Cover art above average for a sci-fi erotica,writing not so much.Slightly unbelieveable. Read the preview..and pretty sure me paying and reading it woCover art above average for a sci-fi erotica,writing not so much.Slightly unbelieveable. Read the preview..and pretty sure me paying and reading it wont happen....more
**spoiler alert** Kinara (Kinna to friends) Maere is on a mission on revenge against the enemy who killed her brother during his first mission in spac**spoiler alert** Kinara (Kinna to friends) Maere is on a mission on revenge against the enemy who killed her brother during his first mission in space.She decides to steal a spaceship and convinces some cadets in training to come along.Not surprisingly things dont go according to plan when they encounter the ship that attacked her Brothers vessel and engage it in combat only to find themselves outmanouvered when their lifesupport is taken down by the Az-kye ship.
Kinara and the rest of the crew loses consciousness.
The next thing she knows is waking up to a handsome man caressing her hair and staring at her.Things come back to her and she recognizes him as her hated enemy and furthermore he proclaims her and the rest of the Tellarans his slaves!
Angrily she fights back until Aidar as the Az-kye is called makes her an ultimatum-become his and her people will go free...
Stardancer pleasantly surprised me oh the plot has been done before for example in books like No Words Alone but in this version the progression from enemies to lovers felt more fitting in with the story and even Kinara being confused about her feelings felt more authentic than in those sci-fi romances where the girl ends up in bed with the Alien hero and suddenly there is a magic change and she goes along with Everything the hero wants. In this book the heroine is friendly but she wont be bullied around. The plot description makes this sound like there will be bsdm all over the Place but it has nothing of the sort.
I appreciated that the author made a pretense of Tellaran and Az-kye botj being aliens because then I could put aside my snort of disbelief an heroine that falls in love with an Alien that looks so human its crazy.In this case I could think "ok so they are from different Worlds but its not unthinkable that they could have shared a common ancestor far far back" and I could go on Reading the book.
I can deny that Tellarans are supposed to be the human substitue and the ones we should identify ...with at first but then things get complicated as loyalties are switched and everyones pre-conception is challenged.
There was even a humorous scene where Aidar is trying to court Kinara the Tellaran way...and of course he get is so wrong.I wish there had been more of that.
There was some slight editing mistakes and I wish some more had gone into the ending.Its fine and HEA and all that but more would have been good.
and one more thing..."frack" is a very bad disguise for the actual slang word.It disrupted the story when one of the Tellarans would use it.Call a shovel a shovel or not use it at all.
The heroine has a birth defect wich means she cant use her legs,causing her to use a box likeI liked this. It was short and sweet.
Set in outer space.
The heroine has a birth defect wich means she cant use her legs,causing her to use a box like device (henche the title) to get around.
She works at a space station where spaceships dock.She started to talk with a young gaian man via the intercom and has come to look forward to his company.
One day he asks to meet her,but he is afraid to destroy their relationship by revealing that she is disable and he also couldnt meet her because his people has this quirk of imprinting on the opposite sex.Meaning if they are not careful they would have to marry that person.
Even if they were totally wrong for each other.The heroine thinks the hero would be horrified to be saddled with her.
Yes she has major issues about this.Cue angst.
I have read the authors other full lenght books set in the same universe,but this one I liked the best....more