Also in this series: Mercury's War, Tanner's Scheme, Dawn's Awakening, Megan's Mark, Styx's Storm, Lion's Heat, Navarro's Promise
Series: Breeds #20
Published by Berkley on August 4th 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting
Source: Self Purchased
Reporter Cassa Hawkins has always supported Breed rights-especially in light of a specimen like Cabal St. Laurents, the epitome of the male animal. But when the Breeds are incriminated in a series of violent murders, it's left to Cassa and Cabal to discover the truth before they become prey.
Cassa Hawkins has always been supportive of breeds and their rights, and being a journalist has always tried to put them in the positive light as much as possible. However the breed’s have never made it easy for her, and for years she has resisted Cabal, who if he decided to claim her she would be his mate. Having to suffer with the hormone treatments to regulate the symptoms of the heat, the past several years haven’t been easy on her especially when seeing him with countless women. So when Cabal decides to claim her as his mate now, Cassa resists because she doesn’t want to be part of a ‘harem’ of women, only now not only is their danger to her heart there is also danger circling around her when their lives are threatened, and they must work together if they want to get to the bottom of what is really going on…
The Hero (Cabal St. Laurents)
Cabal, a bengal, suffered like many other fellow breeds, but now like many others trying to build a life for himself, and now with Cassa digging for the truth that could get her easily killed, knows that he must protect her at all costs especially knowing that she is his mate and can’t let her go despite her protests. As the danger to them both escalates so does his feelings for her, where he starts to desire much more than sex, he desires love and contentment, and knows that he can only find it in her arms.
The Heroine (Cassa Hawkins)
Cassa, a journalist only shares what she knows to be the truth and has always tried to put the breeds in a better light than most of her colleagues would. Ever since that one fateful night that changed her life forever, she has tried to move on and resist the signs of the mating heat, but now with Cabal so near and protective, she knows that her feelings for him will only grow, but desires one thing from Cabal that none other can give her…his love but wonders if he can ever come to love her.
Bengal’s Heart is the 19th in the Breeds series. There are some books in this series that I have like more or less than others, but I truly enjoyed reading Bengal’s Heart. There was a lot of steamy scenes that could singe your eyebrows if you’re not careful, however there was also focus on the romantic relationship between Cabal and Cassa which I enjoyed even more. The interaction between these two could be intense but also make a reader laugh. I loved the humor in this story that the author portrayed, and I loved the plot, never a dull moment would sum it up pretty nicely. One of my other favorite aspects to the book was that there was a mystery to be solved, and I have always had a weakness for a good mystery, so there were multiple reasons that I enjoyed Bengals Heart. Overall an enjoyable read, with exciting scenes and deep connection between the characters and a few steamy scenes makes for a Amazing Romance that only Lora Leigh can produce.