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(New Species #3)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  19,674 ratings  ·  882 reviews
Tammy has always tried to be prepared for any calamity life might send her way, but a sexy, lion man-beast is way outside the norm. He’s huge, has the most exotic, golden cat-eyes she’s ever seen—and she’s so terrified of him, she’s speechless for the first time in her life. He’s stalking closer, growling at her, and she’s too unnerved to even flee.

Valiant has always hated
ebook, 206 pages
Published September 14th 2011 by Ellora's Cave
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 "Mine Mine Mine" Stars


“Thank you.” He remained silent for a long moment. “You never thank me for protecting you, Tammy. You’re mine. It’s my duty and my honor.”

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OMG Now that is what I am talking about!!!!! This book was the bomb baby.... I think I am in love with Valiant too! My favorite book so far. I can tell I am going to love the hell outta this series!

"Come on, Valiant, you’ve terrified her enough. What did Justice say about trying to fit in? Remember that talk? God knows,
Alex is The Romance Fox
Valiant is one of the species that doesn’t like humans…he’s more animal than human, so he stays deep in the forest away from everyone else…in the previous book, he was looking forward to meeting the female new species and finding one of them for a mate.
Well, life has a few surprises for him….I felt he could not be as mean as he portrayed himself to be  photo images_zpsda1648a4.jpg….okay, so he’s not a fuzzy…. photo tumblr_m2n121xCGR1rq70dlo1_500_zpsb66ab4d4.gif… for heaven’s sake, he lives in a beautiful Victorian house, deep in the forest, which he’s lovingly renovating… photo download3_zps9fcfdb34.jpg
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As we have all learned about men who are also lions, they are awesome!! Valiant is right up there with Curran, ladies. You need him!

Valiant was adamant that he would never fall for a human because they are too small and frail. But, when Tammy, a very small human, gets lost and ends up at his house, he finds that voice inside of him that all of these alpha males seem to have that says "Mine". And, he says it a lot.

Everyone is shocked, while also finding it hilarious, that Valiant has bonded with
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Mona by: Animal Lovers!
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**4.5 Valiant Roaring Stars**

"I've decided I'm keeping you forever. You're mine."


This story starts off with a chance meeting between Tammy and Valiant… that was never meant to happen. Tammy finds herself in a sticky situation, at the wrong place and defiantly with the wrong person. Terrified of the huge male growling at her from his front yard, Tammy is frozen from fear with nowhere to go. That’s until he pounce and carries her off into his house.

Valiant is known for his hatred for humans.
Jacqueline J
Liking this series far more than the Breeds series by Lora Leigh. The stories just make more sense. The plots are tighter and the characters actions and reactions are more believable. They are disturbingly similar to the Breed series though. I do like how each story seems to be more complete in itself.

I really enjoyed Valient's character in this one. I enjoyed how he is so wild and aggressive and stuff but a total pussycat around the heroine. I like how he was vulnerable emotionally to her.

Another reread who knows how many times. Valiant is a very, very close second for me in this series. He is so sweet and all he wants is a mate...someone to love who will love him back.
The idea of having a mate, someone to get to know, to share life with, had become his ultimate dream.

And you gotta love that "MINE" mentality.
She’ll be someone to talk to, someone to hold, and I’ll convince her we will be happy together. I can do it. She’ll want to stay. She has to. Mine. Mine
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really did enjoy this 'MINE' book.

Valiant is the third installment in New Species series and it was way better than the two previous ones. This book was fast-paced and exciting, so much so that it kept me hooked the whole way through. Thankfully, there's no filler here, never a dull moment!

Before starting this book, I didn't expect much from the plot and the characters, but I was surprised by how good they were.The plot was predictable, I could see it coming from a mile away, yet it was well-
Dino-Jess ✮ The Book Eating Dinosaur ✮
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Dino-Jess ✮ The Book Eating Dinosaur ✮ by: Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Mind crack.

That's what these books are.

And I fucking love it.

Valiant is definitely my favorite New Species male so far. He has an amazingly talented tongue. He is possessive as fuck (he says "MINE" so many times I lost count.) He's deadly and dangerous, but he is also insecure and sexually inexperienced and he's adorable in his naivety.

"You are mine. I would never hate you nor would you ever hate me. I would never leave you. Never. You are mine."

