Friday, August 18, 2017

Book #Review: Jacob's Faith (Breed 11, Wolf 2) by @LoralLeigh_1

Book Title: Jacob's Faith ( Breed 11, Wolf 2)
Author:  Lora Leigh |WebsiteTwitter| Facebook|
Publisher: Ellorascave
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series/Standalone:  Series
Format: Trade Paperback
Cost: $
Pages: 257
How I got it: Purchased Library Sale
Purchase: OUT OF PRINT
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Synopsis:
Book 2 in the Wolf Breeds series Book 11 in the Breeds series They are a new breed, a new race. Engineered rather than born, trained rather than raised, and their unique genetics have created more than one surprise... Jacob left Faith six years before, unaware that the mark he left on her also left her in an agony of sexual heat that never dimmed. Now Jacob and Faith are together again, but surprises lurk around every corner and dangers as dark and deadly as their very creation surround them in more ways than one.
I really liked this one as well, even though there were a few moments in the book that made me side eye the characters and the book itself.

This one deals with Faith who is an enforcer, years before when in the labs she was made the mate of Jacob in a bid by the scientist to get the Breeds to actually be able to become pregnant.  Faith is the sister of the pack leader in the labs & he knew his sister loved Jacob and they did their best to protect her.  On the night they are rescued the couple were forced to mate for the scientist and then they were separated.  Jacob carries the scars from that night fearing he had hurt the woman he had begun to love he's made himself scarce.  Faith became an Enforcer after her mate abandoned her, she had been young and left with nothing to hang on she pushed herself to become more.  Feeding the need in ways that are actually destructive she's not willing to give up her power.

This story had several moments that made me look at the Jacob character askance.  In several moments he pushes Faith even when she's clearly stated her opionion he goes beyond the line she's dran, whetehr's it's getting rid of her coffee and sex toys, to destroying clothes he doesn't which her to wear.

Faith is at times severely immature and childish in her behavior towards Jacob.  The two butt heads often on how to accomplish the mission and Faith at times risked the mission in an attempt to prove she as capable.  Like hmm really because that's stupid as hell to do just to prove you're as good as you say.  We find new characters in this one, which we will see later int he series again.  The new lab showcases creatures the pack is shocked to discover.  The mystery unfolds quickly and this book showcases several of the strings that get pulled later on and become full stories.  I loved seeing some of the other characters who become their own later.

It takes a while for Faith and Jacob to stop circling each other. They struggle with their past in the labs and their feelings about that first night.  Faith's memory of it is is different from Jacob's and they have to work at coming to a concession on their beliefs and understanding.  They work out their feelings after some serious moments, and I loved how they battled their conversations and non intimate scenes at times making me lol.

Another good addition, but as I said, the casual way in which rape is used as a way to threaten the female character into behaving wasn't ok with me.  In this one you can begin to see the story moving from just an erotica with lots of sex to having more to do with the background story of the Council and the labs & the different kinds of Breeds being created.  Even though chronological this is the 11th book, it appears this one was written before the Berkely books.
 ★★★☆
Happy Reading my loves, 


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Snippet #Review: In Wolf's Embrace (Breeds 13, Wolf 5 by @LoraLeigh_1

Book Title: Beyond The Dark ( In Wolf's Embrace Breed 13, Wolf 5)
Author:  Lora Leigh |WebsiteTwitter| Facebook|
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series/Standalone:  Series
Format: ebook
Cost: $5.99
Pages: 375
How I got it: Purchased Library Sale
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble |
Publication Date: December 2007
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Synopsis:
A daring collection of never-before-published erotic desire from four of the hottest names in paranormal romance. Four of the most sizzling authors of paranormal romance take readers beyond their wildest fantasies, to a seductive midnight world of erotic suspense, demons, mages, vampires, and knights. A world of queens with devilish secrets, and of demons with secret desires. So dangerous and fun, readers may never want to come back down to earth again...
Matthias Slaughter and Grace Anderson were meant to mate. To love. Until Grace catches Matthias in the act of assassinating a suspected council scientist. She knew he was dangerous, knew he wasn’t the sort of man she should love. She expected him to kill her as well. She didn’t expect the man he revealed himself to be, or the love she can no longer deny. But there are other forces determined to take Grace from Matthias. Forces that just might succeed in destroying what is left of the man within him.
A quick fast read. A great addition to the series, funny and quick witted characters.  I loved that Grace wasn't wowed after she discovered who Matthias was, she gave him hell for deceiving her and made sure he understood that she wasn't going to be bullied.

The story that unfolded was a good addition to the overall series, showcasing a few more characters while tying up a few loose ends from other stories and of course giving us a hell of erotic read as well.

It's short so I can't really go any further without spoiling, just know that Grace is awesome, even though she's scared she's still one hell of woman.
 ★★★★☆
Happy Reading my loves, 


Snippet #Review: Wolfe's Hope (Breed 10, Wolf 2) by Lora Leigh

Book Title: Wolfe's Hope ( Breed 10, Wolf 2
Author:  Lora Leigh |WebsiteTwitter| Facebook|
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance, Paranormal
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: Trade paperback
Cost: $5.99
Pages: 41
How I got it: Amazon marketplace
Purchase: Out Of Print 
Publication Date: Dec 2002
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Synopsis:
Hope believed Wolfe was dead, but he was only waiting for the right time to claim her. The scientist who created him, Hope's mother, has forced his hand. She wants her creation back, and she wants any children he may breed on her daughter. He is a man whose DNA was altered, infused with the genetic code of the wolf. His unique genetic makeup has created a male unlike any other and will make itself known in the most surprising ways. Now Hope must convince her mate she hasn't betrayed him, and they must defeat the plans of a scientist gone mad.
<<< NOT A SPOILER FREE REVIEW, SPOILERS DISCUSSED>>>>>

I re-read this to see if I remembered right. And I did remember right, this was terrible. It's the worst book I've read so far in the series.  This as clearly written before she changed the chronological order of the obooks, but my god this is bad; also clearly written before the books became more mainstream after being picked up by Berkley.

Wolfe kidnaps Hope who is his mate, she also happens to be the daughter of the main scientist in his creation lab. A sadist if there ever was one, Hope's mother took pleasure in tormenting the wolves in the lab and Wolfe in particular, especially after she realized that her daughter was Wolfe's weakness.

You would think that a man who was tortured by this woman would take nothing she says as gospel. And yet he does and he allows it to color the way in which he interacts with and treats his mate.  I hated this book because the entire time he's not just a dick to his mate, he assaults her.  After he drugged and kidnapped her, she awakens to find that her clothes have been shifted and he's clearly touched her based on her body's responses, responses she knows can only happen if he touches her intimately.  Then he admits to touching her and inspecting her while she was knocked out to verify what her mother stated. Sooooo you digitally raped her and touched her without consent because Mommy dearest made a comment you didn't like?? OK F*ck off.

Poorly written as an erotica, and it's rape dressed up as mating heat.  He uses the excuse that he needs to know what her mother's plans are as a reason to strip her naked and use her body's responses against her, despite her stating that it would be rape he doesn't back off.  He states he's going to torture her with sex to get her to talk.

Knowing she was his mate even before the rescues on the lab, he left her to be tortured by her own mother, and I'm supposed to believe he did it because she was only 17 and he was trying to protect her??  No she's 24 and he's ok with coming back into her life because he can catch her mother at the same time??  How do you claim to love someone and insult their honor and integrity at the same time.  Then fondle them without their consent as a 'punishment' for perceived slights??

NOPE. I don't like this and I'm not going to pretend this as ok in anyway shape or form. NOPE!!
 ★☆
Happy Reading my loves,