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Wolfe's Hope (Breeds #10)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  4,625 ratings  ·  118 reviews

Book 1 in the series Wolf Breeds


Hope believed Wolfe was dead, but he was only waiting for the right time to claim her. The scientist who created him, Hope's mother, has forced his hand. She wants her creation back, and she wants any children he may breed on her daughter.
He is a man whose DNA was altered, infused with the genetic code of the wolf. His unique genetic makeup

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Kindle Edition, 196 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Ellora's Cave (first published December 5th 2002)
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Barks & Bites
I’ve only read one book by author Lora Leigh. It was called Menage A Magick and I picked it up because of the catchy blurbage that delivered on the promise of the heroine being “the filling in a wizard sandwich”. Tell me, could you have resisted?

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43...

Anyway it was okay, nothing special, nothing awful so I decided to try this one when it turned up in audiobook format. I’ll read anything on audio and I mistakenly thought this was Book 1 in the Wolf Breeds series...more
Zeek
Way too short to make this one really work- Wolfe came off too harsh and unreasonable- BUT I love what I see of these two later on in the books ...

I’m hoping LL will revamp and expand. Though only $2.99 from EC, it’s too short by far.

Hope believed Wolfe was dead, but he was only waiting for the right time to claim her. The scientist who created him, Hope's mother, has forced his hand. She wants her creation back, and she wants any children he may breed on her daughter.

He is a man whose DNA was
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Kerry
This is one of Lora Leigh's early entries in her Breeds series, a short story published with Ellora's Cave. In the years since, the series has moved to mainstream publisher Berkley, and she has significantly expanded the world she has created.

I'm one of those people who really likes to read a series in order. This can become quite a stress when publication order and chronological order differ and I have to choose one or the other to follow. In this case, I'm working with the series chronology pr...more
Delta
1.5 stars Warning, Will Robinson...This tale is illogical!

First, apologies to my friends who loved this. I simply cannot agree on this one.

It is insulting to readers' intelligence when authors are very inconsistent with their own world building as is the case in Wolfe's Hope. Given what the readers know about breeds after just one story, most of this tale is not logical. For the record, I have generally enjoyed the Breeds series up until the past couple of books when the logic problems and some...more
Shannon (Savhage Temptrest)
"Wolfe's Hope" by Lora Leigh is a short story in the Breeds series that was very informative and erotic with just a touch of violence.

This is the backstory for Wolfe, the Wolf Breed leader of a pack that escaped a Genetics Council lab the same time the Feline Breeds revealed themselves to the world, and his mate Hope, the daughter of one of the scientists that ran the Breeds lab.

Although this was just a short story, it gave a lot of information on relationship between Wolfe and Hope, and it intr...more
twelvejan [Alexandria]
Giving this a 2.5. Nothing impressive. The foreplay ain't to shabby though. 3/4 of the books was like this:-

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But hey, it's only 41 pages.

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Kath
Another Hot story, three stars only because there was not a lot to this one, very short
J-J lover of books
This one was a short read.

Firstly i hate Wolfe, he is a arsehole and so so cruel to Hope. How could he even believe she could be with another? If he knew anything about being mated he would of known Hope wouldn't be able to bare another man touching her. For him to believe the photo's the bitch sent him. To torture her while she was in need. That is just cruel, so very cruel. Hope's mother, and i use that word very,very loosely. she gives mothers a bad name. Delia Bainesmith is no mother. She u...more
Rachel
Like another reviewer stated, this short story just didn't have enough pages to show the character depth in Wolfe that is later made evident. He came across as cruel and extremely sadistic through his actions and dialogue. I came back to this short story after having read many of the later Breeds novels and was more than slightly aghast at his crude accusations and treatment of his Mate.
Even after the major issue is resolved I felt that he failed to even show adequate remorse for his actions. H...more
Dee
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Kathryn
I promise that the low rating is not due to this being such a short story, though I would have appreciated at least a novella length allowance for more depth of the characters. The setup was great, as a way to introduce the wolf breeds. But what Wolfe does to Hope did not sit well with me. How Hope instantly forgives Wolfe sat even worse. Maybe I should be happy this was not longer.
Dina
Story available in print format in Primal Heat anthology.
Alex is The Romance Fox
What a disappointment!!! I was so looking forward to Hope and Wolf’s story but all I read was more explicit mating frenzies….with a lot of same from previous books
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and a lot of
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wow, everything about Hope did it for Wolf,
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even though he wanted to kill her…why???? Because she betrayed him but not really…she just had an evil Mom who just happened to be a WICKED SCIENTIST!!!!

Okay, I really enjoy erotic romance but after reading pages and pages of explicit sex (which I like as well)...more
DaisyGirl
For the record, I'm a Lora Leigh fan and love the Breed series. Sadly, I had just finished Tanner's Scheme (Breed's 9) earlier today and found it a disappointing read. So I picked up Wolfe's Hope (Breed's 10) thinking that perhaps Leigh would redeem herself. But no. To be sure, I thought that Wolfe's Hope had the potential to be a really good short story but, in the end, it fell flat for me.

