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Bengal's Quest

(Breeds #21)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  3,959 ratings  ·  323 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh tells a story of two Breeds who are united by animal desires, only to find it’s vengeance that stirs the mating heat…

He was a shadow, ever shifting and insinuating, able to blend in everywhere and anywhere. The elusive ideal conceived and created by the Genetics Council, he went by just as many names as he had identities—the l
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published June 23rd 2015 by Berkley
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Tracy Bozarth No, one more book then Cassie according to Lora's website.
Diana Harper It is. You could pre order as of march 3. If you look by expected publication, it says June 23 2015. I'm so excited!!! Happy Reading!!!

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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
This was so fantastically bad, that I actually feel bad for myself and the $7.99 I gave up in order to have this piece of shit whispernetted to me.


And yet, I can only blame myself.

If you read my review for Leigh's upcoming release Cross Breed, you will know that I have been reading this series since before it was appropriate for me to do so...AKA 11-12 years old.

But my corrupted pre-teen self is completely irrelevant here and a story for another day.


Moving on.

As I was saying...if you read my
Sophia Triad
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Breeds 30
Feline Breeds 17
Featured Couple: Graeme Parker or Gideon Cross or The Executioner or G (Bengal) &
Catarina Graymore-Parker or Fawn Corrigan or Claire Martinez or Cat (definitely NOT human)

This book was a total mess. I didn’t know who was what and what the real name of everyone was until the end of the book. Still I am not sure that I got it right LOL

Gideon Cross (not the guy from the Crossfire series – funny coincidence by the way) knows Catarina since he was 11 and she was just a baby.
Alex is The Romance Fox
I have read all the books in this series and have liked and even loved some of them…..and yes, some of them were a bit of a miss for me…but despite those misses I just can’t get enough of the Breeds World!!!

I am amazed that this is the 30th book in the series and still holds an interest for readers of paranormal romance. You have to respect and admire a writer that can keep that interest going for so long!!!

Okay, so Bengal’s Quest was, for me, one of those that I liked…but….in fact, in just esca
Aisling Zena
2.5 stars

This rant/review is mostly for the Breed series readers. Spoilers ahead if you haven't read book 20 Rule Breaker.

I'm just going to say it. Would you just give us Cassies book already!!! For the love of God, new characters keep getting tagged on, new couples subtly suggested and we still don't have Cassies story. I'm complaining as I have the distinct impression we're getting Lobos and Khis story next(whom I still haven't quite remembered from the previous books) and Cullen/Judds bef
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Graeme was better in other books!

The main storyline was about Graeme (a.k.a. Gideon) and the series has been building up to it for many books. He is a great character, he suffered horrifically in the Labs, having been a favorite of one of the scientists and given the ability to work with the scientist until he was determined to be too smart and a threat.

“Your level of disrespect astounds me,” Lobo pointed out with lazy humor. “Your level of supposed superiority often amuses me,” Graeme
currently extremely frustrated with reading this book... I have read all 5 million of these books and I swear I do not recognize half of these characters and I think that the main female has had a complete personality restructure, which is super frustrating cuz this is not the first time but that is happened with L.L.

What a confusing book! I have read every single one in this series and I still am not sure what on earth I've just read.....It's totally confusing and found I had to skip through pages!

Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Note: this book is not a standalone nor a good starting point in the series, as there is a convoluted, confusing overall story arc that has spanned several books. The opening prologue flashback helped me recall key parts of the ongoing story, but it’s not enough for a newcomer to the series. Jumping into the mix…

Cat was born a human, but was genetically altered into a Breed in an effort to save her from a childhood illness. For years she posed as Claire Martinez, hiding from the Genetic Council
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was one of my Hurricane Irma books that I read while the hurricane was cutting her swath across my state.I needed books to take my mind off of this historic hurricane as it encompassed our entire state and especially the southwestern coast of Florida where I live.
This was a good entry,though confusing at times.Was the confusion mine based on the storm warping my mind or was it the book? who knows,all I know is that I was able to take my mind away from my fear and stress and escape for a whi
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wow so much better than some of the latest in the series and wow-miracles of miracles- better quality editing! And the author's finally stopped trying to be so damned cryptic, although it takes a lot of backpeddling to make sense of her writing herself out of the corners she had painted herself into. Still, I think I actually followed it... think anway. Everything was more than a little ridiculous as far that went- spirits buried in souls making random appearances and all. ::shrug:: It was good ...more
May 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Kirstin's Review:

