It is so hot outside, so what better way to enjoy then relaxing with a steaming hot book? Tempting the Beast by Lora Leigh is the first novel of the Breeds series. The idea is that a group of evil scientists and government officials worked on genetic experiments crossing animal and human DNA. Their goal was to create ultimate soldiers, and they performed all kinds of ruthless tests on their subjects as part of their experiments.
In this first book of the series, we meet Merinus Tyler who is a reporter. She wants to do a story on Callan Lyon, one of the survivors of the experiments whose DNA is crossed with that of a lion, in hopes of exposing the whole sordid affair. Marinus ans Callan meet, and some sort of weird hormonal reaction occurs between them, throwing them both into a mating frenzy.
Mating Frenzy: uncontrollable need to have sex all day long, the urge is calmed somewhat when orgasm is achieved by both parties but returns again shortly after.
There is one part of this book that irritated me a bit. Throughout the first half of the story, Marinus is pissed that she can't control what is happening in her own body and is required to have sex with Callan to stay sane. She finds him attractive and certainly enjoys having sex with him, but there is no emotional spark between them. Then out of the blue she is saying she loves him, and has loved him since the first time she saw his photo. I don't buy it. If she loved him so much right from the start, the author could have done a better job in that regard, as it was it seemed like an afterthought added in half way through the book.
The idea of this book series intrigues me, and the sex scenes were ok, but please remove all instances of the word uterus from the entire book. It was a bit of a mood killer. I will read more books of the series because I am anxious to see what happens with the Council and all of the other Breeds that are out there.
If you like naughty sexy books, a bit of action and government conspiracy, give this book a try!