Title: Wake A Sleeping Tiger
On a moonless Navajo night, the recessed Bengal Breed known only as Judd became Cullen Maverick, grandson to one of the Chiefs of the Six Tribes of the Native Americans.
Bengal genetics, usually so fierce as to be labeled primal, was recessed so deep inside Judd that no hint of it can be found. A phenomena so rare it’s been notated only a few times. And there’s no way, it’s believed, to force those genetics free once they’ve disappeared past the genetic level.
Now, as commander of the Navajo Covert Law Enforcement Division in Window Rock, New Mexico, Cullen leads his six agents in protecting the treasures of the Navajo Tribes by ensuring they remain safely in Navajo possession.
Added to this mix is none other than the delicate Window Rock police detective determined to stick her pretty little nose in his business.
And once Cullen realized the animosity that keeps flaming between them is far more than he imagined, then the Primal Breed that’s lurked inside him comes out to play. And when that beast decides to make itself known, Cullen suddenly remembers all the reasons it was better off sleeping.
Author: Lora Leigh
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Reluctant Consort, The Magical Christmas Cat, Hot for the Holidays
Series: Breeds #31
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Magical Christmas Cat, Hot for the Holidays
Published by Berkley Source: Publisher
Published: March 21st 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Wake a Sleeping Tiger is sexy, suspenseful and a good read. I would have understood the characters and back story much better if I’d read the series but I wasn’t so lost as to not enjoy this book.
Cullen and Chelsea are complex and realistic, or as realistic as possible in a paranormal. They have each known they had a special bond since they met when she was a girl. Because they have never admitted it to each other, they are not together the way they are fated to be. Chelsea is convinced Cullen is still mourning his dead wife but because these two can’t communicate on a personal level, she spends much of the book not realizing how deeply Cullen cares for her. She thinks their mating is merely lust to him. Eventually, his overprotectiveness, which she interprets as anything but caring, drives her to quit working for him.
An attempt on Chelsea’s life brings the two back together and they can no longer fight their attraction. Soon the they are in the middle of full-fledged Mating Heat. They’re also tracking the cartel trying to kill Chelsea.
I enjoyed Chelsea’s fight, determination and ability to complete risky assignments. She’s strong and capable.
There’s plenty of fast-paced, tense action, sexy interactions, misunderstandings, personal mis- and non-communication and even funny moments. I now know why Leigh is a top selling writer and look forward to reading more of her books.