Tempting the Beast (Breeds Series #1)

Tempting the Beast (Breeds Series #1)

by Lora Leigh


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ISBN-13: 9781843607243
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing
Publication date: 11/24/2003
Series: Lora Leigh's Breeds Series , #1
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.63(d)

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Tempting The Beast (Breeds Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 304 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lora Leigh is a master of romance. Her romances are emotional, moving and very sincere as well as being hotter than a blazing inferno.
Her characters are unforgettable and always striving for more and better in their worlds.
Callan Lyons is a Feline Breed; a genetically altered human whose DNA was grafted with that of a lion. Along with the other Feline Breeds with whom he escaped from the Labs of the Genetics Council, he is doing what he can to protect the few remaining members of the Pride. He is willing to risk everything to keep them safe; physically, mentally and emotionally.
Merinus Tyler is determined to meet with Lyons so that, through her father's newspaper, the Breeds are able to come forth and receive society's protection.
Neither one is prepared for the immediate, and extreme, attraction that takes control, but now that this connection has been forged there are no other options; especially with the Genetics Council determined to eradicate the Breeds and anyone that gets in their way.
You won't soon forget Callan, Merinus or any of the others that populate Lora Leigh's outstanding first Breeds story. If you haven't read FELINE BREEDS 1: TEMPTING THE BEAST and are not averse to scorching romance, then I strongly suggest you give it a try. Both, highly recommended reads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book in the series and it starts out with an absolute bang! It was somewhat racy, but never gory, which I don't like. This paranormal erotic novel is probably one of the best I've read. Would like to read more in the series, definitely.
JC_Rubio More than 1 year ago
A very imaginative plot. This book was recommended by a coworker and now I'm hooked! I read the book in one day. I'm a sucker for good romances with a paranormal twist, so this book hit the right spot! I can't wait to read more of the series and Lora Leigh's other works.
supermoma4 More than 1 year ago
This book, being the first of the series, was very captivating once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. The thrill of learning about the geneticly altered humans was a thrill ride in itself. The romance was so intense it held me on the edge of my seat being the first book n the seris I was so excited to find out what happened next I have been ordering the whole seris. Lora Leigh has become my favorite author of all times just from one book I picked up by mistake I am hooked and now I am shareing them with my friends and now they are hooked too.
caramia2 More than 1 year ago
This book captivated you, it drew you in and didnt let you leave until you were done with the book. It is one of those books that once you start reading you cant put it down. It was thrilling and had heavy romance. It was just an all around great book!
Charmed47 More than 1 year ago
I read Lora's Nauti series. I didnt want to read this series only because the breeds were man made. I hate most of the covers. Just goes to show dont juedge a book by its cover. This is a great series and will keep me busy for awhile.
Yvette4 More than 1 year ago
Callan, a genetic creation of human and animal DNA, and his family are living on the run from the Council, a group of billionaires, dirty politicians, high ranking military personnel and others, who secretly created "breeds" to enforce their will and to use as an army of killers. Merinus, a reporter, has found out about Callan, and convinces her father and many brothers to allow her to seek Callan out and confirm the story. Merinus does not count on the 'mating frenzy,' a drug like hormone that Callan produces that leaves her in physical agony if she does not mate with him. This is an adult story with very graphic depictions of intercourse. I am reading this series again with my book club. It remains one of my favorite series and the actual storyline picks up quite a bit in later books. For me, this series is still tempting! It is sill enjoyable the second time around.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lora Leigh has created a captivating world within our own. Merinus Taylor is a reporter in search of an unbelievable story. It is a story of genetically enhanced warriors who have escaped from their creators. What she discovers is even more wild than her wildest imagination. She concentrates her focus on Callan Lyons, a man she is sexually drawn to like no other man she has every met. This world of breeds has many twists and turns and leaves the reader wanting to know more. The breeds love as deeply as they hate and the sexual eroticism of this book is not to be missed. A wonderful book to begin the breed feline series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first started with "magans mark" , me not knowing the series yet. Then I purchesed the first one. I finished the book, but I will not contiune with the series. Lora Leigh's writing is graphic for my taste. I was rolling my eyes during this book in places. Not good enough for me for the money.
