Kiss of Crimson by Lara Adrian

2 Jun

Favorite Lines: “Holy Moses on a pogo stick. He was beyond crazy.” (44)

Kiss of Crimson follows Dante, a warrior of the Breed, on his mission to rid the world of Rogues (blood addicts). After coming up against a new kind of blood addict who isn’t effected by titanium the way normal Rogues are, Dante is shot and washed away in the river. He ends up in Tess Culver’s veterinarian clinic.

Needing blood to survive he drinks from Tess before realizing that she is a Breedmate, one of the few human females able to bond and reproduce with vampires. Knowing that Tess is unable to handle the news of vampires existing, Dante wipes Tess’ memory of his existence. By drinking Tess’ blood Dante has begun the process of tying the two people together and can’t get her out of his mind.

Tess has her own problems. Her clinic isn’t bringing in much money and her ex-boyfriend is into some dangerous shit. He unknowingly brings danger to Tess and it is the same danger that Dante and the Breed are investigating.

Tess has powers like Gabrielle, the Breedmate heroine from book one. They aren’t the same powers, but they show a trend in the Breedmates being special women. They all posses the same birth mark and the women introduced so far are all ‘damaged’. Tess was abused in the past and the heroine for the next book suffered great loss. Tess, like most women, has a loser ex-boyfriend that helps makes her a sympathetic character.

Dante is a ferocious alpha male who is extremely possessive of his new mate. He is also loyal to the Order and is learning to balance his need to protect Tess and stop the Rogues. When it becomes clear that the two missions are going to intersect, he finds a way to deal with a past that has haunted him for years. I enjoyed this book. It was a great follow up to Kiss of Midnight and I can’t wait until Tegan’s story is released in December (Midnight Awakening).

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3 Responses to “Kiss of Crimson by Lara Adrian”

  1. Jazmin January 22, 2008 at 11:11 pm #

    i loved this book sooooo much!!!! i fell in love with it<3 i love all the books of lara adrian…midnight awakening,kiss of crimson,and kiss of midnight they are the best! they really grab my attention, i even made my friends read them and they are obssesd over them like me =] i cant wait for rio’s book =]

  2. Jazmin January 22, 2008 at 11:16 pm #

    Oh! and yeah “holy moses on a pogo stick”is one of my favorite lines aswell =] and of course i love when dante screams “Tess!” and everyother romantic line they say to eachother. And i love Elise’s and Teagon’s little part when he drives her home they were meant to be! =] I LOVE THESE BOOKS!!!! =]

  3. scooper January 23, 2008 at 9:40 pm #

    Jazmin- Adrian’s books are great. I’m glad you enjoyed them. I’m really excited about Rio’s book, too. If you liked her books, you might enjoy Deborah Cookes new series about dragon shifters that is coming out in Feb.

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