This has the token rape attempt and then
Carmen Rae
I love this series so hard and every now and then a book hangover hits and these are my go to. And for whatever reason this was the one that grabbed my attention this weekend. And yup still as good as I remembered but now I am craving reading the rest of them :(

Just sweet smutty insta love. What more do you need for a quiet Sunday arvo?

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Jo ★The Book Sloth★
Just my favorite scene for this one...I'm too bored to write a review!;)

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May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Re-read. Could read again and again! Valiant is just so totally crazy for Tammy. I love how happy she makes him and how much he values her. His life at Mercile was so sad and he had so little contact with humans or new species you know he leads a lonely existence. He transforms in this book from a totally wild out of control animal into a male who is still a bit wild and out of control but is now a part of something bigger. A family, a community. I love, love, love this story!

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Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book! I loved Valiant- he is such a sweet hero! I loved it when he called Tammy sexy. Tammy was great too. She held her own with Valiant. I liked the other guys we met too- Justice and Tiger especially. The suspense portion was well done and the steamy times were very hot! I appreciated that there wasn't any drama with other women or men. Safety gang safe


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This song has earnt a lot of controversies and I'm using it for my review. Pls don't take it seriously and if I offended a soul or two, pls accept my apologies.

This song will take place on the very start of the story where Valiant saw Tammy in his yard and Tiger was talking and convincing our big guy not to touch hurt Tammy.

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Robin Thicke
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Valiant & (his) Squi
"Loved this one, Valiant is a tyrant in the previous book and his patience with humans is little to be desired."

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*** I have wanted to reread this for awhile and it is still a page turner. Valiant is adorable, he is so protective of Tammy that he often forgets that their are other feelings involved, he just wants her. I love that he calls her "my Tammy" such a simple endearment but it makes me smile everytime he says it.
4.5-5 stars

This was a great book! I just loved Valiant and Tammy! They are great together and Valiant is so sweet once he finds his mate...I want a Valiant of my own!

Tammy works for a catering company and is on the NSO (New Species Organization) site known as the Reserve for a catering job. She accidentally ends up in the wrong place when she follows an erroneous map. Unfortunately, the place she ends up is in Valiant's front yard with a very pissed Valiant growling down at her.

Valiant is a mem
Dec 02, 2015 rated it liked it
(3.75 stars, but as a personal rule, I round down.)

Valiant, was everything I wanted in a hero—possessive, sweet, faithful, protective. Tammy was passive—a usual Laurann Dohner heroine—but at least she wasn't a doormat like Ellie. It didn't matter, though, because Valiant carried the story for them both. He did it so well, in fact, that I was so sure that I would end up giving this 4 or 5 stars.

That is, until the writer dragged the story on and on and on and on. Dear Lord, this was so freaking sl
Mar 05, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 Yup, cuter than the previous one!

I liked Valiant's story! But well, really, who doesn't like a badass.
Tammy, the female character, was pretty nice too. She was smart and I appreciate that.
I also loved the fact that it was fast-paced, I had no time to get bored or to want to skim.

Still, I guess I wasn't really in the mood for this book, I just couldn't like it as much as I wanted to. I felt like Tammy left her life behind too fast. And I didn't really feel the chemistry between the two. So c
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
***re-read not sure how many times i have re-read this*** I love Valiant, this book always gets me.

4.5 Stars! RAWRRRRRR!!!!! Yeah... I really, really liked this one!

After being a little disappointed with Slade, the author did right by me with this one!

Fantastic narration by Vanessa Chambers. Wonderful 'voice' depiction of the characters!
Ugh, where to start.
How about with Tammy, who is probably in my top five of the most useless heroines ever. Absolutely nothing about her stood out in anyway. She spends the first 15-20 pages (well, according to the kindle app on my phone, it may not be that many in print) literally frozen in fear and unable to speak. We aren’t even given a good description of what she looks like.
Then there’s Valiant, who we are told is actually more beast than man. He’s huge and imposing, and utterly hates huma
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it

RATING: 4 Valiant Hearts!! :)

This is why I started this series! I'm happy to say it has redeemed itself from the travesty that was Slade. Valiant had the interesting concept, the great characters, good plot, good ending, and great secondary characters, making it not only a fun read, but worth the while as well. Definitely not a disappointment!

