I just didn't feel or believe the romance in this one. H/h meet, say hi dance, have sex, hero says something to his friend, she leaves, they run intoI just didn't feel or believe the romance in this one. H/h meet, say hi dance, have sex, hero says something to his friend, she leaves, they run into each other again, say a few words to each other, have more sex. That's what the whole book is. Few words between h/h, lots of sex, and then boom they are in love and thinking about kids. ...more
I'm not sure how to rate this one so I'm sticking with 1. If this was just intended to be erotica, it would be 3 stars. It was hot and emotional, withI'm not sure how to rate this one so I'm sticking with 1. If this was just intended to be erotica, it would be 3 stars. It was hot and emotional, with complicated characters. But it's not erotica. It's labeled as erotic romance with a happily ever after and that's where my problem came in. Some of Jeremy's actions were not that of a responsible dom, they were that of a spoiled bully who wanted to have his way. The way Nell was treated on multiple occasions was borderline abusive, at best.
This was a scene from Jeremy's POV:
It hurt. Nell shifted on the sofa as my mother brought tea and cookies. I watched her. I'd made her hurt.
Lately I wanted to hurt her all the time. Hurt her the way that she hurt me. Hurt her so she would turn on me and I wouldn't ache anymore over how perfect she was. How much would it take to drive her away from me, far away from me, where she ought to be?
The issues behind why Jeremy was this way were explained and I understood. But I didn't believe the HEA. In fact, this HEA just made me sad.
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 forBefore 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 wasn’t spending another cent on a Lora Leigh book until there were some major changes in the quality of those books.
A friend bought Lawe’s Justice and offered to let me borrow it. I took her up on her offer because I’m still hoping. The prologue was excellent. It shows Lawe as a child in the labs, being forced to watch his mother die. It gives an amazing insight into the Breed that Lawe is today and what formed him. Then I hit chapter one. Ho, boy. The character dump was massive. Character after character is rattled off and this continues for a while. I had to stop reading and ask twitter who some of them were. Some are new, some old favorites, others were mentioned in passing 17 books ago. I was lost. And that’s when the Chart Of Doom was born…
Have I mentioned that there are a crapton of characters in this book? After I finished the chart, I remembered two I left off but I’m not going back. 65 is more than enough. Plus, my son took his colored pencils back.
That is my biggest complaint about this book. Way too many characters and I don’t feel that most of them were needed.
I did love the heroine of the book and I loved that the author left her as the strong, capable woman she was and didn’t force her to change for the arrogant hero. As for Lawe, I liked who he became by the end of the book.
I’m not hopping back on the Breed bandwagon quite yet but I liked this one and I’m even looking forward to the next installment. A new character named Gideon played a big part in this book and I want more on him.
For previous fans of the Breed series, I recommend you give it a shot. For those who haven’t read any of them and are on the fence, I don’t think this book is for you. But if you do decide to read it, at least you have a poorly drawn chart to help you figure out who’s who!...more