See the review above for the background and commentary re Lora Leigh’s ‘Breed’ series’. ‘The Man Within’ has more plot than ‘Jacob’s Faith’, but I was disappointed with Leigh’s use of a very ancient plot contrivance to separate the characters. You’ll know it when you read it, and really, as if two strong characters like Roni and Taber wouldn’t have confronted each other about the—well, read the book and you’ll understand. Like Jacob and Faith [above], Roni and Taber are separated through no fault of their own [except stupidity], and reunited when Roni is endangered by her father and his friends. As with ‘Jacob’s Faith’, there is a lot of sex, some quite graphic, but the romance is just as strong. There are some typos, things that an editor didn’t check, such as Roni being the same age three years after she turned twenty-two, but overall it’s not a bad story. I feel Leigh became a better writer, however, when she went mainstream. Her book, ‘Megan’s Mark’, for example, is just as sensual but the plotline is much denser and more complete.