I love strong female characters and she really is a survivor You can t keep her down He is strong and ready to end his trials She is a complication but also his salvation It is a reat romance I received a copy in return for a honest review Spoiler Triggers H has sex with ow after meeting h The main characters are essentially slaves so he has to be with his owner and pretend to be subservient but he does Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement get aroused The h almost has sex with someone as a way to save the H it doesn t happen but she responds physically before it stops For me those are big turn offs in what is supposed to be a romance It was ok The storytelling was interesting about an alien culture where there areladiators and even the setting is like ancient Rome The Alien s think and talk like humans even expressions and slang A couple of love scenes but not enough and the epilogue was narrated and tied up in a bow It was really amazing readI loved it and I want What these two people did to protect and save each other was extraordinary I know that some situations were a little annoying but what any one will do if he is just a slave Unfortunately most of SR s books are menage and I wish she ll write other enres like this one I hope so This was an ok read for me Who knew how dangerous being an EMT really was until at one accident scene Alaina Stafford finds herself with no memory to explain how she suddenly lands up on an alien spaceship Slavers abduct Alaina to fill their uota of merchandise to sell at auction Their destination turns out to be at a space port that hosts Intergalactic ladiator matches Her future now rests with the ONE WHO PAYS TO ACUIRE A who pays to
ACUIRE A EARTHER FEMALE LENNAI HEADa Earther female Lennai head the most powerful family on the space port purchases Alaina as her house s newest donara What exactly is a donara Alaina s about to find out This new to me author brings modern SciFi elements into an ancient Roman ladiator Era in the style of Anna Hackett s Galactic Gladiator series KD Jones sGalactic Cage Fighters series Overall I appreciated and enjoyed this story The different scene cut action scenes came in waves that broke up the highs and low intensity oing on By that I mean a scene would build up angst suspense and romance in compartmentalized scenes that concluded before repeating the process I enjoy this sort of format as it The Craving gives the reader a chance to decompress between high octane action scenes Only thing is that it s a repeating roller coaster of sorts that won t appeal to all readers The author did aood job confusing me with The Murder Exchange goodevil secondary characters I m pretty mainstream in the feeling that I want my evil characters evil and myood characters Love in Catalina Cove (Catalina Cove goodPeriod Good isood and bad is bad Introducing variables that have me uestioning if I was too hasty in labeling characters is frustrating as I hate to be wrong even in my fictional fantasy book worlds Yet the author effectively brought in the nature vs nurture slant by doing just that Lennai was a prime example Throughout the whole story I flip flopped over whether she was a The Million Dollar Goal good witch sort ofirl or a bad witch Wizard of Oz reference of course Which it ultimately turned out to be will be known to "only those who read the book But I hated that I went back and forth which "those who read the book But I hated that I went back and forth which Securing Caite good job Ms Author The actual romance between the main characters is pretty obvious What s not is that this story takes place in a Dystopian hierarchy world The two slaves are pawns owned by those who can pretty muchet away with anything if displeased Throw in a few twists and turns and it makes it interesting for the reader As for the adult contenterotica For those readers who like to know how Trudy graphic andor what all to expect Definitely there is erotica content Fair warning One scene I d tag a nondub con as the adult content occurs between a slaveowner IMHO consent in that sort of situation is uestionable at best Otherwise the scenes do have some heat and meaningful content that readers will enjoy but won tet overly bothered over if you know what I mean Issues I had were. As a paramedic Alaina Stafford knew that every shift would have its surprises But being abducted by alien slave traders There’s no amount of preparation for that kind of surprise Before she can wrap her head around it Alaina is sold at a high dollar auction to be the new “donara” for a powerful wealthy Errai family It doesn’t take long to find Than a longer timeline would provide I am looking forward to reading books by this writer who has such a fine hand for the heart of what it means to be human or alien Alaina Stafford is captured from Earth and sold into slavery to the highest bidder Her owner has decided to use her as a prize for the arena fighters Vega is one of the fighters and doesn t want to want her His reatest desire and oal is to fight until he wins his freedom greatest desire and oal is to fight until he wins his freedom return to his homelandA uick read Entertaining but no real wow factor I did like it enough that I will very likely read by this author This enough that I will very likely read by this author This recommended by a reader and oh my Sizzling hot While this is a sci fi tale much of the premise reminded me a lot of the Spartacus Blood in the Sand etc TV shows with ladiator slaves fighting for the lory of their houses The heroine Alaina is snatched from Earth and sold at auction to a wealthy alien house intending to use her as a prize for the ladiator er cursu who wins at the ames She falls for a hot muscled alien fighter who is trying to win his freedom but the champion becomes a target for his own fighting brothers as well as the other competitors in the Arena amesBecause I always have to have my tiny niggles I ll mention a couple here First the characters emotional relationship jumped ahead rather suddenly and I found it a bit surprising Also a note of caution for those who expect strict monogamy in a romance Eh not exactly And it s a Prisoner of Midnight gladiatorslave story so peopleet hurt These things weren t enough for me to knock a star off my rating though I devoured the book in a day and was looking around for Sadly it appears there aren t of these by herat least not yet I received a free copy in exchange for an honest reviewI ll start by saying this was a fast paced book It was very BOSH!: The Cookbook: Simple Recipes. 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All Plants. good I really enjoyed reading it It was certainly different it was a Gladiator meets Sci fi Alaina was taken by alienswell technically a human Captain Rua He was not a horrible person just a survivor and making his way and that happens to be picking up potential slaves and selling them She is bought by a Royal House and the most prominent one Heads of that house is Domina Lennai and her brother Dominus Atticon Lennai isn t too bad but notreat either Her brother is a bit brutal and sorta Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor gets off on violence He s uite crude Alaina s to be a Donara which is a prize slave for the winner of the fights She s to do whatever they ask of her when they win even sex However things change when she dresses a wound for a fighter That fighter is Vega who s intent on winning his freedom Thingset interesting and they start to feel something for each other rather uickly It was a sweet love story Only thing I disliked about the story was that these slaves are used for sex We see that when Domina Lennai has relations with Vega They ve had an arrangement if you can call it that way before Alaina even came Not like he could say no to the Domina I m surprised it never really came up and Alaina didn t ask either Only thing I disliked about the story but since it revolves around slavery and even sex slavery its not too much of an issue with me but might to some Things Mr. Jelly's Business get extremely complicated for everyone when they are trying to win their freedom andet married in secret That is if Vega doesn t die from his numerous injuries I have to say I loved the idea that he wasn t the hero She was uestion is do they 6 1/2 Body Parts (Body Movers, get their freedom Or are they doomed to be slaves til they die Great secondary characters I really liked reading about Yfia and Bathari Recommend This was an ok alien romance It had aladiator feel to it This one just didn t feel like a safe read to me The hero have sex with his master even after meeting the heroine Granted he didn t really have any choice and he thought of the heroine while being intimidate with his master but he did pretend to like her and acted as if he enjoyed her attention I could have easily done with this part I m Gökyüzü Mavi Kaldı glad it was offered as a kindleunlimited but I cant say this is one I would easily recommend. Dom is within hisrasp and he won’t be distracted from the chance to return home by some fragile but exotic beauty from a planet called Earth But there’s a vicious political power play at hand and both Vega and Alaina stand to lose everything Thrown together and forced to rely on each other they soon realize that love may actually be worth dying fo.