Bengal's Quest by Lora Leigh 4 out of 5 stars

First a warning....If you have not read the first 27 books in this series, do not read this book. I HAVE read all 27 of the other Breed books and I was still a tad lost because it had been so long since I had read the others. (This book continued and referenced several previous storylines and brought back many previous characters.)

In this book, the Bengal breed Gideon, otherwise known as Graeme, has finally come out of hiding to claim
Iris Hunter (InstagramREADS)
Gideon/Graeme, Cat/Catherine/Clair. The book of the split personality?

It was disappointing in the middle. Not really happening much. Had to skip some pages to keep it interesting and not getting lost in all the fillers. Then there is the romance. I was looking forward to read about some romance between Graeme and Cat... But nog what I expected! I just expected MORE! Not the best book from the Breeds series :( And that is really bad because I love this series.
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Just when you thought that the Breeds series was winding up and Cassie Sinclair would finally get her HEA is seems a whole lot of new storylines are in the pipeline. And this isn't a bad thing. The extended wait on the publication of Bengal's Quest seemed to improve the quality of the story and the editing which has been somewhat lacking in other instalments. Definitely less smut and repetition of the mating heat. And some interesting directions with the Reaver Brothers, The Unknown and a welcom ...more
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Shadow and Alyn's Two-fer review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Bengal's quest wraps up one segment of Lora Leigh's Breed series and explains a lot about the mysterious breed Gideon.

The story is full of angst, and covers betrayal, misdirection, and intricate planning. It is almost confusing as the reader tries to sort out who is really a good guy and who isn't.

The story revolves around Cat, who grew up with Gideon and his brother, Judd, as her only family. Born w
Lover of Romance

Graeme is one of the most elusive and secretive breeds to exist. He can blend in anywhere and find anyone he desires. He has many identities and now he goes by Gideon. There is a woman that he has know since her birth, she came to him as a babe sick with disease and he cured her using breed genetics, and her name is Cat. Cat can only remember intense pain as a child. Unlike other breeds, she started out as a human and then was turned into a animal. But there are two men she has only ever
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This is Gideon’s story. A shadow of a character introduced around book 7 or so, though we really had no idea of him except very softly in the periphery until more recently where he became an important character in the story arc that involved the fight to save Jonas’s daughter, Amber. Gideon, raised in a lab, was given special treatment when a council scientist became aware that Gideon was a scientific genius and likely held the answers
This is definitely NOT a stand-alone book. Nor is it a book you can dive into without reading the DOZENS of books that precede Bengal's Quest. Trust me, I made that mistake and was confused from beginning to end.

I've been eager to try a Lora Leigh book for quite some time and Bengal's Quest kept coming to my attention at the bookstore, on Goodreads and more recently on Overdrive. My intent was going into this book with no preconceived notion of what to expect. BIG MISTAKE! If I would have bother
Mar 03, 2015 rated it liked it
**3 1/2 stars**

This millionth installment in the Breeds series was alright...nothing even remotely close to my few favs in this series but most definitely not as bad as the few that were awful!

