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Alien 'n' Outlaw (Galactic Alliance #2)

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R'kos, son of the Ankylos Emperor, is expected to settle down. But he's much more attracted to human males than to his own species. Eager to explore his forbidden longings, he steals a ship and heads to Elora Ki to see if he can find the right human guy.

Darien robs the corrupt to give to those in need, but now he needs a ride off Elora Ki, stat. Pursued by drug lords, he a
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Published July 2nd 2012 by Carina Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Tiya Rosa
Jul 08, 2012 Tiya Rosa rated it really liked it
Recommended to Tiya by: creepy trolling
Shelves: m-m, arc, netgalley, funny
I'll write as proper a review as I can in a bit, but first allow Spongebob and Patrick to show you how I looked like almost the entire time I was reading this book.

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Yup. Giggled and almost managed a blush I did and was going to post something on Facebook at some point except I figured no one in my friends list really would appreciate a grown ass woman giggling over a lavender penis. No, you heard right. There was a lavender penis involved as well as some naughty inter-species man lovin' and pret
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Heller
Nov 16, 2012 Heller rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, m-m, erotica
This had a much stronger sci-fi world-building than the first book in the series. I think because it was essentially a road trip and we got to see the characters move around the universe and interact with people on different worlds. I liked that a lot.

Lots of bed action here and I enjoyed the physical differences and how the sex between different species was incredibly hot. Darien and R'kos are extremely likeable characters. There's a sweet chemistry between them and the relationship that devel
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Audrey
Jun 30, 2012 Audrey rated it really liked it
3.5-4 stars overall. This book was a little bit uneven in terms of my enjoyment. I loved the first 50% or so when R'kos and Darien were getting to know each other. The next 30% was less enjoyable for me because it focused on the outside forces keeping them from being together more than their relationship. I felt like the story kind of veered a little too far off course in these parts. The last 20% was good, though, because it came back to center and focused on our main couple again and what they ...more
Vio
Jul 14, 2012 Vio rated it really liked it
An alien and human mating? Oddly its quite sensual and unique, especially with the liquorice flavour part of the story which was weirdly interesting. I had no idea what to make of it at first, lets just say it came as a surprise a good one, Lol. Ricky has some potent and special assets he knows how to use them much to Darien's delight. Darien is in heaven, happy with his little alien and who could blame him. Cute, likeable and very entertaining. A fun read without being too strange or off puttin ...more
Virginia
I really enjoyed this little sci fi novella. The guys were both adorable and it was so fun (and smexy) to see them discover and experience the differences between them. Nice little bit of angst to add some drama but not make things too overwhelming. A great summer read.
Camille
It was alright.
Barely-there alien differences, purple-skin porn, sappy feelings.
Fehu
While reading the first book I wanted it to be longer and explain more about the world building. I've got my wish in this one. R'kos, the Ankylos ambassador and Darien a human thief/small time criminal, travel together through the galaxy and while Darien explains the human colonies to his Ricky, the reader can catch up on this new world and learn more about the Ankylos race.

I thought this alien race quite fascinating, even though I hate licorice, and you have to read the book to find out, why I'
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Jennifer (FFT Reviews)
I will start off by admitting that I am not a huge sci-fi fan, but I really got into the worldbuilding that Burn provided. I could easily visualize the different species and liked the creativity that was involved in their creation. The cultural differences between the species was one of the most intriguing parts and really gave the whole world a more realistic feel despite the whole aliens and spaceships thing.

Both characters were well-written and interesting to read about. Darien, the human, ac
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Shelby
Ok, well that was different…not bad, but certainly different. I very much enjoyed the first book in this series and was looking forward to the second. While I didn’t like it as much it is still a very fitting sequel and builds nicely on the first. We get to learn a lot more about the Ankylos and their nature’s in this one, and well you just might want to hang on to your hats with this one boys and girls.

