A Taste of Midnight (Midnight Breed #9.5) by Lara Adrian
Synopsis: Book 9.5 (a novella) in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling Midnight Breed vampire romance series
For fans who have been been waiting to devour Darker After Midnight, as well as new readers tempted by the seductive thrills of her Midnight Breed novels, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian offers up a tantalizing appetizer in A Taste of Midnight. In this spellbinding eBook novella of otherworldly desire, a woman whose destiny was born from a blood kiss discovers that second chances do come . . . even for immortals.
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.
Review: Super short story. I had to go backwards in the series to catch it, so it was interesting hearing about what was happening in Boston with Chase gone rogue while knowing how everything ended up playing out later down the road. Not sure how I missed this one but glad to have read it. It was super fast. What helped with the rushed novella feeling was the fact that they have known each other for hundreds of years, but she ended up bonding with his best friend and they lost touch. Now she is a widow with a son and runs back into Malcolm unexpectedly and things rekindle. I enjoyed it. Didn’t mind the rushed feeling with the back story to help make things make sense.