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Tempting the Beast: Feline Breeds, Book 1 | [Lora Leigh]

Tempting the Beast: Feline Breeds, Book 1

Callan Lyons is a genetic experiment, one of six fighting for freedom and the survival of their Pride. Merinus Tyler is the reporter who will tempt him, draw him, until the fury of the "mating frenzy" locks them into a battle of sexual heat they cannot escape. The evil Genetics Council is hot on their trail. Leaving a trail of their own of deception and blood. Callan will use his strength to try to save them both...and do all in his power to keep his woman in the process.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Put the kids to bed and get yourself set up with a healthy glass of wine for this steamy audiobook from best-selling author Lora Leigh. From her successful Feline Breeds series, comes the erotic and intense story, Tempting the Beast. Veteran narrator Stella Bloom gives a sassy and energetic performance, boosting the tension between the journalist Merinus Tyler and her subject, Callan Lyons. Listen on with a salacious appetite as the relationship between Tyler and Lyons extends far beyond that of normal reporting, all while the two attempt to evade the evil Genetics Council.

Publisher's Summary

Callan Lyons is a genetic experiment, one of six fighting for freedom and the survival of their Pride. Merinus Tyler is the reporter who will tempt him, draw him, until the fury of the "mating frenzy" locks them into a battle of sexual heat they cannot escape.

The evil Genetics Council is hot on their trail. Leaving a trail of their own of deception and blood. Callan will use his strength to try to save them both...and do all in his power to keep his woman in the process.

©2003 Lora Leigh (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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    Paul 11-21-13
    Paul 11-21-13
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    "What Plot?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Most everyone I know enjoys a great story plot, but if all you want to do is read a book with almost nothing but sex, this is it. The plot of this story was completely mowed over by the excessive sex scenes.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Started the next book in this series, The Man Within. Started out the same way. I didn't finish it.


    What about Stella Bloom’s performance did you like?

    This I thought was the best part of this book. The narrator was very good. 4 stars.


    Could you see Tempting the Beast being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not with this story. It would have to be completely rewritten. I couldn't think of any stars that would step up for this. Pretty much a career breaker.


    Any additional comments?

    I understand that Lora Leigh changed publishers and the writing on this series has gotten a lot better. I'm just not sure I'm willing to risk any more time to this series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Phoenix, AZ, United States 04-09-14
    Laura Phoenix, AZ, United States 04-09-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Don't bother"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Tempting the Beast to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the printed version


    What other book might you compare Tempting the Beast to and why?

    none


    What three words best describe Stella Bloom’s performance?

    I'm sure it's fine but couldn't get past the dialogue


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Only adversely. This book is repetitive with overkill on the sexual exploits and narratives. There is more of these items than any building of story or mystery. Overly simple and repetitive with little to no story line other than the heaving, engorged and other descriptive phrases.


    Any additional comments?

    I was so annoyed with the constant description of the sexual encounters that I fast forwarded after 50% of the way in just to avoid them

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Shay 09-27-13
    Shay 09-27-13 Listener Since 2008
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    "Holy Hotness Batman!"
    Would you listen to Tempting the Beast again? Why?

    Its a keeper. The series is a keeper and when I get book 28 I will go back and listen to the previous books again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    First of a series and I LOVE series books!


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    It wasn't that she could have done better it was more a matter of personal preference and though I had no real complaints - just a little on the humdrum side but ... hey I love this series so I listened to the end.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I am not sure weather that was because I had read the book previous to listening to the audio and I love it but I did listen to it in one hit.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the hottest book series I've ever read.
    Lora Leigh’s Breed Series has the perfect mix of science fiction infused into the paranormal aspect along with a huge dose of sexy characters and raw erotica. I hadn’t read anything like it before and I have become a diehard fan of this series. As with all series, it’s not about each individual book but the progression of the ‘story’ and this series gets better with each book.
    Tempting the Beast is the first book in the Breeds series (to date there are 27 books). It introduces an intriguing cast of secondary characters many of whom get their own stories. This book has scorching hot sex scenes and uncensored raw language so don’t say you weren’t warned. It isn't often that an author combines erotica with a storyline that keeps you intrigued, the underlying plot is fascinating (genetic engineering and government conspiracy, humans who are part animal with their evil creators relentlessly pursuing them, hello what more do you need??) My advice is that you will either love it or hate it, try the first two and you will either be hooked or sitting there thinking WTF was Shay thinking.
    The narrator? Not the worst I have heard and certainly not the best. I wasn’t completely put off but .... I prefer Brianna Bronte who takes over later in the series. If you love the story – persist.
    Cheers. :)

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    S-j Frisco, TX, United States 10-19-13
    S-j Frisco, TX, United States 10-19-13 Member Since 2010

    Book-loving Brit living in US - trying to give critique more than be a critic - but please bear with me.... ;o)

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    "Err... clearly this is erotic reading but..."

