Author: Lara Adrian
Published by: Dell
Rating: 3 stars
Summary from Goodreads: 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.
While some people are over vampires, I still love them. I think it's amazing that an author can take this classic idea of vampires and change the lore to make it their own. We have born vampires, blood-made vampires, sparkly vampires, men only vampires, warrior vampires and a personal favorite...hot and sexy vampires. Maybe I came upon this series too late, but for me something was missing. I wanted more from Kiss of Midnight and the start of the Midnight Breed series.
Gabrielle is a character that even after reading the book I don't fully feel like I know. I never really connected with her. I loved that she was a photographer and she seems to have a unique ability (or curse depending on how you see it) of her own, but what about who she was as a person? The one insight into her personality was her reaction to vampires. she wasn't all accepting at first when she found out about vampires. She was shocked and a bit horrified, but was willing to listen to reason. I felt her reaction was better than some I've read in literature of instant acceptance and worship.
Lucan on the other-hand is mysteriously sexy and I want to know more about him. He was kind of aloof and protective which I feel is why we didn't get to know a lot about him until the end of the story. However, I did feel that Lucan and Gabrielle made a wonderful couple. I thought their personalities complimented each other well and I liked how despite the early physical relationship it took them a little bit to realize their feelings for one another.
The writing in Kiss of Midnight was good. The action scenes were fast-paced and exciting while the intimate scenes were steamy and sexy. Even though I didn't connect to the story right away, the ending left me shocked. I can see how this series could become addicting if all the books end the way Kiss of Midnight did.