Isabelle Martinez was instantly fascinated by the sexy Coyote Breed she met at the bar, but her sensual flirtation with him was cut short when she saw the man who'd attacked her arrive at the bar.
Breed enforcer Malachi Morgan was entranced by Isabelle's mix of shyness and boldness, and he was determined to chase and play with his sensual prey. But he could tell she'd been hurt before by a man, and he vowed that Isabelle was now his to protect and love, even as if it meant going against her family and his orders.
©2011 Lora Leigh (P)2011 Penguin
The main character is not strong at all. The male is annoying. The narration is awful and this Russian accents are so bad. The supporting characters are annoying. The heroine (sorry--the main victim) is content to be a 25 year old virgin who almost got raped and can only cry and say, "My man will kill you," when she is kidnapped. Sorry, but I rather read about stronger women who don't let themselves be pushed around. Save your money--pass this one by.
I loved this short story, and Briana Bronte is for me the voice of The Breeds. Yes it has explicit sex scenes, but unlike death and taxes you do not have to either listen or read books of this nature, if you choose to then please do not take the moral high ground and complain as it reeks of Hypocrisy.
I love the breed series and would eagerly buy the earlier books i.e. Tempting the Beast, The Man Within and Elizabeth's Wolf in audio format.
Thanks Audible for bringing them aboard,.
"Hi My name is Ali and I'm an Audible addict." "Hi Ali!"
have the complete books on download
This is a novella about half the regular size and half the regular price.
Favorite Genres: Urban/Preternatural Fantasy, Science Fiction, Knitting Favorite Story Components: character development, under-dog success stories
Best: it was an enjoyable addition to the series despite the narrator
Least: the narrator read the heroine as a whiny, puling, weak thing.
different narrator, a little more polish to bring it up to the quality of the larger novels, and a slight rework on the ending so that it doesn't seem as "deus ex machina" as a stand alone novel (in the context of the series, the ending does work and acts as a draw into the next story)
While I found the narrator to be a competent voice actor, with a decent tonal variety that allowed me to ignore the less pleasant qualities enough to finish the novel, her voice went nasal on a few occassions, and her reading of the heroine's voice especially was so tremulous that it was disgusting.
I really despised that. While it could be a valid interpretation of what was written, it was not in the spirit of the Ms. Leigh's writing as a whole, and was frankly a character-killer in that it made it very difficult to think of the heroine as worthy of her heroic status. A more enjoyable interpretation would have been the "stiff upper lip in the face of overwhelming adversity", or at least something that planted her feet on solid ground.
Movie, yes. It was actually short enough to translate well without having to drop anything of even mild importance. The entire series could probably make the shift to TV well, too.
This is probably not the best introduction to the series, but it is a good addition to it. One of the full-length novels would make a better introduction.
On the bright side, as a romance-themed series, the order of reading isn't as important as with a series that follows a particular character.
Some elements of the series:
The Breeds are a "bound by destiny" romance type, in the vein (pun intended) of Christine Feehan's heroes.
Ms. Leigh, however, does a much better job of creating different heroic types within her mold and different plots than Feehan has managed.
Each story in the series does further the development and timeline of the Breed universe.
not so much crude wording and ideas
Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian
the narration was fine, too many attempts as sounding sultry
disappointment and some revulsion, don't get me wrong I like a good sex scene, these were just too crude for me.
The story could be so interesting. The overall concept is good, just goes to far with the sex for my tastes.
I used to read all of the series and now I can no longer hold the books, glad it was on audiobook
thought coyote's were only bad.
I have enjoyed all of the breeds series and hope to continue to do so
I liked Rule. He got to see what Jonas goes through.
Excellent with accents
I did not plan to do so, but the book was not that long so I was able to.
Yes, love all of the Breed stories.
Love the sensuality of the breeds and their life long committment to their mate.
I did not like the narrator's "male" voice. It was so contrary to the deep rumbling voices the breeds have. This one was high, whiny sounding. Total turn off!
No crying...laughs and warm fuzzies, and "hmmm, oh yeah" on the sex.
the book was rushed, the story line was bad. it could have been better. she needs to stick to longer storyline.
yes, she was pretty good.
the book needed more detail.
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