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Solid romance with a strong heroine
am 31. Dezember 2009
This is the 7th volume of the "Midnight Breed" series. The story takes place in the cold wilderness of Alaska, where Alexandra Maguire works as a bush pilot, carrying on her deceased father's business. On a delivery flight, she discovers several horribly mutilated corpses, reminding her of a traumatic experience many years ago in Florida, where she lost her mother and little brother and decided with her father to leave the memories behind as far as possible.
Alarmed by online-films of the murder scene, the Boston Order sends vampire warrior Kade to investigate the possibility of a descendant from Dragos on the loose. He is well acquainted with the climate and the surroundings, having grown up in a near Darkhaven, but loath to return, having fled the premises and his family a year ago in order to avoid confronting his strong suspicions of his twin brother Seth turning Rogue.
From this point anybody can guess where the story is leading to and who the happy couple of breedmate and Vampire will be. Nonetheless, what I like most is the character of Alexandra, who is depicted as a courageous and determined woman, not afraid of surviving alone in the harsh climate and rather primitive surroundings, taking serious her responsibility of delivering necessary items for the widespread population even under dangerous conditions. She's also not afraid of facing her feelings and expressing her desires. While Kade is rather insecure and has to come to terms with his familial relationships, she knows what she wants and will not be deterred from getting it. Kade is not the standard dominant Alpha-male with lots of scars and decades of traumatic experiences, but seems sometimes a little shy and hesitant, which makes a nice change. Equally interesting was the arctic scenery, also not standard fare.
All in all a good read, only suffering a little from too much predictability; therefore I give 4 stars.