Tuesday, February 14, 2012

LAWE’S JUSTICE by Lora Leigh

Breeds #26
Publisher: Berkley Books
Date published: November 2011
ISBN 9780425243954
Paranormal romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Tammy
Obtained via Publisher

The latest book in Lora Leigh’s Breed series, LAWE’S JUSTICE, is full of determination, perseverance, honor and commitment. Luckily, it is also full of sexy breeds and a kick-a** woman that takes no prisoners.

Diane has spent her life protecting her younger sister Rachel. Now that Rachel is happily mated, Diane is working protection for the Genetics Council. Lawe is a lion breed and head of breed security. Both know that they are mates, but neither is willing to give in to the mating heat. Diane fears losing her identity, being wrapped in cotton and locked away at Sanctuary. She is a fighter, currently working to find a cure to save the life of her niece. Lawe’s only concern is keeping Diane safe. Lawe has his work cut out for him this time.

LAWE’S JUSTICE is the 26th Breed book, but somehow this series never gets stale. Lawe is all alpha male in protection mode. Diane is all about kicking butt, not about waiting around to be saved. And yet these two are to be mated. It is inevitable. Their mating proves the adage, “good things come to those who wait” (or fight the inevitable until nature takes its course).

The storyline is more than just their mating. Diane’s niece has been injected with a drug that is producing strange symptoms, like purring, that could end up killing her if it a cure isn’t found in time. Lawe will do what is necessary to make sure Diane is safe while she searches for the cure (of course without her knowledge). The story moves at a fast pace and weaves in several other lesser characters, leaving them open for possible stories of their own. Is it possible that Diane’s niece and the lion leader, Callan’s son might end up with a story of their own? That would have to be a good one. Beyond setting up that story, the rest of this book didn’t really push the series arc forward much. Still, it was a fun and fast paced story that this reader really enjoyed. What’s not to like when two hard-headed strong characters are brought together?

If you are a fan of Ms. Leigh’s breed stories, LAWE’S JUSTICE is already on your “to be read” pile. But if you haven’t read any of these entertaining stories yet, this is probably not the one to start with. These really are best when you start with an earlier book to get some background into character motivation.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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