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Bengal's Heart (Breeds #20)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  8,203 Ratings  ·  253 Reviews
Reporter Cassa Hawkins has always supported Breed rights-especially in light of a specimen like Cabal St. Laurents, the epitome of the male animal. But when the Breeds are incriminated in a series of violent murders, it's left to Cassa and Cabal to discover the truth before they become prey.
ebook, 352 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by Berkley Books (first published August 2009)
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Dina
This book has tied with Jacob's Faith as my least favorite in the series. Cabal and Cassa were great individually in the previous books, but I'm afraid LL has made a huge mistake by pairing them up. They brought out the worst in each other, and I wanted to hit both of their hard heads with a shovel. Ugh!

Unfortunately, I can't say that readers who have been following this series can skip this book, because there were some interesting new facts introduced into the overall story arc. Not to mention
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Sophia Triad
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Breeds 20
Feline Breeds 12
Featured Couple: Cabal (Bengal Tiger) & Cassa (Human)

Cabal has known that Cassa is his mate for more than 10 years but he didn't claim her. They aren't technically mated, but still Cassa is suffering from mating heat and she needs to take hormonal supplements to continue living her sexless life.

In the past Cassa met Cabal when she helped him escape a bloodbath. Someone tried to kill him and his family. Imagine his whole family splattered and chopped up all over the p
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Sammy Loves Books
Lora Leigh insults her readers by attempting to rewrite the past. It isn't fair to the fans or to the Breed storyline that is already riddled with inconsistencies.

Did LL forget what she wrote in Tanner's book? When Tanner's book was written, Cabal had no mate. Tanner was worried that Cabol was truly Scheme's mate because he had no swelling of the tongue glands after kissing Scheme. He even brought Cabal in to try and seduce Scheme to see if there was chemistry between his twin and Scheme. Cabal
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Catherine
*Originally read 8/12/11*

I've found myself trying to reread this book a few times, hoping that I'll like it better than the first time around. I'm always left disappointed. :( I should like this book, based on glimpses of these characters in the past, but I don't. I was severely underwhelmed by their romance and found Cabal much less interesting and more of a jerk this time around. It sucks big time, because this was one of the books I anticipated the most.

I thought the first chapter was prett
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MelissaB
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Samantha
Dec 26, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Where do I start? Boy was I disappointed with this book. There was so much potential for Cabal and Cassa to have a great story but somehow the mark was totally missed. Let me start off by saying that the beginning of the book was great. I thought it was going somewhere but immediately it went off track.

I won’t go into the plot but I will say that the story became repetitive. Cassa and Cabal are both looking for a Rogue. She wants to report the story and he wants her out of the way. After ten ye
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Smokinhotbooks K.C.
First let’s start with The Bad. The minute I finished this book I was on the phone with my partner in crime bemoaning my disappointments. Here was Cabal’s story, the nasty playboy Bengal tiger who spent most of the series steeped in compromising positions with his ménage-a-breed sexathons. And what do we get with his book, barely a mention of this side of him or why he was into such carnal pleasures of the flesh. We get a brief page all wrapped-up nice and tight and no closure or what-have-you’s ...more
Mojca
I've been waiting for this book since the epilogue (and sneak peak) in Coyote's Mate. Unfortunately I was rather disappointed with how this one turned out...And, yet again unfortunately, I can't pinpoint the exact "location" of my unhappiness with it.

This was a typical Lora Leigh Breed book with an arrogant, stubborn, I'm-always-right-because-I'm-a-man Breed and an equally stubborn, determined heroine.
Pity, I didn't feel the connection I usually feel with other Breed couples. And I also didn't f
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Zeek
I've been hankering for Cabal's story ever since Tanner's Scheme. Larger than life, he became one of those characters everyone waits anxiously for- which can be a boon for an author...or set them up for failure.

Unfortunately, this one falls in the latter category for Lora Leigh.