MD_beauty More than 1 year ago
i love all of her breed books! i cant get enough!
kjstrouble More than 1 year ago
This is a good book that starts a wonderful series. It helps in the building of her Breeds series that are now best selling paperbacks.
alina contreras More than 1 year ago
I love all her books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is captivating and just doesn't let you put the book down! You really have to read it!
ILuvMyNook More than 1 year ago
WOW.. what more can I say.. oh yeah.. how about, fantastic, unbelievable, bizarre.. well you get the picture. I didn't feel like this at first about this book. I'm a vamp girl who's trying to break into the shifter type of books, it's dragging me kicking and screaming. But I'm really starting to come around, but the more I read, the more it sucked me into the story. I was a little put off at first with some of the language.. wait, before you roll your eyes, and wonder why PNR is my favorite genre, hear me out. I'm no prude, (very) far from it, and I have no problem with cursing, and sexually explicit descriptive words, but I felt this author used words that were only there for shock value, and weren't really in the context of the story. I just felt like, in some places she really didn't need to be so "rough". Please keep in mind this is just my opinion. That said, I got over it, and *WHEW* I'm so glad I did. I now understand now why this book (series) is so popular. At times I felt like I should have been hiding under the covers reading this book covertly.. it was THAT sexy! The mind-blowing sex was described down to a tee. The story left me confident that I could move on with this series and get to know many of the characters... intimately! This book is HOT, HOT, HOT! And be warned, it contains extremely sexual situations and extremely explicit language which some readers may find offensive. Now, where's book 2?!
Amy Coverdale More than 1 year ago
for those even slightly interested in hot love scenes, alpha males, the overwhleming love of one individual for another, tons of action, depth, and yes, even the love of family then i recommend you read this book. this book is the first in the Breed series that numbers over 20 books and i've read and LOVE them all so far. once reading this and falling in love with Callan and his pride make sure you find the correct order to read the books in by going to lora leighs website. all the books relate so wolf breed book one is actually breed book 11 or something. anyhow THIS BOOK AND SERIES IS GREAT!! READ IT!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A new twist. This book was recommend by a friend. I was not disapointed. WOW!! This is the story of Callan a man who was gentically altered at birth by govnerment scientist using animal DNA. Callan is a feline breed on the run from the scientists that created him. Merinus is a reporter hell bent on meeting Callan and learning the truth. When Merinus meets Callan she is instantly attracted to him. Callan tries to push her away but Mother Nature has other ideas. Great plot and sexual tension. This book kept me hooked from the first page to the last. I highly recommend this book. If you are looking for something different to read this is the book. I can not wait for the other stories in Ms. Leighs Breed books.
Anonymous 21 hours ago
Even after all these years, this book is still captivating. I love the story of Callan and Merinus. It still holds up after 17 years.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Well, I have known of this authors books for years, but just now bought my first one. This book is filled with A LOT of sex, at times it seemed to be over kill. I get the half animal/ half human, the mating heat, but really?!?? This story is the first book in this Breed series, at 198 nook pages, filled with some suspense, action, conflict, an way too much of the steamy lovin. It was okay, not sure if I will continue with this series or not.****
LadyIsis on LibraryThing 7 months ago
I read this book when it originally came out for Ellora's Cave. I devoured the book in record time drawn to the struggle these characters had endured and were enduring. This first book there is little mentioned of the horrors that actually took place in the labs. I have had a soft spot for Callan and Merinus for all these years. Next to Wolfe and Hope they are the ones that made me want to find out how the other members of the individual groups would survive and flourish in the world where they were created. I should note that Wolfe's Hope was published first at Ellora's Cave. In fact the first three Wolf Breed books that were published were Wolfe's Hope, Jacob's Faith and Aiden's Charity. So since I read these stories as they were published I read them out of order. So I plan to re-read them in order so I have a better understanding of the underlying plot that runs through all of these stories. I have gotten side tracked. This story is shows the Pride in a more relaxed location and living conditions. They were hunted yes but not as brutally as they have become. I also fell in love with Kane and it was forever before Lora wrote his and Sherra's story. Ms Leigh has a wonderful talent for drawing you into a story and for keeping you wanting more. She also maintains the underlying plot throughout the series with ease and proficiency. Lora Leigh also writes some of the hottest love scenes on the planet. Especially in these books that were published by Ellora's Cave. I sometimes wish that these books would come out faster just so I could get me Breed fix on a more regular basis.
