Each month you will make a post with three books from your TBR List (these books can be already on your kindle or shelf or books you might want to purchase) and add your link on the linky that will be provided on my post. Your followers and the people on the linky will help you choose which book you will read next. The following Saturday you will announce the book that won. Then read the book and on the last Saturday of the month post a review.
on May 7, 2017
Genres: Science Fiction, Romance, Erotica
Being kidnapped by aliens is one thing.
Being kidnapped by aliens and then sent to a prison planet is something infinitely worse.
Here in Haven's prison system, I'm stranded among strangers, enemies, and the most ruthless criminals in the galaxy. There's no safety for a human woman here, especially not one branded as a murderer. I'm doomed to a fate worse than death.
Then...he decides I should be his. His name's Jutari. He's seven feet tall, blue, and horned. He's an assassin and one of the most dangerous prisoners here. He's like no one I've ever met before...and he might be my only chance.
This story stands completely alone and is only marginally connected to the Ice Planet Barbarians or Corsairs series. You do not need to read those books in order to follow this one.
My top thoughts:
This was SO GOOD! I delayed a little in writing the review because I read this during our “rolling blackouts” and didn’t have enough access to electricity to write it. Now I’m hoping I can remember enough to write a good review….
What I liked/didn’t like:
First off – this is the ONLY book I was able to successfully get lost in during the blackouts, so that says something. Nothing else could distract me from the stress and worry long enough to hold my attention. I tried several as I sat in the dark.
I love the way Ruby Dixon drops you (and poor Chloe) into this alien world and lets you figure it along with the heroine. Chloe is figuring out the world she’s in and in the most awful way possible – she was kidnapped to be a human sex slave and in saving herself from that horror she landed in another one – as a prisoner on the prison planet they send criminals to work until they die. And as one of the only females on the planet she’s particularly vulnerable – not just from the criminals, but from the guards. In fact, especially from the guards. Chloe has some spine and you gotta respect her for not just crumbling and crying. To be fair, we’re picking up after her hellish journey already began and she does reference the days of crying… but she’s moved on and is fighting for her life in a pretty hopeless situation.
And then there’s Jutari. He’s one of the most dangerous killers on this planet of the worst criminals, locked in max security. He’s blue, has horns, a tale and some other very *ahem* useful alterations to his anatomy. And he wants Chloe. I love the ways he seeks her out, tries to protect her, and earns her trust. It became very easy to fall for him and hope they’d find their HEA.
This is a shorter book – a novella really – but the story is complete. You have a world build that is not entirely complete, but you’ve got enough. You have complete characters – not just Chloe and Jutari, but other prisoners – and a relatively gradual romance. There’s danger and definite plot.
So yes, I’ll definitely be reading more Ruby Dixon and I really do understand why she is so popular! I never saw myself getting into Alien Romance but here I am, hooked!