by Lora Leigh

August 2008
ISBN: 978-0-425-21951-5
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Trade Paperback

DHS Agent Chaya Dane has returned to Kentucky and the hometown of the Mackay men to complete one last mission. There are some loose ends to tie up after the recent discovery of a terrorist plot and the theft of government missiles in the small town of Somerset. It is a very hushed up mission which means of course that the second Chaya arrives in town, Natches Mackay knows about it.

Natches and Chaya share a bruised and pain filled past but this time, Natches is not letting her out of his sight. He has waited too long, with too much hurt in his heart, to make Chaya his woman. Natches is not going to let Chaya handle this investigation all alone. She has put herself in danger too many times for his taste. But as the investigation kicks off, Natches has a feeling that he may already know the truth that Chaya is searching so hard for.

Nauti Dreams is the third book in Lora Leigh’s Nauti series. It is explicitly sexual, as only Lora Leigh can do. The tension between Chaya and Natches is the most interesting part of this story. They have a very complex past together and to see them work it out is both passionate and frustrating because too often they end up in useless arguments or circling back to the same argument over and over again.

Another frustration with this story was the investigation itself. Natches and his cousins, Dawg and Rowdy, just kept butting in time and time again. Chaya is supposedly this seasoned, professional agent but yet, she cannot seem to keep control of her own investigation. It became very tiresome throughout the course of the story.

If you’ve read the first two books in this series, you are more than likely going to want to read this story just to see Natches meet his match. However, this story seems to fall flat more often than not. Its saving grace is that there is truly a spectacular amount of chemistry between Natches and Chaya that kept me pushing through the other parts of the story. Not my favorite book by Ms. Leigh but if you can get a library copy, it’s worth a read.

Reviewed in July 2008 by Sarah.

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