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Jo's Journey

(Lords of Kassis #3)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  2,200 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Jo Strauss was committed to two things in her life – her family and her life as an acrobat/high-wire performer. She takes both very serious. Her life was orderly, in control, and she was finally settling down in one place so she could spend more time with her parents instead of moving all over the world every few weeks. To celebrate her and younger sister, Star’s, one year ...more
Published September 12th 2013 by Smashwords
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Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kobo
I love the way that the beginning of this novel is written. The main characters are involved in their current predicaments and they flash back to previous events to give context and an in-depth backstory. It’s a fantastic feeling. But Smith doesn’t stop there. Suspense, romance, and comic moments all vie for centre stage as we travel the galaxy with this unlikely crew of characters. Vibrant descriptions are woven throughout the intensely captivating plot to create an epic whole that I couldn’t p ...more
Laz the Sailor
Mar 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Well, the stories just keep getting better. This was more fun than a bunch of clowns in the middle of a war zone. Oh wait...

The only downside - the story got in the way of the sex. Yes there is great longing, and the guys are huge and muscular, and the gals are strong and sexy - but can we please have some serious climb-the-walls scream-to-wake-the-neighbors sex!?!
Kinky Vanilla
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has been the best so far in the series
Wow! Circus magic plus hot alien men, dogs, cats and elephants.

Subjectively, it feels as if I've waited FOREVER for the third story of the prophesied female warriors. Objectively, it's only been a bit over 2 years since River's Run and 9 months since Star's Storm. (FOREVER). But, Jo's story is finally here and I celebrated its arrival by racing through it non-stop. Now I have the pleasure of going back and re-reading slowly to catch more details, interact with new and old characters and hope tha
I think this book was the best of this series that I've read so far. Not as steamy as the first one, but was very entertaining and funny. I like that the author put all the relationships at the end of the book. I also can't wait for the next book with Ricki and Risteard.

*****Re-read for the 3rd time*****
Last read on 12/31/2014

I'm changing my rating from 4 stars to 5 stars. Just because I really liked the whole circus getting on the ship and moving to another planet thing. This was was the most
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Loved this series! Definitely one of my favorites from this author so far. I'm so bummed that I have to wait for the next one to be released, I was really enjoying just being able to binge read them. ...more
Crazy Obsession Book Club
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jo's Journey is book 3 in the Lord of Kassis series by S.E. Smith. This story also has adult content. This is also the last story of the three sisters. Jo's well-ordered life changes when she and her sisters are kidnapped. Now her life is filled with Aliens, warships, and dangerous battles.

Manota Ja Kel Coradon is the second son of the ruling House of Kassis. He is known as the dark brother, who likes to be in control of all aspects of his life. However, once he meets Jo his well-ordered life i
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Circus performers team up with alien warriors - SO FUN!

Book 3 builds on the two previous books in the Lords of Kassis series. This one is so much fun! It focuses on Manota- warrior and second born Lord, and his mate Jo- former flier for the circus. I like that although each book has a running theme with action, adventure and fun, each person’s character is well developed and unique, so you don’t get that ‘cookie cutter’ feel while reading. That is the beauty of S. E. Smith’s writing. Our heroes
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book best out of this series. There are many cute and funny parts as well as a couple of fights for survival.
Jo wants to go back to Earth in order to let her parents know that she, her sister and River are all fine. Manota takes her back to see her parents but things don't go as planned. As you know if you read the previous book, the whole circus decided to go to Kassis and live there.
They have to deal with circus animals, space pirates, castaways, and love sick Kassisians all on th
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lions, Tigers and Alien Mimes. Oh, My!

Lions, tigers and alien mimes! Oh, my! Add in space pirates, a universal conspiracy to overthrow the Alliance, clowns, aerial high jinx, elephants, alien warriors falling 'head over heels' in love and you'll just be scratching the surface of all the fun awaiting you as you read this series. I haven't read a more entertaining space opera in a long time. A colorful and eccentric cast of characters will have you laughing your a$$ off as you turn the pages.
Shan ~A~
Manota is finally ready to claim his mate. The problem is that Jo is getting homesick and wants to go back to Earth to be with her parents. She's also blaming herself for getting them all (Star, River, and herself) in the predicament.

Instead of her being sent back to Earth to never see her love or her sister and friend again. She gets to journey back, with Manota, to bring her parents to Kassis. Hence, the title.

