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When Storme Montague's father and brother are killed by the Breeds, her father's research is also destroyed--except for a crucial data chip that both the Council and the Breeds would kill to possess. Betrayed to the Council, she is rescued by Styx, a Wolf Breed who is different from most other Breeds she has ever known. Storme has something he wants too--but it's not a data chip.
There's never been a woman who bad boy Styx couldn't seduce. But can the charmer of the Wolf Breed charm the enemy?
Or has the enemy come up with a plan of her own? A plan that could destroy the tentative balance the Breeds have created in society and among their allies--and that may ultimately destroy them both.....
Storme is not a likable character, understandably so given her history. But her prejudice and hatred bogs the book down for to long. Storme had a lot of baggage to overcome before she gives in to Styx. I like Styx, but his character was not developed enough for me and there was very little action until the last portion of the book. I hate to say the book was boring, because I really love the Breeds, but it wasn't the most thrilling installment of the series. The main plot moves forward somewhat, and Cassie gives a couple of hints into the upcoming Navarro story. Overall, not bad, but not the best. I think I like the Feline Breeds better....
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Styx and Storms story is filled with angst, frustration, fear and of course breed sex. While I love all Breed storied this is not my favorite, Storms continued insults to the breeds irritated me and I found myself at times rolling my eyes. But in the end of course she gets herself together and realizes the good of the Haven breeds and of course finally accepts Styx. This story also introduced Navarro who will be the focus of the next installment, which of course I will rush out and buy like I do all Breed books. Even though not my fav of the Breed stories this one is still a keeper so will be on my personal shelf for a long time. Recommend to all Breed story lovers!
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This is never going to be a favorite Breed story for me. To me at least the heroine is the poster child for 'there are none so blind as those who will not see'. Sure she had issues - but she held onto them like a three year old with a favored toy...
Plot-wise, Storme is holding information that the Breeds, and especially Jonas, need. Then there's Styx and Storme's relationship and [yet another] kink appears in the mating heat problem.
It could be read as a stand-alone but the story really starts in Lion's Heat. Navarro [hero of the next book] is introduced here.
1. Tempting the Beast (2003)
2. The Man Within (2004)
3. Elizabeth's Wolf (2005)
4. Kiss of Heat (2004)
5. Soul Deep (2004)
6. The Breed Next Door (2005) (in Hot Spell)
7. Megan's Mark (2006)
8. Harmony's Way (2006)
9. Tanner's Scheme (2007)
10. Wolfe's Hope (2004) (in Primal Heat)
11. Jacob's Faith (2003)
12. Aiden's Charity (2007)
13. In a Wolf's Embrace (2007) (in Beyond the Dark)
14. Dawn's Awakening (2008)
15. A Jaguar's Kiss (2008) (in Shifter)
16. Mercury's War (2008)
17. Christmas Heat (2008) (in The Magical Christmas Cat)
18. Coyote's Mate (2009)
19. Bengal's Heart (2009)
20. Lion's Heat (2010)
21. Styx's Storm (2010)
22. Navarro's Promise (2011)