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Too Hot to Touch

(Breeds #12.5, 13.5, 16.5)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  812 ratings  ·  42 reviews
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rule Breaker, Stygian’s Honor, and Lawe’s Justice presents three novellas from the “no-holds-barred”* world of the Breeds—collected here for the first time.

A Christmas Kiss
Jessica Raines would never willingly betray the people she believes in. But she did expose Breed secrets, and now someone wants her dead. Her protection is Wol
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 6th 2015 by Berkley (first published October 7th 2008)
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A must read for “Breeds” lovers!

This book has 3 stories that can be found in other anthologies, but those are more expensive and not contain non-breeds stories also. This book is just these 3 breeds stories and all have information to further important plot lines that go throughout the series.

A Christmas Kiss (Breeds, #12.5)

Jessica Raines was drugged with the same mind controlling drug that Brandenmore and Engalls created and tested on Dr Ely. When she was on the drug, which her father put in he
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)

I enjoyed these three very hot and steamy Breed Novellas. I previously read them, but it was a long time ago. It was nice to re-read the novellas and experience the Breed magic again. I will say if you have not read the series you may not understand or find these novellas entertaining. Fan’s will enjoy. The series is very juicy, steamy, and sensual, so be prepared for hot sex.

Christmas Heat - Rated: 4 Stars

Originally featured in 'The Magical Christmas Cat' anthology.

This one takes place near Sa
This anthology contains three previously released novellas:

Christmas Heat (4 stars)

A Christmas Kissb (5 stars)

Primal Kiss (2 stars)
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
The three novellas are okay. This is a 2.5 star for me. A Christmas Kiss - Jessica the librarian finally gets her breed. The story moves fast and it is the typical sweet. Christmas Heat - Haley being guarded was similar to Jessica's store. Primal Kiss was the most forgettable one. I was hoping for a bit more, but it seems these are kind of fillers until the end game. Not sure when the end game will happen.
Dec 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: henrico-ebook
Christmas Heat - 3 stars
Originally in 'Magical Christmas Cat' anthology. Read in May 2011 originally.
A Christmas Kiss - 2-1/2 stars
Originally in 'Hot For the Holidays' anthology. Read in June 2011 originally .
Primal Kiss - 3 stars
Originally in anthology 'Primal.' Read in July 2011 originally
Michele bookloverforever
3 very hot novellas set in the seductive "breeds" world of Lora Leigh. for me they are seriously addictive and always leave me wanting one more story! Hope Ms Leigh has more breeds to mate. Re-read Oct, 2017. Still great stories, absorbing characters and lots of sensual sex.
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I actually only liked two out of the three stories in this anthology. An overall note I have about this series is that it is important to read the stories in order or you'll be pretty confused about the new developments and how they came about.

The first story "Christmas Heat" I would give a rating of 1 star to due to the male lead (who's a Breed) knowingly cheating on his mate for over a year. His explanation for his cheating in the story is that he wants to be a free man and doesn't want his ma
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Three different stories:
Christmas Heat
The story of Noble Chavin (Jaguar abreed Enforcer) and Haley McQuire (A Librarian).

A Christmas Kiss
The story of Jessica Raines, imprisoned 1yr for betrayal, and her mating to Hawke Esteban (Wolf Breed).

Lastly we have Primal Kiss
The story of Callan Lyons, the Alpha Lion Breed Enforcer (as well as the brother to Jonas) and Kita, daughter of Horace Engalls and niece of Phillip Brandenmore who is dying from the same drug he gave to Jonas Wyatt's daughter, and C
Kathaleen Field
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again ...

Lora Leigh has written my fantasies ... I read her in any form she writes and have never been disappointed. All of her Alphas are just that and her feminine women are strong, determined and brave. If you have not read her yet, then I invite you to pick a book, any of her books. I guarantee you will be pulled into the worlds of her imagination and leave craving more every time! Brava Lora, brava!
Jessica Mitchell
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, 3 sexy too hot to handle novels. 3 separate matings verses the society that are against them. It's hard enough going through the mating heat. Each woman is experiencing a slightly different heat and different trials. But all under the same drive to have their mate take them and breed them. Only that's not all. Their mates will have to fight tooth and nail to make sure their mates are safe, even from those that are supposedly their best friends....
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic adventure

I love Lora Leighs breed series. In this book we.were treated to 3 short stories. Arch enemy of the breeds is finally captured and is dying from his own serum , trying the fountain of youth. Each story features a different couple who fall in love and enjoy the mating heat . A bit erotic with lots of heart. Love those breeds .. Alice
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 stories in one book

Each book was amazing and inspiring in a different way. So many things happen to each Breed pairing and yet the love just shines through each of them. The experience that they go through with the heat is somewhat the same yet different too and surprises do happen. Must read!!!

