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.
Chelsea Martinez used to wonder what it was like to be desired by a man like Cullen. The uniquely beautiful man that she first encountered as a terrified nineteen-year-old was completely off limits. Off limits because he was whispered to be a dangerous recessed Breed and he was married to her cousin.
After tragedy strikes, Cullen is seemingly blinded by guilt and his overprotective ways are hindering her career with the Agency. It’s time for her to leave and spread her wings – even if it will shatter her heart.
If they believed that deeply that he somehow cared for her as more than a friend, then they were wrong. He’d had four years to figure it out if he did. The fact that he hadn’t proved her suspicions. Cullen might desire her, definitely wanted to protect her. But he didn’t love her and his lust wasn’t enough--
Cullen Maverick is an anomaly. All his life, his recessed genes never showed even the slightest hint of surfacing – that is until Chelsea threatened to disappear from his life.
Now with someone out there trying to kill her, the Primal is awake and ready to defend his mate without mercy.
Will they be able to survive a vicious betrayal and finally give in to the love that has so long been denied them?
He shouldn’t have let her leave the Agency.
With every new installment of the Breed series, Lora Leigh adds even more impossibly intricate layers to a storyline that has held readers captive for ages.
Her legendary characters continue to evolve in the most surprising of ways and I think I fell even more in love with Graeme than I ever thought possible in these masterfully written pages.
The heat just burns hotter and the stakes just get higher. And I can’t wait to devour even more…
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