Image of Styx's Storm (A Novel of the Breeds)


Image of Styx's Storm (A Novel of the Breeds)

Leigh’s next Breed novel features a heroine who is emotionally damaged and stunted. Regrettably, for much of the book, her deep-seated prejudice, fear and almost intractable hatred make it difficult to comprehend the hero’s attraction to her. Thankfully Leigh does redeem her in the end. As in all Leigh novels, the sex is scorchingly intense, making the pages sizzle.

As a teenager, Storme Montague’s perception of the Breeds her father worked on was warped by her anger at his devotion to them. When Storme witnesses her father and her brother being brutally murdered by a Coyote Breed when the Council lab is liberated, her attitude is set. Storme’s father was trying to help the Breeds and he had entrusted her with a data chip containing vital information. However, for the last 10 years, Storme has been on the run, refusing to give the data to anyone, whether Breed or Council. Styx Mackenzie’s assignment is to capture the woman whose blood work implies she may be his breedmate. Overcoming the deeply rooted prejudices that Storme harbors will not be easy, and time is running out. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Oct., 304 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith