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Claiming His Need by Ellis Leigh

— feeling angry
Claiming His Need: Feral Breed Motorcycle Club #2 - Ellis Leigh

This was better than it's predecessor but still firmly in the "meh" territory despite Gates, the guy whose story I wanted to read since he appeared in this (so-far two-book) series, as its hero.


I just didn't connect with the story or the characters. Once more, the suspense element, although barely existent, was the best part of this story. I believe it's (it will be) the best part of the entire series and it seriously pisses me off how undeveloped it is. I know this new world needs to be built and presented to the reader, but still. If Ms Leigh would cut back on the whole mating shtick, although very hot, and much better developed and portrayed in this book (at least there was a connection beyond the physical—partial celibacy helped in allowing the two characters to get to know each other and develop a bond), and focus more on the suspense and the imminent danger to the Omegas, maybe tease a little with possible reasons behind the kidnappings, dangle the bait as to who "the boss" might be, the story as a whole would work much better and be more rounded. Instead, the focus on the mating, the attraction, the craving for sex, makes it all seem a little off. Unbalanced.


Also, developing a couple beyond the bedroom, make the reader feel the connection, show the mental, loving bond developing between them, wouldn't hurt. This whole "fate brought them together so they must now fuck without regard, without actually getting to know each other, they'll spend the rest of their lives together, so they'll have time to get to know each other" is getting old. Fast.