A shimmering holiday gala lights up an ancient castle in the Scottish Highlands, but beautiful widowed Breedmate Danika MacConn feels alone in the crowd. Even among the friends and festivity of the Darkhaven celebration, she can’t forget her lost love, a fallen warrior of the Order. Her brief return to her mate’s homeland has become treacherous after rejecting the advances of a dangerous Edinburgh crime boss with a taste for blood sport.
As Danika seeks to expose the vampire and his dark trade, she discovers an unexpected ally in his forbidding, enigmatic henchman, Brannoc, a man who exudes heat, danger, and dark menace--and seems somehow achingly familiar. Bran has his own reasons for wanting to keep Dani out of his employer’s business . . . and his own secrets he means to keep buried. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a woman who tempts the wildest part of his Breed nature--especially when that woman is Danika MacConn, the one woman capable of bringing him to his knees. (courtesy of laraadrian.com)
This is a novella set to work with the Midnight Breed series, although it does not wrap into the plot as a necessary read. Adrian was kind enough to give us a 'taste' of the breed before book 10 releases on 1/24/2012 (TUESDAY!!)
While it may not be around the Order we know and love, there is some reference to the series and having known the series, you can fall right into this book and know exactly what the background is. Adrian keeps the story moving along for the European side of the Order and Breed. It's amazing how your body will always recognize the one you love. Danika feels the connection as soon as she sees Bran.
As a quick read, Adrian doesn't leave out any action. Of course, we all love the erotic intensity. Adrian doesn't leave us with out. I was overjoyed that this came out to give us a break in our wait time, and it surely made me ready for Darker After Midnight just bringing in her writing style and our Breed.