You guys know I'm a mood reader, right? And, no, that's not a like a mood ring or anything. I don't even know how you could be a mood ring reader. Which is really not the point. I read what I'm in the mood to read when I'm in the mood to read it. Sometimes - like last night - I get in the mood for books about naughty, somewhat non-consensual sex between aliens. You know what? I'm secure enough in myself to admit that. I like naughty books that are set in space where aliens are doing it. I also like amnesiac vampires. That has nothing to do with this book, I'm just pointing out that I enjoy a wide range of subject matter. Wild sex between two nearly incompatible species just happens to be high upon my list of likes.
In other words, this book was AWESOME! Maurra is forced to have sex with an alien that she never would have chosen on her own and against all odds they begin to form a bond. They're being forced to break the law (inter-species sex is a no-no!) and they fight their weird attraction and it's perfectly AWESOME!
Both Safan and Maurra are strong characters who are willing to sacrifice themselves to save innocent lives. They take responsibility for their actions and handle the fallout from what they were forced to do with dignity. I honestly loved them as a couple and wouldn't be AT ALL adverse to reading more about their adventures.
Linda Mooney has created a vivid and interesting universe, a bad, bad man who wants to hurt those in authority and two people who come together and make things work under some pretty awful circumstances.
Hot alien sex, guys. I'm totally there.
-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal