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Elizabeth's Wolf

(Breeds #3)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  11,541 ratings  ·  454 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh comes a new, revised edition of a beloved classic in the passionate Breed series--Elizabeth's Wolf won the hearts of readers everywhere when it was first released, and now experience the magic again in this special, expanded edition!

Special-Forces solider Dash has all but given up his will to live until an innocent letter
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 3rd 2005 by Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc (first published February 25th 2004)
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Sophia Triad
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In anticipation of Cassie's book Cross Breeds Cross Breed (Breeds, #33) by Lora Leigh,
Elizabeth's wolf is re-released

with a new cover:

Elizabeth's Wolf by Lora Leigh

(Not that the old one was bad Elizabeth's Wolf (Breeds, #3; Wolf Breeds, #1) by Lora Leigh, but this was a consequence of getting back the rights of the books by the author)

This is the book that we met Cassie for the first time as a little girl. Elizabeth is her mother. Cassie will help Elizabeth and Dash meet and consequently mate. Dash is a lonely wolf breed and a soldier who hides and pretends to be human.

This is the book in which actualy the wolf breeds
Alex is The Romance Fox
The letter came at a time in his life when the battle inside his soul could have tipped either way.
The first opening line...memorable, broken, sad - the feelings it ignited in me were just unbelievable!!
My Momma says there might not really be fairies but it’s okay if I think there are. Cause nothing don’t exist if you don’t believe in it. And if you believe in it, then it’s real as sunshine. I believe in you, Dash.
Connected by an emotional bond, three people will have to fight enemies deter
Sep 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Erotic Romance, Lora Leigh and/or The Breeds
Some readers seem to think that a good storyline and good erotic content are mutually exclusive, and while, unfortunately, this is often the case, I, for one, do not automatically think that my brain needs to be checked at the door when I'm in the mood for a really hot, steamy romance. But alas, perhaps I'm expecting too much. The plot of Elizabeth's Wolf felt like it was built up around the scorching love scenes, and when all was said and done, I was left with more questions than answers both a ...more
Sophia Triad
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Breeds 3
Wolf Breeds 1
Featured Couple: Dash Sinclair (Wolf) & Elizabeth Colder (Human)

In this book, we read about one of the most popular characters in this series, Cassie. Cassie doesn't show up much often in the series. She is introduced in this book as a secondary character. She is the child who was writing letters to Dash describing her life and her mother.

Dash is a soldier who almost gets killed and almost loses her will to live since all his squad has died. Little Cassie’s letters hav
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I remember reading this years ago and I’m still in love with the series storyline and the characters that bring it to life. This is a re-issued, re-edited version and it was like finding a new favourite while visiting an old one…

Dash had been hiding. Hiding from his roots, from making connections. From daring to live a life he was afraid to have. When he was ready to let it all go, Cassie’s letters, her words, touched his heart and his soul. Flowery words for a man who wa
Opening Line: "The letter came at a time in his life when the battle inside his soul could have tipped either way."

Now this is the Lora Leigh that made me a fan. Erotic romance at its best; Steamy, graphic love scenes mixed with action and suspense. Written in 2004 (when she still used an editor and cared) and before her storylines became repetitive, ridiculous and made sense.

ELIZABETH'S WOLF was my first Breed book and even though its the forth in the series, stands alone just fine and had me
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica
เรารีบหยิบ Elizabeth's Wolf หลังจากทีอาน The Man Within จบ แมวาตัวละครในเลมนีจะไมใชตัวละครทีเราคุนหนาในสองเลมทีแลวกตาม แดชเปนผูชายทีเรียกไดวาเปน Lone Wolf เลยกวาได สวนเอลิซาเบธเปนผูหญิงทีถึก อึด บึกบึนและสูชีวิตมากมาย ทำใหเราไมรูสึกรำคาญคาแรคตเตอรตัวละครในเลมนีตรงไหนเลย เนือเรืองในชวงแรกจะคอนขางอืดๆนิดหนอย เพราะถึงชวงทีพระนางอยูกันตามลำพังนันแหละ ลอราเธอปลอยของมาเตมมาก จุใจคนอานกันเลยทีเดียว

แลวมันกถึงชวงทีพระนางตองรวมหัวกันแกปัญหา เราวาเปนเอกลักษณการเขียนของลอราไปแลวหรือเปลา ทีครึงคอนเลมพระนางดู
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Realmente maravilloso, me conmovió hasta el alma. Dando por descontada la calidad del libro en lo que a erotismo y sensualidad se refiere, la autora crea una trama envolvente y muy emotiva, combinando el conflicto de los experimentos genéticos que crearon las castas con la historia de Elizabeth y Cassie, madre e hija, que llevan años huyendo de un mafioso pedófilo y traficante de drogas, que quiere echarles mano debido a que el padre de Cassie se la ofreciera como pago.

