Dawn's Awakening

A Novel of the Breeds
Narrated by: Brianna Bronte
Series: Breeds, Book 14
Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (367 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New in the sexy paranormal series that put Lora Leigh on the best seller lists.

An erotic thrill ride about genetically altered Breeds with feline DNA-and the humans who arouse their lust.

The runt of the lab she was created in, Dawn Daniels endured years of torture by her pride brother and the council soldiers. Finally freed from her torment, she's now a Breed Enforcer, in control of her own life. Until she's assigned to protect the one man destined to be her mate- and realizes it's far too easy to lose total control.

©2008 Lora Leigh (P)2011 Penguin

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Deeply Moving.

What made the experience of listening to Dawn's Awakening the most enjoyable?

This is one of Lora Leigh's best yet. I had hoped Dawn's story would be worth the wait and it didn't disappoint. Once I got started, I couldn't stop till it was over.
It is a story of survival, hope and faith. This is a deeply moving story of horrible child abuse and the emotional scars that come with it. It tells of the effect it has on her family, friends and ultimately the man that loves her. Dawn's story will break your heart, then make you rejoice with her when she overcomes her devasting past and finds happiness.

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Love this book!!

Of all the books in the Breed series, I think this might be my favorite.

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Still in my top 3 breed books

Audiobook review Another Lora Leigh book that I had read years ago and since I had an audible credit I decided to purchase this audiobook. Dawn’s Awakening was definitely one of my favorites so I just had to get this one. What I remembered from the reading was that Dawn’s story was extremely emotional, but listening to it I had forgotten how emotional it was. The narrator, Brianna Bronte, did such an extraordinary job of expressing Dawn’s pain and the torment from Seth. I thought the narration was so awesome I had to up my star rating to a 5! To say Dawn and Seth’s journey was bumpy is an understatement, there were so many obstacles in the way, including decisions made for them. Dawn was tortured for years, I seriously had such a difficult time imagining everything that she had endured, so I could understand some of Seth’s decisions for staying away from her but I also had some difficulties too. It was actually Dawn’s strength that changed their course. Seth was on his way of moving on, the mating heat was pretty much gone, but Dawn and her cougar was not going to let that happen. Even though I had some issues with Seth, his love for Dawn was actually consistent (the soaps!). I absolutely loved their story so much! Having read all of the Breed books, including Cassie’s Cross Breed, Dawn’s Awakening is still in my top 3 (Cross Breed being number 1). I just may need to do a re-read of all the breed books again.

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Dawson's Awakening

One of the best of the breed series.Strong breeds,the woman have great roles in the story.We feel greatly for what the breed woman have gone through.The men are what we hope ours will be.A wonderful story from beginning til the end.Thank you for the great breed series keep them coming!

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loved it, just like all the others !

lora, dont stop writing these breed books! Briana you keep doing these books too !

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amazing!!

The story keeps your attention from page one. Dawn struggles with many thing . Then there the male breeds (sigh)

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Unexpected Surprise

This is a hidden gem. I'm honestly stunned by how good this story turned out to be. Truth be told you don't expect great writing in this genre or truly compelling characters, Ms. Leigh serves up both here. No not every line is prize worthy but there are great turns of phrase thoughtful compelling moments of understandable turmoil and a nice exploration of how one views the evidence of a higher power in their life. Dawn's pain at the thought of losing her mate is palpable. Her suffering made her strong but her lack of faith in god she stopped praying too has left her isolated even among her kind. The foolish interference of the men in her life and the outrage at them for stealing choices that should only have been hers wrings true. Her innocence despite the nightmare she endured in the labs feel genuine too. Seth is the perfect fit for her gentle and loving despite having walked away from her years earlier in a foolish effort to protect from her past.

No this was not what I expected at all having read other books in this series and by Lora Leigh. It was better more soul stirring and sweeter at it's core than I'm accustomed to from her or the genre in general.

The narrator was the perfect voice for Dawn but made some awful voice choices for the male characters and should really avoid accents at all cost.

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Favorite Breed

I recommend this book to all Lora Leigh fans. The issues the female breed had to overcome to accept the love of her mate would have destroyed many. The love exhibited by her mate even though they were apart was fascinating to see. Excellent book!!!

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loved it <br />

great book...great audio...wonderful delivery
love the different voices this person does. great for breed series

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Disappointing

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I really expected more from Dawn's story. It may be the weakest link in the whole series after Bengal's Heart, maybe followed closely by Lion's Heat. I think new readers may find it more interesting, but not those who follow the series.

Has Dawn's Awakening turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, but when a good writer throws such a bad bone to readers, it is a real shame.

Would you be willing to try another one of Brianna Bronte’s performances?

Ms. Bronte must work on her characterization. She very nearly put me off Jonas and Cabal, and her Dawn and Cassa sound exactly the same.

What character would you cut from Dawn's Awakening?

It was not the characters so much as the unnecessary melodrama. Drama is fine, but melodrama - not so much. I think Ms Leigh ran out of good angles with this series, and if so, she should respect her own work enough to let it go.

Any additional comments?

I hadn't expected the story to drag so much, as Ms Leigh is in general capable of much better fiction than this. A shame she failed to deliver with the some of the most memorable characters - Dawn, Cabal and Jonas.

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