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Book Review-Rule Breaker

Rule Breaker
Breeds ( 29)
Lora Leigh
Berkley Publishing
Published February 2014
448 Pages
Shifter Paranromal Romance
ISBN: 978-1-101-61249-1
Authors Website 

Book Synopsis (Goodreads)
Lion Breed, Rule Breaker had just a few rules he didn’t break. Not for anything. Not for anyone.

#1. Never have sex with a woman outside his own subspecies, especially a human woman.

#2. Never, at any time, accept a mission concerning a female when Jonas Wyatt stinks of a lie.

#3. Run don’t walk, skip or stumble. Run, hell for leather away from any female, human or breed, when his desire for her appears, in any way, to have so much as a single sign of Mating Heat.

Now, the woman believes he’s mated, is too helpless, to fun loving and too full of life to ever be able to protect herself, let alone aide him in protecting her.

If the damned animal inside him insisted on a mate, then why pick the woman it did? One that could be struck out at, at any time?

But, what he suspected was a mating, may not be. No swollen glands? No heat? Just his animal instincts rioting, pacing, irritated whenever he’s away from her.

Okay, he could handle that.

What ensues is a fiery affair that breaks all the rules of mating heat and will eventually endanger his mate with the very rules designed to protect the breeds when Jonas learns she’s possibly been working against them

My Review

Rule Breaker is one of the most trusted commanders under Jonas. Rule has been more insistent on the others against a mate. That is the last thing he needs or wants. Even though the breed side of himself desires a mate, the human part is so insistent on a mate that Rule is determined to never let Jonas manipulate him as he has done with many other. But he may not have much of a choice against this certain woman that calls out to him body and soul. Gypsy McQuade never felt love or acceptance from her parents. Her brother was her best friend and parental figure. At fifteen some rogues go after her brother for helping the breeds secretly, she is caught up in it, and ends up raped before they murder her beloved brother right in front of her. Then she is rescued just not in time to save the only person who has ever cared about her. It has taken nine years, but Gypsy has a decent life of sorts. The loss of her brother still cuts deeply, and even though on the outside she appears to be a “party girl” on the inside she is on a mission, to help where she can just as her brother did. Jonas suspects that she is a double agent, even knowing that she is Rule’s mate. So he sends Rule in to discover her true purpose. Rule is starting to have some fierce feelings for Gypsy, but he isn’t feeling the normal symptoms of a breed in close proximity to its mate, so he doesn’t believe they have a future. But soon Gypsy and Rule will have to work together, because there is a traitor, one they least expect for betrayal and the one that has all the answers for Gypsy to come to terms with her brothers death and have a future with Rule.

Rule Breaker is the 29th installment of this breeds series, and I have been following the series since Coyote Mate, which was the first book to draw me into this intense world of passion and suspense. Rule we have seen for quite some time, and I have loved him. He is so alpha at times, stubborn and out to have his own way no matter what. In this story we see a deeper side to Rule, and even from the beginning we see how a part of him has always sheltered Gypsy since she was attacked. It was very interesting seeing how he interacted with Gypsy. This book definitely felt a bit different from the others, it definitely has quite a bit of a mystery story mixed in with the sensual plot we have going here. For the first half of the story Rule and Gypsy flirt quite a bit, and we see a almost superficial beginning to their courtship. It isn’t until about halfway that I felt their relationship started to feel more real to me. There is quite a bit of emotional drama in this story, and the aftereffects will shock the reader. I was stunned how many emotional reaction I got from this story which isn’t normal for this author. But it was basically driven by emotion, and I felt like it had more depth than some of the other books in the series.

There is quite a bit going on with Gypsy, and more than you realize when you start. At first we don’t know what Gypsy’s intentions are, but as you progress further into the story, we see how the plot plummets from superficial parties and flirtation, to a more riveting tale that will blow you away. An invigorating tale of deep emotion, strong characters, steady plot, and a story to sweep you away into a world of adventure and sensuality!! UNFORGETTABLE!!

