ARC Review – Wake A Sleeping Tiger (Breeds #31) by Lora Leigh

Lora Leigh has roared into a top notch book with her latest breed book, Wake a Sleeping Tiger. ~ Shadow, Guilty Pleasures

On a moonless Navajo night, the recessed Bengal Breed known only as Judd became Cullen Maverick, grandson to one of the Chiefs of the Six Tribes of the Native Americans.

Bengal genetics, usually so fierce as to be labeled primal, was recessed so deep inside Judd that no hint of it can be found. A phenomena so rare it’s been notated only a few times. And there’s no way, it’s believed, to force those genetics free once they’ve disappeared past the genetic level.

Now, as commander of the Navajo Covert Law Enforcement Division in Window Rock, New Mexico, Cullen leads his six agents in protecting the treasures of the Navajo Tribes by ensuring they remain safely in Navajo possession.

Added to this mix is none other than the delicate Window Rock police detective determined to stick her pretty little nose in his business.

And once Cullen realized the animosity that keeps flaming between them is far more than he imagined, then the Primal Breed that’s lurked inside him comes out to play. And when that beast decides to make itself known, Cullen suddenly remembers all the reasons it was better off sleeping.

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Lora Leigh has roared into a top notch book with her latest breed book, Wake a Sleeping Tiger.

In this suspenseful novel, we learn more about Cullen Maverick, the head of the Navajo Covert Law Enforcement Agency, and a recessed breed.

He stays recessed until Chelsea Martinez, with whom he has had a connection since she was a child, had had enough of his keeping her away from the job for which she has trained for many years, and decides to leave. As he waits for her to return and learns she is in danger, he finds his animal traits coming out more and more. His brother thinks that like him, Cullen is a Primal, he just hasn’t been awakened yet.

As the attacks on Chelsea continue, and her new job places her in even more danger, Cullen finds his inner animal strength. Can these two unlikely mates find out who is targeting a high profile breed, keep Chelsea safe and forge a working relationship?

The books is well written, with likable characters, a complex plot and sex scenes hotter than the Arizona desert where its set. While this is a stand alone story, it wouldn’t be my choice to introduce someone to the breed series. The background is explained, but without knowing the history of the characters, the reader would miss a lot.

Cullen starts off seeming very cold, but as he realizes how much Chelsea means to him, he becomes warmer and oddly enough, more human. Chelsea is a strong woman, who isn’t going to let anyone keep her from her warrior destiny.

We get to meet some new characters as well as revisit some we have already met and for long term fans, we have a lot of Cassie in this story-and possibly a set up for her story.

This is a remarkable addition to this series and deserves its five star rating.

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