En un período en que logra
Apr 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Cuando comencé con este libro NO llevaba grandes expectativas. Si, este libro tiene un desarrollo superior en contraste con el primer libro. Si, aquí si hay romance. Si, está lleno de intrigas y verdades a medias. En serio que el secreto yo no lo veía venir. Si, la historia y sus personajes secundarios me hacen querer seguir la serie.

Pero hay un enorme pero. Esta historia pasando la mitad me pareció aburrida. Las escenas +18 fueron mas bien mehhhhh la traducción es terrible y con eso de que soy
Im not a big fan of books with children - theyre usually too sugary sweet or too unbelievable mature for their age. That said, I must admit I LOVED Cassie. How could I not? She made me smile with her chocolate "addiction" - one I can truly relate to :) - and she broke my heart when her "horrible past" was revealed. I loved Dash and Elizabeth too, but it was Cassie who made the book for me. I wonder if well ever see her grown up and what choices in life shell make.

As for the "kinky stuff"... When
Oct 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Elizabeth's Wolf is another winner from Lora Leigh. This book has the longest length so far (that I've read) out of all her Ellora's Cave published Breed books, so we get excellent story telling plus all the hot, naughty, nekkid sex Lora Leigh could throw at us. This book was smoking hot and Dash was delicious! I really liked Elizabeth too and all the cute glimpses I got with Cassie in Kiss of Heat, I got even more of in Elizabeth's Wolf.

Dash was a really take charge kind of man and only in a r
Elizabeth's Wolf had one of the best starts to a story I've ever read. It captured my immediate attention and drew me into the story without hesitation, leaving me convinced from the outset that this was going to be one helluva 5 star read.

Special Forces soldier Dash Sinclair lies gravely wounded in a Middle East army hospital, victim of a bombing that killed the rest of his unit. Always a solitary man, Dash has little to live for until one day his commanding officer reads him a letter from a li
Apr 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ladies who enjoy a little beast in their men!
Recommended to L8blmr by: Colleen and Shellie (thanks!)
Whew! I've enjoyed all the Breed books I've read so far, but this one was exceptional! Both the lead characters were strong, yet vulnerable. Neither could believe their good fortune in finding the other. A child is involved, who has to deal with issues way beyond her tender years. Peripheral characters round things out by giving further insights into the hero's character. Oh, yeah; the intimancy between the couple is INTENSE! This IS Lora Leigh, after all! A suspenseful, tender, HOT, emotional l ...more
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
If you’ve followed by reviews for any length of time, you know I have a love-hate relationship with the Breeds series by Lora Leigh. It’s my crack - not always providing substance, but hard to quit. I started the series with Megan’s Mark (book #7), so I missed out on a few of the early, world-building titles. Berkley Publishing and the author are re-releasing Elizabeth’s Wolf, in preparation of this fall’s release of Cassie’s book (Cross Breed). Hear the cheer from fans around the world!

Dash, po
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)

Elizabeth’s Wolf is one of my favorites in the Breeds series. It’s because it has a wounded soldier and a little girl. I feel in love with Dash the first moment he is featured and of course Cassie and her mother.

I love how the story starts, love Cassie our little girl who has a little fairy that guides her to write to this soldier who has no family, no friends, no one to write too him. It brings home the sacrifices our men and women make even toughs who don’t have someone waiting back home for
Ummm un final muy apresurado para mi agrado. Pudo desarrollarlo mejor realmente la parte de Cassie hablando con el hada me da la idea de que ella va a tener un libro en el futuro.
Marta Cox
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
An old favourite
Jen Davis
Apr 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lora Leigh veers a little from the formula of her Breeds books with this third installment. This time around, instead of a feline hero, we've got a Wolf Breed at the story's center. And that means a whole new bag of quirks for the relationship. Instead of a barb on his cock, Dash's dick makes a knot. And it's self lubricating (a handy tool when we get to the anal.)

