There’s a fine line between animal instinct and human desire—and in her “highly erotic saga” (Fresh Fiction), #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh crosses it.
Now, in her new novel of the Breeds, the mating heat continues…
Lion Breed and enforcer Rule Breaker has just a few rules he doesn’t break. Not for anything. Not for anyone—like never have sex with a woman outside his own breed, especially a human woman. Especially someone too helpless, too fun loving and too full of life to ever be able to protect herself, let alone help him to protect her.
If the damned animal inside him insists on a mate, then why pick her? A woman who is an easy target and who can be used as a weapon against him at any time.
But what he suspects is mating heat may not be that at all. Just his animal instincts rioting, pacing, irritated whenever he's away from her.
Okay, he can 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—for she’s possibly been working against them…
Leigh s long-running, once innovative Breeds paranormal romance series (Stygian s Honor) is showing its age. While she still manages to create erotic romances for her long-suffering characters, she employs increasingly convoluted subplots to hide her reuse of elements from earlier works. Breeds leader Jonas Wyatt tasks Cmdr. Rule Breaker with discovering whether Gypsy McQuade is a mole for the Unknown, a shadowy Navajo organization whose members might have the cure for the illness afflicting Jonas s adopted daughter s. As the Mate Matcher, Jonas has ulterior motives, but Rule s refusal to find his mate, along with some anomalies, blinds him to his compatibility with Gypsy. For her part, Gypsy believes she s unworthy of love, and in their first intimate moment, Rule s behavior only convinces her that she is damaged goods. The characters romance is as improbable as their names. Readers will be glad that Leigh concludes a riveting subplot begun in earlier books, but the primary feeling that arises while reading this one is d j vu.