5 star rating
Kiss of Heat
Breeds, Book #4
By Lora Leigh
ISBN# 9781419953408
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kiss-of-heat-lora-leighThey found love in the most unlikely of places, in a Breeds testing lab.  He was human, but she was one of the elusive feline breeds, a snow leopard to be exact.  And, once their one night of passion was caught on tape the couple was torn apart by lies and deceit.  He thought she was dead, and she thought that seducing her was part of the plan to breed her and had left her high and dry.  Each never knowing the pain the other endured until after they met once again, eleven years later.

Kane has never stopped loving Sherra, even when he thought she was dead, but now that he’s found her once again, he can’t wrap his head around the hatred she harbors for him, even after finding out about the child she lost on the cold lab floor.  They were both lied to, but she won’t listen to reason.  But now her heat is upon her and he’s determined to claim his mate body and soul once and for all.

I have been looking forward to this book ever since it was revealed that Sherra was going into heat back in book #2, The Man Within. And, what can I say?  This book was definitely worth the wait!

Up to this point I have struggled with this series.  Leigh writes these great guys and then ruins them with their assholeyness  as they try to assert their dominance on their mates (e.g. Dash, my heart still hurts from that one).  And, I was really worried that Kane would meet that same fate.  But I can’t tell you how excited I am to report that was not the case in this book!  I have always liked Kane, and this novel just made me fall in love with him that much more!

Kane and Sherra’s story was so heart-wrenching how they met and were ripped apart by others.  It was a long road back to one another, but one I was so glad to get to travel with them!  This is the book I’ve been waiting for in the series!  Leigh writing at her very best!  The emotions are so powerful and just … wonderful!

“It was my baby, too.” His voice was husky, filled with regret, with pain. “But even more than that, Sherra, you’re my soul. You’re every breath I take. I would give my life to have saved you. I would give it now if it would mean I could go back and spare you this pain.” The dampness from his eyes soaked the swarthy complexion, lined with pain and regret. “I would do anything, everything, baby, to ease this pain for you.”

I did predict what was going to happen with Sherra fertility-wise, but that didn’t dampen my enjoyment of the story a single iota!  I just hope there are more stories in the series that are this good!

This is a quick read and could easily be read in one sitting.  I finished it in two, but that’s because I started it at 2am!  I picked it up intending to read a chapter or two just to wind down before bed.  But I just didn’t want to put it down!  I was finally able to force it out of my hands (not an easy task I might add) at chapter eleven!  But I got up early the next morning and finished it up!  It was just so good!  My favorite so far in the series! And, now we have a little tease for Dawn’s story as well and I seriously can. not. wait!