Deeper Than Midnight:
At eighteen, Corinne Bishop was a beautiful, spirited young woman living a life of privilege as the adopted daughter of a wealthy family. Her world changed in an instant when she was stolen away and held prisoner by the malevolent vampire Dragos. After many years of captivity and torment, Corinne is rescued by the Order, a cadre of vampire warriors embroiled in a war against Dragos and his followers. Her innocence taken, Corinne has lost a piece of her heart as well—the one thing that gave her hope during her imprisonment, and the only thing that matters to her now that she is free.
Assigned to safeguard Corinne on her trip home is a formidable golden-eyed Breed male called Hunter. Once Dragos’s most deadly assassin, Hunter now works for the Order, and he’s hell-bent on making Dragos pay for his manifold sins. Bonded to Corinne by their mutual desire, Hunter will have to decide how far he’ll go to end Dragos’s reign of evil—even if carrying out his mission means shattering Corinne’s tender heart.
With each new book in Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series, the stories become even more incredible. The plot becomes even more twisted as Dragos' plans for dominance over not only the Breed world, but that of the human one as well, are slowly revealed. Hunter is an amazing character, pure alpha male - bred and raised to be a killer - yet he retained a tenderness inside him. I loved watching him grow into an individual and shedding his "machine-like" mannerisms. Corinne was one of my favorite heroines as well, after years of abuse and defilement, she stayed strong and would not let anything break her need to find the child that was stolen from her. There is so much more for Lara to tell in the future books of this series, I can't ever imagine myself growing tired of the characters and their stories, and I cannot wait for more.