by Lora Leigh
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: 368 pages
Available: October 5th 2010
Genre: Paranormal Romance
When Storme Montague’s father and brother are killed by the Breeds, her father’s research is also destroyed — except for a crucial data chip that both the Council and the Breeds would kill to possess. Betrayed to the Council, she is rescued by Styx, a Wolf Breed who is different from most other Breeds she has ever known. Storme has something he wants too — but it’s not a data chip.
Reviewed by: Samantha
Styx’s Storm is the 22nd book in Lora Leigh’s Breeds series. I actually stopped reading the Breeds series in the middle of book 8. So it has been awhile since I picked one of these up. But when Ms. Fiction Vixen herself said, “Come on. You know you want to.” Well, like the good little packmate that I am, I said, “Ok. I will read it.” I was hoping it would revive my interest in the series.
Storme Montague is all grown up now and has been on the run for many years since her scientist father and her brother were brutaly murdered by the Breeds. She can’t stay anywhere for too long for fear she will be captured by the Breeds since she is in possession of a very important data chip given to her by her father right before his death. Storme hates and fears the Breeds. Then one night in a bar, she spots Styx – a Scottish Wolf Breed. With his long red hair and his ice blue eyes, Storme’s body reacts instantly to him. Is it possible Styx doesn’t know who Storme really is? Is the scent masker really working? When he sidles up to her in the bar and calls her Lass in that sweet accent of his, Storme finds herself trusting him and goes back to his hotel room for what she hopes is a good night’s sleep for the first time in quite awhile. As you can imagine the drama, sex, action, alpha male, scared female, and more sex ensue from there.
Now I know there are many women out there who love this series. My very own mother has devoured every Breeds book like a ravenous animal. I have had a break in the series going from book #8 to book #22, and I was really hoping for something different, however the formula seems to pretty much stay the same. We are treated to a very sexy, passionate and very funny hero in this book which I truly enjoyed. Styx kept me turning the pages. When Storme, the heroine of the story, was being smart and sarcastic or standing up for herself, I enjoyed her as well. However, sometimes Storme seemed a little too wish-washy and whiny for me. The story itself is fairly simple and uncomplicated.
If you are fan of the Lora Leigh Breeds series, I think you will like this book. If you like your heroes to be tall, Scottish, sexy, and funny, then no doubt you too will like this book. I don’t think it is necessary to read the previous Breeds books to follow along with the story. I didn’t feel lost at any time. But in the end I personally didn’t feel like it really revived my interest in the Breeds series or left me wanting more when I turned the final page.
My favorite thing about this book? Styx’s addiction and obsession to chocolate. And the fact that when Storme licks his skin, he tastes like chocolate.
“You taste like chocolate,” she said with a sigh, a hint of amusement in her voice. “A woman wouldn’t have to gain weight to get her fix, all she would have to do is kiss you.”
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