Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Navarro's Promise by Lora Leigh

Title: Navarro's Promise
Author: Lora Leigh
My Rating: A

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Breeds #24
Main Characters: Mica Toler & Navarro Blaine
Release Date: April 2011
ISBN978-0425239780 or 
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $7.99
Borders- $7.99
Sexual Intensity: erotic

I received this book as a free ARC from the publisher to give an honest review.

My review:
Navarro's Promise is Book #24 from Lora Leigh's Breeds series, but it is the first Breeds book that I have ever read. Needless to say, the other 23 books are now on my TBR list because this book was wonderful.

Navarro's Promise is the story of Mica and Navarro. Mica is not a Breed. She is a human who just happens to be the best friend of Cassie- on of the most valuable Breeds in the group. Cassie and Mica carry a very deep bond that soothes Cassie and settles her when nothing else can. Mica has grown up in the Breed world where everyone else (i.e. Breeds) can smell emotions. As a result, Mica has learned how to hide/camouflage  her emotions from the Breeds around her.

Navarro is a recessive Wolf Breed. As a recessive, he has been trained to completely hide his Breed side. It has become so recessive that he can easily blend into the human world without anyone guessing that he's a Breed. 

Mica and Navarro have felt the pull towards each other to the point of distraction since they met when she was 15, but there aren't any signs of becoming mates. As a result, they have avoided each other whenever possible, but that becomes impossible when Mica is kidnapped and Navarro is part of the closest Breed team to go in and retrieve her. Suddenly they are thrown together and the walls that they have each built around their emotions start to crumble.

This was an amazing book.The Breeds world is really interesting. I was worried that I would be really lost since I have never read one of this series before, but L. Leigh explains it all seamlessly in the story.

I really liked both of these emotionally repressed characters. They have both learned how to bury their emotions (which makes them both very strong individuals,) but that doesn't mean that they aren't feeling absolutely everything. That repression creates several seriously explosive scenes which are incredibly sexy.

I love it when Breeds feel strong emotions, they growl or snarl. Navarro has never done this in his life until he starts interacting regularly with Mica. It's funny because he is more shocked than anyone every time it happens.

THis book is incredibly sexy and emotionally riveting. There is tons of action and seriously hot, erotic sex. A fantastic ensemble of characters makes up the world/book. It was a book that I could not put down once I started it and I highly recommend it.

Some favorite quotes from the book:

"I didn't promise I wouldn't break your tender heart, Mica. Protect it from me. Don't let me touch that part of you. Don't let me destroy both of us that way."
-conversation between Navarro & Mica

"Am I horny enough to hump a bedpost?" Mica asked.  "Not quite yet. Should I consult with you first, Doctor?" Sarcasm lay thick and heavy in her voice.

"I believe a consult would be a good idea." Ely nodded with mocking solemnity as Mica lifted herself onto the gurney.  "You never know what you may end up hurting if the act isn't done properly."
-conversation between Mica & Dr. Ely Morrey

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