Here's my take on the novella: ***CONTAINS SPOILERS***
Hope and her mate Wolfe are victims of Hope's evil s...more
Lenna Wright-Berry
This was a very fast read but long story short, Wolfe survived the explosives he set in the labs and saved his pack and wanted to go back for Hope but never did until 6 years later after being set up by Hopes mother to bring in out in the open by sending him photos of Hope having men having sex with her. Wolfe kidnaps Hope in getting answers about her mother but Hope was being used as well and when her mother shows up to kill him and her daughter, she never expected her pet to do her in.
Erica
My least favorite of this series. I'm not entirely sure that Lora Leigh even wrote this. It really seemed to read more like a ghost writer wrote it. I don't understand why the entire rest of the Breeds series books are all 100-250 pages but this one was 41 pages? It had no relevance whatsoever to the series as a whole...there was no mention of Callan Lyons, the other couples, Sanctuary, or anything at all referenced to the past books. The last couple books going back to Megan's Mark were in the...more
Oleta Blaylock
This is the first Breed book that I read oh so many years ago. At the time it was the only Breed book available. I remember being hooked and waiting for the next one. I was so intrigued by with the whole concept of the Breeds and wanted to know more about them. This story provides very little information on the Breeds or the Council. It is a short story after all. I would like to see more of Wolfe in the later books and maybe that will happen since he is part of the Breed Council. I also hope to...more
Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~
Wolfe & Hope were mated when she was 17 & he was still in the labs. Her mother is one of the evil people running the labs & convinces Hope that Wolfe is dead when the labs are destroyed. So for years she's believed that he's dead & has suffered because she's his mate. Then he finally finds her & basically kidnaps her then sexually tortures her because he believes she's been unfaithful. That's it. That's the whole story. No chemistry what-so-ever. And what happened to Breeds b...more
Aleks
I wish I never read that. Seriously, what was that?
The previous reviews explain very well my point of view.
It was like the other books, but condensated. The problem is: doing that with only 41 pages ends up with a failure. The result of whatever the author tried to do is: a non logical story, non charismatic and ridiculous characters, a really strange sex scene (between rape, torture and consent), a too easy evil end, a WAY TOO EASY scene of forgiveness dripping with love.

Wolfe seemed to be suc...more
Dorothy Martin
I love all the breed books, i think this one about Wolfs Hope should have started from the very beginning. It should also be in a book by itself, it deserves that much more than a short story in an anthology. I just wanted to express my opinion, I Really have to be Lora Leighs biggest fan, have all of her books except #2 and #3 in The Lies Men Series. I have been going crazy looking for them, and if there only in e book then I'm screwed because I can"t afford an e reader.


Thanks for listening,
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Judith
This is an introductory short story to the Wolf Breeds series in "The Breeds" continuum. Detailing the mating and troubles between Wolfe and Hope, daughter of the scientist who created Wolfe, and a sadistic, cold, unfeeling human being through and through. My greatest criticism is that it is a short story. These characters are strong and had a right to be full developed and given their own story that is more than just a few pages long. However, like all Leigh books, it is a great read and filled...more
Heather  * needs to get stuff done*
Ok I found a breeds book I didn't care for. Really quick read.

Wolfe was forced mated to the 17 year old Hope. Her mother used Hope as her first test subject on Breeding the Breeds. Tossing her own daughter to the Wolves. The Lab exploaded and Hope spent the next 6 years thinking Wolfe was dead.

To me Wolfe was an A$$. He should have been able to scent a lie and the truth from Hope without torturing her like that. Don't get me wrong bondage can be fun along with orgasm denial but that was unjust...more
Anna
A different approach to most of her Breed stories, I don't like that Wolfe couldn't see past his own fury to trust Hope and I think she let him away with it too easily.
Dawn
This novella is part of the anthology PRIMAL HEAT which has a collection of stories by Sherri L. King, Lorie O'Clare, Jaci Burton and Lora Leigh.

Wolfe's Hope is about literally Wolfe and his mate Hope. Apparently they mated six years ago and he had allegedly dies in a fire. Hope is rather hopeless because her mom is the evil villain in the story. Anyway it is a really short read there is not really anything added to the overall plot nor is there a lot of character development. Mostly it is a sme...more
Linda
Of all the "Breed" books that Ms. Leigh has written I have to say that I didn't like this one! I didn't like Wolfe and hate what he did to Hope. Now don't get me wrong since this does have a HEA but the story itself just didn't do it for me. I hated Wolfe so much that I wanted to shot him myself!! Of course this is JMHO and I know some people I have talked to over the years that liked it but not me.. I have only read this one 1 time and will not ever reread it like I do the others in this series...more
Kerry  sullivan
Well wow This is one of the few book in this series that I had not read before and all I can say is WOW!!. It is hot and just keeps getting hotter. It is only a short story but as an introduction to the Wolf breeds it is blooming good. This is like a little taster of what is to come and one that will have you coming back for more and more and more.

This book was reviewed for Musings of a bookworm
Samantha
This book took me all of two seconds to read. I'm not exactly why Lora Leigh wrote this novella in the first place. We got no insight into the characters, no further development into the world of the breeds and other than a quick schtup it was pretty much a wast of time. I have been a fan of these books however I am hopeful that the next few books in this series will get better otherwise I might just give up on the breeds.
Stacie Sutton burks
It's not bad. It's good in the paranormal sense. It hooked me so I'm gonna give the series a go.
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