My Grade 
4 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Steamy

Other Books In Series 

Tempting The Beast
The Man Within
Elizabeth’s Wolf
Kiss of Heat
Soul Deep
The Breed Next Door
Megan’s Mark
Harmony’s Way
Tanner’s Scheme
Wolf’s Hope
Jacob’s Faith
Aiden’s Charity
In A Wolf’s Embrace
Dawn’s Awakening
A Jaguars Kiss
Mercury’s War
Christmas Heat
Coyote’s Mate
Bengal’s Heart
Lions Heat
Styx Storm  
Navarros Promise
Lawes Justice
Stygian’s Honor

Book Review-Bengal’s Heart

Bengal’s Heart
Breeds (19)
Lora Leigh
Berkley Sensation
Paperback August 2009
338 Pages
Shifter Series
ISBN: 978-0-425-22902-6

Synopsis 

New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh returns to the world of the Breeds where animal instincts rule and anyone can fall prey to the mating heat…

Reporter Cassa Hawkins has always supported Breed rights believing they should be allowed to live free of fear and prejudice among the humans. A reasonable woman couldn’t think otherwise, especially not in the presence of Cabal St Laurents, a spectacularly muscled Bengal. The epitome of the male animal, his sensual growl can fire up Cassa’s vulnerable body faster than a flame. Yet neither can ignore the night mare unfolding around them…

The Breeds have been incriminated in a series of violent murders must discover the truth. But as hunter becomes prey, are trust and passion enough to keep them alive through the night?

MY REVIEW
Summary:
Cassa Hawkins has always been supportive of breeds and their rights, and being a journalist has always tried to put them in the positive light as much as possible.  However the breed’s have never made it easy for her, and for years she has resisted Cabal, who if he decided to claim her she would be his mate. Having to suffer with the hormone treatments to regulate the symptoms of the heat, the past several years haven’t been easy on her especially when seeing him with countless women. So when Cabal decides to claim her as his mate now, Cassa resists because she doesn’t want to be part of a ‘harem’ of women, only now not only is their danger to her heart there is also danger circling around her when their lives are threatened, and they must work together if they want to get to the bottom of what is really going on…

The Hero (Cabal St. Laurents)
Cabal, a bengal,  suffered like many other fellow breeds, but now like many others trying to build a life for himself, and now with Cassa digging for the truth that could get her easily killed, knows that he must protect her at all costs especially knowing that she is his mate and can’t let her go despite her protests. As the danger to them both escalates so does his feelings for her, where he starts to desire much more than sex, he desires love and contentment, and knows that he can only find it in her arms.

The Heroine (Cassa Hawkins)
Cassa, a journalist only shares what she knows to be the truth and has always tried to put the breeds in a better light than most of her colleagues would. Ever since that one fateful night that changed her life forever, she has tried to move on and resist the signs of the mating heat, but now with Cabal so near and protective, she knows that her feelings for him will only grow, but desires one thing from Cabal that none other can give her…his love but wonders if he can ever come to love her.


  My Thoughts 
Bengal’s Heart is the 19th in the Breeds series. There are some books in this series that I have like more or less than others, but I truly enjoyed reading Bengal’s Heart. There was a lot of steamy scenes that could singe your eyebrows if you’re not careful, however there was also focus on the romantic relationship between Cabal and Cassa which I enjoyed even more. The interaction between these two could be intense but also make a reader laugh. I loved the humor in this story that the author portrayed, and I loved the plot, never a dull moment would sum it up pretty nicely. One of my other favorite aspects to the book was that there was a mystery to be solved, and I have always had a weakness for a good mystery, so there were multiple reasons that I enjoyed Bengals Heart. Overall an enjoyable read, with exciting scenes and deep connection between the characters and a few steamy scenes makes for a Amazing Romance that only Lora Leigh can produce.