I recommend this book and the series.
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Haley & Noble, Jessica & Hawke, Kita & Creed

Thoroughly enjoyed reading their stories very much. I love reading happy ever after stories they make my day. Thank you for writing these stories.
Michelle Weitzmann
I love this book, it is just as much fun as all the others, If youhaven't read this series you are truly missing out
Selenity Jade (Coffee Addicts Book Reviews)
Excellent collection of stories all in one place! All of these were previously published in multiauthor anthologies. I loved each one and was happy to reread them.
Oct 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
3+ stars
Risfor Rogue
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I liked reading about the minor characters and how they found their mates. Hot and steamy, I hope I'll find my own mate soon.
Kimberly Lisack
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Read

I really enjoy all the Author's. They really bring an emotional element to the story. Looking forward to reading more.
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Hot sex with a story line wrapped around it. The Breeds series in a nutshell. But good reading.
Jan 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 decently written novellas from various timelines along the Breed series

As has already been stated by others these novellas have already been published before so you should read the syopisis or other reviews to verify if you have not already read them. In my case only one was new to me but it provided some important information i had not known along the ongoing series saga regarding Brandenmore. That being said while each is a standalone story the last one really would not be clear to someone n
Jan 17, 2017 rated it liked it
A Christmas Kiss
Jessica Raines would never willingly betray the people she believes in. But she did expose Breed secrets, and now someone wants her dead. Her protection is Wolf Breed Hawke Esteban—and he’s got the mating urge for a woman on the run.
Christmas Heat
Jaguar Breed Noble Chavin’s new role: bodyguard to Haley McQuire, a woman at risk after discovering a conspiracy against the Breed community. For Noble, being this close to Haley has brought out the mating heat, and she’s more than willi
Dnf. So there's these human/animal hybrids called Breeds (apparently they're not shapeshifters despite the pictures of actual animals on the cover?). When in heat for their mate, Breed males produce a chemical that, once transferred to the female via contact with their saliva, makes them literally irresistible to the woman. She is consumed with insatiable lust for them and must have sex with them immediately. This is viewed as an amazing thing, as the chemical also enhances the sexual experience ...more
Nov 09, 2015 rated it liked it
I don't see this info listed yet. Since I had to go look it up, here it is to hopefully save someone else the time.

A Christmas Kiss was originally published in Hot for the Holidays (2009).

Christmas Heat was originally published in The Magical Christmas Cat (2008).

Primal Kiss was originally published in Primal (2011).

I've read all the stories and I'm sure I enjoyed them all when I read them, but I haven't actually read this anthology.
Lee Cowen
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot damn!

Lora Leigh, You are one of the top authors I have really enjoyed and keep on reading. This book had three really cool stories very Christmasy , ho ho ho. I am a little disappointed that I thought they were new stories and I've already read them. But, I am not above reading books over and over, it will go on my shelf with the other ones that I keep and I will reread this again. Because I'm just a little paranormal junkie like that . I will say I am also a breed addict Lora, so let's get
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was my first time reading the Breeds Series, and I really enjoyed the first two in the three novella collection. Since they are short novellas, I won't go into detail about their stories, but I did enjoy the relationship between the hero and heroine's of the novellas. There were steamy sex scenes, and I would recommend this collection, and I am looking forward to read other book in the series.
Char Moore
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Read!!

I've read every Breed book that this author has written. I loved this novella very much. This three stories were sensual and loving. Loved learning more about the Breeds and mating heat. Can't wait for the next full novel. Love this series so much!! Great job Ms. Leigh!!
Nancy Panarese
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

As usual this series does not disappoint all three stories were beautiful . These men find there women and are so grateful . You just want to find a breed of your own . This story line continues so I hope we will see more of these sexy men and the women that life have been given to them.Mimi
Altivo Overo
Feb 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Not up to the standard of this author's full length novels. These three shorter works have little character development and almost nothing new to say about her genetically enhanced humans or the dystopic United States in which they are trying to survive. The focus is largely on the mating drive, which seems too formulaic and therefore not interesting to me.
Kara Callahan
Oct 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
I did enjoy the book, but I thought these were new stories. Unfortunately, these were stories that were already in other anthologies, so I was disappointed with that :( Only 1 of these stories was new to me.
Rebecca Delio
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful Stories

I have read Lora Leigh Breeds Novels for years and I loved everyone of them. These books are repeats so check the book before you buy it.
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