So, I’ve been reading a ton of books over the years, and I have to say, romance and erotic romance novels are, indeed, my favorites. Why, you ask? Heh, well……… A girl likes some spice in her life, ya know. 😉
Of them all, my favorite happens to be a tie between Lora Leigh’s Breed Series and Kate Douglas’ Wolf Tales Series. Though Lora’s Breeds are human with animal DNA housed within them, Kate’s Wolves are shape-shifters and there is an element of bestiality involved. I confess, the bestiality got to me a bit and it isn’t my favorite part of her books. I really like the stories and plot lines involved in the Wolf Tales Series… OK, and Anton, cuz he is so smokin’ hot!
Lora’s Breeds are fun to read about. Their struggles in the labs and their trials and endurance in a world that knows who and what they are. They endure the sneering and hate and derision that seems to come with their being a people and taking that stand, publicly claiming their right to live out in the open. I appreciate the fact that they remain noble throughout all that. My favorite breed, Jonas (heh, no surprise there), is also smokin’ hot. He’s been characterized as a manipulative son of a bitch with masochistic tendencies… and he has a private, hungry, volcano which I’m sure everyone can hear say, “feed me… Jonas!”.
I loved both Anton and Jonas’ books. They were worth the wait, although Anton got his book a little early on in the WTS. Jonas’ book is much more recent and much more raw, to my way of thinking. The story is indicative of how he would love and how strongly he would protect that love.
Both heroes also have very well-matched heroines, respectively. I like that. I hate the wishy-washy type of hero/heroine who leans too heavily on their significant other. It degrades the book and makes me want to put it down. However, both heroines in these books were more than capable of taking on the world alone and doing it successfully. Yay!
Warning: The books in these series are H-O-T, but SO worth the read!!!
**Leave a comment and share your favorite erotic romance and why. Please also chime in on the Breeds and Wolf Tales (if you’ve read them… and if you haven’t). 🙂