My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms


Other Books In The Series 

Tempting The Beast
The Man Within
Elizabeth’s Wolf
Kiss of Heat
Soul Deep
The Breed Next Door
Megan’s Mark
Harmony’s Way
Tanner’s Scheme
Wolf’s Hope
Jacob’s Faith
Aiden’s Charity
In A Wolf’s Embrace
Dawn’s Awakening
A Jaguars Kiss
Mercury’s War
Christmas Heat
Coyote’s Mate
Bengal’s Heart
Lions Heat
Styx Storm  
Navarros Promise
Lawes Justice

Book Review-Navarros Promise

Navarros Promise
Breeds (24)
Lora Leigh
Berkley Sensation
Paperback
Published April 2011
307 Pages
Fantasy/Shape Shifter Romance
ISBN: 978-0-425-23978-0

Synopsis                                                                                   In the wolf breed novel, NAVARRO’S PROMISE, Mica Toler’s best friend is the wolf/coyote hybrid breed, Cassie Sinclair. And now Mica is being drawn into her world in ways she had prayed she never would be when the charming wolf breed Navarro makes good on the promise he made her on a dark, explosive night.

The Breeds guaranteed that no harm would come to Micah Toler but they never allowed for her sensual fascination with Navarro Blaine. Aloof, cool, and mysterious, he draws her in as no man ever has. But Micah never wanted this. She had her own dreams, her own desires, and being stalked and seduced by a wolf breed wasn’t part of that plan.

Now she knows her life is in danger. What Navarro knows is that she’s his mate and that the breeding and training that created him is being peeled away in his desperation to claim a woman that refuses to be claimed.

He has her body. She craves his touch. And as the breeds converge the past will rise up to haunt Navarro in ways he never expected.

Summary:
Mica, is protected by the breeds due to her relationship with them. Mica is then attacked when she is alone, and in danger, and there is no one that knows how much danger she is in. She is then attacked and on the run from council coyote breeds who are out to get her so they can kidnap her and use her as leverage…but then she is rescued by Navarro, whom even though he is unsure whether Mica is his lifemate wants her with a desperation and craves her like he has no other. Mica even though she wants Navarro, she knows they have no future because of the type of breed he is where he could never come to love her….since she doesn’t know if he is even capable of such emotion.

The Hero (Navarro Blaine)
Navarro has always had a fascination with Mica, even though he was trained to blend in, and be cool and aloof he finds that he can’t be that way with Mica. The moment he hears that she is in danger he sets out to protect her….but then he starts to realize that she is his mate and he sets out to seduce her and claim her as his own…

The Heroine (Mica Toler)
Mica, an only child has known the breeds for the majority of her life, and has become best friends with Cassie, and when she is in danger she flees not knowing how long she can be on the run from the coyotes that are out to get her knowing they can use her against the breeds. Then she is rescued by Navarro and things only increase in intensity when she starts to realize that they could be mates…but she won’t settle for anything else than a love match.

My Thoughts 
Navarro’s Promise is the 24th in the Breed series by Lora Leigh. I have really loved this series….and I found that this was a exciting one….and having seen Navarro in previous books in the series…I have been looking forward to his story. What this story really boils down to is how we see Navarro who is suppose to be unable to feel unable to have emotion such as love…only he learns that Mica is the one who can change things for him. There was a dangerous element as well to the plot…..and the sensual side was very steamy…but defintiely a powerfully seduction read that will make you go wild!!!

