Not sure what the other reviewer is talking about, there is NO character named Slade in this book, think she wrote up the wrong title.
This book is the second in the Feline breeds series, with hero Taber and heroine Roni. Roni was a lost soul, always getting into trouble and getting bailed out by her crush Taber. The attraction grows as she comes of age, until they have to decide if they will act out on it. One touch is enough to start the chemical process going for mating, but they go separate ways with painful repercussions and need to overcome that physical and mental barrier later.
Interesting story, also has lots of Merinus and Callan in this follow-up story - recommend reading "Tempting the Beast" first.
The premise of the book was interesting. Taber was a good character although Roni was too dumb. The whole relationship with her father should
Have never made it through the end of the book. Fast read. I do think these books stand on their own. I have not read the first one and had no problem following the premise.
Roni had been abused, and broken since she was 11 because her father used her for money and hoping she wold pleasure his employers to let him off on his debts. The same day Roni ran to hid is the same day she found her other half in Taber. Taber was fighting his animal DNA and he was on the hunt but the cries from Roni broke through his DNA and he rescued her. He was the one person she trusted and loved for over a decade, he was there to protect her, save her from her father and to get her out of her troubles. One day he bailed her out of jail for shooting at a car that she thought were her tormentors, was also the same day he told him her feelings and she wanted to go to the next step with him. That was the last day she ever saw Taber for 3 years. She was handed a note that day from his brother Dayan and the note told her she was a baby and he wanted a real woman to be with, also after she read the note Dayan tried to force her, that was the day she had to grow up protect her self but also it was her heart that shattered.
3 years later her father saw Taber's mark on her should her basically told her that he would sell her if she didnt work it to his advantage a make millions on selling the story. Next thing she know the stupid reporters or holding her down outside of a auto parks store and demanding her answers. It take a friend to get her out of there and to safety. Roni never through her friend was also helps out Taber, Callen and their pride until he lets her know he called her missing mate to get her to safety.
Little did Roni know her life will be changed and her mind will be warring with her body after she is safe in the Pides compound dealing with not just Taber, and he family but also that pesky thing she likes to call a disease "the mating heat" and how she wanted the cure and when she finds out the only cure so far is what she wanted for a long time but she doesn't want to being a innocent life into the world to be taken away from her like everything else she has ever love. Roni will have to face her father, and find out she is not what she thought he was but something even worse.
Another great one by Lora Leigh, can't wait to read the third one! Lora rarely disappoints, having read the others out of sequence, it's good to go back to read the first ones to see how the series began.
Leigh gets men on all kinds of levels, the kind of men like the BDB who aren't afraid to be MEN, to express themselves in ways that make women uncomfortable. There are some great scenes between Slade and his friends Jazz and Zack, guys he grew up with in foster care. Overall I really liked this one. Available in e-book and print (Samhain Publishing).
Leigh loves the "coming of age/long lost love" story line, and I admit it's one of my favorites also. Some would say Slade is an arrogant SOB, but he came across as a guy who knew early on what he wanted and for decency's sake, waited until she was of age before he went after her. The emotional stakes are high in this book, too, and it was fun to see a strong guy fall really hard.