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Lawe's Justice (Breeds #26)

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  5,902 Ratings  ·  277 Reviews
#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.
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Berkley (first published 2011)
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Hhhhhmmm...i don't the star ranking indicates...i "liked it"...i just didn't "love it." I DID just finish doing a re-read of Dawn's Awakening though which could have made this one very much pale in comparison. For me, Dawn's Awakening, Mercury's War, Coyote's Mate and Lion's Heat have all been THE BEST in this far as the action/adventure, intriguing storylines and MOST IMPORTANTLY...the romance and emotion. This one had the action and a pretty good storyline but i felt abso ...more
FV Angela
Things I observed while reading Lawe's Justice:

* Lora Leigh has run out of names for her Breeds that aren't ridiculous. Every time I read the names Lawe Justice or Rule Breaker I couldn't help but laugh out loud. I won't even get into Dog, Mutt, Mongrel, etc...

* Apparently in Breedland the soul is extremely important, since it was used in a sentence 31 times from page 29 till the end of the book. (I read the ebook format)

* Next book I'll be counting how many times the title character's dick eit
Not perfect but not bad either. I still enjoyed it. There was a lot of repetition with the theme of "he needs to accept I am a warrior and partner who can fight by his side and not sit around useless at Sanctuary" versus him wanting to protect her and not see her run into danger. I have no problem with the theme but the heroine just brings it up over and over and over. There were some things brought up in the story, like maybe Lawe would get to know his maternal family, but then it was never add ...more
Before I get into my opinion of Lawe’s Justice, I feel I should probably give you a little of my history with the series that I have been reading for many, many years. I fell off the Breed bandwagon a few books back because of the inconsistencies, errors, typos, and more than a little boredom. But I kept reading them, hoping I might find the spark that addicted me to this world in the beginning. Then Navarro’s Promise came out. RAGE! HULK SMASH! Yeah. It was ugly, I was pissed, and I swore I was ...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
What can I say. The Breeds are my guilty pleasure. I actually think this one was better than the last couple. It was a good expansion of the Gideon storyline started in the preceding novella "An Inconvenient Mate". If it is as it seems there are a lot of HEA's to come before we get Cassie's HEA, starting a new story arc is a welcome move in the Breed world.

They're not going to win any Pulitzers and despite the inconsistencies and some what lazy editing the Breeds are certainly steamy, unique, en
Dec 18, 2011 Zeek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid 4 stars, better than what's she's cranked out in a while! I'm really enjoying the missing breeds essential to learning about what is going on with Jonas and Rachel's baby storyline and I even like Gideon, the rogue breed running around dispensing justice for his own reasons.

As to the main couple, Lawe was absolutely yummy in his desperation to keep his emotions in check warring with his desperation for making Diane his own and I like that Diane would not compromise who she was for the sak
Dec 23, 2011 Crystallena rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I think this book marks the end of my relationship with the Breeds books. Books like this are not supposed to be literary gold or anything, but, frankly, I expect more. I don't know why, Navarro's Promise was also less than good. I followed these books because I became emotionally invested in the outcome of the Breeds vs. Genetic Counsel war, and because I enjoyed the romance, even if it was a bit ridiculous.

This book does not advance the storyline; there is absolutely no resolution at all! Not
Lynsey A
I was bored. That is basically what this come down to for me. The storyline just bored me. I was reticent to read it because I don't like the "she's the little woman who needs to stay protected" and "I'm a warrior woman who want let a man put me in the kitchen" stories. I don't mind a strong woman who is her own person and can stand up for herself but I don't like the back and forth between the hero and heroine like in this book.

There is the other story line about looking for Honor Roberts, Faw
Jan 05, 2012 SheLove2Read rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
As much as I *wanted* to like this book, I simply couldn't. It was just OK.

Mrs. Leigh needs an editor badly. BADLY. I found several typos (for example "here" when "hear" was the intended word) and even one misused word, not to mention the extreme use of the word SOUL once again. SOMEONE BUY THAT WOMAN A THESAURUS!

I tried hard to like Diane. I really did. In the end, my verdict is that she got on my last nerve. She was all take and very little give, with unreasonable expectations of Lawe despite
Spoiler Whore says calm your tits people, it's just a book
*slight spoilers*

Lora Leigh is back in her game with this one! The others have been disappointing but this one, me likey alots! Finally we get Lawe Justice HEA. And Diane is a great partner to/for him.

I wonder who Rule's mate is? Haven't a clue. We see briefly Dane Vanderale and Rye(yay!) Can't wait for their stories. Also we see Dog, who, IMO, is Cassie's mate. Gideon is an interesting character and I hope he gets a HEA.

