on March 14th 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Novella
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As a former Hunter bred to be a killing machine in the hell of Dragos's lab, Scythe is a dangerous loner whose heart has been steeled by decades of torment and violence. He has no room in his world for love or desire--especially when it comes in the form of a vulnerable, yet courageous, Breedmate in need of protection. Scythe has loved--and lost--once before, and paid a hefty price for the weakness of his emotions. He's not about to put himself in those chains again, no matter how deeply he hungers for lovely Chiara.
For Chiara Genova, a widow and mother with a young Breed son, the last thing she needs is to put her fate and that of her child in the hands of a lethal male like Scythe. But when she's targeted by a hidden enemy, the obsidian-eyed assassin is her best hope for survival . . . even at the risk of her heart. (less)
5 Deadly Gen One Stars!!
I was so excited to read that we were getting Scythe’s story! He totally and thoroughly captivated me when we were introduced to him in Midnight Untamed!! Everyone who read that book must have felt the connection between him and the young widow Breedmate Chiara, and her young son Pietro.
Scythe is a Gen One Hunter created by Dregos who has a heartbreaking backstory (as all of Dregos Hunters do) and Chiara is a widow in danger because of her deceased mates lies and deceit.
When someone out for revenge attacks Chiara in her home, The Order enlists Scythe to keep her safe and find out who her enemy is. Scythe balks at being anyone’s protector, he’s a loner, has very little contact with people (vampires and human alike), and prefers his solitude. But, when he learns it’s Chiara he will stop at nothing to provide the protection she needs and vows destroy anyone who brings her harm.
You are a complication to be sure, Chiara Genova.” He lifted her chin on the edge of his hand. His black irises swallowed her up, flecks of glowing embers mesmerizing her with their kindling heat. “You are also the most extraordinary woman I’ve ever met. And I would do anything – sacrifice any part of me, including my last breath – to keep you safe.
Once again, Lara Adrian does not disappoint!! This novella is only 120 pages or so but is not lacking in any way, and includes a satisfying epilogue. Now I need Trygg’s story! Hopefully, we’ll get it in Midnight Unleashed, a novella due out Oct 2017….will he be paired with exiled Atlantean Tamisia? We shall see, but first, we’ll get Claimed in Shadows (Midnight Breed, Book #15) featuring Aric Chase, with a release date Aug 2017.