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Coyote's Mate (Breeds #18)

4.29  ·  Rating Details ·  9,702 Ratings  ·  298 Reviews
For six years Anya Korbin worked with Del-Rey Delgato-the genetically altered rebel known as the Coyote Ghost-to free a group of coyote women kept in her father's lab. As Anya matured into a woman, she and Del-Rey grew close...but then he broke his promise and killed her father. Now she must deal with her animalistic desire for the one who betrayed her.
ebook, 368 pages
Published February 3rd 2009 by Penguin Group (USA) (first published January 1st 2009)
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Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySkanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads
5/13/16: I have been in the WEIRDEST book mood the last week or so...I blame escrow lol Need a re-read favorite to jump start myself...
10/9/15: When in a book funk...re-read a favorite...


One of my TOP READS OF ALL TIME

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Julie (jjmachshev)
Lora Leigh's latest Breed book will singe your fingers and leave you begging for the next story set in her world of hybrid human-animals and the women (and men) they love. "Coyote's Mate" gives readers their first deep look at the Coyote breeds and their similarities and differences from the other Breed groups.

Del-Ray is the Coyote Alpha who survived hell, refused to bend to his human 'creators', and fought his way to freedom taking as many of his kind with him as he could manage. When a young s
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Sophia Triad
Breeds 18
Coyote Breeds 2
Featured Couple: Del-Rey (Coyote) & Anya (Human)

Any badass and renegade man has a certain sex appeal in romance novels. Imagine a guy like that who also has coyote DNA and an army of coyote Breeds soldiers to command. Del-Rey is the number one ultra-cool, military genius, leader.

Normally, coyotes are considered cowardly and untrustworthy animals and the attitudes towards them are largely negative among Breeds. They are the Council’s soldiers and have trained to tortu
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Samantha
Apr 30, 2012 Samantha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guilty-pleasure
Why do I keep picking up Lora Leigh books? I've never given one of her stories a rating over a 2 and yet, at least once a year, I'll breakdown and buy one of her novels. This is mostly because her futuristic world featuring genetically altered humans (aka Breeds) is fascinating. I always go into her books hoping that this will be the one that I absolutely love, but that never happens. Mostly because the relationships featured in the series are pretty disturbing. I hate how little control the her ...more
Megan
Apr 09, 2009 Megan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Even though I am a big fan of Lora Leigh's Breed series, this particular novel was a disaster. Or at least it was to me. The reader is constantly told how "strong" Anya is, and yet we never see any evidence of it. Ever. She completely let's Del-Rey walk all over her, and the "mating heat" is used as an excuse for this. Instead of standing up for herself, Anya is so overcome by her hormones, she can't help but jump Del-Rey as soon as he says or does something atrociously sexist.

In short, the char
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Celeste
Nov 13, 2008 Celeste rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Loved, loved, loved, Lora Leigh's newest edition to her Breed series! Smoking HOT!

It was an absolute roller-coaster ride. You go through an entire gamut of emotions with this one. From anger, to happiness, to shock, to frustration, to relief, to everything in between! I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed this book, there wasn't one thing I would change, except maybe make it longer! If you're a Lora Leigh fan, you won't be disappointed with this one!
Becky
Really enjoyed this book. I love the breeds!!!
willaful
Sep 30, 2011 willaful rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: angsty-goodness
3 1/2 stars. I don't really think it's very good, but I love the suffering!
Ashley
Lora Leigh continues to reign supreme! I fall more and more in love with this author and her amazing writing with each novel she releases. 'Coyote's Mate' brought forth within me a surge of emotions while satisfying my insatiable need for great erotica. While humor is easy to open within me, bringing tears to my eyes is a much more difficult endeavor. At first I feared that I was going to have to grade 'Coyote's Mate' really low because the hero, Del-Rey, really pissed me off on several occasion ...more
Zeek
You know the kind of book that so good it wraps you in a thick blanket of warm fuzzies so that even when you put the book down your so consumed with the story it's difficult to focus? Coyote's Mate is one such book.

If you've read Leigh's Wolf Breed book, Aiden's Charity, you've already been introduced to the hero/heroine in this book.

At that time, Del Rey, Alpha of the Coyotes, needed the wolf breeds' Doctor to check on his woman exhibiting strange symptoms. Since the coyotes have isolated thems
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Catherine
4.5 Stars

This is one of my favorite stories in the Breed series. I think one of the big things that fixes my attention on it is the fact that it is so unlike the other books in the series so far. Anya and Del-Rey mated, but due to his manipulations, and her her rage about said manipulations, ended up granted an official order of separation from the breed council. This was the first order of its kind and although it didn't please Del-Rey, it gave Anya some much needed breathing room.

I didn't alwa
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Anya
May 13, 2016 Anya marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
The only reason I want to read this book is because the h and I share the first name. Yeah, I'm shallow like that. :')
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
This is my first Lora Leigh book (I might have read a Blaze or two) and I'm just not sure how to take it. The story is that of Anya and Del Rey. Anya is a young human that is kidnapped by Del Rey (a Coyote Breed Alpha) and forced to be his mate. How they work together and how they overcome the roadblocks each throws in the path of their relationship is what the book is supposed to be about. However, the Coyote breeds are also waging a war with the world at large. This is the far more interesting ...more
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Alex is The Romance Fox
I absolutely love the Coyote Breeds and I am so happy to see the development of their community.

