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Kiss of Heat (Breeds #4)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  9,038 Ratings  ·  289 Reviews
They've waited a decade to come together. Long years filled with unbearable pain, and soul-wrenching torment that have changed them both and left wounds that have laid their souls bare. Wounds that stand one chance of healing -- if only they could stop fighting each other long enough for the truth to work its healing balm.

Kane, a relentless warrior, lost more than his hea
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Paperback, 236 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Ellora's Cave (first published May 2004)
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Sophia Triad
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Breeds 4
Feline Breeds 3
Location: Virginia Mountains – Feline Breeds’ base
Featured Couple: Kane (Human) & Sherra (Snow Leopard)

This is the first Breeds’ book that features the story of a female Breed and a human male.
We also find out that there have been breeds that have been suffering from mating heat before the term was acknowledged and before the length of its effects was known (i.e. lasts for forever!).

Kane and Sherra have a history together. Kane was a soldier, when Sherra was nothing m
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Julianna
May 11, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Erotic Romance, Lora Leigh, The Breeds
Reviewed for THC Reviews
"3.5 stars" Now that I've read four of Lora Leigh's books, I've come to the conclusion that in order to truly enjoy them, one has to leave their brain at the door and not think about the plots too much. Unfortunately, being the cerebral person that I am, that can be very difficult, and I end up finding annoying discrepancies and worse yet, huge plot holes. The author gave just enough backstory on Kane and Sherra in the two previous Feline Breeds books, Tempting the Beast
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P
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica
เลมนีรำคาญนางเอกสุดกำลัง ถาเอาความนารำคาญของเธอไปแลกเปนสแตมปเซเวน บอกไดเลยวาสงสัยไดโตะพับมาหลายตัว ! ครึงเลมแรกไมมีอะไรนอกจากนางเอกจะแงงๆแลวกวิงหนีพระเอก อีกครึงเลมทีเหลือกไมมีอะไรอีกเอา ตอนจบนีกนะ ชินแลวละ ไอสไตลทีจบแบบมีตออีกอะ ตืนเตนดี ไดรูภาพรวมคราวๆของหนังสือเลมตอๆไปเนอะ

เปนเพราะเราหรือเพราะสไตลการเลาเรืองของลอราทีเลมนีเราอานแลวงงเปนพักๆ กำลังจะตังทาตอสูกัน พอจบบทขึนบทใหม ประโยคแรกทีเราเจอกคือ ... หลายชัวโมงผานไป! ตัดฉากตอสูทิงซะงัน เสียดายมาก บอกเลย การแกปัญหาในตอนทาย...งายมาก ! กอหวอดประเด
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Viri
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Este fue por MUUUUUUUUUUUUUCHO, mi libro favorito de la saga.

Desde el primer libro algo me urgía a leerlo, tenía que hacerlo si o sí. Lo bueno fue que no me decepcionó. Quizás es porque no llevaba grandes expectativas porque los anteriores libros me habían aburrido un poco y abrumado demasiado con tanto sexo pero este libro fue muy bueno.

Hubo momentos emotivos, tristes y otros que enamoran y encantan al lector.
Kane es asombroso, a pesar de no ser una especie es sin duda alguna el mejor protagon
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Beatriz
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Lindo, emotivo, estaba ansiosa por leer esta entrega para saber cómo se solucionan los conflictos de Sherra y Kane, que venimos conociendo desde el primer libro. Por lo mismo, después de éste, quería darle un poco de descanso a la serie y cambiar un poco de género, pero no me he aguantado y ya voy por el quinto.
Mojca
Jan 31, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all fans of paranormal romance, Lora Leigh fans, Breed fans
Eleven years ago Kane Tyler infiltrated one of the government Breed labs and experienced a night of heated "mating frenzy" in the arms of Sherra, a beautiful Snow Leopard Breed...Afterward, Kane committed the ultimate mistake by leaving her behind as he went in search of help. Attacked by one of her Pride brothers, he was left fighting for his life for months, only to learn of the destruction of the lab upon his waking.

