An Inconvenient Mate

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1 out of 5 stars
By Stacey on 11-13-12


The main character is not strong at all. The male is annoying. The narration is awful and this Russian accents are so bad. The supporting characters are annoying. The heroine (sorry--the main victim) is content to be a 25 year old virgin who almost got raped and can only cry and say, "My man will kill you," when she is kidnapped. Sorry, but I rather read about stronger women who don't let themselves be pushed around. Save your money--pass this one by.

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Alison Yates on 06-30-12


Would you try another book from Lora Leigh and/or Briana Bronte?


What could Lora Leigh have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

have the complete books on download

Any additional comments?

This is a novella about half the regular size and half the regular price.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Shay H. on 06-28-12

Good in series, not as intro

What did you like best about An Inconvenient Mate? What did you like least?

Best: it was an enjoyable addition to the series despite the narrator

Least: the narrator read the heroine as a whiny, puling, weak thing.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

different narrator, a little more polish to bring it up to the quality of the larger novels, and a slight rework on the ending so that it doesn't seem as "deus ex machina" as a stand alone novel (in the context of the series, the ending does work and acts as a draw into the next story)

How could the performance have been better?

While I found the narrator to be a competent voice actor, with a decent tonal variety that allowed me to ignore the less pleasant qualities enough to finish the novel, her voice went nasal on a few occassions, and her reading of the heroine's voice especially was so tremulous that it was disgusting.

I really despised that. While it could be a valid interpretation of what was written, it was not in the spirit of the Ms. Leigh's writing as a whole, and was frankly a character-killer in that it made it very difficult to think of the heroine as worthy of her heroic status. A more enjoyable interpretation would have been the "stiff upper lip in the face of overwhelming adversity", or at least something that planted her feet on solid ground.

Could you see An Inconvenient Mate being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Movie, yes. It was actually short enough to translate well without having to drop anything of even mild importance. The entire series could probably make the shift to TV well, too.

Any additional comments?

This is probably not the best introduction to the series, but it is a good addition to it. One of the full-length novels would make a better introduction.

On the bright side, as a romance-themed series, the order of reading isn't as important as with a series that follows a particular character.

Some elements of the series:

The Breeds are a "bound by destiny" romance type, in the vein (pun intended) of Christine Feehan's heroes.

Ms. Leigh, however, does a much better job of creating different heroic types within her mold and different plots than Feehan has managed.

Each story in the series does further the development and timeline of the Breed universe.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Krista Bonus on 12-12-11

The story concept is interesting, however

What would have made An Inconvenient Mate better?

not so much crude wording and ideas

What do you think your next listen will be?

Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

the narration was fine, too many attempts as sounding sultry

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment and some revulsion, don't get me wrong I like a good sex scene, these were just too crude for me.

Any additional comments?

The story could be so interesting. The overall concept is good, just goes to far with the sex for my tastes.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By K on 11-29-11

Classic Lora

Is about all one can say. There is so much left to the saga that it's good to have the odd shortie thrown in.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Cindy Johnston on 11-06-11

Loved it More Breed Books

I loved this short story, and Briana Bronte is for me the voice of The Breeds. Yes it has explicit sex scenes, but unlike death and taxes you do not have to either listen or read books of this nature, if you choose to then please do not take the moral high ground and complain as it reeks of Hypocrisy.

I love the breed series and would eagerly buy the earlier books i.e. Tempting the Beast, The Man Within and Elizabeth's Wolf in audio format.

Thanks Audible for bringing them aboard,.

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7 of 10 people found this review helpful

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