Things don't go exactly as planned, but we do get some of that signature action I've
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tai Tek is finally dead, Yeah!! About time but I wonder if his partners have also been killed since he wasn't working alone or do they escape capture to wreck havoc once again.
I hope there is a short story of the Ceremony that the girls are supposed to attend, the aftermath of the battle and more scenes of Ricki & Risteard before the next book.
Ellena deLeon
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Man, this author creates masterpieces in the literary sense!

This book will pull you into the pages where secrets and fairytales live! Adventures aplenty are on the menu and the characters take you right to the edge of your seat! You got to get this particular book and series for your own personal library!

One of Your Greatest Fans,

Lena deLeon
Lynn Smith
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jo's Journey

Manota and Jo's story. They headed back to earth to see Jo's parents. Somehow ended up returning with so much more. Wonderful series, plenty of action. Alpha men and strong women.
Becky Olesnevich
Jo's Journey

absolutely great book, love the action combined with the great love stories, and the humor , the interaction between the emperor and Mattie are superb. Can't wait to read their story
Danielle Mundt
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love the whole series!! Great characters and good writing
Margarita Felix
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jo, star-s-sister
Very entertaining, had me laughing and smiling at then I antics. Would love to read more of SE Smith's books I've read 9 books so far and am looking for more ...more
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is more like Susan's work. I love how this time you knew there's at least three more titles coming. Some real moony moments that were gag worthy . ...more
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alien-alphas, 2019
Although there is humor to be found at times through it, the whole ‘circus thread’ is starting to get very very annoying!
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: listen
I did not say it in my last review because their interlude in the story was so brief like this one, but I have to say I lo e the two characters Numnuts and IQ. They have me laughing at every turn
ZJ Book  It And Read
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very much enjoyed this story and would advise just to read the series.

I loved these characters and the story is amazing and so far is my top 5 in favourite series.
Miranda Floyd
May 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: audible, just-ok
In a bad reading slump. Haven't loved anything in a long time ...more
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love this series
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Right on
Barbara Dunbar
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jo's journey

Ah, the old make your mate take you to earth and bring back a circus trick. This book has so many twists and turns and romances that it is head spinning.
May 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Hands down Manota is my favorite of the three brothers. This book was so much fun and now I really want to go to an incredible circus 🎪. Loved every minute of this book.
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: sci fi romance lovers with a good plot
Another enjoyable addition to the series. A little annoyed by CHick's reluctance to submit to her soulmate but other than that, no complaints.

Overall: SO all three "sisters" from Earth are finally recognized as the prophecy meant to save the planet or universe or whatever. Jo is distraught about her parents back on Earth not knowing what happened to their daughters so her Dude (Manota- middle brother ruler of Kassis) decides to take her back to Earth to bring her parents back to Kassis with them
Sep 14, 2013 rated it liked it

I may have to come back and edit this as I think I need a re-read of this book. But here we go.

I really like SE Smith. I love her writing and the fact that she writes some many books. Any book she writes is guaranteed to entertain me - they all have so far. This one fell a little short for me.

I think the reason is that Star's Storm (book 2) was so great - Star recovers from a serious injury, gets her man, he gets taken and then she is key to the small group getting him
annette colon
May 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The circus is in town and the galaxy will never be the same again

Jo never thought that her life would end up like this. Living in a galaxy so far away from her home and family. She's homesick and being away from her family makes her die a little inside.
Manota has loved Jo from the moment he saw her. Her happiness is his main concern. He decides to go to earth and bring her parents back with him. Jo is ecstatic but Manota is nervous wreck, wondering if her parents will like him or not. He's afra
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Read this book you will not be disappointed. You will be rushing to get the others in this series.
Three women who can kick butt and laugh about it have just made my day. Loved their upbringing.
So much happens I cannot tell you in a review as it goes in so many directions.
Whilst this book focuses on Jo and Manota we have the others all weaving through it.
We have these books all working and weaving together at the same time but in different directions. This whole series is brilliantly done.
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S.E. Smith is a New York Times (Twin Dragons and Dagger’s Hope) and 15 time USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance. She brings action, adventure, and suspense-filled romance stories to transport readers out of this world. Sexy, funny, action-packed—Science fiction, Paranormal, Fantasy, and Contemporary stories with a twist! Discover stories with a he ...more

Other books in the series

Lords of Kassis (7 books)
  • River's Run (Lords of Kassis, #1)
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  • Rescuing Mattie (Lords of Kassis, #3.1)
  • Risteard’s Unwilling Empress (Lords of Kassis, #4)
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