Tanner Reynolds is the resident Breed
playboy as well as an important liaison to the outside world.
The fact that he is a dangerous Bengal breed deters no female,
and Tannerís reputation with the ladies is not exaggerated.
Handsome, charming and quick-witted, he is essentially every
womanís fantasy rolled into one nicely put together package.
And best of all, it is the perfect camouflage for the real
Tanner - a man unwillingly yearning for a mate. A mate that
he suspects is his and he has watched for years. A mate that
is a danger to him and all he holds dear. A mate that has
worked with his enemy and caused the death of countless
Breeds: Scheme Tallant.
Scheme Tallant has spent years working
for her father whose organization has the singular goal of
ridding the world of Breeds. Dangerously living on a razorís
edge, Scheme has tirelessly worked at foiling her fatherís
plans and counteracting orders to save any Breed marked for
death. In fact, with her safety compromised more than once,
Scheme realizes that the time for deception is over. When she
begins her plan to make her final exit, she does not count on
attracting the attention of Tanner Reynolds, liaison to the
Breeds and the one man that seems to despise her the most.
Tanner decides that enough is enough and
Scheme Tallant must be made to pay for the atrocities done to
breeds on her orders. Doing his best to plan her downfall
under the nose of the Breed Council as well as her father,
Tanner wants no interference when he finally has enough
evidence to bring her in and enact Breed Law. He does not
anticipate having to take care of an assassin, nor does he
grasp that every thing he has ever heard or read about Scheme
might not be entirely accurate but a carefully conducted
operation. Fate is not playing into his hands however,
because once she is within his grasp, Tanner is forced to make
a split second decision in order to keep her alive long enough
to get her to the breed compound. Tanner steps back and
rethinks his plans and does the only thing he can think of at
the time; he kidnaps Miss Scheme Tallant and carries her away
to a hidden location until he can get to the truth. Trusting
no one with her care, Tanner refuses to acknowledge the fact
that the woman he has watched and wanted for years might not
be the woman he thought she was. It takes one instance of
jealousy to bring Tannerís Bengal tiger DNA to the forefront
of his feelings for Scheme and once that happens, no one
better stand between him and his mate.
The hardest part about reading
Tannerís Scheme is the fact that I know there is no
way my review can do justice to this book. Having read every
breed book written by this extremely talented and prolific
writer, I find myself searching for a way to appropriately
tell readers how completely and absolutely astounding this
story is. Tanner Reynolds is one of the original Pride
members introduced in Lora Leighís first breed novel, Tempting
the Beast. Fun loving, naughty, and very sexy, Tanner loves
pushing limits- on the outside. On the inside, Tanner is
loyal, gentle, and has loved and wanted his mate for years.
His yearning for Scheme is apparent in every scene in this
book and more than once, I had to sit back and remember to
breathe. If Tanner had an outside persona, then Schemeís
public persona was just as misconstrued. For all everyone
knew, she was scheming, hard, and enjoyed signing Breed death
warrants. Underneath, in her heart of hearts, Schemeís heart
broke every time she couldnít deter orders from her father and
more than once risked life and limb to save the men and women
that she secretly cared about. As for Scheme and Tannerís
love affair? A match made in mating heaven. Their sexual
encounters were hot enough to singe my fingers and made my
palms sweat. Each touch, each kiss, each emotion displayed by
these two characters is simply magnificent.
Tannerís Scheme is a must
read. I highly and joyfully recommend visiting the world of
Tanner and Scheme and if you havenít already, visiting and
reading the rest of Lora Leighís Breeds. You will be glad you
did. Tannerís Scheme releases on August 7, 2007 and I for one
will be first in line to get my print copy.