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 

Tempting The Beast
The Man Within
Elizabeth’s Wolf
Kiss of Heat
Soul Deep
The Breed Next Door
Megan’s Mark
Harmony’s Way
Tanner’s Scheme
Wolf’s Hope
Jacob’s Faith
Aiden’s Charity
In A Wolf’s Embrace
Dawn’s Awakening
A Jaguars Kiss
Mercury’s War
Christmas Heat
Coyote’s Mate
Bengal’s Heart
Lions Heat
Styx Storm 
Lawes Justice

Book Review-Lions Heat

Lions Heat
Breeds (21)
Lora Leigh
Berkley Publishing
E Book
285 Pages
Published April 2010
Shape Shifter Romance
ISBN: 978-1-101-18678-7

Synopsis 
1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh returns to the world of the Breeds where animal instincts can bring a feral pleasure to every man and his willing female mate…

Bad boy Jonas Wyatt’s personal assistant, Rachel, has had a child — an innocent new life that has been put in grave danger because of Jonas’s perilous games and calculations played in the shadow-world in which he lives: the dark and sensual world of the Breeds. Now, Rachel is making only one demand of Jonas:. that he finally take responsibility and deliver on the protection that only he can give.

Jonas has known for a long time that it is destiny that Rachel become his mate. He can sense it. He can also sense her reluctance. And for that, he refuses to claim her. He wants her on love alone and not because of the urge of the mating heat. But it is Jonas’s destiny to claim her. And he will have his way…

  
MY REVIEW
Summary:
Rachel’s life is turned upside down, when her daughter is taken from her, and knows there is only one breed who can help her, for his plans are what has caused danger to her daughter in the first place. Jonas, knows that Rachel is his mate, but has refused in claiming her for his own, but now a infant, whom he considers as his own, is put at risk, and will do everything he can to protect them both. Even though Jonas knows that Rachel is part of his destiny, he knows he needs her love, and will fight with every weapon he has in order to have theirs be a loving even though heated bond….only he must convince Rachel of his devotion….


The Hero (Jonas Wyatt)
Jonas is the leader of the breeds sanctuary, and his word is law. Jonas has had to be manipulative and cunning for those that are under his command. Jonas is a very strong and capable leader, but when Rachel becomes his assistant, he finds that she is his lifemate, even though refusing to accept her hurts him, he knows that he must be able to convince her first before he can ever experience that true connection he has seen other mated breeds have…and is willing to fight with every breath he can.


The Heroine (Rachel)
Rachel, knew that when she accepted the job as Jonas’ assistance that she would have to fight him tooth and nail on about everything, however she never expected to feel a searing heat whenever he was near, or that she would have to come to him for protection for herself and her daughter, and that he would be her destiny in ways that she never imagined….

My Thoughts 
Lions Heat is the 21 in the Breeds series by Lora Leigh. I have read this book when it first came out, but I have been a lot of this series lately, and Lion’s Heat has always been one of my favorites to read, and last week I was in the mood to read Lion’s Heat, especially since I had yet to do a review for the book. Lion’s Heat is a thrilling and intense story filled with heat, intrigue and danger, and a romance of two people that are meant to be but fight to deny it in the process. I just love Jonas, even though he is pure alpha male, but worse is that he is very controlling on every situation and can be very manipulative. However he has met his match with Rachel, who can be just as manipulative, but still has a endearing quality about her, that you can’t help but cheer her on. There was such magic to this story that you can’t help but keep reading from beginning to end without putting it down. A THRILLING TALE!!!!


My Favorite Quote 
The woman was everything he could have wanted in a mate. She was the dream he’d never allowed himself to wish for. This was a temptation he knew he could never allow himself to weaken to. It was a vow. And this small woman was shredding his determination one look, one word, one breath at a time. 


My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 

Tempting The Beast
The Man Within
Elizabeth’s Wolf
Kiss of Heat
Soul Deep
The Breed Next Door
Megan’s Mark
Harmony’s Way
Tanner’s Scheme
Wolf’s Hope
Jacob’s Faith
Aiden’s Charity
In A Wolf’s Embrace
Dawn’s Awakening
A Jaguars Kiss
Mercury’s War
Christmas Heat
Coyote’s Mate
Bengal’s Heart
Lions Heat
Styx Storm  
Navarros Promise
Lawes Justice


Book Review-Styx’s Storm

Styx’s Storm
Breeds (22)
Lora Leigh
Berkley Sensation
Paperback
293 Pages
Published October 2010
Shape Shifter Romance
ISBN: 978-0-425-23739-7

Synopsis

#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh returns to the world of the Breeds, where mating is a carnal craving and a primal pleasure that cannot be denied…

When Storme Montague’s father and brother are killed by the Breeds, her father’s research is also destroyed — except for a crucial data chip that both the Council and the Breeds would kill to possess. Betrayed to the Council, she is rescued by Styx, a Wolf Breed who is different from most other Breeds she has ever known. Storme has something he wants too — but it’s not a data chip.

