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.
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.
the arms of the Breed’s formidable leader, Gabrielle will confront an
extraordinary destiny of danger, seduction, and the darkest pleasures
of all . . . .
Blast from the Past Review
My Initial reaction to this book was not a good one. To be honest, I tried to read this book a few months ago, and upon beginning it, I saw the word alien and closed the book. I literally took the book, and put it on paperbackswap and it was gone in less than a day. So what made me pick this one up again? Well, I was goofin off in a chatroom one day, one completely non related to reading and someone was talking about it and I asked questions. She assured me that they weren’t green goblin aliens but it all made sense. So she raved so much I went out the next day and bought all three books. I’ve been reading book one on my lunch hour at work for the last week and a half and it’s actually really good. I judged too harshly and quickly and I was certainly mistaken.
Our story revolves around Lucan and Gabrielle and a little something called The Breed. My biggest gripe of this book is that it is incredibly similar to the J.R Ward series. In Lara Adrian’s favor, however, is the fact that the J.R Ward series is really great, so the similarity didn’t bother me so much. It did, however, make me laugh out loud a few times. But that is neither here nor there.
Lucan is a gen one vampire. I’m not gonna go into the alien bit because I am still vehemently against that bit. Lucan is pretty damn hot, and he is also the eldest of a group of warrior vampires that live in a secret compound and come out to battle the rogue vampires. Sound familiar? I’m tellin ya, it’s a lesser plot than the JR Ward series.
Gabrielle is a photographer, and she is also a breedmate. She doesnt know she’s a breedmate, but she does know that Lucan is hella hot and that the sex between them is astounding. And it is, Lara Adrian can write some sex. Gabrielle ends up under breed protection when she witnesses a murder and in the arms of Lucan, who fights his feelings for her up to the bitter end. Literally.
The plot, like I said, is like the Ward series. But the story is entertaining, and I honestly do want to read the next two books, and will even preorder the next book and have it delivered from Amazon. So I would recommend the books, as I have been told that they get better with every story. I look forward to seeing if that’s true. Entertaining and hot, the characters are vivid and easy to relate to. The story, will grow the more we get into the series, of that I know. Lara Adrian’s first book, overall was really good.