Sunday, 17 July 2011

Megan's Mark by Lora Leigh

Megan's Mark (The Breeds, Book 1)Title: Megan’s Mark
Author: Lora Leigh
Series: Breeds (book #7)
Previous in series: The Breed Next Door (Novella)
Next in series: Harmony’s Way

My rating: 4 Stars

Synopsis: Megan Fields, an empath who has a hard time shielding herself from the emotions of others, finds solace in the peace and quiet of the New Mexico desert until the day she finds the bodies of two breeds. As a sheriff’s deputy, Megan is partnered with Braden Arness, an arrogant feline assassin, in the search for the killers. Megan and Braden clash in every way but must learn to trust each other because someone is out for Megan’s blood.

Review: Definite improvement in terms of plot and writing over previous books in the series. The sex scenes are still steamy with a capital S but are not as overwhelming as before, more information is provided concerning the Breeds’ life in the labs and the story is more action than character driven. 

Nevertheless, the characters are very appealing even if they could be more developed. Megan is a kick butt heroine and is a match to Braden in every way. They are both adrenaline junkies and their extrasensory powers are complimentary. One aspect of Megan’s character that bothered me was her constant rejection of her abilities and Braden’s attempts to help her in this area. While Braden is not my favorite Breed, he is still a super-hot alpha male and he truly cares about Megan. It did annoy me that he was constantly trying to dominate her but she could definitely hold her own against him. 

Similar to Elizabeth’s Wolf, the villain is seriously sick and disturbed but once again there is not enough detail regarding his actions and his obsession with Megan as well as his spies at Sanctuary. The final confrontation with him is, however, quite satisfactory. 

The character who interests me the most is Jonas and I really want to know more about him, especially following the cliffhanger at the end, which I hope will be developed in the next book. 

This is a decent read and from all reports it is all uphill from here.


  1. I love this series and Lora Leigh, but her heroes do tend to be a bit on the dominant side. Well, they do have animal DNA, so I can overlook it a bit. Harmony is one of her best heroines, but I'm with you. I could eat Jonas up, he is too smexy. Great review. I'm a new GFC follower, and I'll be visiting.