Kiss of Heat (Breeds Series #4)

Kiss of Heat (Breeds Series #4)

by Lora Leigh


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ISBN-13: 9781419953408
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2005
Series: Lora Leigh's Breeds Series , #4
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.28(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.56(d)

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Kiss of Heat (Breeds Series) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 254 reviews.
ReadingVixen67 More than 1 year ago
LOVED this book! Kane and Sherra share a tortured past, where Sherra (a snow leopard breed) thought Kane (a non-breed, but a military man) left her in the science labs, basically for dead. Little did she realize, that Kane was just about dead, too, being tortured for information. Both of them spent almost 11 years apart from each other, and the way they come together again is ironic, but touching. The back-and-forth banter they give each other makes you wonder if they'll ever get together. But get together they do, and it's great! A wonderful, poignant, touching love story, with quite a bit of action thrown in for good measure. An excellent read!
Yvette4 More than 1 year ago
After spending one night together in a council lab a decade ago, Kane and Sherra never thought they would see each other again. Kane believed Sherra dead and Sherra believed Kane left her in the lab after promising to come back for her. When they see each other again, they can scarcely be civil. Add the "heat" and the story takes off. New characters book 2 are back(Roni's biological father and brother Seth). And we briefly meet a new lion breed, Jonas Wyatt. When an attack at Sanctuary hits too close, the Breeds decide to fight back to enact breed law. Don't miss this one. It's a winner and continues to draw you in to the breed world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The third book of the feline breed series is the first female breed/human story, as well as my absolute favorite story.
Kane Tyler is a hero for his Breed mate, and Sherra is the snow leopard Breed who can bring him to his knees. Except a decade of sorrow, secrets and misplaced feelings of betrayal make this one hell of a struggle to find happiness again.
I wanted to cry over Kane's pain when he realized the woman he mated, and fell in love with over a decade ago, who he presumed dead, was actually living. He hid his pain through snide remarks, watching Sherra suffer, not knowing she'd miscarried their child, and been raped. His years of fighting for his long-dead lover were for nothing, or so he thought.
Sherra thinks Kane betrayed her, leaving her in the Labs, never knowing Kane had been attacked, and buried alive before he could rescue her.
This story is gut-wrenching, and Sherra hides her love for Kane behind the Mating Heat, because it's easy, and she doesn't have to confront her past, but Kane finally breaks down, and that's when she realizes she's been hurting them both.
FANTASTIC love story. The entire series is outstanding.
ILuvMyNook More than 1 year ago
Fourth in The Breeds Series (3rd in the Feline Breeds), and not as good as the previous books in this series. This is the first female breed/human story of the series. And even though it's the 4th book of the entire series, it's the 3rd book of the Felines, I recommend reading them in order and reading Elizabeth's Wolf before this one. I tried to skip EW and found I was lost as to who Cassie was, and who Dash & Elizabeth were.. and Cassie is an important element of this story. This book was exhausting to me. So much "hate between the mates", and because of this, I found by the end of the book, I didn't care about the main characters anymore. Not like the previous 3 books, which I really enjoyed. I got my HEA but not sure it was worth it trying to finish the book to get to it. Almost 98% of the book was fighting between the characters, 1% was Mating Heat, and the final 1% was the last few pages of the book wrapping it up so quickly it made my head spin.
impressed More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. However it is not about Marina and Kaden. This book is about Kane and Sherra.
supermoma4 More than 1 year ago
If you have read the first two books in this series you are just die'n to get a hold of this book. If you haven't read the first two books you deffinetly don't want to start here you will need to read Tempting the Beast and The Man WithIn both these stories will build your suspicion as to the romance lingering between Kane and Sherra and it is a very intruge'n story that is garrinteed to hold your attention. Its a powerful and emotional book it keeps you holding on to your seat. After all these years of thinking sherra is dead kane is riunited with her and he is determined to have her as his again. But sherra just keeps avoiding him at all cost. Will it matter because sherra can't breed so will the heat ever fade for her since her mate is so close now his sent is drive'n her crazy. This book is so great because of the first two books build to the story of kane and sherra and just drive you crazy to find out if these two will be together again or is it just to hard for sherra to forgive kane for the past they once shared. One heated night joined them for all eternaty as mates but the heart ache that was dealt to them almost killed them both now they are together in the same house again but can sherra forgive kane for the past that he had no idea about til he found her again
Anonymous 5 months ago
I loved the entire Breed series. I'm waiting on Dr. Ely mate
LadyIsis on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Another very good story about the Feline Breeds and the troubles they are going through to establish there rightful place in society. I waited so patiently for Kane and Sherra's story. They caught my attention and held with every tiny glimpse Ms. Leigh gave us in the earlier books. Sherra was so stubborn and foolish to keep fighting Kane. She was hurting both of him thinking she could save Kane from the pain she had felt for eight years. I love how Kane gives all the Breeds a hard time and how he spoils Cassie. He had to be all right if he can feel so much emotion for a little girl that isn't his own. Of course Cassie has everyone's heart because she is special in ways no one really understands. Ms. Leigh has fed us just enough of her to keep us interested and guessing about her true potential. Jonas shows up for the first time in this story. He is giving Kane a hard time after an explosion in the caves on the Breed Compound. He is just a soldier at this point but you can see he is a smart ass. This is also the first time Jackal shows up.We also learn of the budding relationship between Dawn and Seth Lawrence. I know that it gets sidelined at one point and comes back in Dawn's Awakening. I am now looking forward to re-reading that book since I had forgotten so much of the base story when I first read the book. This continues to be a very good series of books and I think most people will enjoy reading them. They read very quickly and leave you wanting more of the characters that are in each story. I am off to read the next book in the correct timeline. Happy Reading.
