Review: Bound to Darkness (Midnight Breed #13) by Lara Adrian

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“She’s the reason I’m alive. She is my reason for everything.”

Absolutely fantastic! 5 stars

I’m a huge Midnight Breed fan, and I’ve been so excited for this book! And bless you, Lara Adrian, you haven’t let me down! This book is a wild ride! Exciting and action-packed with some great twists and surprises, it’s also beautifully romantic and steaming hot! I absolutely loved it!

I need to throw in that you need to read this series in order. There’s a lot going on and if you go skipping books or novellas you’re not going to know who everybody is or what’s happening. Adrian does give us a recap of some of the key players and events, but in order to fully absorb the awesome, make sure you read it in the order the author intended – especially the novellas which add important insight, and impact on the main story in a big way.

This book features Carys Chase, the daughter of Chase and Tavia Sterling, and one of only a handful of Breed females in existence. Carys is wild and uninhibited, strong, stubborn and brave, and I absolutely love her! She’s doesn’t put up with crap from anybody, and does what she believes is right, without fail and with no questions asked.

In the last book of the series, we saw that she had fallen hard for Breed cage fighter, Rune, so when this book starts they are already well involved and very much in love with each other. I was curious where the story was going seeing as though the romance was already well established and we’d be missing out on all of the ‘falling for each other’ part of a romance that I love. But I was immediately sucked into the story, and loved that we got to see so much development with them – both individually and as a couple.

Carys and Rune are happy together, in love and completely sexed up (So. Freaking. Hot!!!!). But all is not perfect in their world. Carys’ family are not happy with her relationship, and Rune himself is holding something back from Carys. He has a shady past that he doesn’t want her exposed to, and as much as he loves her, he refuses to bond with her – knowing that she deserves better and not wanting to put her in danger should the evil from his past come back to claim him.

But their relationship is truly beautiful! Rune is a dangerous, lethal fighter, but he has a huge heart and he is nothing but gentle and tender with Carys (except for the odd up-against-the-wall roughness…. *phew!*). He absolutely worships her, and she adores him in return. They go through a lot in this book, but their relationship is never in doubt. They love each other fiercely, and I loved watching them stand strong together – they are an absolute powerhouse!

His hand came up to cup her cheek, his thumb smoothing over her lips. “You deserve more than I can ever give you.”
“You’re all I want, Rune.”

In the meantime, danger is brewing for The Order – they are continuing to investigate dangerous terror group, Opus Nostrum, and a more mysterious threat is beginning to emerge that threatens not only The Order, but all of the Breed. There’s a lot of mystery and intrigue and some absolutely sensational plot twists, and an absolutely kickass ending with heaps of action that had me on the edge of my seat. And the growing danger lures the entire Order out into the field once again to take on the bad guy.

OMG, I love seeing this group together! And with their mates by their sides, their grown children around them and the add-ons that have accumulated throughout the series, it’s like a huge big reunion, and it’s total book porn to Breed fans such as myself! I lapped up every moment of it.

I loved being back in the Breed world and I loved this book! Lara Adrian has given us another wonderful adventure full of everything that makes this series so awesome. I was enthralled from start to finish and couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait for whoever and whatever is coming up next.

5 stars.


For full series information, check out our Midnight Breed Series page.


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