Jordana lives a life of glittering privilege as a member of a prominent Breed family in Boston. Surrounded by fine things and fawning admirers, Jordana wants for nothing—until she crosses paths with a dark, intense warrior from the Order and finds herself swept into an impulsive, sizzling kiss that neither of them will forget. As much as she tries to deny her deep feelings for Nathan, Jordana cannot resist the craving to be near him, to break through his forbidding walls and see the man he truly is. But getting close to Nathan will thrust Jordana into a treacherous new world, forcing her to risk all she has and all she knows about herself and her past. And loving this seductive man could be the most dangerous temptation of all.
Nathan is first generation Breed and as such, has immense power and strength. His life has been filled with pain as he was abused as a child in an effort to make him the perfect killing machine. Saved by his mother, Corinne, and her mate Hunter, Nathan has taken his place as a bringer of justice but will still deliver death when it's called for. Dragos may have been defeated but there are still those seeking to cause civil unrest. It would appear the owner of an underground fight club might know more than he's telling but he has gone missing and with him the answers Nathan and the rest of the Breed need.
Jordana recently met the sexy but aloof Nathan and to distract him gave him a kiss but it was a kiss that rocked her world. Now he's all she can think about but as he is connected to her best friend, things are a bit tricky. Nathan is clearly interested in Jordana but he keeps pushing her away. This hard male may be a trained assassin but he is no match for a determined woman and Jordana is very determined to explore what's between them! The attraction between them is off the charts but Nathan has a job to do and cannot afford the distraction Jordana brings. The world of the Breed is a dangerous place though and soon Jordana is slap bang in the middle of it!
I was very concerned Crave the Night might feel a little too new adult for my tastes as it features the children of those I have previously read about. I really enjoy the passionate encounters Ms Adrian puts her characters through so you can well understand my feelings of unease. There is one scene where the guys horse around, but that's the only thing that didn't feel as mature as previous stories and indeed this is a very sexy, grown up read. What elevates this story is the very dominant Nathan, sigh! He is most definitely all man and will have you licking your lips! This is not BDSM but his need to control sets the page alight and it's a hot, steamy ride! The heroine Jordana is no wimpy character either and when she decides to go for it, then she really does. I liked that she was decisive and I loved she could show Nathan that tenderness is not to be feared. I do like a strong woman in these books.
The storyline is being expanded with Crave the Night and I've always thought the alien angle worked very well to explain the existence of the Breed. Be prepared to embrace even more of that idea as this story progresses. More secrets are revealed with this book, although I think one was quite easy to guess, but nevertheless I'm so relieved the series will continue and can't wait to read what happens next.