mom2lnb on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Now that I've read four of Lora Leigh's books, I've come to the conclusion that in order to truly enjoy them, one has to leave their brain at the door and not think about the plots too much. Unfortunately, being the cerebral person that I am, that can be very difficult, and I end up finding annoying discrepancies and worse yet, huge plot holes. The author gave just enough backstory on Kane and Sherra in the two previous Feline Breeds books, Tempting the Beast and The Man Within, to really whet my appetite for more. I desperately wanted to know exactly how it was that Kane and Sherra met while she was in the lab, and why she was able to accept him as her lover (and mate) after the traumatic experience of numerous rapes. I also wanted to know how it was that Kane escaped and why he wasn't able to take Sherra with him when he did, but alas, my questions were not to be answered by reading Kiss of Heat. In fact, I didn't really learn anything new about Kane and Sherra that hadn't already been told in the previous novels. I even wondered if I was forgetting some details and went back to skim those two books to no avail, so I guess I was meant to simply accept their relationship for what it was and leave it at that, which as I've already mentioned, is easier said than done. For some reason, Lora Leigh decided to begin Kiss of Heat with a prologue that was basically a re-written and expanded version of a scene straight out of Tempting the Beast when I thought it would have been more effective to take readers back even further to Kane and Sherra's meeting in the lab. Even though, I badly wanted more character development for Kane and Sherra, they were still fairly likable characters. I can't say that I had been drawn to Kane very much in the previous books, because he was portrayed as an extreme alpha who was every bit as dominant as some of the Breed men, and he started this book with that same intense personality. At first, he was still a bit too much for me to take, but as the story progressed, he slowly started to lighten up. When he showed some vulnerability over Sherra's inability to open her heart to him again, and then at the end, when he was literally brought to his knees by his love for her, I couldn't help but like him to some extent. I deeply sympathized with Sherra over the torture she experienced in the Breed laboratories years ago (although exactly how many years ago is highly in question as it was seven in Tempting the Beast and eleven in Kiss of Heat). I understood why she initially fought her desire for Kane even though she was in the throes of a painful mating heat. She was simply trying to protect her heart from being broken again and was also trying to protect Kane since no one knew how a man would react to the Breed mating hormone. Still, I felt that Ms. Leigh could have expressed the emotional impact on both of these characters a little more deeply. As written, I felt like she was telling more than showing, so I never fully connected with Kane and Sherra in the way I had hoped.Although I realize it's a Lora Leigh trademark, the fact that Kane and Sherra spent a lot of time sniping at and arguing with each other didn't help matters for me, and it wasn't just the hero and heroine who were engaging in this type of behavior either. Nearly everyone in the book, even the women, seemed constantly angry, with someone grunting, growling, yelling, snarling or participating in general alpha posturing every couple of paragraphs. I could definitely see how someone could get completely smashed if they played a drinking game while reading this book, and quite frankly it might have been more enjoyable that way.;-) I also couldn't help but roll my eyes at the idea of the hero walking around aroused nearly 24/7. I know it was the mating hormone causing it, but I couldn't stop myself from thinking about how with him being a normal human male, this would constitute a major medi
Anonymous 9 months ago
Warning, if you haven't read Callen and Marinus' story first, you will be lost attempting to read this book. That said, I love this book. The pain they went through yanks on the heart strings so hard you feel like you've cried for days, but love eventually heals their wounds. To me, it's worth buying over and over again. I have it in html AND epub format. I believe this is my 3rd version of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story just wished I got more for 10.99
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I had to give it a 1 because there is no 0. I have loved every other book in this series really enjoyed all of them. It took me weeks to find this book where I could afford it. Several used book stores, 2 public libraries and Amazon finally after all of this I was sickened with the book. Every time Kane and Sharra were together felt like a violation. She begged him not to his arrogance says he knew better and took her anyway. In my world no is no and taking after no is rape pure and simple. I had to leave it unfinished after she begged him to stop and he did it anyway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best one so far in the series.
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PsiqueBezerra More than 1 year ago
This story was expected since we discovered that Kane and Sherra are actually mates since before they breeds escape the labs. And after all this time they are mated and fighting the signs. I loved theis spats and moments together, they are quite a pair and after everything that happened is understandable to see Sherra reluctancy to just accept a mate. She suffered a lot in the labs after Kane disapeared and it’s not his fault, but things are different between them now, but are grown ups and fighting for the Breeds. This was another great story and Sherra was perfect for me. We also got to see the other couples and the changes for the Breed in the real world, outside Sanctuary. Loving this sereies and can’t wait to continue with those shifters.
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SGB1 More than 1 year ago
I started in the middle of this series, and then moved around. This book on Sherra and Kane is one of the best - I wanted it to be the second book, and hated having to read 2 others before this story. It was worth the wait. Kane has a quick wit and a smart mouth. Sherra needs to have her head examined waiting so long to get to the truth, and take what was hers. I really like the series, and hope that the next 3 books get back to the quality of the first half the series through Mercury's War.
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Great book