Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Book #Review: Bengal's Quest (Breed 30, Feline 17) .@LoraLeigh_1

Book Title: Bengal's Quest ( Breed 30, Feline 17)
Author:  Lora Leigh |WebsiteTwitter| Facebook|
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series/Standalone:  Series
Format: Mass Market 
Cost: $7.99
Pages: 285
How I got it: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble |
Publication Date: June 2015
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He was a shadow, ever shifting and insinuating, able to blend in everywhere and anywhere. The elusive ideal conceived and created by the Genetics Council, he went by just as many names as he had identities—the last one being Gideon. Now calling himself Graeme, he hides in plain sight, terrifyingly close to his goal. A rogue Bengal Breed, he has loyalties to no one but himself. And he has a need for vengeance that surges hot and swift through his veins. Graeme plans to exact an extreme and ruthless vendetta against those who wronged him—Breed and human alike. All will suffer his wrath: those who created him, those who pretended to love him, and those who betrayed him. That includes the one at the center of it all: a seductive, enigmatic woman helpless against the man whose desire is just as desperate as his need to destroy. And he’s on her scent…
This has been the story we have been building up to for a while, Gideon/Graeme was seen in several novels as he was one of the Breeds missing that night in Window Roch Arizona.  He's a twin, a rare Bengal Breed who is also fully Primal and he's the genius who challenged Jonas and really made Jonas work for his solution. 

I enjoyed reading their motivations I truly loved Cat/Claire and felt so empathetic towards her, she struggled for so long. In this one we get the background story on Cat/Claire and Gideon. We learn how they all come to be in Arizona and the deepening connection the Breeds have to the Navajo Nation. For me the push and pull between Cat/ Claire and Gideon/ Graeme as they learned to navigate being ho they should be in public and ho they truly are on the inside was fun to read.  Gideon was the Primal side of Graeme he was the 'monster' hunting int he desert and ending the enemies who were a risk to his mate.  He was also hunting said mate as he made himself leave her behind on that fateful night several years ago. 

We learned several things that are opening up new lines of characters, stories and of course even more about the Genetics Council and the newest Breeds they have been creating.  Once again we have the characters from several books ago who still haven't had any female characters, nor have they had any story lines show back up, they have been working in the back ground apparently even though they haven't been seen in any of the bocks.  We learned also to never underestimate the Elders from the reservation, so much is going on under the surface that not even all the Nation's council members are aware of this is both good and bad.  And the Breeds certainly have no idea just how far these men will go to hang onto the children they loved. 

There are several parts of this book that made me laugh and many more that I enjoyed.  Some of my personal favorites are when Amber tells on Jonas, when Graeme comes face to face with Killian and when Cat defies him leading to him meeting Killian. There are so many defining moments for the characters as well. As the past is unravelled and we learn why Gideon became a monster, and why they had to hide, it hurts to realize even those that claim to be on the side of good aren't always as good as they should be. 

While reading this book, like most of the books in this series, my emotions were all over the place, but I felt so much empathy for Cat, especially because she never felt right in her new home.  Her sense of deep loss which drove her to make her decisions, and then the hiding of the deepest part of who she was really impacted her.  I loved the conversations she would have with her host and the way the host was still very much her own character. 

I feel like I'm always saying that the end isn't predictable and it isn't I mean we know the main couple is going to get together, that's the major plot point but there are so many more minor that later turn out to not be so minor subplots going on that pull you in and keep you intrigued.  I did feel like the Elders are being way too deceptive in their dealings with the Breeds, I understand why they feel they have to be that way but at the same time it creates a clear divide one that's going to come to a head at some point and it's not going to be pretty. 

There are a few subplots that I hope she pulls on and gives us the full stories in their own books eventually.  I do understand that according to rumors that Cassie's book will be the finale, and that just doesn't seem fair, there are so many more stories that aren't complete. 

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Happy Reading my loves, 

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