martedì 5 agosto 2014

Crave the Night by Lara Adrian

Bello, bello, bello. la mia recensione in italiano la potete trovare su Romanticamente Fantasy Sito.
Vi lascio il link, andate a dare un'occhiata Federica, una delle ragazze che si occupa della veste grafica ha fatto un capolavoro e potrete vedere Nathan e Jordana in carne e ossa :-)

Born and raised to be an emotionless killing machine, Nathan is one of the most lethal Breed vampires in existence. A key member of the Order—an elite group of warriors charged with protecting both mortals and vampires—Nathan executes each mission with flawless precision and a total lack of mercy. Now he must pursue a powerful, hidden enemy. But Nathan’s hard discipline and training are no match for the fierce pull he feels toward a young woman he has no right to desire—a woman of wealth and high social standing who has long been promised to another Breed male, and who may also prove to be the key to rooting out Nathan’s elusive quarry.
Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing—until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all.

Lara Adrian will never stop to amaze me with her Midnight Breed.
Crave the Night is the 12th book in this series and it is one of the most beautiful written by this author. Looking back to the first boocantone reader can see a profound change in the stories of Ms. Adrian, they began a more choral works, thanks to the different characters,  but always maintaining the focus of the story on the two main protagonists to whom is dedicated the book; I guess one of the major talents of this writer is the ability to tell her stories in a simple way, letting the plot develops in a way so smooth that the pages fly off one after the other. Then how to remain immune to the charms of her Breeds?
Nathan, the protagonist of this book along with Jordana, is irresistible. It was by the time of Tegan, I didn't meet an equally fascinating character. Dark and absolutely dominant, he has been conditioned since his early childhood to avoid any kind of emotions, so he could be  war machine, the perfect killer, cold and calculating.
Ms Adrian has not softened or blunted these characteristics. In fact, this vampire apparently so emotionless, is like  a volcano remained quiet and inactive for many years, then suddenly ready to explode and trample all over.
An impulsive act of Jordana, a simple Kiss, creates a crack in the wall that Nathan has built and that take him far away from the other, but slowly, despite himself, the young woman was able to push Nathan, in losing his self-control so renowned.
At first, the character of Jordana can mislead, she may seem like a littleinsecure, a weak girl who lives in her own world protected by a crystal ball, but in reality she proves to be quite different. She is at a crossroads: to be the perfect girl, never above the lines, which take decisions which all expect and want from her, or follow her instincts, which drives her to make a leap into the void, not knowing if there will be someone ready to pick her up.
I really liked the contrast between Jordana and Nathan, but mostly I adored their direct way in the deal. Well, actually, the term directed to Nathan is a bit of a euphemism, he is  more a caterpillar... Jordana for him and her emotions are an open book, he is able to "read" through her and doesn't allow her to hide. Luckily he does not fall into the vicious circle of "I am not worthy of you", which sometimes I can't stand in some male characters in books. Yes, he thinks that, but as he says himself, he believed not to be worthy of Jordana, but he's pretty selfish to go on his way, to attempt to conquer her. And for this reason the pedestal on which I put for years Tegan has faltered and little ...
Another strong point of Crave the Night is the eroticism and sensuality that unleashes Nathan, or rather the skill of the writer to create intense and incandescent scenes as well, without ever being vulgar, and I've experienced a mystical moment reading the description of Nathan ... practically I dislocated my jaw, because of my mouth was  so left open. How do you say? So much stuff? Never too much though ...
Closing Nathan a moment in my own cabinet, otherwise the neurons don't vive me peace, I must also say that I found the story of Jordana and the plot of the book interesting and could lead to new innovations in the future.
Already in the book of Mira and Kellan there had been a real chaos in the Breed and of humans' lifes and in the new stories the Breeds discover real surprises and new enemies.
I'm curious to see what future will bring with this author and, above all, who are the protagonists of the next book, I did not find major clues, I have an idea, but that is because there are really many players still to be explored among the sons of the original nucleus of the Breeds
Thanks to Netgalley and Random House Publishing Group- Bantam Dell for the kind preview.

Rating: 5 stars

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