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The Man Within by Lora Leigh
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Apr 05, 10

Ok, so I'm giving 2 stars to this one, but it's a good 2 stars.
I did like it much more than the first which I gave 1 star,LOL.This is a really hard series to rate.

There are some things I really like about this series. I had the same problem with both of the books I read in it, it's like there are some excellent elements to exploit that could turn this series into a much more interesting one, but they are left as secondaries to let the sex scenes overrule. The hole time I felt like so many things could turn this series into a really good paranormal romance. For example: The laboratory and experiments done to the breeds are a very interesting thing to develop. I would be extremely incline to read more about this, as to know the rest of the characters better. You get some characters mentioned that seem very appealing but then nothing is explained about them.

I really tried to enjoy this series because all my goodread's friends seem to adore it, nobody gave less than 4 stars to this series, but I just can't. Seriously, you just can't give this series the same ratings that are given to other paranormal romance series that are so much better.

If you're looking for hit scenes and well the whole deal, this is a series for you. I don't like it. I will be reading one more but just because It is about the only character who has been active and develop in the first 2 and my curiosity needs to learn what will happen with her, but that's it for me with this series, not one more book,LOL.
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04/04/2010 "Fine. I'm giving this series another try. But if I don't like this book either then I'm not reading a single one more." 7 comments

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message 1: by Lisa Hoang (new)

Lisa Hoang aka The Consummate Reader tell me if u liked the story or not. it's on my to read list

valee I mean, if you're looking for an erotic novel you will like it, but I don't. It's not my type of series. I don't enjoy a book if there's not character development and good action going on.

I really tried, but I don't think I will be reading another book in this series, at least not for now. Although I did enjoy much more book 2 than 1. At least in this one the characters knew each other for years before getting together.

message 3: by new_user (new)

new_user I know, it's such a shame because the whole experimentation bit really is interesting. Maybe you should skip to the last book and let us know, LOL!

valee new_user wrote: "I know, it's such a shame because the whole experimentation bit really is interesting. Maybe you should skip to the last book and let us know, LOL!"

Have you read the last one?

message 5: by new_user (new)

new_user Nope, I stopped reading them, LOL.

valee hahahaha. Yeah, same here. How many did you read? I will read one more because I need to know what will happen with Kade and Sherra, but that's it.

Dina Vale, here's my two cents (for all it's worth, LOL): give Elizabeth's Wolf (Breeds, #4) a try. It's one of the best of the series, I swear. If you don't like it, then you can ditch the Breeds for good and I won't pester you again. ;)

valee LOL,I swear I feel terrible because everybody enjoys this series so much. But If you say, I will read till 4,LOL.

Dina No need to feel guilty, Vale. We can't always like what "everyone else" does, and that's what makes life so interesting. But seriously, I think Elizabeth's Wolf (Breeds, #4) is a great book. If you still don't feel the love after reading it, move on and don't fret over it. There are tons of other books out there to enjoy. :)

message 10: by new_user (new)

new_user Hmm, I read books one and two, I think. I flipped through #4 though, and it did seem like there were less bedroom scenes and the tone was more serious. It kind of reminded me of her SEAL series. Maybe that's when she got the inspiration. If I were to read one from the series again, it might be that one.

message 11: by Dina (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dina NU, I'm a fan of the Breeds, but I have to admit that not all the books in the series are good. No surprise, since that's fairly common when it comes to long series. I vouch for Elizabeth's Wolf (Breeds, #4), though. If you're ever in the mood to give the Breeds another try, that book is the way to go. :)

message 12: by new_user (new)

new_user Thanks, Dina. :)

message 13: by Kris (new) - rated it 3 stars

Kris H. Oooo...I'm with you Dina. Elizabeth's Wolf is one of my faves of this series!

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