But let me start with the actual plot. Dash is a military man with no family and no friends. He is nearly killed in the attack that w
Dec 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
While I didn't like the first two books AT ALL, I kinda enjoyed this one. But not because I'm getting more used to the series or anything but because this book was way different from the first 2.

At least in this installment we get to see a relationship growing between the hero and the heroine and in a way we can believe. In the first 2 books we had a very irrational and unbelievable link between the main characters. It just felt like a poor intent of recreating porn. Moreover the plot was even w
Mar 09, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommended to Kathrynn by: Auntee
Having read the later books in this series many recommended this one, so I backed up and read it. Several characters that appear later in the series are in this one--briefly, i.e., Mercury Warrant (upcoming Mercury's War), Dawn (Dawn's Awakening), Tanner (Tanner's Scheme), etc.

I thoroughly enjoyed the beginning and most of the book, but toward the end it kinda dragged for me. Too much print on friendships, training, talking about the final battle, etc. I did not care for the need to dominate th
Carolyn F.
Apr 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
I love these Breed books. A lot of people were saying how this was one of their favorites from Lora Leigh and I had to agreed. It kind of overlaps the same time period as book #2, so you should read these in order. Would recommend this book.
Jan 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Love this book!! Definitely added to the favs shelf for me. Elizabeth is a very likable heroine esp in the breed world where sometimes the heroines can be a little over the top arguemenitive. And Dash, sigh, what can I say about that man, he is a wonderful alpha male who is very protective and caring. Normally not a prologue fan, but the one in this book with the letters actually had tears in my eyes and was very touching and a favorite part of the book for me.
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Apr 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I Loved this book, so much!!
Dash,Elizabeth and Cassie are FANTASTIC!!!
I cant wait to read the next one!

This is my fave so far!!
I want Dash to be my daddy *wink*

Awesome book if you havent read this series yet, you should so try it out!!
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of Leigh's best. So hot you could fry an egg on the cover!!!!
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When little Cassie signs up to be a pen pal to a military member through a school program, she immediately chooses Dash. Something about his name speaks to her. It's a good sounding name for a daddy, a solid name, a name that says protect instead of hurt... something that Cassie knows all too well. So, she writes to Dash. She tells him all her little girl dreams, her fears, and even provides snippets of the danger her and her mother in. Meanwhile, Dash is in a coma after him and his men are take ...more
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
I initially read the Breed books out of order so shockingly enough I've never read this one.I found Elizabeth to be a strong,fierce and protective mother and adored her for it. Cassie was the cutest ever but Dash was just too harsh and hard to suit me. Maybe it's because I already knew him in the other books and knew that he was a sweetheart with his mate that his behavior here struck me as too hard 🤷 either way I'm happy that I finally read Cassie's origins
RachelW (BamaGal)
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading Cassie’s book made me want to go back and do a reread of the one where her story began. This had always been my favorite of the early EC Breed books anyway.
Ruth Ellen
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: autobooks
Yes, there are new details in it. Not what we want but essential to the overall story. Can't wait to are what happens here on out.
 Reading In Pajamas
✦Review: ELIZABETH’S WOLF (A Novel of the Breeds) by Lora Leigh
Publication Date: January 2, 2018
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori
Rated 4.5 Stars

ELIZABETH’S WOLF has been revised and re-released by Berkley just in time for the release of Cassie’s book in September 2018. Cassie’s story begins in ELIZABETH’S WOLF as a little girl and it tells her mother’s story. The Breed series features Cassie in the storyline and readers have read about her g
It all begins with a teacher who gives her second graders an opportunity to become pen pals with soldiers in Afghanistan. Little Cassie writes to Dash, a wolf-human who is nearly dying in the military hospital, and feeling apathetic. Her letters, filled with fear, motivate him to heal fast so he can go save Cassie and her mother, Elizabeth.

Nice set up, huh? A fine beginning, when Dash was in the hospital in Afghanistan. Then he comes to find them, and spends some time on their trail, for Elizabe
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