R’kos is the youngest son of the Ankylos’ emperor. He was appointed as the ambassador to the
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DaisyGirl
3.5 Stars

Book two is R'kos' story. As the son of the Ankylos Emperor, he is expected to settle down. Stifled by familial obligations and the hive-herd lifestyle on his planet, R'kos steals a ship and heads to Elora Ki to see if he can find Mr. Right. Darien is the Robin Hood of the Galactic Alliance. He and R'kos' paths cross when Darien is in trouble and R'kos offers to help. Together, they evade Darien's pursuers and sneak aboard his space shuttle. Traveling along Darien's route, R'kos and Dar
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Mandy*reads obsessively*
Jul 30, 2012 Mandy*reads obsessively* rated it really liked it
Recommended to Mandy*reads obsessively* by: Vio
3.5-4*
Thanks to Vio for bringing this one to my attention, it sounded good, but since aliens and sci-fi isn't my preferred genre I probably would have skipped it.
Darien is a 'criminal' but really more of a Robin Hood and a real sweetie, and Ricky is a big purple gentle giant ( no, not like Barney, thank goodness).
Both don't fit in, Darien left home at 15 and had to make his way in the world anyway he could and Ricky lives in a very ( really very) close knit society , with no personal or privat s
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Erin Muses
Jul 22, 2012 Erin Muses rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I've never been interested in PNR - it just doesn't resonate with me. However, it was available in a group of lendables, so here I am. The love story was pretty average; it didn't break new boundaries but also was not offensive or non-enjoyable. The paranormal elements made it just meh for me.

I might look into another book of the author's if it is not paranormal. *sigh* I'm probably lying. I can't not read series, and the sequel was advertised at the end.

Oh, one thing. This is the second book
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Tully Vincent
Dec 25, 2014 Tully Vincent rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
I'm loving this series so much! The sci-fi elements and romance are perfectly in sync--never too much of one or the other. R'kos was alien enough to make it blazing hot fun reading of him and Darien as they forged a believable connection. Each of the MC had been seeking something and found it in each other. Glad we got to visit the culture on R'kos planet, which I'd been curious of since book one, as well as a cameo from Jathan from book one. Another thoroughly entertaining read. I look forward ...more
Ije the Devourer of Books
A really great audio book with a very entertaining narration. Four star story. Five star narration.
Pamela Su
I absolutely loved this story.

It has every ingredient I love. Alien sex and...uh. Okay, that's really all I needed to love this book to bits.

This story was far more interesting than the first book. I found R'kos to be utterly adorable, horny and clueless while Darien was amusingly horny.

One of the highlights for me is the different cultural perspectives between human and Ankylos. Specifically the concept of personal space and privacy.

Did I mention I loved this story? Everyone should read this!
Teresa
4.5 Stars - I really liked both characters and the fast pace of the novella. It was fun and sexy.

Even though this was book two, it can totally be read as a standalone, though now I want to read book one :)
Kristina
Audible version.

I started listening to this 10 months ago and just couldn't get all of the way through it. Somewhere around the 40-50% mark, my interest would drop off.

Forcing myself to make it through it all this month, I thought through what my issues were.

The narrator (Chad Maxwell) wasn't the right one to be reading this book. His voice was too much of a distraction to me.

I did really like the two characters - R'kos and Darien. I enjoyed all of the pieces and parts that involved the two get
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Alex
Oct 19, 2012 Alex rated it liked it
Overall
Fans of Spice 'n' Solace will probably love this story, but I had similar issues with this one as I did with the first, which is odd, since I love Burn's Cop Out. An enjoyable story with an interesting world, steamy sex, and a unique alien specie, but nothing that really jumped out and impressed me. I wanted to enjoy this story more than I did, and though I felt disappointed in some elements, overall it was a pleasant read.

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The writing wasn't bad, but it didn't thrill me. It felt clu
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Sophia
Jul 23, 2012 Sophia rated it really liked it
I have just recently started enjoying Sci-Fi Romances and spotted this book. The title caught my eye because it reminded me of one of my favorite historical legendary characters, Robin Hood. And-
I was right. There was a bit of Robin Hood in the human character as noted in the blurb. The story was also fascinating with all the Sci-Fi elements that were present particularly in the racial differences between Darien, the human and R'kos, the Ankylos alien.

