Bound to Darkness, A Midnight Breed Novel, Lara Adrian

Bound to Darkness, A Midnight Breed Novel,   Lara Adrian

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  Romance, paranormal.

I loved the first series, read them all long before becoming a reviewer ( see as a long time book addict I’m a customer reader as well as a reviewer reader!) I loved the first one in this new series, and was looking forward to this one.

Sadly though it was still a great read, and would stand up well against many other paranormal reads, it didn’t have for me that Lara Adrian Magic, a story that’s one for the keepers file. I did enjoy this, but I wasn’t as connected to either the story or to the characters of Rune and Carys as I expected to be. The plot felt in a way a bit formulaic, one I’ve seen countless times. “Bad” guy and sweet girl fall in love, he thinks he’s not good enough etc. etc. etc. Her parents and family friends don’t approve, but she’s in love and they all misunderstand the situation. Its feeling a bit like a vampire Romeo and Juliet – but at least it ends differently 🙂

Its got the usual fights which are pretty graphic, these vampires really don’t hold their punches, and of course there’s lots of Lara’s trademark hot and sensual erotic sex scenes,but yet I just felt kind of underwhelmed. I’d expected a bit more, I wanted to be surprised at what unfolded,  but this time I’d guessed much of what occurred and I don’t like that. I want to make my guess but be totally wrong, have been led down a wrong road or something. It feels a bit like these new generation have so many different talents between them that they have an answer for everything. I’m kind of surprised I feel this way because I loved the last book, and had high hopes for more. Maybe, hopefully it’s just me or this is just a glitch in the series. We’ll see…

Stars: Four, despite my crits its still a very good read, just not a five.

ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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