mom2lnb on LibraryThing 7 months ago
So many people have raved about the Breeds series and Lora Leigh's writing in general that I finally had to try it out. In many ways, I can certainly see why fans enjoy these so much. I thought the premise was very creative and unique, something I've never seen in a romance novel before. I kept thinking as I read it that this is the stuff that great sci-fi movies are made of. It definitely held my attention, but I found myself wishing the author would tell me more about the Breeds and their back-stories. I guess maybe that will be covered more in the sequels. Even though I really liked the ideas that the plot was built upon, I had mixed feelings about some other aspects. This was only my second read of an erotic novel, the first having been fairly tame by comparison, and although I went into it with my eyes wide open as to the content and wasn't shocked by anything I read, I think I was still caught off guard a bit by the raw, edgy intensity in the sex scenes. There didn't seem to be much tenderness or what I would call heart-stopping romance to be found, and when some of these types of emotions started to surface, it seemed all too brief. That said though, I wasn't offended by anything I read and did not find anything out of context for the storyline. It was really just more a matter of personal preference.I thought that Callan and Merinus were interesting characters, but I can't say that I really related to either one. I think they were both just a little too alpha for my taste. I felt like these two spent way to much time trying to dominate each other and not enough time just trying to work together to find solutions to the dangerous situation they were in. I like my alpha males, but they also have to have a gentler side (like the brothers of the BDB). Callan just seemed to be on testosterone overload almost all the time. Merinus was also too stubborn and dominant for me. In my opinion her character just wasn't fully fleshed out. I felt like I knew and understood Callan pretty well, but I realized after finishing the book that I never knew much anything of a personal nature about Merinus. I also had a hard time buying into their falling in love. One minute they were lusting after each other like two animals in heat (which they basically were) and the next she was declaring her love out of the blue with him following not long after. This just didn't work well for me. In spite of my criticisms though, I honestly think that Lora Leigh is a good writer, although the editing on the book could have used a little more work. The intriguing cast of secondary characters and the open-ended epilogue have peaked my interest suffieciently to make me want to continue the series to see where this riveting story leads.Note: This book contains extremely explicit language and sexual situations which some readers may find offensive.
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing 7 months ago
I've always been one of those people who takes criticism of romance novels with a grain of salt thinking those who just say they are "all about sex" are missing something by not trying them. However, in the case of this book I do have to say that there was more smut than plot. The really unfortunate thing is that the premise is very intriguing. A genetically engineered race of super soldiers, human mixed with animal DNA, hiding out from the world, rather like the "Dark Angel" television show. I even liked the characters. But, if you took out all the sex the book would probably amount to a short story of about 50 pages. I don't really consider myself a prude when it comes to romance novels and don't usually mind love scenes but this was just over the top.I do have another Lora Leigh Breeds book in my tbr pile. Considering it is a mass market paperback instead of an Ellora's Cave print and that I really do like the idea behind her stories, I might give it a chance to see if it is any different.
rocalisa on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Tempting the Beast by Lora Leigh (6/10)Romantica. Romantica is best defined as light erotica and I'm kind of embarrassed to having read this on a friend's recommendation. I was actually surprised to find it was pretty good. (Okay, my prejudices are showing I guess.) The world building was unexpected fascinating and I want to know more about what happens next. But the heroine had a really stupid name.
amf0001 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
The breeds series has been very successful for Lora Leigh, but I don't love them like others do. This is the first of the series, setting the ground rules. It has internal inconsistencies which annoyed me (you die if separated during mating frenzy, but then it is revealed that another character was separated during her mating frenzy and she's alive and well... so how did that happen?) I found Merinus' 'superhero' brothers a bit much, but also Callan's refusal to let her speak to them annoying.I like how the characters - Callan and Merinus (and what kind of name is Merinus? It's so particular and they never explain that either) struggle with the idea of being addicted to each other, and then having to help each other through the addiction, though it seemed worse for Merinus (the female, and non breed) than it did for Callan. And only though helping each other do they fall in love, though Merinus capitulates quite quickly. There's lots of sex, and it's explicit, but there's lots of plot too, for once the two are balanced. I guess I didn't befriend Merinus or fall in love with Callan, so this book isn't a keeper for me. This is the second time I've read it and I don't need to read it again. B-
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read every book in this serious but this first one. I enjoyed this book and I was able to put everything and everyone in place now. I loved the peek at Leo and his mate/wife. I wish there were more or something similar. Thank you.