Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bengal's Heart by Lora Leigh

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.

Lora Leigh never disappoints and delivers another smoking hot read in the Breed series! I would place her among the best of mainstream erotic authors and a woman who can really take great sex and make it work side by side with amazing plot. In this latest book Cassa and Cabal are center stage - both characters who have made appearances in previous books in the series. Yet only here do we really begin to understand their joint past, because unlike in some of the other books where the characters are meeting for the first time in the present (Leigh's timeline), Cassa and Cabal share over a decades worth of history with each other, something that makes the interactions between them even more honest. It's got some great bloody action and while the deaths might make you cringe, it's hard to sympathize when you realize that a bunch of Council people are finally meeting with their (in my opinion) justified demise.

Overall Feeling - Thumbs up. Another good book where sex and plot combine for a rollicking good time!

Series - 1) Tempting the Beast 2) The Man Within 3) Elizabeth’s Wolf 4) Kiss of Heat 5) Soul Deep 6) The Breed Next Door (in Hot Spell anthology) 7) Megan’s Mark 8) Harmony’s Way 9) Tanner’s Scheme 10) Wolfe’s Hope 11) Jacob’s Faith 12) Aiden’s Charity 13) In a Wolf’s Embrace (in Beyond the Dark anthology) 14) Dawn’s Awakening 15) A Jaguar’s Kiss (in Shifter anthology) 16) Mercury’s War 17) Christmas Heat (The Magical Christmas Cat anthology) 18) Coyotes Mate 19) Bengals Heart