This is the second book in the Midnight breed series and in my opinion it is even better than the first, the story line is more padded out and you get a really good feel for the character back stories which make you feel for them and empathise with them, you my even find yourself shed a little tear at parts.
The Book picks up at the end of the first one with Dante shot and battered from battle, he manages to drag himself out of the water and finds shelter in a building by the docks, which happens to be a veterinary clinic run by Tess. He passes out in the clinic and when Tess finds him she tries to save him.
You find out a lot more about the 'breed-mates' in this book and about how they all posses special abilities, this is an interesting dimension to the series and could be developed on well throughout the book.
The book develops more slowly than book 1 and the love story is much more complex and drawn out mainly due to the many issues both main characters need to deal with in order to start a new relationship. Although it is a slow started the character are very likable and they really hook you in so you can't hep reading on as you really want to know what happens next even if it does take you longer than you would like to find out.
The love scenes definitely do not disappoint and are even a bit raunchier than book 1 I think Lara Adrian is testing the boundaries and may develop on this further in the next books.
This series so far is very dark and gritty and have a lot of sex and violence but not in a cheap way that takes away from the story which is a well written interesting piece with fascinating twists on mythology, this balance stops the book from seaming like sleaze
The only aspect of the book that really bugged me was the weakness of certain female characters, although the books are obviously following a damsel in distress / big strong male theme I think one of the characters in particular in the book was just a little more feeble than was needed and just become a bit irritating.