Published by Berkley on February 5 2008
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Shape Shifting
The runt of the lab she was created in, Dawn Daniels endured years of torture by her pride brother and the council soldiers. Finally freed from her torment, she's now a Breed Enforcer, in control of her own life. Until she's assigned to protect the one man destined to be her mate—and realizes it's far too easy to lose total control.
One of the Breeds' most important supporters, Seth Lawrence has spent years trying to forget Dawn, knowing that her lost innocence has made it impossible for her to get close to anyone. But suddenly neither of them can find the strength to fight the overwhelming passion between them.
At least until the most brutal tormentor from Dawn's past reappears—and threatens to destroy their newfound love, along with their lives..
Well I just finished Dawn’s Awakening so I thought that while it was real fresh in my mind I might as well write the review for it!!! Dawn Daniels, in her young life endured years of torture, especially by the council. She is then freed by her brother, the pride leader Callen, but whom she feels a lot of hatred toward. Now years later, she is tormented by her mate, Seth Lawrence, where its been ten years and he has moved on with his life, and the mating hermone is no longer in his body, but she still burns for him, and not knowing if it will be in her for the rest of her life, but knowing that she desperately needs him, despite how much hurt they both have experienced. Now when Seth’s life has been put into danger, she has to be so close to him, and a desire that nearly overwhelms them both, and changes the course of both of their lives. But now not only has Seth’s life been put in danger, now Dawn is in danger from the one that tormented her so in her past, not knowing if this one enemy of hers could destroy everything beautiful that both She and Seth have created, only to have it crumble and fall.
Dawn’s Awakening is a sensual yet emotionally compelling story that will have you tied in knots, just like I was. From the first page, my heart truly went out to the heroine, for she suffered so much, and now has built a life for herself, and despite the fact she still feel the mating heat, her mate doesn’t, which only makes her suffer even more. So when she hears that not only does he not feel it anymore, he is getting married to someone else, she finds herself falling out of control, and not knowing what she may do. But then they collide passionately, they no longer can deny what they feel for one another. Dawn’s Awakening is a story that I just loved. I just love the Breeds series, much more than Lora Leigh’s other series though. Dawns Awakening has a action packed plot, a sensual passion that bursts at the seams, and a love that can survive the most challenging circumstances. Its definitely not one you want to miss out on reading, especially if you have come to adore Lora Leigh as I have!!! This one is defintely a keeper and should never be missed on reading!!