Thursday, October 7, 2010

Book Review- Styx's Storm

Styx’s Storm
By Lora Leigh

This book brings together Storme Montague, whose father and brother where killed by the breeds they helped create, and Styx, whose a wolf breed with Scotland highland warrior genes. Storme is on the run from the very council her brother and father worked for and a group of breeds who either want to help her or kill her. They want the information her father gave her on a secret project and she refuses to release the information to just anybody. Styx’s seduction begins they night he kidnaps her and he’s decided that he won’t let her go until she gives him her heart.

I love Lora Leigh books. Her scenes and character involvement are a joy to read and always get me wrapped up in her books. That being said, I felt this novel might have been better as a Novella. After Storme has been kidnapped by the ‘good’ breeds, there are a couple of scenes that seem to repeat themselves again and again. We are also re-introduced with several past novel characters and it could be a bit tedious with all the job descriptions and past histories of each character provided, especially if you are already familiar with them. Styx’s ‘grandfather’ was also briefly introduced and I wish that he had made more then one appearance as he could have helped carry on some of the storyline and provided more emotional growth for Styx. Storme is a strong female character whose opinion doesn’t change fast even with a large amount of emotional pressure. Her character also didn’t seem to have a lot of growth aside from the trust aspect of the story.

Overall once you get past the little bit of rocky start, although it’s only rocky if you’ve read the rest of her books and know the characters, the story picks up and the romance between Storme and Styx was steamy and enjoyable to read.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a hot read and a sexy accent that could nock your socks off. I give this book a 4 out of 5 for storyline/romance and a 5 out of 5 for bedroom steaminess.