Great plot development. Kick butt action and oh so very hot, smoldering explicit sex. But it’s more than that….it’s the two mc’s in this story that worked for me and not forgetting the three female coyotes…I adored adored Ashley……………

Del-Ray & Anya are a formidable couple. This is no helpless female. She’s strong, independent, loyal, loving….I mean, she’s the Coya and she can run Haven, the Coyote
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Cristina
Decent read. I've read the previous books (at least most of them) and this one was slightly better than the others. However, it does get repetitive at times. (You've been warned)
So if you've read the others, there's really nothing extraordinary about this one.
Heather
Initially, I thought I would really like Coyote’s Mate. I suppose that I did, in one sense. It’s certainly a roller coaster of a story.

Anya Kobrin meets Del-Ray Delgado at a bar in Russia when she’s sixteen. She works in a lab with Coyote Breeds but is secretly working to free them. She works with Del-Ray, as long as he promises not to harm her friends and family when he goes to break out the coyotes. He promises her, but fully intends to break that promise. And he does. He doesn’t kill anyone,
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Carrying on my "Disclaimer":

"See, here's the problem...I have a love/hate relationship with the Breed books. I really need more plot than porn sex and I was ready to cross this series off my list but my bff, V, told me to give her four favorite books a chance and I'm glad I listened to her."

I've been posting that on all the book's V has told me to read and so far she's batting 3 for 3! Wtg V!!

For this book, we have Del-Rey who is the Coyote Alpha but at the beginning of the book, he is known as
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Hollie
~ 3.5stars ~

The pros:
* The secondary characters were great
* Once the sex started it was steamy


The cons:
* I tired of the heroine constantly fighting her bond to her mate
* 22 year old book virgin (although she wasn’t the annoying book virgin type...thankfully) It just felt unrealistic
*There were some long spells where I felt it were too political - a lot of time was spent discussing Breed Laws etc. but it seemed to be too much. This book was 368 pages long and it almost felt "too long" at times. L
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Dani
Nov 16, 2010 Dani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lora-leigh
Great continuation of the Breeds.. Del-Ray was such an ass for most of the book! But I'm glad everything turned out good! I forgot how long her books can be..and after reading so many in a row.. they all seem the same after awhile..especially the sex scenes. I may take a break from her for a few books and then come back to Bengal's Heart.. the teaser in the epilogue was good!
Denise H.
Oct 29, 2015 Denise H. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lora Leigh has this whole Breed series that is fabulous ! Love the amazing characters, action packed tales, and awesome hot sexiness ! You will love this paranormal, futuristic concept and be hooked like I am. I've read them all, and loved each one.
Highly recommend ! ENJOY !!!
Sarah
Feb 11, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has to be my favourite breed book. I love del-rey with his arrogate manly alpha character. I loved to read more about Brim n jax.
GuisBell
Feb 16, 2016 GuisBell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bueno
Del Rey Delgado me hiciste sufrir un monton con tu terquedad, y me hiciste pensar en mucha, mucha mucha violencia contra ti, muchas veces.
Paloma Beck
If I had to choose, I would say that Lora Leigh's Coyote’s Mate is my favorite Breed book. I read all of the Breed books, one immediately after the other, over the span of six weeks. I started in order (always recommend you do that with a series!!) with the Ellora's Cave books which were steamy, had a basic premise that held me but the story was woven around sex scenes as opposed to the sex scenes being integrated into the story. Still, yummy reads – I can’t deny I didn’t eat them up. But then c ...more
Mojca
Jan 31, 2009 Mojca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Breed fans, Lora Leigh fans, PNR fans
This book was one heck of a ride. There's always conflict in Leigh's books, especially Breeds, they just scream conflict, but there's never been so much of it as in Coyote's Mate. The two protagonists never seemed to be on the same page and they pretty much dragged everybody else along with them. Drama, drama, drama.

I loved Del-Rey for the first part of the book, while I just wanted to slap Anya silly. He's put it nicely, she was acting like a child and she knew it, she even confirmed it. But d
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Joy
Jun 12, 2011 Joy rated it it was amazing
I'm having a love-hate relationship with this book and after contemplating whether to give this a four or a five, I chose to give more credit to Lora Leigh, thus a 5. I gave it a high rating but it's not exactly one of my favorites. I'm glad I read this in order, I was still familiar with most characters, though I forgot Del-Rey's role in Aidan's Charity.

This is a typical breed novel, or Lora Leigh novel for that matter. Expect a lot of playing hard to get, conflicting emotions, the battles usua
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Pat Cromwell
It was just okay. Lora Leigh fans will truely enjoy it. Folks new to her Breed Series should try one of her others first because assumptions are made that the reader is up to par with the series, so IMO it is not for a beginner to the Breed series. They will be lost and totally confused. I had to pause on certain parts and re-educate myself on these guys.

A big downer was the interjection of humour. I can see the Bengals making jokes - subtle jokes - but not a Breed Coyote. They've never been wr
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namericanwordcat
Coyote's Mate (Breeds Series) Review For six years Anya Korbin worked with Del-Rey Delgato--the genetically altered rebel known as the Coyote Ghost--to free a group of coyote women kept in her father's lab. As Anya matured into a woman, she and Del-Rey grew close, but then he broke his promise and killed her father. Now she must deal with her animalistic desire for the one who betrayed her.
 
 
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This is my favorite book of the Breeds series. The world here is complete and the external and int
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Tracy
Let the past not be forgotten. Let the lessons not be in vain.

I have enjoyed the breed books in general, though I haven't been able to get them to read in order. I have read 4 other's before Coyote's Mate This one, however, is the BEST breed book I have read yet. I was on an emotional roller coaster that never let up. I cried for this story like I do for Nicholas Sparks books. I had chills from the action/suspense parts, and I finished this book in one day because the story had me wrapped around
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“What would I have done if my coya had been captured or killed? My mate, Sharone. The other half of everything I am. What would I have done?” 14 likes
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