Bengal's Heart by Lora Leigh

Years ago Cassa Hawkins played an integral part of the rescue of Cabal St. Laurent from the compound he was being held captive in. Because of a heinous betrayal by the man she thought was her h
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Asounani
Mar 16, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Al que que le gustan las Sagas repetitivas
Esto libros se están volviendo irritablemente predecibles, repetitivos, molestos y sin real sustento para querer seguir esta Saga.

Siempre lo mismo Casta se enamora de humano, Casta niega su conexión pero se empeña en estar cerca pero a la vez lejos del humano, pasa el tiempo negándose el uno al otro, siempre alguien quiere matar al humano o lógico al Casta, por lo que el Casta o lo secuestra o se vuelve su guardaespaldas y aquí comienza la formula de toda esta saga:

Conflictos, sexo, solo es el
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Aberforth
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Gigi
Well, I was disappointed. I loved loved Tanner's Scheme. Not sure what happened here. I actually put the book down out of boredom and picked it up a few months later- just to skim the rest to read the ending. After reading a little bit of Cabal in Tanners Scheme, I expected much more from Cabal. Even though Cabal was supposed to be the fiercest of the both--Tanner came off as the fiercer of the two and Cabal just fell short to me. Oh and Cassa was just annoying. I love the breed series--but, Ben ...more
DaisyGirl
Star. Seriously.

I am saddened to say that Bengal’s Heart was the worst book in the series to date. Although I have disliked a few of the prior Breed books, this is the first that I actually struggled to finish. Other than the introduction of the primal breeds, this book was a waste of time. In short, the hero was a slutty jack-ass, the heroine was a contrary bitch who at times was TSTL, and the story was mind-numbingly boring.

***CONTAINS SPOILERS***

Cabal St. Laurents is a Bengal breed; his mate
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Fre06 Begum
Sep 29, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
He knew Cassia was his mate and he still cheated! He never redeemed himself in my eyes.
Lindap
May 15, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.50 / 2 Stars

I read for entertainment and many times small details slip by me, but that's okay, I still enjoy what I read as a whole. However, I was a bit confused with some of the things that happened in Bengal's Heart. Cabal is a horn dog and has shared women with his twin brother, Tanner. Then during Tanner's Scheme, Tanner thought Scheme could have been his brother's mate and was willing to give her up if that was the case. Why would Tanner not know Cabal already had a mate? Lastly, there w
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Willow Brook
I'm a huge fan of Lora Leigh (other than her menage stories) so I did really like this book. But if it wasn't Lora Leigh and I hadn't read all but 2 Breeds books already, I don't know if I would have given this more than 3 stars. This wasn't the most tightly plotted of Leigh's books (the sex is also quite tame for her). Nonetheless, I love the series and always want to learn the latest that is going on with the Breeds. The Genetics Council and other enemies keep getting more threatening which ad ...more
Lover of Romance
Cassa Hawkins has always been supportive of breeds and their rights, and being a journalist has always tried to put them in the positive light as much as possible. However the breed's have never made it easy for her, and for years she has resisted Cabal, who if he decided to claim her she would be his mate. Having to suffer with the hormone treatments to regulate the symptoms of the heat, the past several years haven't been easy on her especially when seeing him with countless women. So when Cab ...more
Cindy
Aug 10, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lora Leigh delivers her signature mix of hot sex and page turning action. Cabal is the requisite hunky hero but you've got to wonder what gene controls stubborn pigheadedness. It's pretty obvious the Breeds all got a double-dose. Cabal has been avoiding completing the mating with Cassa for eleven years - while watching over her from afar. Now her time, and his, has come; if they can only live long enough to enjoy it.

The plot revolves around a series of murders which the Breeds are trying to solv
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Lani
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Pansy
Jul 07, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Lori S.
Really bad. I have no problem with dark stories, which this one is, but the author keeps repeating the same theme over and over with amazing repetitiveness. There is actually very little plot or story between the overly enthusiastic scenes between the main characters in bed (or anywhere else for that matter). Bleh.

Characters, both main and secondary, are dull and the landscape doesn't really come through very well.