R'kos is the son of the Ankylos ruler and an
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Becky
Apr 25, 2013 Becky rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, read-in-2013
I enjoyed this. The writing was pretty good, I liked the guys, and I liked the chance to see Jathan One Moon, one of the lovers from Spice ‘n’ Solace. (R'kos was also in S'n'S, as a side character.) The Chimera stuff was interesting, and I wish more was done with that. But in general the story didn't really cover any new ground. I've seen a lot of these elements before. The prehensile penis, the communal living aliens with no sense of privacy. I could see why Darien freaked out, but that whole p ...more
Lisa
I am glad that this series can be read as standalones as I read book 1 so long ago.
It was nice to be back, this time with Dairen and R'kos. I am so glad Darien called him Ricky as I couldn't decide how to pronounce his name.
It was a nice jaunt even if the ending did come so smoothly. Although not a big fan of angst, I thought the misunderstanding was cleared up a little too easily.
Vfields Don't touch my happy!
Oct 11, 2015 Vfields Don't touch my happy! rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, series
This was a good one, on a simple level. I loved the alien Ricky and Darian is my kind of guy. It was entertaining while reading it. Now I want a bit more. They could go on adventures that would satisfy my desire for more.
Mary
Feb 10, 2013 Mary rated it really liked it
Shelves: smut
I honestly would have never picked up this book if I wasn't participating in the 2013 A-Z book challenge, this book hadn't stated with the letter "A", and finally if it hadn't been one of the few books at Audible that did start with "A". I did not have high hopes that it would be anything more than a PWP. I have to say I was completely wrong on that count. In fact I liked the story better than the smut in this particular book. It reminded me of Firefly....a dirty Firefly, but Firefly none-the-le ...more
Tori
Feb 27, 2014 Tori rated it liked it
Objectively speaking, this book was the best decision I have made in at least two weeks.

The human main character is a good-hearted (I guess?) thief slash smuggler with serious family issues. When he's not thinking with his dick, he's saying things like I'M PLENTY DANGEROUS and getting himself into trouble. His lover is a lavender-skinned (all over, ohoho) alien prince, but not enough of a prince that it like really ever matters what he does, who decides to leave his family to see what this havi
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Jean Reads
Oct 05, 2014 Jean Reads rated it really liked it
Quick read. A little suspense, a lot of sex, minimal angst.
Interspecies romance in a sci-fi setting. A thief/smuggler and a runaway ambassador.
I guess I would rate it at about 3.5, but I am bumping up to four because I like the world building / species development.
The anatomical difference between the men made for some interesting sex. Speaking of sex, there was a lot of it. But the book still had a decent plot.
Some of the villains/opponents seemed one-dimensional b/c their motives were not re
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Bea
Jul 09, 2012 Bea rated it really liked it
I really, really liked this book!

There was something so large and kind about Ricky that you instantly just loved him, and could understand why he did the things he did.

I especially liked the way the author handled the difference in cultures -- enough that our American privacy norms would be shocked and could relate.

Really enjoyed the book!
Hannah
Both the writing and plot of this novella were extremely simplistic, even more so than the previous book in this series. That said, it was still a pleasant way to kill a few hours. I was in the mood for something that didn't require much mind share, and this fit the bill.
Gaa-chan
July 29, 2014:

Story - 5+ stars
Performance - 4 stars
Overall - 4.5 stars

January 8, 2016:

Story - 5+ stars
Performance - 4.5 stars
Overall - 5 stars

April 27, 2016:

Story - 5+ stars
Performance - 5 stars
Overall - 5+ stars
C.
Apr 23, 2013 C. rated it really liked it
I just love stories about kind hearted aliens! R'kos was such a sweetie, I wished the story never ended!
Mouse
Aug 27, 2012 Mouse rated it liked it
I enjoyed this, but there wasn't any deeper emotion or story that would make this above a 3.
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