Loved it! Finally, the much anticipated story about Jonas is here - and it was even better than I could have imagined. Rachel and Jonas were a perfect...moreLoved it! Finally, the much anticipated story about Jonas is here - and it was even better than I could have imagined. Rachel and Jonas were a perfect pair.
Rachel has been Jonas's personal assistant for a few months. During this time Rachel has proven to be very efficient at handling Jonas's schedule and putting up with his arrogant and manipulating ways. Jonas knew as soon as he saw Rachel that she was his mate but he refuses to claim her because he is afraid she would be targeted by his many enemies and because she is pregnant. Jonas claimed Rachel's baby as his own (without her knowing of course) and was able to feel the baby's emotions and make a connection with little Amber.
One night a group of men burst into Rachel's house and take her baby. One of the Breeds enemies had taken the baby and injected her with an unknown substance. Jonas and his team are able to save Amber from being kidnapped, so they fly to Sanctuary for safety.
Once at Sanctuary, Jonas and Rachel have their hands full with finally dealing with the fact they are mates and with figuring out what happened to the baby. Jonas wants to give Rachel the choice of being with him, so he willingly endures the pain of unrelenting mating heat because he wants Rachel to come to him out of love. Rachel is very confused at all the changes in her life but knows that she and Jonas have something special. Will Jonas find the love he never dared dream about?Will Rachel put poor Jonas out of his horny misery?
Wow, this was one heck of a book! I loved the thrill of reading this story, it was so exciting. Jonas was one of the sweetest mates ever. He gave Rachel time to grow to love him and choose him at great cost to himself. He was so sweet with baby Amber, he loved her so much and he purred for her (awwww). Rachel was a compassionate and wonderful woman who understood who Jonas really was underneath all the games he played. She saw the love and loyalty he gave to his Breed brothern and the sacrifices he made to keep them safe, but she still kept him in line when he tried to pull anything with her. Rachel and Jonas complimented each other very well, she managed to show him how to deal with the emotions he didn't know how to show. The love scenes were scorching too!
There were many scenes concerning the Breeds and Sanctuary so we get to learn more about our old friends from other books.
Lion's Heat was one of my favorite Breed books! I loved it and highly recommend running to read it! The action is exciting and the romance is amazing! Jonas is one heck of a hero and mate to Rachel, plus he is a wonderful father to Amber. Rachel is a strong and capable woman who doesn't bring Jonas to his knees - she lifts him up by showing him the strength of his love and honor.(less)
Mercury was one of most animalistic Breeds ever created. He was stronger, had better senses and was one of the best soldiers in the labs until one day...moreMercury was one of most animalistic Breeds ever created. He was stronger, had better senses and was one of the best soldiers in the labs until one day when he went into "feral displacement" and killed people when he thought he lost his mate. Mercury was put on a drug program that pushed his animal side deep inside him until he barely had extra abilites but he survived. As part of his job as a Breed enforcer for Sactuary, Mercury is assigned to protect Gloria "Ria" Rodriguez while she does some short term work at Sanctuary. He is being watched closely for a return of feral displacement, which is a problem because when the animal inside him senses Ria it begins to wake up.
Ria Rodriguez is supposed to be at Sanctuary reviewing the spending of funds donated by the Leo. She is actually there to figure out who is selling information about the mating heat and prolonged lifetimes that occur between mated pairs. Ria dresses as a dowdy woman, hiding herself from the world because she thinks if she doesn't attract attention she won't be hurt and she can do her job better. Mercury sees right through her disguise to the more flashy, strong woman inside.
The attraction between Mercury and Ria is instant and powerful but Ria refuses to give into it because she knows Mercury's mate has died so she would always be his second choice. The physical heat between them eventually boils over and they have some insanely hot love scenes. Mercury decides that she is the mate of his heart, no matter that the signs of mating heat are not there despite how much he wishes they were.
Just when Mercury and Ria start to get together, his supposedly dead mate comes back. The consequences of this explode the story, causing Mercury's animal to finally emerge. Mercury is unbelievably sexy once he is finally the powerful Lion Breed he was supposed to be. Secrets that Ria had hidden come alive as well, allowing her to be strong enough to fight for what she wants - and what she wants is Mercury. The girl fight scene at the end was great, I love how Ria took care of the problem herself and didn't hide behind Mercury.
Mercury and Ria's story is now one of my favorite Breed books. The physical heat between them was scorching plus I really felt that they loved each other and belonged together. I enjoyed finding more out about the Leo, Dane and of course Jonas who is really growing on me. Mercury's War is too good to miss, I highly recommend reading this story and the other Breed books.(less)
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...moreNot 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 addressed. The psychic thing at the end was neat but I wanted to know more about it, like how the brothers suddenly just "knew" stuff and how they were going to use this ability.
I am very intrigued by Gideon and can't wait to see what happens with him. I guess Rule's book is next?(less)
I wasn't too impressed with this one. The hero didn't seem to care about the heroine's feelings at all, he just wanted to screw her. He would always l...moreI wasn't too impressed with this one. The hero didn't seem to care about the heroine's feelings at all, he just wanted to screw her. He would always leave her after they got it on and he didn't check up on her, he came off as really self-centered which is strange for a Breed male who usually puts his mate's well-being above his own. Then we have the editing error, holy crap Lora Leigh should be ashamed and so should her editors (if she has any) - it took out not just any scene but the climatic scene of the book. Wow. Lastly, the book seemed to be very repetitive, we just saw the same scene of Navarro and Mica talking then doing it over and over (then he would leave and we would hear about how he has no emotions). Also, there were too many overly emotional declarations "he is touching my soul!" "his caresses devastate me!".
Despite all this, I am not saying I hated it because I didn't. It just could have been a better book if the hero had been a less selfish person and the writing had been better.(less)
**spoiler alert** My thoughts about this book in one word: disappointment
I have been excited for Cabal's book since I first read about him and Tanner....more**spoiler alert** My thoughts about this book in one word: disappointment
I have been excited for Cabal's book since I first read about him and Tanner. But the Cabal shown in this story was not the man I knew from before. My biggest problems with the book:
- Cabal didn't seem to care about Cassa or her feelings. He left her alone for 11 years for reasons that were never really explained
- Cabal blatantly had sex with other women who rubbed it in Cassa's face for those 11 years but he never even apologizes or shows remorse about the pain he caused Cassa. He just gets mad at the thought that she married someone else before she even met him and never thinks about what he did to her. When she brings it up he acts like she is crazy to care about it. It seemed like Cabal only wanted Cassa for sex and didn't really care about her beyond that.
- He blames her for something that was clearly not her fault and only sort of admits at the end that it wasn't
Basically I felt like Cabal did not care and protect Cassa the way a Breed mate is supposed to. He only cared about his wants and feelings and never seemed to acknowledge that his actions hurt his mate for 11 freaking years. I was very diappointed in him and the whole plot line.
I hope the next book is better and shows a hero who cares about more than himself because this book just seemed to be "off", almost like the author forgot about the character she had previously created(less)