Bengal’s Heart (Breed, #14). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Bengal’s Heart by Lora Leigh

My rating: 4 of 5 stars.

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.

Bengal’s Heart

Great story but some inconsistency with previous books.

This book has a great plot, but part of the love story regarding the mating heat between Cabal St. Laurent, Bengal Breed, and Cassa Hawkins, reporter, was different than previous books. In that they met 10 years ago and Cabal knew right away that she was his mate, and though he didn’t kiss her or claim her he has been pretty much a manwhore the last 10 years.

This was brought up a few books back in “Tanner’s Scheme”. Tanner is Cabal’s identical twin, though they were raised in separate labs and it was said that they had shared women from time to time and that Cabal was quite the ladies man and not ready to settle down. Though in other books, once a breed knows his mate he doesn’t want to touch any other female.

Aside from that, the storyline is pretty great. It begins when Cassa and her then abusive husband are rescuing breeds from labs. They are at a Lab in Germany and Cassa finds out that her husband Douglas has betrayed them to the Genetics Council and the breeds they are there to rescue are all dying in the Pit, being chopped up. While she tries desperately to turn off the contraption, he is enjoyinng the bloody deaths. Until the lead Bengal, Cabal escapes the Pit and kills Douglas. Right as Jonas arrives, he claims to Cassa that he owns her, she has his blood on her lips and is devastated thinking it is all her fault and he means to kill her someday.

The story then jumps 10 years into the future when Cassa is now a reporter. She has been in several other breeds books as a reporter so this is nothing new. However murders are now being committed in a small town near a valley where it is said the “Deadly Dozen” once slaughtered about 20 breeds including mates. Supposed members of the Deadly Dozen are being murdered by a breed or a breed is being framed for the murders and Cassa is getting drawn into it because the murderer is sending her photographs of each murder victim after the crimes.

Jonas and team, headed by Cabal are looking into the crimes and cleaning them up because if it gets out that a breed is viciously murdering humans, then all the good sentiment toward breeds will turn bad. Now that Cabal and Cassa are spending time together, the mating heat is too much to ignore.


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