Guest Review: Wake A Sleeping Tiger by Lora Leigh

Title: Wake A Sleeping Tiger by Lora Leigh
Series: Breeds #31
Release Date: March 21, 2017
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Source: Publisher
Pages: 384
Guest Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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When readers of dark romance and unbridled desire want to be satisfied, they turn to #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh and her “powerful and highly erotic” (Fresh Fiction) Breed novels. Now a Breed hides in the world of man—until a woman arouses the amused and wildly carnal animal within...

Once, he was Judd—Bengal Breed and brother to the notorious fugitive Gideon.
After Gideon disappeared, Judd was experimented on until his tortured body knew nothing but agony.

Now he is Cullen Maverick, serving as the commander of the Navajo Covert Law Enforcement Agency in the small community of Window Rock, Arizona. Despite his genetics, Cullen is able to pass as human because his Bengal traits are recessed. He lacks the ability to smell the emotions, bonds and fears that other Breeds take for granted. And he remains tormented that he wasn’t able to mate the woman he loved—at the cost of her life.

He’s no longer a Breed, merely a man. . . or so he thinks. But his tiger is about to be awakened by the one woman destined to be his—Chelsea Martinez. And their world will never be the same...

Marie's Thoughts

Okay. Confession time. I’ve read a few books out of this series, but I have not read the entire thing. I started with a first few books of the series, and picked up a scattering of some here or there, but never really invested a whole of time in to the books. That being said, here’s what I liked/didn’t like from Wake a Sleeping Tiger.

What I Liked
Chelsea. She’s vivacious, sassy, and the perfect heroine for a paranormal romance.
Cullen. Okay… what’s not to like? I mean, he’s sexy as hell.

The story itself. Ms. Leigh is a great storyteller. It’s evident that she’s talented, as she’s managed to keep a series going through thirty-one books. That’s impressive by any standard!
The theme – tiger. There’s just something incredibly sexy about tigers, am I right? 😉

What I Didn’t Like
The repetitiveness of the plot. While the story began well, it started to go back to it’s old, tried and true outline of what this series has been from the get-go. It’s worked well, clearly, but it reminded me of just about every other book I’ve read from this series.

The sex scenes. I’m not sure if it’s because there’s only so many ways to write a sex scene before it sounds like every other scene, but I skipped over a lot of these. While the chemistry of the characters was there, and sex is hot, it started to feel like work to read it.

Overall
This was a solid book. It’s another chapter of this long-storied series and it’s fun to revisit characters that you’ve been reading about for years. And while I’m not a die-hard fan, like I know some people are, even I’m starting to question whether or not the series needs to end. That being said, however, despite my dislikes of the book, it was still a fun and sexy read.

I read and reviewed a paperback copy of the book offered to the blog by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.

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