Sunday, August 19, 2012

Romance Book Review: Lora Leigh's Stygian's Honor

Author: Lora Leigh
Series Connection: Breeds
ISBN: 978-0425246078
Genre: Paranormal/ Sci-Fi/ Erotic Romance/ Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Berkeley

First please let me premise this on the fact that this book is part of one of my favorite series and I look forward to seeing at my local book store every time it comes out. That said I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book. Some of the story line was very good, while other pieces could have been eliminated all together. Usually so well at writing sex scene's, I feel that these were just thrown in because the Ms. Leigh needed to throw in some extra pages in the book.

Let's start back at the beginning though, for those of you who like the Breed series this book being part of the series is enough to make the purchase. Stygian's Honor is Breeds book #27. We pick up at the action scene where Diane (from Lawe's Justice) is confronted by one of her team members. The heroine of this story, Liza is the park on her morning jog when Diane confronts her. The scene pretty much plays out as it did in Lawe's Justice only from Liza's point of few. 

Meanwhile, Jonas is on the search for three people before the council and the Breed Gideon finds them. Jonas is convinced that these three have knowledge that will help his young daughter after she was injected with something that no one knows what is by a bad guy several stories ago. 

Jonas is sure that Liza can help him with this information, but Liza can't figure out how that can be possible. Jonas has assigned Stygain Black to protect her. Jonas being Jonas he knows that Stygain is her mate and Jonas is up to his usually tricks to get what he wants. 

The idea behind the story is good and the information that fans from the Breed series will understand that reading the books in order will help them to understand future books to come and Jonas's continued efforts. My main complaint is that the sex scenes between the hero and the heroine appear to be forced and it isn't really necessary to have so many throughout the story. They seem too repetitive and at some points really makes it seem that Stygain is forcing her to have sex with him, when that appears completely out of his character and contradictory to everything he says throughout the story. 

That said, yes you should read this book if you are keeping up with the series, but it isn't one of Lora Leigh's best. Not that it will stop me from reading any future stories. 

Window Rock, Arizona, is the last known location of Honor Roberts, who vanished when she was just thirteen. It was her only sanctuary from the Breed research that would surely have ended in her death—one such insidious experiment should, indeed, have killed her. That she lived is both a miracle—and a great mystery.

Stygian’s mission is to find Honor Roberts, no matter the cost. Now, with the help of Liza Johnson, assistant to the chief of the Navajo Nation, he is closer than ever to his goal. But will the discovery of Honor Roberts mean the destruction of the mating heat that has developed between Stygian and Liza?

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