Monday, August 14, 2017

Book #Review: Kiss of Heat (Breed 4, Feline 3) by @LoraLeigh_1

Book Title: Kiss of Heat (Breeds 4, Feline 3)
Author: Lora Leigh |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Sci Fi Romance, Paranormal
Series/Standalone: Series
Format: Trade paperback
Cost: $2.99
Pages: 236
How I got it: Purchased
Purchase: Out of Print Thriftbooks
Publication Date: November 2005
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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 heart to Sherra in a night of mating passion that marked them both for life. But news of her death ripped his soul apart. For years he has fought to avenge the death of the woman he loved more than his own life, by revealing the deceit and cruelty of the Council that created the Breeds. But Sherra didn't die. In a cruel and evil twist she was convinced by her sadistic handlers that the man she had given her body, heart and soul to had betrayed not only her, but the child she carried -- and lost. Amid the rapidly escalating violence against the Feline Breeds, Kane and Sherra learn that there's more to mating than just the "heat", just as there's more to love than just the sex.
Now this was another of my highly anticipated reads from this series.  Having read Elizabeth's Wolf well before this I as exposed to the couple and couldn't wait to see ho it would unfold for them.

This time Sherra as part of the original pride and as a woman she had endured more than any should have to .This was a hard fought story because they have both been so deeply betrayed and did know just how badly or deeply it went until they were forced back together by their family members failing in love. Sherra's brother is Callan the pride leader from books one and her mate is Meri's brother.

This is another of the stories that focuses not so much on the couple; although there is a lot of growth for both of them, and a lot of learning to trust and love and letting go of the past was necessary.  This story brought us deeper in the Counsel workings and we begin to see how the world overall is reacting and how they are going about protecting themselves.  We see how the Pride is starting to form it's own society, the security teams, the building of their own town and infrastucture.

In this one we really begin to hone in on the abuse the women of the pride have been subject to in the labs, the emotional, physical and of course sexual abuse. In this Kane, who had endured for ten years without his mate and as made to believe she was dead, helped the Pride as a way to exact revenge for her death.   Once he realized she wasn't dead he fought hard to give her the space to come to him, while fighting the needs the mating bond demands, and still honoring her need to be in control since she's never had that option before.  Consent is huge between them and Kane makes it normal for her to feel however she is feeling while needing him.

In this one Lora really discussed how women deal when faced with deep trauma, she showed how Sherra deals, how Dawn deals, how each of the different women who survived the hell that were the facilities deal with their pain differently.  In this one we begin the journey not just as the individual women are learning but as the Pride members are learning as well, on not just surviving anymore, but what it means to thrive.

I really loved this one and can't recommend it any higher than that.
Happy Reading my loves, 

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