by Lara Adrian
Series: Hunter Legacy #2
Narrator: Roger Wayne
Length: 6 hours and 48 minutes
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Narration: 3 cups
Born and raised as an assassin in the notorious Hunter program, Breed vampire Cain has since put his skills to use as a mercenary willing to clean up any problem for a price. Or so he thought. After a job in Las Vegas strains even his dubious code of honor, Cain pulls up stakes and lands in Miami for a much-needed break. All he wants is time away to clear his head and regroup, but then a beautiful young woman is nearly killed in front of his eyes and the ruthless former Hunter becomes the only thing standing between her and a sniper's bullet. Marina Moretskova is no stranger to dangerous men. As the niece of a Russian organized crime boss, she's grown up around killers and criminals. But her uncle wants out now, and he's enlisted Marina's help in buying his freedom by delivering valuable intel to a secret contact in exchange for protection. Not even Marina's bodyguards are aware of her mission, so when an attempt on her life is averted by a handsome, steely-eyed vampire, as grateful as she is for Cain's intervention, the last thing she needs is the shrewd Breed male nosing around for answers. Cain's cold, haunted gaze and merciless abilities attest to his brutal nature, yet the rough, solitary Hunter stirs a powerful longing in Marina that she can neither afford nor resist . . . Contains mature themes.
Hour of Darkness by Lara Adrian is the second audiobook in the Hunter Legacy series. This series is a spinoff of the Midnight Breed series that offers listeners suspense and romance while delivering plenty of heat and action.
Cain whose sense of honor despite his upbringing uproots himself from Las Vegas and moves to Miami, Florida. Cain a vampire breed who was born and raised as an assassin in the notorious Hunter program. He is longing for peace when he encounters Marina Moretskova as someone attempts to kill her. Marina is the niece of a Russian organized crime boss, who wants out of the business and has enlisted her to complete a mission that will buy his freedom. The last thing she needs is Cain, an overprotective Breed coming to her aid. The tale that unfolded was sexy, action-packed and full of feels.
We quickly discover Marina is a bloodmate, and this complicates things for Cain. The two have undeniable chemistry and as much as Marina protests she doesn’t need protecting, it’s quickly apparent she does. Cain is a trained killer, but there is this softer, pained side of him that will appeal to listeners.
Drama was kept low thanks to the intense suspense, but we see character growth as their relationship deepens. The final stretch of the story was intense as Cain works to save Marina and discovers exactly what losing her would mean.
Roger Wagner narrated again, and I loved his performance for Cain. He captured all sides of his personality which enhanced the story. His pacing is well done, however this story was told with dual POVs and I was not a fan of Mariana’s voice and accent. It felt forced and awkward. Thankfully, it wasn’t enough to hamper my enjoyment of the listen, but lets hope there are no more Russians in the series.
Fans of paranormal romance with heat, strong characters and plenty of suspense will find Hour of Darkness and the Hunter Legacy series a worthy listen.Suspense, Romance and intense action kept me listening to Hour of Darkness by Lara Adrian, the 2nd audio in the #PNR #HunterLegacy series #iloveaudiobooks Click To Tweet
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