Archive for July 30th, 2012

Window Rock, Arizona, is the last known location of Honor Roberts, who vanished when she was just thirteen. It was her only sanctuary from the Breed research that would surely have ended in her death—one such insidious experiment should, indeed, have killed her. That she lived is both a miracle—and a great mystery.

Stygian’s mission is to find Honor Roberts, no matter the cost. Now, with the help of Liza Johnson, assistant to the chief of the Navajo Nation, he is closer than ever to his goal. But will the discovery of Honor Roberts mean the destruction of the mating heat that has developed between Stygian and Liza?

I can’t figure out how to do this review without giving spoilers for Lawe’s Justice. If you haven’t read that one and don’t want spoilers, stop reading now.

Potential spoilers ahead!

In Lawe’s Justice, the Bureau of Breed Affairs and their enemies had descended on the Navajo Nation in search of four people that escaped the labs years ago. Honor, Fawn, Judd and Gideon hold the key to saving the life of Jonas Wyatt’s child and also destroying the Council.

After Lawe and Diane failed to find them, it became Stygian’s job in this book to find Honor and Jonas believes that Liza has the information. From there, it is a typical Breed book. Breed meets girl, knows she is his mate, pursues her, catches her, she doesn’t want to be “owned”, and they have lots of sex, exchanging the magical Breed jizz that bonds them together. I can’t tell you much about the plot because it and the big secret is given away within the first chapter. All suspense is lost at that point. The developing relationship between Stygian and Liza was mildly interesting and held my attention for parts of the book. Stygian wasn’t the typical alpha hero and was able to give Liza the freedom she needed. In the end, I believed in their romance.

The rest of the book I was either meh about or irritated with. I felt the Navajo plot was overcomplicated and dragged the story down. I started to hate Jonas and Rachel a little more. I know I’m supposed to feel sympathy for the parents fighting to save their child but it’s just not working for me. There is also a tiny side story involving Dog that left me confused. I have no idea what it meant, what it was supposed to add to the story, or how it fit the personality of the Breed we have known for many books now.

It wouldn’t be a Lora Leigh book without at least one repetitive word or phrase. For Stygian’s Honor, it was “spurt.” Poor Stygian spurted so much that I became worried about him dehydrating. After 20 spurts in 10 pages, I lost count. Wear your wet weather gear for this one. Spurt, spurt, spurt!

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 7th, 2012
Format: Print and Digital

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