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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sheep Book Review: Lawe's Justice by Lora Leigh

Lawe's Justice, by author Lora Leigh, is the 26th book in the ongoing Breeds series. This story left me with conflicted emotions but the bottom line is, this is not the author's best work.

Plot:
Diane Broen's lived to protect her younger sister Rachel from harm. But now that Rachel has been mated off, Diane's occupied herself with less fulfilling tasks at the Genetics Council--until she's paired with a new team member, a Breed male notorious for his attitude, and a touch that makes her recoil.

Lawe isn't thrilled with her either. A lion at heart, he prefers a lair of solitude. When it comes to females, he'd rather snarl than purr. And while fate may have paired them to fight on the same team, neither is willing to admit to the obvious: the mating heat between them is positively incinerating.

It's only when danger threatens that they make a hotter-than-hell connection--one so explosive it could destroy them. Or, as providence reveals, bind them together, forever.

With a series that's been for the most part pretty good thus far, it's very surprising to find the latest edition not fulfilling at all. It felt to me like the author was stretching plots thin when she had a vast array of deeply rich characters to utilize. Diane and Lawe came across as lack luster and forced, their romance scenes were the only thing that entertained me, but even those felt dragged out to the point of pain. If you like some extremely intense romance mixed with vulgar language you'll get into these hot spots, but for me several of these encounters became just too much.

The whole build up of the story is Diane trying to find some info on her sister's newborn baby who was injected with some form of mutant serum. Although, would being a mutant be so bad?Food for thought folks. Diane's out tracking down a couple folks that may have some answers, but by the end nothing happens, no one is found and nothing is resolved. Meanwhile you have Diane constantly standing up for herself against her Breed mate, Lawe. He's got a messed up past sure, protective to the core great, but so much emphasis is placed on Diane talking about how much of a mercenary she is but we don't really read about her kicking much butt. It's no wonder Lawe has no faith in her skill to stay alive and PS he saved her from a Syrian prison the year before! Ugh. I think music Icon Elvis stated it best, I would have liked to experience her badass fighting skills first-hand rather then hear about them. "Little less talk and a lot more action!"

This book was mainly focused on the past and catching readers up on what's been going on. Unfortunately the story spends so much time doing review sessions no progress is made on the overall story. A feral Breed male who everyone is trying to track down actually comes across as a very nice guy. Sure he shamelessly tortures and brutally kills folk, but only the bad scientists who ran experiments on him and more of his kind. You really feel for the guy and start wonder why they don't just leave him alone! Or at least hire him as the muscle, sometimes psychos are just misunderstood. Give the guy a hug and let's call it a day.

The first couple chapters of Lawe's Justice were the strongest by far, the rest comes down to either dirty porn sex or filler. Our side characters Rule and Thor make more of an interesting story then the main couple, plus their dialog was just more enjoyable. This leaves on the fence because possibly missing this story could leave folks even more in the dark for Stygian's Honor coming out June of this year. So....if you like this series maybe buckle down and just trudge through it.

Getting 2 and 1/2 Double Agent cigar smoking Sheep

KD

5 comments:

  1. I read this book recently and liked it. But then I've liked most of the books in this series.

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  2. I have found that a lot in long running series, every so often there will be an installment that reads more like filler than a new adventure. I have not read this series and think if I would start earlier on the road :) Thank you for sharing today.

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  3. I've often thought with series books it would be easier to just have a "previously in..." page or two to catch people up/refresh and then move on to the rest of the story, like TV shows do. It would save so much time and hassle, especially in long series!

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