Ashimmering holiday gala lights upan ancient castle in the Scottish Highlands, but beautiful widowed Breedmate Danika MacConn feels alone in the crowd. Even among the friends and festivity of the Darkhaven celebration, she can’t forget her lost love, a fallen warrior of the Order. Her brief return to her mate’s homeland has become treacherous after rejecting the advances of a dangerous Edinburgh crime boss with a taste for blood sport.
As Danika seeks to expose the vampire and his dark trade, she discovers an unexpected ally in his forbidding, enigmatic henchman, Brannoc, a man who exudes heat, danger, and dark menace--and seems somehow achingly familiar. Bran has his own reasons for wanting to keep Dani out of his employer’s business . . . and his own secrets he means to keep buried. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a woman who tempts the wildest part of his Breed nature--especially when that woman is Danika MacConn, the one woman capable of bringing him to his knees.
MY REVIEW ~ Midnight Breed Series Book #9.5 , Novella
Danika MacConn, widowed breedmate of Conlan, former warrior of the Order, is trying to live a life without her love. She stays with his family in Scotland with their infant. Danika's breed powers enables her to hear people's thoughts and while at a holiday gala, meeting a dangerous crime boss, Edinburgh, she hears a warning in her head, a voice that seems familiar to stay away from him. As she tries to place the voice, she sees a familiar face within his security and tries to find out more about him, he shuts her down and refuses to admit who he really is. Danika being smart, though abit too curious finds herself on dangerous grounds in Edinburghs terroritory and again runs into the man that haunts her thoughts as someone she knows all too well. The mystery man comes to her aid, but not before others find she is coming too close for comfort within Eidinburghs dealings. A dangerous feat, that may cost her, her life, and that of her infants as well.
Bran is a scorned man who is hiding his idenity, from more than one person. He has an agenda and is beyond reason to fufill it. As he sees Danika, a piece of his past enfolds before him and feelings are brought to light. He will not let anyone stand in his way of his plan at vengeance. As he now has another reason to go after the evil, that has haunted him for many years, he will do all he can to protect the ones he loves before he is too late, yet again.
*A well written Novella, that is part of the Midnight Breed Series, that branches off into a different storyline from the continuation of the series. It does add a sense of closure for this breedmates story. Although, I can see new alliances being used in the Order's fight against Dragos, in future books. I hope! On to the next one...Darker After Midnight #10 in the Midnight Breed Series.