Thursday, December 14, 2006
Harmony's Way By Lora Leigh
Harmony Lancaster is of the Lion breed, created to be a huntress with a thirst to kill. But the way she seeks justice outside of the law makes her a liability to her own kind. Yet she also possesses information that they need on the existence of the First Leo - who holds the precious secrets of desire.
To save her life, Harmony is paired with Sheriff Lance Jacobs, who tries to tame the killer within her, while protecting the gentle woman he longs to possess. But a dangerous cult leader, bent on destroying the Breeds, could change the way Lance looks at Harmony forever...
Harmony's Way is the most recent installment of Lora Leigh's much loved Breeds Series, her second full length release with Berkley and more importantly just the beginning for this series.
While this book is a continuation of her previous books with Ellora's Cave it can be read in my opinion by those readers that are just discovering her breeds series. I will caution you though, the main character Lance in this book is actively involved in the previous book Megan's Mark. I myself am a bit of a series fanatic, so I would say you should at least read The Breed Next Door in the Honk If You Love Real Men anthology and then Megan's Mark to fully enjoy this installment.
That being said I have to say that as usual Lora Leigh hits the mark with this bold and engaging tale into the life and mind of the closest thing to a perfect killer the genetics council could manage to create. Harmony Lancaster is death personified, yet she is so much more. Forced to fight to survive Harmony has spent the majority of her life alone. For years she has managed to avoid capture and dispense justice for those she felt were wronged, now after her capture she finds herself stationed in the Broken Butte sheriff's department.
Lance Jacobs is the town sheriff, he is Alpha all the way and the first time he see Harmony somehow he knows she is meant to be his. Watching the mighty Sheriff fall in love and fight to protect Harmony had me on pins and needles waiting for those out to harm his mate to strike.
The story is fast paced and continues to reveal more and more of the world of the Breeds, there secrets slowly exposed to us as readers while the characters themseleves are still struggling to put it all together.
The heat of this story like all of Lora's books is strong and hot. Mating heat as it is described by the author can be painful and yet it seems to be the ultimate pleasure as well. The book makes me wish breeds were real. But alas they are not so I'll just have to keep reading and Lora will have to keep writing.