For the past eleven years he's lived only to avenge Sherra by bringing the Ge
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Cheesecake
Revisited this one recently and still can't stand Sherra. She comes across as so pathologically childish. (view spoiler)

I just want to add, that I really loved Kane's quirky, irreverent character. Too bad
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L Bongiorno
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sex
I was disappointed with this one and after high hopes too with this couple.
1. Not much of any side story besides the mating. I need more story line...
2. Just not feeling the love connection with these two - much like they didn't for each other most of the book. She had to be mean to him to protect him from the effects of the heat and after he's finally offered the chance to sleep over, he couldn't because she doesn't let him touch her - what he couldn't snuggle and break her in nicely
3. Fact D
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Shae
Sep 23, 2008 rated it it was ok
*eyeroll* I don't think I have ever read a more eyeroll worthy book. The phrase "baby" was used so many times I think I hurt my eye muscles from rolling my eyes so many times. It was just friggen insane. The main characters were quite annoying and growled as much as the male lead said "baby." Also, if you are running out of ways to describe horniness, do not use the phrase, "My cock is on fire!" I will laugh for 10 minutes straight and consider putting it on a t-shirt.
Katie Michaels
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
OK. I've been waiting for this book. I glommed onto this series, tearing through each story, in the hopes of getting to the romance between Kane and Sherra. Lora Leigh has been dropping little scraps for us since the very first book. Unfortunately, after all of that anticipation, I can't say I was happy with the end result.

So the backstory on these two: Kane was the first man Sherra ever had sex with. She was locked up at the time and being studied for being a Breed. Kane was one of the soldiers
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Jennifer
Feb 26, 2009 rated it liked it
So this book was better than Tempting the Beast or the Man Within. It had more interesting characters and developed more plotline within the overall story of the Breeds. I think I enjoyed it more too because the Breed in this case is a woman rather than a man and her mate is already a part of the Breed community so there was not all that time where the mate had to learn about the Breeds... we got more actual character and plot development instead of just the same thing over again.

That being said
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Kassandra
May 20, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pnr
This one really dragged for me. Perhaps I'm making them mistake my friends get on me about and am reading too many of these in a row? Friends of mine always tell me that if I start a series I need to take breaks in between otherwise they all become monotonous. Is that really true???

I can't help it, when I like something I get addicted and start devouring each book one after the other. Well this is only book 4 and for some reason I found it tedious. I'm actually disappointed because I was really
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Zeek
Kiss of Heat was one of Lora Leigh's books that I wasn't extremely hot for, but I did like it enough to reread it which is more than I can say about some of Leigh's other books.

This one is a must read in the feline breed series because it tells Kane and Sherra's story- a couple who show up often in the other books.

What bothered me about the story was the constant hostility of Sherra, the heroine, toward Kane, the hero. I get that she had a tortured past, but I didn't buy the excuse for the const
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Unapologetic_Bookaholic
Jul 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Lora Leigh, shifter themed
Kane is a warrior and protector to Sherra. When he thought she was dead he felt apart of himself had died. Sherra is a Feline Breed. She marked Kane on their one night together a decade ago. It will take a kiss to release the mating hormone and bond them for life.

Lora Leigh really takes this story in a different[enough:] direction[to keep the series interesting, and not just about loads of hot sex:]. You get to see how much cruelty is dealt to the Breeds by the Council. Sherra tries to let Kane
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Wendy
This story is about Kane Tyler and Sherra. They had met 11 years before and she thought he'd left her in the labs and he thought she was dead. They meet again and it's very tense as Sherra has shut her emotions off while Kane is angry that she was alive and never contacted him. Very steamy scenes once it finally happened, and when it did it seemed to be every other page. It wasn't, it just seemed like it. I know I can't believe I'm saying this but the sex was almost overkill. I wish she would ha ...more
A_Dreamer_aka_Synnister
Love this book! Sherra is so hurt by her past that she guards her future with a gun. Kane is from her past but is definitely part of her future. After learning what happened to Sherra Kane is more determined than ever to make Sherra his mate forever. Sherra is holding on to her painful past so hard that she's not only killing herself but the possibilty of Kane healing her heart that has been seriously torn.

I recommend that you read this book but not before you read the first book Tempting the Be
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AL
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was the one I was waiting for since the beginning I met Sherra and Kane!. Such a two hot couple. SO freaking happy they finally accept each other and WHOA! Seriously hot kiss that was.:DD.! More breeds, can't wait. And Dawn and Seth???.. HOPE SO! And Tanner is after one of the council's daughter [laughs] can't wait to find out who! Love this series so baaad! ;D
OpenBookSociety.com
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: heidi
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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

They found love in the most unlikely of places, in a Breeds testing lab. He was human, but she was one of the elusive feline breeds, a snow leopard to be exact. And, once their one night of passion was caught on tape the couple was torn apart by lies and deceit. He thought she was dead, and she thought that seducing her was part of the plan to breed her and had left her high and dry. Each never knowing the pain the other
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Alex is The Romance Fox
So, here it’s a bit different from previous books….heroine is a female snow leopard and hero an ex-Seal Ops, who happens to be Merinus Tyler’s brother….remember her from Taming of the Beast??
There is so much mating frenzies with hard-ons, arousals, clits, shafts….over so many pages…that after a while I skipped their sex encounters…because…basically it was one scene repeated over and over again…
“Kane, please.” She nearly screamed his name. She couldn’t bear the pitiless convulsions in her womb a
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Quinn
Sherra and Kane's story has been building over the last few books in this series, so I expecting a lot more out of their story. That, and the fact that I loved the previous book in this series, Elizabeth's Wolf, meant that this one was something of a disappointment.