This time around we get Gideon and Cat's story. If you've been following this series, which you need to do in order to read this one, it is def. not a book you can read as a stand alone...then you know who both Gideon and Cat are...although they both have gone by multiple names...Gideon has gone by G and e
Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
I finished Bengal's Quest a few hours ago and I held off writing anything because I am still trying to figure out WTF I just read. I should point out that it has been a while since I read a Breeds book so I had to remember how everyone fit together, and the last few books completely sucked IMO. I was excited to see this one was about Gideon because he has been around in the periphery for many books over the series so I was willing to overlook the dismal few books lately and jump into Bengal's Qu ...more
The whole book felt like it had 30 pages of plot - max. The conflict was not major and fairly unbelievable. It's resolution wasn't even a deus ex machina, just the characters going "Huh. I guess I'm not really that upset due to reasons I already knew." The characters were undeveloped, and the dialogue was circular. Definitely not Lora Leigh's best work. I felt like she felt that she had to put a book out, so she threw some stuff together and released it. Even the sex scenes were kinda blah and o ...more
Ashley Daviau
Oct 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Despite having only read three books scattered randomly throughout this massive series, I did manage to get a firm grasp on the story and everything that was happening. I find the concept of these books very intriguing and I would definitely read other books in the series. The only thing that affected my enjoyment of this story was that the main female character would go from hating the male main character to having wild sex with to hating him again and back to wild sex. That aspect frustrated m ...more
Carolyn F.

I am definitely done with this series. So much angst, it drives me crazy. He's keeping secrets and she's not letting go. Then she kind of let's go and then she's back to crying. Constant recriminations, constant crying. I just cannot do this anymore.
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
God! Such a long ride! Book 30! This one was ok. I can't wait for Cassie's book. I've been anticipating it like for...forever! Is gonna be Dog her mate?! ...hope so! :)
juices count #2 (very low for this series!!)
moist/ure count #10 (different word choices for juices, still very low)

G and Cat's book has more story and less mating heat aka sex scenes which is rare for the series but it was a welcomed change.

The overall plotline with the Genetic Council and the Breeds are very complex and a few questions are answered but we are left with more unanswered.

I really enjoy Brianna Bronte narration! I read most of the series but now that I've become a fan of Bronte I
Janina´s weird self and her weird reviews
Wheeew...3,5 Stars....
I was really looking forward to get to the sexy Bengal and his Story..And i did this for a good long while...!!
It could´ve definately been worse (anyone remember Bengals Heart?!Ugh and where is Azrael anyway???)But i really liked the main Characters, i loved some of those small Plot twists and realisations, i adored meeting again some characters that we havent read about since i dont know how many Books ago and i like (even though its Book 30)that she started the works for
Just like I've said my goodbye to Christine Feehan's Carpathian series, I believe now it's time for me to do the same with this.

My heart and certainly my brain were not in it from start to finish. I just couldn't get into it anymore. I stopped reading this series for quite some time because the series stopped progressing, and it's the same old recipe time and time again. I thought after leaving the series temporarily, it would ignite my interest the same way as it did during the early days of t
I enjoyed the book but Cat really angered me at times. How could she not see that everything Graeme did he did it for her safety because he loved her. It was an okay read.
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)

It is hard to make huge series commitments these days with the amount of books we are bombarded with on a weekly basis. Back a few years, the market wasn’t as saturated and I binged on the Breeds series until I was caught up (at the time that was up to Lion’s Heat). I have continued reading this series religiously ever since. But also since then, I have come to feel disappointment with every book I read. Why do I continue, do you ask? I’ve come this far…I need resolutions on some old charact
Bengal's Quest
1 Stars

Read in preparation for Cassie's story, which has been a long time coming.

After slogging through this excruciatingly bad book, I remember why I stopped reading the series. Despite the excellent premise of genetically engineered super-beings with spliced human/animal DNA, Lora Leigh's writing is just too abysmal to really appreciate the story.

Although the first 15 installments or so in the series are well worth reading for the ongoing conspiracy and intense romances, the mo
Jun 23, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A tad disappointing. Gave me a headache. I was hoping Lora Leigh would explain the Unknown and the spirit replacement more deeply. This book seemed to focus more on split personalities like Gideon/Graeme or G? And Cat/Catarina or also known as Claire and Fawn (?). That part can leave the readers confused. But basically is all about finding their own selves and in each other. 60% of the story bored me. The ending and the epilogue was the strongest part in the book. This book could have been more ...more
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Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, often found absorbing the ambience of this peaceful setting. She dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared. Lora’s family, and her writing life co-exist, if not in harmony, in ...more

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