Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Romance Book Review: Navarro's Promise
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In Navarro's Promise, readers get to hear the continued plot from the last several book. Technically Navarro is a wolf shifter, but the majority of the book takes place in Sanctuary rather than the Wolf stronghold as in previous Wolf books from the Breed series. It allowed the author to bring the evil scientist, Brandenmore, into the story line.
Navarro has been mentioned in previous books. For years the wolf breed has worked to keep away from Mica, Cassie's best friend. Navarro has never thought he would be able to take a mate because of the type of breed her was. He was trained to be a deceiver, a betrayer.
Brandenmore and his friends are after Mica. They know if they kidnap her, they will be able to get the breeds to do whatever they want. Navarro isn't about to let that happen. He protects her with everything he is, but can he protect her from himself when he takes her for his mate, when he may really not be able to mate at all.
There are some sections in this book that it just leaves me in tears for what Mica has to go through. She is a fabulous, strong heroine character. Perfect for a breed mate. Even Navarro isn't so bad. He paints the picture for the perfect alpha male, even though you want to knock him in the head sometimes.
More of my problem was the scenes with Brandenmore. I can't really go into it without giving away important parts of the story line, but I wish there were times she explained the scenes around the evil scientist more. Those scenes leave the plot with something to be desired.
Mistakes happen. Whether it be by publishers or authors, sometimes they are frustrating and sometimes they go unnoticed. In Lora Leigh's new book Navarro's Promise there a whole scene went missing. It seems it was just an error and although it was obvious that something is missing, it isn't such a big deal.
From Lora Leigh's Blog
Navarro's Promise Error
There appears to be pages/paragraphs missing after page 299 or 300. Lora is aware of the problem and is working on fixing it with the publishers. She’s terribly sorry that this happened. Lora’s readers are very important to her and she’s sick that you’ve been so disappointed.
While this is unfortunate it doesn't really change my mind about the book. I like the breed series and hopefully some of the answers will be given in the next book.
In the wolf breed novel, NAVARRO’S PROMISE, Mica Toler’s best friend is the wolf/coyote hybrid breed, Cassie Sinclair. And now Mica is being drawn into her world in ways she had prayed she never would be when the charming wolf breed Navarro makes good on the promise he made her on a dark, explosive night.
The Breeds guaranteed that no harm would come to Micah Toler but they never allowed for her sensual fascination with Navarro Blaine. Aloof, cool, and mysterious, he draws her in as no man ever has. But Micah never wanted this. She had her own dreams, her own desires, and being stalked and seduced by a wolf breed wasn’t part of that plan.
Now she knows her life is in danger. What Navarro knows is that she’s his mate and that the breeding and training that created him is being peeled away in his desperation to claim a woman that refuses to be claimed.
He has her body. She craves his touch. And as the breeds converge the past will rise up to haunt Navarro in ways he never expected.