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Bengal's Heart (Breeds Series #19)

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13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

A great suspenseful urban fantasy

During a failed rescue of Bengal Breeds at a German facility, reporter Cassa Hawkins realized her husband Douglas betrayed those attempting to liberate the prisoners. Three died as did Douglas. The only survivor Bengal Breed Cabal St. Laurents blamed Cassa who may be ...
During a failed rescue of Bengal Breeds at a German facility, reporter Cassa Hawkins realized her husband Douglas betrayed those attempting to liberate the prisoners. Three died as did Douglas. The only survivor Bengal Breed Cabal St. Laurents blamed Cassa who may be his soulmate, but rejects her as a traitor.

Eleven years sine that tragic failure, Cassa begins to receive evidence of a serial killer avenging those involved in atrocities. Cabal knows the psychopath must be stopped before purebred society goes on a witch hunt against the breeds. However, to succeed he needs Cassa's assistance; she is the only link to the predator. Avoiding his attraction was easy as long as he stayed away, but teaming with her sends his brain and heart out of control.

Although the overarching saga crawls forward only slightly, Breed readers will not care as the lead couple makes for a great suspenseful urban fantasy. Character driven, she knows who he is to her when they first met in that disastrous failed rescue; he knows in his gut (and heart) too but holds her culpable for the deaths of his "siblings". Thus when he turns to her, Cabal believes he knows how difficult it will prove to be not to touch her with affection ; he soon realizes how much he underestimated his animal need for his mate. Fans will love BENGAL'S HEART as all the denial in the world is not strong enough when your lifemate draws you to them.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on July 16, 2009

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Don't bother! AND Somebody please fire the Editor!

The plot sounded very interesting with a species of beings that were bred by combining human and animal DNA. Unfortunately that was the only thing interesting about it. When I like a book I'll make myself late for being unable to put it down. A 300 page book will be f...
The plot sounded very interesting with a species of beings that were bred by combining human and animal DNA. Unfortunately that was the only thing interesting about it. When I like a book I'll make myself late for being unable to put it down. A 300 page book will be finished in a day. This book took me 4 days to finish and I had to push myself through the last half. The only parts that I did find enjoyable were the love scenes but the author cheapened it by using descriptive language that was crude. Making love was reduced to sex. My biggest problem with this book was gross inconsistencies that made it obvious that this author is just churning out the titles. One character in the book a female sheriff was described as having short black hair that was graying and then 40 pages later the same female sheriff was described again but this time she was described as the quintessential country girl with shoulder length hair that was in a long braid. How does an author make such an error? How did the editor miss this? Then when I think it can't get any worse, at the very end when we are finally going to learn who the deranged killer is, who for the whole first half of the book was referred to as "she", turns out to be a man! This happened a couple of times in this book where a male character was referred to as "she" How the editor missed all of these things is beyond me and caused me to never want to buy or read another book by this author.

posted by BethTikkun on July 13, 2010

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  • Posted July 19, 2009

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    Predictable

    I used to enjoy Lora Leigh stories and heard this episode of the Breeds tales was even better than the others. Unfortunately, I didn't find this the case. Cassa and Cabal are typical Leigh lovers, but too typical; their personalities mirror several of their predecessors. I also felt the basic Breeds premise has been duplicated to death. Leigh is a good writer but a new plot hook and fresh sensual scenarios would be nice. Bengal's Heart is not one I'd recommend to anyone but the most dedicated fan.

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  • Posted September 28, 2011

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    had potential

    love the series, however, this one I found myself skimming parts. Great ending!

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

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    Familiar

    I've been a fan of Lori Leigh for the past several years. Every breed book she has written I've read. There are those that are excellent, originial and heartbreaking (Kiss of Heat, Coyote's Mate, Harmony's Way and Soul Deep). Unfortunately, Bengal's Heart is not one of them. While reading this book I felt as if I had read the plot somewhere else. I quickly realized I had, in several other Lori Leigh books. For an author, I know that Ms. Leigh produces a lot of books in a short period of time. This could lead to similar plots; however I know that she is capable of writing heartbreaking original stories as before mentioned with specific books. Though not a bad read, I expected more for Cabal a character I had been waiting for. Hopefully Jonas' story will be one of Ms. Leigh's greatest.

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  • Posted August 30, 2009

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    Formulaic

    Lora Leigh is beginning to write some BORING books. How could she turn such a promising story into such a formulaic, blah, blah, blaaaah piece? I was shocked at how uninteresting this story was, especially on the heels of Cayote's Mate, which I thought was one of her best. I worry that she'll disappoint with Jonas' story, which would REALLY suck. Overall, there's absolutely no reason to read this book, unless you'd just like to keep up with the series. If you've already read most of the books in the series, you may as well not bother with Bengal's Heart, because the characters stick to form so closely that they barely stand out. Cabal seems like he'd be a lot more interesting, but it's clear that Leigh wasn't that interested in him, and Leigh's idea of Cassa as a reporter is truly laughable (more research was clearly in order of how a real reporter behaves). Not much believability and certainly not much originality.

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