I just finished reading Kiss of Crimson, which I loved 100 times more that Kiss of Midnight (not that KoM was bad, just not as good.) The H&h were strong, complex characters. Tess was a heroine that you could cheer for, that you actually liked (yeah, I'm giving you a baleful look, Marrisa!) Then there was Dante. Oh, Dante, you must come live in my hut! I completely bought his change from die-hard-bachelor-warrior to die-for-his-woman-Alpha-lover. Oh baby! I am thoroughly enjoying the world building and writing that Ms. Adrian gives us readers. The Rogues are a real and scary threat, and Adrian does not hesitate to sacrifice likable characters to ratchet up the intensity. Sure there were a few WTF moments. I mean, seriously, Tess must have been pretty damn flexible to be able to sit on the bathroom counter while giving Dante some oral lovin'. I know he is tall, but not that tall.
Here is my question for those of you who have read past book 2: Ms. Adrian develops these great heroines for our heros to fall in love with. They are smart, sexy, independent and talented (at their jobs and psychically.) Once they become a Breedmate and give up their lives for the men they love (because this is essentially what they have to do) what do these women do? There is no mention of Savannah having a job. Does Gabrielle still do her photography? Does Tess continue to practice veterinary medicine? Or do they all just hide away in the compound all day, too terrified to leave without their men? Someone please tell me the Breedmates aren't completely stripped of their identities once they have bonded!