Also the ending kinda left with a cliffhanger. What did Jonas sense on Liz
This series is a guilty pleasure of mine. I accept things from this author that I would harshly ridicule from another. The sex is frequent and over the top, and the characters are a bit overdramatic. The characters and they way they talk aren’t realistic, and the author can be repetitive. I know this, and I just don’t care. I don’t like this author’s other series, but this one is like crack to me. But, I’ve found that I swing back and forth between enjoying these books and not. I continue to pic ...more
Dec 26, 2011 Jess rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

The Breeds are up to book #26, and Lawe Justice is the center of this story. His mate is Diane, who won’t even consider being mated which would lead to being coddled or wrapped in cotton and hidden away at Sanctuary. She’s a fighter and that’s probably what I liked most about her. It was a constant struggle between these two, Lawe’s need to keep her safe and Diane’s need to fight. She’s trying to find a cure for her niece, Amber, who’s exhibiting non-huma

Ms Leigh used to be ranked as one of my top 5 authors but of late her works have not been great so I haven't rushed to get/read them and tick them off my TBR pile. Having said that I haven't been able to ignore any new Breeds releases as I am well and truely hooked despite being extremely disappointed with quite a few of the latest one's.

I really enjoyed the novella in the anthology Tied with a Bow and could see glimpses of the old LL magic so I was eagerly awaiting for this to be released and I
Evelyn Bryant
Liked it well enough, but found Diana just a little annoying. Granted Lawe needed to accept her as she was, but so did she vice versus. She failed, I thought to see that she would be who she was regardless of what he did. All the previous heroines in all the previous books became or continued to be who they were. It's not like their basic personalities changed. So her ongoing battle with all that seemed pointless. Additionally Diana did not respect her sister or the other women as being worthwhi ...more
I want to give this 3 1/2 stars, but I'm feeling generous today because it's a holiday so yeah, 4 twinkling stars for Lawe's Justice!.

Stubborn and annoying heroine aside, Lawe's Justice is one of the better book in the Breeds series. I still could not get over the stupidity of the hero's name, despite his reason. His twin's is no better either.

While Lawe's character is an alpha, he's not the worst of the lot. He does not come across as a pompous asshole (most of the time, anyway) which is a plu
Well, after the last few "full-length" letdowns in LL's 'Breeds' series, I'm happy to say that she's back on her game! Is 'Lawe's Justice' my favorite? No, 'Coyote's Mate' is still the benchmark 'Breeds' for me, but LJ can definitely hold its own when you look at the series as a whole.

What I liked:
1) Finally a (somewhat) "standard" mating again! Lately, it's been like Leigh has been going out of her way to over-complicate the mating process; with storylines focusing on "when's a mate a mate" sc
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under The Covers

This might be one of the most anticipated Breeds release and I can only say that the wait was well worth it! This is the best book in this series by far that we've gotten in a while. With some of the original magic that the Breeds were able to give us and with some great characters.

We first met Diane in Lion's Heat, she's Rachel's sister. She's also pretty kick ass and leads her own group of secret ops. I always though of her as a bit rough around the e
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3.5 out of 5 stars for this one. I'm addicted to Ms. Leigh's breed series. I realize we are on book 26 and I'm still hungering for me. Yes, the book is virtually the same over and over. The mates are resisting each other. Either the guy is resisting because he's afraid of hurting the woman. Or the woman is avoiding the man because she's afraid of losing her independence. Lawe's Justice is because of the latter. Diane is a warrior who needs a man by her side, not some asshole chauvinistic pig. La ...more
Jan 07, 2012 Cindyg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
NO one writes erotica like Lora...hands down one of the best.
I loved Lawe even though he was a bit overbearing and controlling.
Diane on the other hand drove me nuts, to whiny for my taste.
Nothing gets resolved as far as Amber is concerned...I kept thinking Diane was going to pull off something really big, the way she carried on...
We find out some interesting things about I can't wait for Diane to get with child/children to see how things go in that respect.
Not much in the way of fight
Camille-Dhark Nytmhare
I am so torn between a 3 and 4 star. But I would only give it a 4 star based on the fact that I love the breeds. There was a lot unnecessary drama between Lawe and Diane. The powerful love they claimed to have for each other just wasn't convincing. More annoying was the fact that 50% of the story focused on whether or not Lawe could accept Diane for the warrior she was. And why Diane was gonna kick his ass to the curb because he did not respect her as a warrior.

I was wary when I started reading
Dec 11, 2011 Kristy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok so where to begin. I always thought lawe was funny. When I read Mercury's War and he said he would like to go to a monistary to avoid the "mating heat infection". It was great to learn more about him there just wasn't enough. What we learn more about Lawe is mainly in the beginning of the book. But in the end I still liked that he decided he wanted Diane by his side rather than behind him.

