This is essentially a straight erotic romance which desper...moreThis review was originally written for Hearts on Fire Reviews and can also be found there.
This is essentially a straight erotic romance which desperately tried to be everything else. Jo is on the run from a man who made her a were-cougar and killed her husband. She’s been dodging him for six months, only to get trapped in a bar with three men and no way out.
Someone reported an anthrax outbreak in the bar and the whole establishment was placed under quarantine. Jo is slowly going crazy as the full moon approaches and her control over her beast keeps slipping, but the bartender, vet and a student are there to keep her mind on more enjoyable things.
First I would like to point out that this book is mostly about sex. There isn’t much of a plot going on and any action you might expect is resolved rather quickly. It won’t do you any good to expect an m/m romance either as it is said almost at the beginning that the other gay couple is mostly self-sufficient. There are scenes of group sex, some written really well, but the rift between the two couples is always more than obvious. That was very frustrating for me, as I expected all of them to be together instead of an occasional round of mutual enjoyment.
All that aside, it wasn’t bad. I liked the guys well enough and the sex scenes did make my blood stir. So if you are in the mood for something a bit different, meaning more people involved in the action than the usual two or three, this might scratch your itch. (less)
This book is pretty much as the title tells it – two separate s...moreThis review was originally written for The Romance Reviews and can also be found there.
This book is pretty much as the title tells it – two separate stories about couples of a different species. The author managed to explore some colorful characters in a witty way and bring the reader into her world of imaginative alien sex.
The first story is about Krux, a red-skinned Brachoimale with four hands. He's cocky, confident and knows exactly what he wants. His eyes are set on Katra, a Duosien who can't achieve an orgasm unless in the hands of an expert lover who is not only capable when it comes to durability, but also needs skill to hit her two T-spots.
I thought their story was funny and interesting with a lot of bits and pieces that gave the characters certain depth. They were not just described drones without any personality but rather feisty and very sexual. I can say their romance hit the spot with me.
The second story is about Whitt who really likes Spri. Right from the start I could tell this was a different type of story when compared to the first one, but I hoped for the same intriguing alien aspects and a deep romance. Unfortunately I pretty much hated it. Whitt was so pushy and reminded me of someone who only ever had rushed teenage sex. He even used the phrase ‘Let me put the head in. Just the head.'
No, I really couldn't like him and his insistence and overall behavior when it came to Spri – a Litting woman who doesn't believe in casual sex but rather bonds for life, was degrading to a point and I honestly have no idea what she even saw in him.
I wish I had read the first book in the series because I find the whole concept of alien sex interesting and full of possibilities. With this story I saw two sides of an author, one style that I really liked and the other that wasn't to my taste at all. But I'm sticking to thinking her idea is amazing and her series is likely to be a big success.(less)