Reviewed by Heather C
Title: Marked by Midnight
Author: Lara Adrian
Series: Midnight Breed #11.5
Genre: MF Paranormal Romance
Length: 125 Pages
Publisher: Lara Adrian, LLC
Release Date: June 30, 2014
Available at: Lara Adrian, LLC, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Determined to solve a string of brutal slayings in London, vampire warrior Mathias Rowan is forced to seek the help of Nova, a fiery tattoo artist who ignites an unexpected, yet undeniable, passion in the grim Order enforcer.
Nova’s shadowy connections and dark talents may be Mathias’s best hope of unmasking a treacherous enemy . . . but falling for a woman with her dangerous past will risk both their hearts and their lives
We first met Mathias Rowan back in Taken by Midnight when he assisted the Order in the fight against Dragos. Now he is working for the Order leading his own team in London. When he sticks his nose into a JUSTIS investigation, his gift leads him to a tattoo parlor where he meets Nova, the sexy tattoo artist who knows much more about the victim than she is willing to admit…
Obviously, these short novellas from Lara Adrian just aren’t doing much for me. It was way too short. Not enough time to fully develop a solid mystery or romance in a world like this.
It wasn’t that sexy with hardly any believable sexual tension. Then, Nova started crying during sex! WTF? That is not even a little bit romantic. I liked Mathias. And I liked Nova. They could have been sooooo hot together, but they weren’t.
It was insta-love. Less than a few days of knowing each other with only spending a few hours together tops. Then BAM, lets move in together and become Breedmates. Nope, I don’t buy it.
I liked the murder mystery, even though Mathias totally botched the job so he could go screw Nova. I’m still a little confused about what was really going on, but I totally fell for the decoy…which was an interesting surprise.
I still bugs me that this author fails to write any accent in the dialogue. It was said that Nova didn’t always live in London, but was she British? Or was she Russian? Her real name sounded Russian…
I’m planning to read Crave the Night very soon and it concerns me a bit that I haven’t been loving this author’s work lately. Seems to me that since she finished those first 10 books in the long, drawn out Dragos arc, the stories just haven’t lived up to my expectations.
Wish me luck with the next one…
Overall Impression: It Was Okay
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*