There’s never been a woman who bad boy Styx couldn’t seduce. But can the charmer of the Wolf Breeds charm the enemy?

Or has the enemy come up with a plan of her own? A plan that could destroy the tentative balance the Breeds have created in society and among their allies — and that may ultimately destroy them both…

  
MY REVIEW
Summary:
Storme, has been on the run since she was fourteen years old, when her father and brother were viciously killed by breeds, she has been determined to make sure that what they are after now will never fall into their hands. But while she is on the run, she ends up being saved by Styx, who is wolf breed, but then she feels betrayed after a night of pleasure to be in the hands on Jonas and the other breeds who only want whats on a data chip, and are more determined than ever to get their hands on it. Styx knows where his loyalties lie, but after being with Storm, he knows that she is his mate, even though the bonding scent isn’t fully there, but finds himself choosing between his loyalty to the Breeds or the one woman who makes him feel clean and whole….

The Hero (Styx Mackenzie)
 Styx Mackenzie, as a Wolf Breed has suffered just as much pain and torture as his brethren have, and having freedom and being able to make a life for himself. From the first moment he touched Storm he knew he was lost, and that he would do everything to protect her and keep her safe from those that would do her harm. Even though his mission is to get the location of the data chip, his loyalties start to become divided when he starts to come to the knowledge that Storm is his mate and will do all he can to prove it and make sure to protect her both from herself and those that see her only as a prisoner and a pawn….

The Heroine (Storme Montague)
Storme has spent most of her teen and adult life in fear of the breeds and knowing the harm that they could do, having witnessed it firsthand when her family was killed right in front of her. Having been on the run ever since she trusts no one until she gets rescued by Styx and she knows that she must defend her heart from his advances because she fears losing herself if she falls in love with the sexy breed who is very different than any other breed she has known, and before she realizes it she wonders if she could ever fully escape from him when she craves to just be in his arms….


My Thoughts 
Styx’s Storm is the  22nd installment in the Breeds Series by Lora Leigh. I have just loved reading this series, and I have looked forward to reading Styx’s storm since it first came out and I am so glad to have finally gotten my hands on it… Styx’s Storm is a exhilarting ride of adventure, passion, and love. I found both the characters enlightening…both stubborn as ox, but both feel a connection to each other, and are unable to resist the sensual heat they feel, and they become swept up in the desire and soon they start to fall in love with each other, and such a beautifully written tale of how love can conquer fear, and a painful past. A heartwrenching story that will leave you breathless!!! A Unforgettable Read!!!!

My Favorite Quote 
A new beginning. Storme stared back at her lover. Her mate. The man who had wiped away the fear, the misunderstandings. The man that loved her. His hand lifted, the backs of his fingers smoothing her cheek. “My perfect storm,” he whispered. And he was her Styx. Her Heart.


My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms


Other Books In The Series 

Tempting The Beast
The Man Within
Elizabeth’s Wolf
Kiss of Heat
Soul Deep
The Breed Next Door
Megan’s Mark
Harmony’s Way
Tanner’s Scheme
Wolf’s Hope
Jacob’s Faith
Aiden’s Charity
In A Wolf’s Embrace
Dawn’s Awakening
A Jaguars Kiss
Mercury’s War
Christmas Heat
Coyote’s Mate
Bengal’s Heart
Lions Heat
Navarros Promise
Lawe’s Justice