Now Diane peaked my interest in Lions Heat when Diane and her men of mercinaries helped Jonas and Rachel
The being the 26th story in the Breed series, you come into this story knowing pretty much how the romance between our hero and heroine, Lawe and Diane, will play out. If this is your first Lora Leigh Breed book, stop and go back to number 1. There is too much back story and too many repeating characters to try and start with this book. I enjoyed this story but it is not my favorite in the series and left too many questions for me to really enjoy it. There has been an overlying plot line in the ...more
Dec 07, 2011 Rachel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Lora Leigh is a must-buy for me. However, if the stories keep going downhill like this, I am going to quit reading this series. Somehow, it feels to me, like its lost its way. The love stories are taking a back burner to these convoluted plots that don't make a lot of sense. To me, at least. As I said, these book have always been a must-buy. So maybe I'll try one more. Not sure.
Sep 29, 2014 marlene rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was so bad it made my brain hurt. I am not sure which main character I wanted to die more. Why do I force myself to read this series?
May 23, 2012 Harper rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought it was coming out sooner and started re-reading the last 6 books...
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Dec 12, 2011 Anna (Bobs Her Hair) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal romance fans who like it steamy
Rating: 3.5 rounded to 4 stars

The Story
Diane Broen is searching for the people that may shed answers and provide a cure for her niece, Amber. (In Lion’s Heat, Amber, the daughter of Rachel Broen and adopted father Jonas Wyatt, was injected with a mystery serum. The same serum caused the death of a major Breed nemesis.) About twelve years ago three people escaped a Breed facility, disappeared, and may hold the answers for a cure. Diane, former mercenary and now Breed soldier, is desperate to save
Review for Lawe's Justice Lawe’s Justice is the 25/26th book in the Breeds series by Lora Leigh. Lawe and Diane know they are mates but for whatever reason Lawe has left her alone for the past 18 months in part because he does not want a mate or rather be vulnerable because of a mate but also in part because Diane needs to come to terms with having a Breed as a mate. Meanwhile Diane knows he cares for her but she does not want nor need Lawe’s influence or protection. Things have come to a head b ...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This was so much better than the last two books! I had to go for a 5 star rating.

There was a little BLAH time during the book when all it was was about Lawe protecting Diane & her wanting to be in control... Not locked up at Sanctuary.

Great story line emerged, with Gideon. (I think Gideon was the one who sneaked into Cassie's Hospital room). Past and present characters came around & were introduced. I was not sure what to think of the mention of Harmony & not saying she was Jonas'
Dec 13, 2011 Pansy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Finally. I enjoyed this book very much. My only gripe is my gripe for every book. Ms. Leigh has a habit of restating constantly in her books. What I mean by this statement? How many times do I have to hear about the horrors Gideon endured in the labs? How many times do I have to hear about Diane being captive in Syria and Lawe's rescue? How many times do I have read about Gideon's revenge? These were written at least once in virtually every chapter. I get it. Gideon wants revenge, Diane was resc ...more
This book runneth over with sexual tension! A very hot alpha male specimen for sure. Loved this aspect of the story, but thought the hero tended to be too one-dimensional. Being part predatory animal was alluring and primally sexy, but too much animalistic instinct in the matters of mating took some of the intrigue and complexity out of the equation. Afterall, the webs we humans weave with the battle between our hearts and our heads is what adds spice. Towards the end, there were more nuances in ...more
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  • The Man Within (Breeds, #2; Feline Breeds, #2)
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  • Kiss of Heat (Breeds, #4; Feline Breeds, #3)
  • Soul Deep (Breeds, #5; Coyote Breeds, #1)
  • The Breed Next Door (Breeds, #6; Feline Breeds, #4)
  • Megan's Mark (Breeds, #7; Feline Breeds, #5)
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  • Tanner's Scheme (Breeds, #9; Feline Breeds, #7)
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“Don't go there Rule" Lawe warned him softly. " I don't think your horoscope declared today to be a good day to die.” 22 likes
“Did you wish upon a star and take the time to try to make your wish come true?
Did you try to paint the sunrise and find the gift of life within?
Did you write a song just for the joy of it?
Or write a poem just to feel the pain?
Did you find a reason to ignore the petty injustices, the spoken barbs, or the envies, jealousies and greed that crossed your path?
Did you wake up this morning and whisper inside, “Today, I’ll find every reason to smile, and ignore the excuses to frown.”
Today will be the day I’ll whisper nothing snide, I’ll say nothing cruel. I’ll be kind to my enemy, I’ll embrace my friends, and for this
one day, I’ll forget the slights of the past.
Today will be the day I’ll live for the joy of it, laugh for the fun of it, and today, I’ll love whether it’s returned, forsaken, or simply
And if you did, then your heart has joined the others who have as well, uniting, strengthening, and in a single heartbeat you’ve created
a world of hope.”
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