Lion's Heat (Breeds, #15) by Lora Leigh
Series: Breeds #15
Also in this series: Megan's Mark (Breeds, #6), Dawn's Awakening (Breeds, #11), The Magical Christmas Cat , Mercury's War (Breeds, #12), Coyote's Mate (Breeds, #13), Bengal's Heart (Breeds, #14), Lion's Heat (Breeds, #15), Stygian's Honor (Breeds, #19), Navarro's Promise (Breeds, #17), Cross Breed (Breeds, #23)
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Publication Date: April 6, 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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The mating urge cannot be denied...
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh returns to the world of the Breeds where animal instincts can bring a feral pleasure to every man and his willing female mate...
Bad boy Jonas Wyatt's personal assistant, Rachel, has had a child—an innocent new life that has been put in grave danger because of Jonas' perilous games and calculations played in the shadow-world in which he lives: the dark and sensual world of the Breeds. Now, Rachel is making only one demand of Jonas: that he finally take responsibility and deliver on the protection that only he can give.
Jonas has known for a long time that it is destiny that Rachel become his mate. He can sense it. He can also sense her reluctance. And for that, he refuses to claim her. He wants her on love alone and not because of the urge of the mating heat. But it is Jonas' destiny to claim her. And he will have his way.
I have to tell you I waited a darned long time for this book and I think it was worth the wait. I mean, really, can any book that you’ve anticipated for the past 20 books truly live up, exactly, to what you were expecting? No. But this one did a darned good job and I liked it.
Jonas’s assistant is his mate. But he is determined that the decision to mate with him would not be taken out of her hands – he wants her to come to him of her own free will – even if it kills him. Now, he doesn’t tell her she’s his mate for the first, oh, 7 months that she works for him and when she discovers the information she denies it vehemently. But she actually likes Jonas and finds herself being drawn into the charm that under all of that bad body attitude and those manipulations he actually possesses.
Jonas is a pro at hiding his feelings from Rachel, but she’s pretty intuitive and has him figured out. Rachel sees him. She’s figured out that no one has seen who Jonas really was, ever. And of course they always want something from him assuming he needs nothing in return. It was pretty interesting for her to figure that out when no one else had.
I thought Rachel and Jonas were good together. They had a different type of relationship because of the added care they needed to give to Rachel’s baby…that Jonas had claimed as his own when the baby was still in the womb. Even though the baby, Amber, was used against them by their enemies, which I rarely care for in a book, I very much enjoyed having Amber in the story. It added an element of softness to everything. I’ll be interested to see how Amber will fit in to the future stories.
Overall a very good addition to the Breed books.
Rating: 4.25 out of 5