I understand this series is popular and that this is the 19th book in it, but real
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Adoore
May 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
The overall story and the things revealed to us the readers was great. I just could not get into the couple Cabal and Cassa. To me Cassa was just to annoying I could not stand her and I just did not feel the passion with Cabal I found myself skipping their sexual encounters something I never do. I do want to know more about the primal lion Rick and his son.
Cindyg
May 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
OMG, this was so good. I tell you, Ms. Leigh writes likes no ones business. Just loved this one. It's a must read.
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Bengal's Heart

I was really annoyed with most of this story because of Cassa's character. She was really a stubborn chick. Sometimes I wish LL would have chosen another person I this story because Cassa's would never do ask she was asked. Her being so damn nosy as a journalist could have caused her to end up in a bad situation. I'm really giving this story a 4.5 because I think Cassa's story somewhat over did things for me. I know we woman can be stubborn at times, but I guess it did not interest
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Mspink
Mar 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I'm a very loyal LL fan. It pains me to say anything negative about her stories, but I really had a hard time with this one. I would have given it 3 stars but added one more for the sheer love I have for her books. I will continue to be a die hard fan too.

I agree with most of what the other reviewers were saying. No need for a long recap of the story. Great plot, very suspenseful and lots of intrigue. Fantastic love scenes and sexy breed love!!! Like the mystery end of it and for the most pa
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Dawn
Cassa Hawkins is a reporter who is trying to make amends for a terrible error in judgment eleven years ago. Back then she was married to an abusive guy who used her to destroy the Bengal tiger breed. It was thought the only survivor was Cabal St. Laurents who told her on the day of the massacre that he owned her and one day she would pay. So for 11 years Cassa has been living with the guilt and trying to support the breeds with positive public relations and telling the truth. The problem is on t ...more
Jennifer
Another one I never reviewed. Let's face it, the Breeds books are nearing end of life, at least for me. What was once an exciting concept with some titillating nuances and scorching sex... has become a little passe. This is Cabal's story. Cabal is a Bengal Breed, Tanner's twin. Since I especially enjoyed Tanner's Scheme, I thought maybe this would be another good one. But I couldn't identify very well with Cabal, and definitely did not find Cassa sympathetic. The suspense element of the plot was ...more
marlene
Aug 04, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this chapter in the series showed us more of a look into the genetics council, and i have to say i wish it didn't. the books starts out with a truly horrific description of a lab. i got a little too strong of a visual from it. from that point on every time it was mentioned i saw it again. the stomach churning level didn't decrease as we learned more about the council's "deadly dozen" and their ideas of fun. i do love hearing the story of the Breeds in general and their integration into society b ...more
Renee (Reneem1)
3.75 stars


Cabal is 4 star male....Cassa was 2 stars...
They fought & made up....alot.
Almost too much.

He having stripes...very cool. His "reveal of new breed characteristics" was an exciting new change to this series.

I liked set up w her husband using her to betray the breeds.
But Cabal being near here but away from here for 10 yrs, even when we knew she was his mate...didn't sit well.

They kept talking about Death(the killer). This was confusing...because Harmony in previous books was called De
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Blysse
Mar 02, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not counting the 5 stories that appear in other anthologies, this is the 14th Book in the series. It has taken her some time but I think that Lora Leigh has finally cracked the formula for the perfect plot:hot ratio. While the first 5 books were all hot and very little discernible plot, things have improved as the series has gone on.

That last four books were a pleasure to read and I really enjoyed Bengal's Heart. There is the usual inclusion hot and steamy scenes but additionally, the plot is we
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Breeds (1 - 10 of 28 books)
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  • The Man Within (Breeds, #2; Feline Breeds, #2)
  • Elizabeth's Wolf (Breeds, #3; Wolf Breeds, #1)
  • Kiss of Heat (Breeds, #4; Feline Breeds, #3)
  • Soul Deep (Breeds, #5; Coyote Breeds, #1)
  • The Breed Next Door (Breeds, #6)
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