Rule Breaker (Breeds #29)
Berkley / February 4, 2014/ $25.95 print, $12.99 digital
Lion Breed and enforcer Rule Breaker has just a few rules he doesn’t break. Not for anything. Not for anyone—like never have sex with a woman outside his own breed, especially a human woman. Especially someone too helpless, too fun loving and too full of life to ever be able to protect herself, let alone help him to protect her.
If the damned animal inside him insists on a mate, then why pick her? A woman who is an easy target and who can be used as a weapon against him at any time.
But what he suspects is mating heat may not be that at all. Just his animal instincts rioting, pacing, irritated whenever he's away from her.
Okay, he can handle that.
What ensues is a fiery affair that breaks all the rules of mating heat and will eventually endanger his mate with the very rules designed to protect the Breeds—for she’s possibly been working against them…
As a fan of Lora Leigh’s Breed series, I was very excited to get my hands on a copy of her latest entry in the series, Rule Breaker. The title of the book is also the name of the male protagonist in the novel. Rule is a Lion breed enforcer who is deeply traumatized by events in his youth and his devil-may-care attitude hides an emotional wound that he’s been unable to come to peace with even many years later. Gypsy McQuade enters Rule’s life when she’s a young woman, but tragic events one night force her to grow up quickly. She’s emotionally battered and bruised, relying on a façade of rebellion to deal with a hurt that cripples her emotionally for years to come.