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Monday, August 22, 2011

Fury by Laurann Dohner

Fury by Laurann Dohner
Book 1 in the New Species series
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (243 Pages)
Other: Bondage, M/F, forced seduction
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Myrtle

Ellie is horrified to discover the pharmaceutical company she works for is doing illegal experiments. Company scientists have spliced human and animal DNA, creating exotic new species. One such “experiment” captures her heart and she’ll do anything to save him—even if he hates her for it.

Fury has never known compassion or love. He’s spent his life in a cell, chained and abused by humans. The one woman he allowed himself to trust betrayed him. Now he’s free and set on vengeance. He vows to end her life but when she’s finally in his grasp, harming her is the last thing he wants to do to the sexy little human.

Fury can’t resist Ellie—the touch of her hands, her mouth on his skin, her body wrapped around his. He’s obsessed with the scent of his woman. And Ellie wants Fury—always has. She craves his big, powerful body and wants to heal his desolate heart.

But loving Fury is one thing…taming him is another.

“Communication breakdown” is an understatement when it comes to new species.

Created in a lab using animal DNA, New Species were “treated as though they were guinea pigs, tools, and nothing more” in the name of science. It is hard to trust or love when you have only known pain and hate.

Ellie Brower only knew the test subject as 416, but she was drawn to him. She agrees to go undercover as a spy to gather evidence of Mercile Industries illegal drug research, in hopes of freeing all the test subjects, but especially 416. A strong character, she is determined to do anything to save the New Species, even die. She is one person you can’t help but admire and applaud for throughout the story.

416, also known as Fury, can never forget Ellie but he feels betrayed and wants revenge when he comes face to face with her at the New Species Homeland compound, even though there is something inside him that does not want to see her hurt. Communication breakdown can cause a lot of problems and misunderstanding. Watching the plot play out, I found I wanted to scream a few times because of others sticking their noses into the middle of Fury and Ellie’s business. However, I must say it made for an exciting and a sweet love story even if I felt the need to pull my hair out because of all the interference.

I saw a few editing errors -- misued words mostly -- but nothing that pulled me from the story. I loved the plot; it was unique and easy to imagine with today’s technology in DNA testing, in which something like this could really happen. It was enthralling in that animalistic kind of way, with some hot sex scenes and a lot of heart melting bonding between two people. Most definitely a delicious testosterone filled book that is worth reading.

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