    No prude - far from it, but the jarring use of the the c-word for female genitalia is just *not* sexy according to me. So it lost out on both eroticism as well as story. Lost interest half-way through the book.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Phillips 12-26-14
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    "Not what I expected"
    What disappointed you about Tempting the Beast?

    I was hoping for a little more story line to at least engage me in why these two characters should even be a couple. There was too much adult content and not enough interesting material. I based my decision to purchase this book as a result of the reviews, as this author is a new one for me. The reviews brought the hype but did not leave me with what I expected.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 11-11-14
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 11-11-14 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "It's a mating frenzy!"

    I actually got tired of all the mating! The story could be good, a dna hybrid of human and feline but all the sex got in the way. The narrator was ok, she put some emotion in it but the story got old real fast!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 10-21-13
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 10-21-13

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "I was so very Tempted !!"
    Any additional comments?

    Like all of Lora's Hot sexy and fanning my face to cool down Breed books this had all of the steam, excitement and sensuality of erotica combined with the charming, enthralling, head-over-heels, soul-mate love that every romantic desires. And now add to that combo, a wonderfully original storyline, witty dialogue, and truly amazing writing and you've got yourself a keeper baby! -- The relationship between Callan and Merrinus will draw you in and sink its claws into you from the first page, refusing to extract them until the very satisfying ending. Merrinus is a strong-willed, passionate, intelligent woman who (thanks to having been raised by an overprotective all-male family) is more than able to hold her own against the wildness within her man. Callan is the possessive, dominant, delicious alpha-male from every woman's fantasy whose fierce loyalty and love for his family and mate will capture the heart of every reader. So beware y, you will want to read the rest of the Breeds series.......

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa 10-23-13
    Leesa 10-23-13 Member Since 2014

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Kept my interest"

    Lora Leigh knows how to keep the sexual chemistry flowing and she adds an interesting twist with her feline breed. This book kept my interest and I went on to book 2 immediately. (Even though I had to purchase it and with other books already lined up in my library to listen to.) I have to admit that if you give me plenty of hot sexual chemistry and a little something different then you've set the hook. Let's hope book 2 keeps the fires burning and the storyline gaining more intensity. If that happens I'll have yet another series of books in my expanding library. This one is worth the credit.

    10 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Inglewood, CA, United States 04-19-15
    Angela Inglewood, CA, United States 04-19-15 Member Since 2015

    I love to read and listen to erotica all types and paranormal vamps and shifters

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    "A Hot Tempting Beast"

    This was my first paranormal book that I have read by Ms. Lora Leigh and this book was hot as hell. Callan Lyons is a genetic experiment, one of six fighting for freedom and the survival of their Pride. Merinus Tyler is the reporter who will tempt him, draw him, until the fury of the "mating frenzy" locks them into a battle of sexual heat they cannot escape. I loved Merinus she has seven brothers and does take crap from any of them or Callan. Merinus works for the National Forum, where her oldest brother Caleb is editor-in-chief, and she is obsessed with a lead on a potential story. She had seen a photograph of a man, Callan Lyons, who was the product of a genetic experiment. He had been conceived in a test tube, carried to term by a surrogate mother, Dr. Maria Morales, inheriting the genes of the animal his DNA had been altered with - a lion. He looks like a normal man, has the feelings of a man, but has all the instincts and hunting abilities of a lion. He was bred to be a killer; an almost perfect weapon to be used by the military. Dr. Morales had been a very close friend of John Tyler, Marinus's father. After Dr. Morales recent death, a murder all her papers, including the genetic project's documentation on breeding were sent to John Tyler at her request. While reading the papers, Merinus saw a photograph of Callan and couldn't get his face out of her mind. She desperately wants to meet him wanting to learn about his life and to persuade him to come forward to testify against the secret Genetics Council which had conducted so many illegal experiments and caused so much suffering. Kane Tyler Merinus's older brother an ex-Special Forces commander who is Sherra's mate finally agrees to accompany his sister doubting very much if she will get her interview with the reclusive Callan. This was a really good book it was well written (read) as I listened to it. When the mating frenzy is on they can not resist each other. This was a really good book and I am looking forward to reading or listening to the rest of this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LadyBugNails0418 03-17-15 Member Since 2011
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    "A must read..... Loved it!!!!!"

    Loved it! Would listen to more of stella blooms performances and lora leigh books!!!!!!!!!!!!! Would recommend to anyone to listen too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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