"No one spins a story quite like Lora Leigh" (Night Owl Reviews) - and when it comes to her "highly charged and carnal" (Fresh Fiction) Breed novels, nobody does it better. Now, the number one New York Times best-selling author tells a story of two Breeds who are united by animal desires, only to find it's vengeance that stirs the mating heat....
He was a shadow, ever shifting and insinuating, able to blend in everywhere and anywhere. The elusive ideal conceived and created by the Genetics Council, he went by just as many names as he had identities - the last one being Gideon.
Now calling himself Graeme, he hides in plain sight, terrifyingly close to his goal. A rogue Bengal Breed, he has loyalties to no one but himself. And he has a need for vengeance that surges hot and swift through his veins.
Graeme plans to exact an extreme and ruthless vendetta against those who wronged him - Breed and human alike. All will suffer his wrath: those who created him, those who pretended to love him, and those who betrayed him.
That includes the one at the center of it all: a seductive, enigmatic woman helpless against the man whose desire is just as desperate as his need to destroy.
And he's on her scent.
©2015 Lora Leigh (P)2015 Penguin Audio
The main issue in the book is centred around Cat's in ability to get past this one thing. That is not enough to keep a full length novel interesting.
Gideon is set up as this big bad alpha but whenever there was a chance for us to see this the author pulls him back- very anti climactic.
I probably would have enjoyed it more if the narration had been less irritating when voicing Cat's lines.
This book is excellent. I love audio books and listen to quite a lot. This book is very high on my list of totally absorbing listens.
I like the whole idea. The characters are complicated and so is the plot, but it keeps you from getting bored. I have listened to or read every book in the series so the characters are like old friends.
I think that my favourite scene is when Gramm, Gideon or G whoever, thinks Cat has died and is listening to plans he has no interest in, then Cat speaks...
Not everyone is who they appear to be, who you think they are.
I love this book, it is well up to the very high standards of the rest of the series. As usual I am eagerly awaiting the next in the series. So many stories not told yet, so much to look forward to.
There was so much repetition that you could skip several chapters and hear exactly the same thing. Too much page filling.
"Weak and Whiny Female Character"
I normally love Lora Leigh's books, but as others have said, this one was not even close to her usual standards. The heroine, if you can call her that, was constantly whining and behaving like a spoiled brat. She behaved very stupidly for someone who knew they were being hunted.
The ending of the book was just strange, almost like the author couldn't figure out how to end the mess that she created of this book, so she just let the whiny heroine have an epiphany of omniscience by looking into her mate's mind and seeing everything that had happened over 13 years, and seeing all of his plans and schemes, both past and present.
Also as another reviewer stated, it seems that the author used explicit sex scenes as filler instead of using them to enhance the story.
Lora Leigh added some interesting new elements to the breed story, and I look forward to seeing more of those characters in future books. I only hope that she quits making weak female characters.
Made the female character strong and worthy of the strong male character.
Ok, not great.
I would keep all the characters, but modify the personality of the main female character.
"Wishing for a strong woman again"
I've enjoyed the continuing story of the Breeds and love that old favorites appear and new characters are introduced.
I found Graeme's interaction with the Breed, Navajo and other Leaders great. Their respect for him and how he's helped them over the years is appreciated.
Least interesting is the whiny female that Lora has. Yes you had a terrible childhood, yes G left you (and you know all the good he's done over the years), yes get over yourself and get a life. This is the 3rd whiny female and it's way old now. Bring back strong women like Rachel, Dianne, Dawn, and the earlier female leads. It's been real hard to finish this book because of Cat and her whining ways.
She does her characters well and makes a consistent transition between her character voices.
"Lora Leigh's Breeds:"
Absolutely love this book. Can't wait for the next one to come out. But most of all would really love to read Cassie story.
"Questions answered but more to follow"
Repetitive dialog, whiney female, interesting male character
Graeme and Jonah do make an interesting team.
The audio version adds more personality to the characters.
A couple of past storylines had nagging questions answered in this Book which was great. Also for every mystery solved, a new, unsolved one appeared to provide numerous new possibilities for future stories. The basic story continues with the same group of Native Americans and breeds in New Mexico as in the past few books which extends this story arc but leaves us still wondering about the Virginia pride and pack and the group in Colorado.
The main female character in this book though was probably my least favourite. We are told how strong she is but often she comes off as whinny and bitter. Also there is a lot of repetition in an attempt to build suspense or to hammer in a point? But it somewhat off as filler and excess dialog to provide a more complete explanation. Hope the future books bring a male narrator to join Brianna Bronte because there are just so many characters she can be expected to do before they start sounding alike and because we are now invested in numerous characters you expect to have them interacting with conversations.
Looking forward to having more of the stories revealed like Khi and the Revier brothers, Claire and Lisa's spirits and their new potential hosts- the lioness and eagle Keenan, Lincoln, and of course Cassie , Ashley and Brim. Maybe a few of these could be packaged as novellas so we we wouldn't have to wait so long between stories. Also maybe a couple future stories could give us more Graeme and mat Kat into a worthy partner along with more Cullen/Judd.
"What a drama"
I love the breed series and I do enjoy some drama BUT I found this book too painful. The main female character Kat is the most over dramatic repetitive drama queen ever. At times she absolutely knows, then she absolutely does not know. Which is it?? And there is this one thing that happened to her as a child that gets repeated about a 100 times. I just wanted to grab her by the shoulders and tell her to GET OVET IT already. It took me 2 months to get through the audio.
Not loved it but liked a lot.
Loved the character Gideon and of course Jonas and the others. Didn't really struggling to finish but the wining vixen was a little annoying. Can't wait to see what's next.. I love the breed series.
"Really a 3.5"
This could have been a solid 5, but the whiny heroine almost kept me from finishing it. How may times can she whine about the same things - over and over and over?
"Amazing! Always amazing. Always unexpected."
An author and series that never disappoints. The telling is always spot on and I wait on pins and needles for every book; for every new set of characters that I know I'm going to miss when the book is over. This book is no exception, and I had thought Gideon was not going to have his own story or this ending. Yummy! I adore every minute in the world of the breeds. I am always astounded that Lora Leigh can make a plot that has me hopping every damn time. What a talent. If you aren't afraid of using your head, heart, or sexuality then this is the series for you. I'm ready for the next book in the series now!
I absolutely love Lora Leigh but this book was not what I expected. The main female character was so pitiful and whiny. It was all I could do to listen to the entire book.
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