I was never satisfied with the justification for the behaviour of each of these characters, so I didn't find myself invested in their mating, or the story as a whole. I could sympathise with their history, but not the way they respond
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Yz the Whyz
Apr 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
After reading Tempting the Beast where I met Kane and Sherra, I decided to skip over the other books to read this one. I have been intrigued by this couple so much that I couldn't wait to read their own story.

Sherra and Kane's book is very readable. The tension is high, the sex is hot and the anguish is real. My only complaint is that it took a while for Sherra to finally accept Kane, but then the sniping and growling sort of made it fun. I really enjoyed Kane's name-calling, especially with the
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SheLove2Read
Aug 30, 2009 rated it it was ok
** spoiler warning **

It was alright. I think LL's earlier Breed books are all that way for me. I really liked Kane. Nearly dying himself only to find out 11 years later that the woman he loved isn't really dead...that had to be a shock. I couldn't really buy into Sherra's reasoning for never telling him or contacting him. Kane spends the majority of this book trying to get Sherra to react to him, to be his again. Its only when he finally gives in to despair of it ever happening that she pulls he
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Adoore
I would say that my rating would be "really loved it". It was an emotional story I am a sucker for lost love and then finding that lost love again and making right. Sherra has always been a favorite character of mine she is tough and suffered much by the hands of the council. Kane is also a favorite of mine even though he is not Breed he can hold his own with the Breed and is not scared. Their story was great to read they had found each other under horrible circumstances but were forced apart no ...more
Joie
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this one. In the other books I have to admit Kane was really rubbing me the wrong way but, it was because I didn't understand him. In this book I really got him. I also Loved Sherra she is my favorite though to be honest I don't like that everyone is so made at her for being hurt. Kane's sister is a bitch she has no concept of what it was like for them in that site all those years but anyway. Even though the love scenes were hot Kane in my opinion was a little selfish sexually. Bu ...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
The first books have better stories than the newer ones. OH! If you don't really care for the breeds, read the first books, and you will fall in love with the characters! They are also more graphic, if you can handle it! I loved them! They give you the stories behind all of the characters, and they all over lap which is awesome too! I am copying this and putting it on all the first set of her books because they were all really great & I would say exactly the same about all of them.
Smileyluvsbooks (Faz)
3.5 stars.

I loved Kane and Sherra's complicated relationship and how it started all those years ago. I can imagine the pain Sherra went through loosing her child and the emotional pain Kane went through when he found out. I like how they were introduced to us in book 1 and it was quite an enjoyable read. I do however feel that Kane is a little too forceful. I love my macho, tough, no bullshit type of Alpha males; however I was just overwhelmed by Kane
Kay
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
This is the fourth book in Lora Leigh's Breed series. This time it's the heroine that is the Breed, and Sheera is quite the woman! This book is filled with emotions of betrayal and loss. Not a book for the fient of heart. A very good read!
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Apr 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Love Kane!!
OMG I loved LOVED IT!

So this is how Dawn and Seth meet!! I wondered how it all happened when i read Dawns Awakening...

This was a great story i really enjoyed it alot!
Libby Harrison
Mar 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Re-read
Lindap
Apr 07, 2017 rated it liked it
3 Stars.

I originally read this book years ago. I'm finding now I'm more interested in the breed, government and council issues than the loooong sex scenes.
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“You city boys and your psychologists. Just what we need, some fancy-pants lollygaggin' around telling us all how we need to get in touch with our inner child...I find that little inner bastard and I'll choke the shit out of him for the hell of it.

~ Jackal ~”
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“It was my baby, too.” His voice was husky, filled with regret, with pain. “But even more than that, Sherra, you’re my soul. You’re every breath I take. I would give my life to have saved you. I would give it now if it would mean I could go back and spare you this pain.” The dampness from his eyes soaked the swarthy complexion, lined with pain and regret. “I would do anything, everything, baby, to ease this pain for you.” 6 likes
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