Both Valiant and Tammy were great characters! Their bantering never failed to make me laugh and their chemistry was off the charts smexy. The fact that the
One of my favorite books of the New Species series.

Re-read again for the 6th time and still love this book :-)
More ridiculousness, but how can I resist? He's half lion. Rawr. Like Aslan, only the dark side. I will name him George, and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him...

This little clip sums it up so far... Bugs Bunny's Abominable Snowman.

Okey dokey, lots and lots of sexy times with lion-man and the h.

Much better than Slade, but I am going to move along to something else for a while.

P.S. You have to wonder where authors get their inspiration...
Lover of Romance
The moment Valiant see's Tammy crossing into his territory, he only knows her as His to keep. No matter the cost, he can't resist tasting her charms, and plans on keeping her for himself, however Tammy isn't one to just accept being someone else's pet. Although the passion is heated and explosive and she is drawn to Valiant in a way she doesn't truly know how to react to, she also realizes she needs more than possession, she needs love and until she has it she refuses to just accept things as is ...more
 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this one. You can tell with this third installment that Ms Dohner is starting to be able to mold the characters and the premise alot better than with the first 2 books. Which I enjoyed also. This book though, seemed to be just a bit more developed with plot and certain characters. I do so LOVE Valiant. He is such a frightnening yet loveable sexy guy..err.. male. Still alot of the dialogue is a bit campy, cheesy, but adorable. This story did take on a much darker tone than the pr ...more
Indelicate Reviews by DD
Valiant was all I expected him to be! Super hot, demanding, dominant and unbeatable. After saying that you may ask why a 4 star DD??!! Well as some of you may know I am not an insta-love kinda girl and this is definitely an insta-love IMO.

Tammy was not the ideal FMC for me. She was too compliant and well she was an easy lay. I like my heroines to be a smidge difficult and a bit of a chase involved. As in life I like the man to have to work for it a bit.

Valiant is my favorite MC thus far. Stron
Sep 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! I am just loving this series,she seems to be getting better as each story unfolds.Sure there are similarities to Lora Leigh's "Breed" series but at least it is not a recycled story as LL's stories have become, for that was a series which I truly enjoyed.Valiant,what to say about him?So happy that he found his mate in Tammy,they complimented each other so well.He knew that Tammy was his and there was no stopping his claim to her,dare any man to touch ,and suffer the wrath of Valiant.There ...more
3,5 stars.

So far my favourite New Species book.

Valiant- the wildest and most ferocious of New Species saved from testing facilities. His DNA is so altered (mixed with lion genes) and he is so dangerous that even his own kind fear him.

Tammy - a small and sweet catering girl who finds herself in a wrong place in a wrong time. She seems weak and fragile but don't be fooled, she's totally capable of standing up to her fierce mate ;)

Those two were adorable together! I loved how Tammy didn't care abou
Carolyn F.
This book has such a sad tortured hero that I automatically fell in love with him. I think he's like #22 in my list of fictional men I'm allowed to have an affair with if they ever became flesh and blood. I don't know if my husband's aware of this list but he should pay more attention when I'm gushing about something I'm reading. So, that's his problem.

Valiant is more animal than man compared to the other New Species. And because of this most women, including most of the New Species women, were
First read: 01st May 2013

This is by far my favourite of the series.

Valiant and Tammy's first encounter is where she is rendered speechless and Valiant thinks she smells sweet. 5 "Mine" Stars.

Tammy is hired to help cater an event at The Reservation but she is inadvertently given the wrong map and ends up in the Wild Zone.Valiant, the uber hot lion mix New Species from Slade's book is not happy that a human has ventured into his territory.

Valiant who has such a dry humor had me really on the flo
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“She stared at his sharp teeth and swallowed the lump
that formed in her throat. “Um, you look scary when you
show your…uh…teeth. They look really sharp.”
He didn’t get angry. In fact, her words seemed to
amuse him greatly. “The better to eat you with,” he
teased softly.
Tammy’s heart flipped inside her chest. “That’s a bad
joke, right? Please tell me you’re just kidding.”
“I’m not a wolf.”
“I’m not wearing red.”
“I still want to eat you.”
“She's small, Valiant. You should ease up some on the sex."

Tammy and Valiant both shot him a glare. "Never," they said in unison.”
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