight the various characters show compassion for each other, which, I believe helps to build the bond between reader and characters. There's also conflict, some complete with weaponry if that's your thing.
Lucan and his brethren are like a crew of Mr. Clean (with hair and fangs of course), ridding the world of the bad human killing Rogue vampires.
Lara Adrian has built a good base for the upcoming books in the Midnight Breed series.
INSATIABLE DESIRE. ENDLESS SEDUCTION. ONE TOUCH IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle'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 . . . .