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Hers to Choose

(Verdantia #2)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  322 ratings  ·  77 reviews
To preserve their civilization, a disillusioned warrior and a violated innocent need to put aside the trauma of their past to confront a present evil.

Mentally scarred from her years as prisoner to the off-world invaders, Lady Sophillia Glorianna DeLorion, doubts she can be a fit sexual partner for any man...

...even one whose passionate green eyes make her remember what it
ebook, 334 pages
Published July 15th 2013 by Troll River Publications (first published July 13th 2013)
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A gorgeous and steamy Sci-Fi Sequel!

(Mild Spoilers if you haven't read Hers to Command)

This was an amazing followup to the first book in the series. It carried all of the strengths of its predecessor while focusing on a new couple with all new obstacles...

I did a full breakdown of the intricacies of this high-fantasy Sci-Fi world in My review for the previous book in the series. Rather than rehashing all of that, I'll simply encourage you to catch up with that post.

However, I want to remind you
**This was an ARC copy given by the author for a honest review**

5 stars

I'm so pleased that I received an ARC copy of Hers to Choose from the author. I loved the first book in the series and her second book did not disappoint. This was a great book! I love Sophi and Eric both separately and as a couple.

Sophi is the sister of Doral (one of the trio from the first book). She was taken captive by the invaders, the Haarb but was saved and brought home. She having issues dealing with regular society
Lucy Davis
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
I think I'm in love with this series already.
I don't usually read a lot of science-fiction inspired romance, but I'm loving the style with the Verdantia Series.
Stephanie- The Boyfriend Bookmark
I am in trouble now… first it was Travis Luedke and his amazingly hot vampires, now it’s Patricia A. Knight and her amazingly hot planet… Living outside of my comfort zone is becoming a bit of a habit and I am learning to love it! Hers To Choose is the follow up to Hers To Command and was simply amazing! My only concern was that I could only give it five stars. Now, this has been a dilemma of mine regarding certain vampires from past books I have read, but I never thought that I could fall in ...more
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Sophillia's life was turned upside down when her world was shattered. She's sold off into sexual slavery. The horrors she's experienced is traumatizing. Rescued and recovering back on her homeworld, she's still plagued with nightmares.

In this second installment from the talented Ms. Knight, an old enemy is back. Actually a couple of old enemies returned. What I find appealing about Ms. Knight's stories is her gritty no holds bar in death and torture. She doesn't go into excruciating details nor
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 Stars. Hers to Choose is a wonderful follow-up of Hers to Command and an absolute pleasure to read. I loved Sophi, loved her strength and vulnerability, loved her ability to survive and re-build herself without becoming hard or brittle, but it is Eric who totally enamored me. What a beautiful, beautiful man Ms Knight created!! Nobel but down-to-earth, arrogant yet humble in all the right areas. For me, he brought Aragorn to mind, and as I have been in love with Aragorn for most of my life, ...more
Karen ~ Divhine
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I was given this book by the author for review.

Hers to Choose is the second book of the Verdantia series. It is a great mixture of sci-fi adventure, erotica, non-stop action and humor. Sophi is one of my favorite heroines. She is brave, compassionate and has endured hardships from being kidnapped by the Haarb. She has become a Flight Leader and is very capable of taking care of herself. Eric is wonderful. He is kind and gentle, and at times frustrated with trying to protect Sophi. There are
Michelle Willms
Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica
Hers to Choose by Patricia Knight
The planet Verdantia is sentient and can communicate with specific highly evolved beings while they are performing certain complex sexual rites designed to channel the planet’s energy into diamonte stones. These stones are then used for everything from heating to operating appliances. Modern technology does not work on Verdantia due to the high energy currents running throughout the planet.
The planet is currently ruled by a Tetriach, three people, who together
Hers to Choose continues the story of Verdantia's recovery from a genocidal war. Sophi is a well-bred young woman of the aristocracy who has experienced untold horrors during a two year captivity under the evil Haarb. Eric is Commander of the Queen's Royal Guard, with enormous amounts of military skill, chivalry, and... well.... it's an erotic sci/fi romance, he's just all around enormous.

Like the first book, this one makes it clear how exquisitely beautiful she is and how he is beyond handsome
~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~
*I received ARC from the author for an honest review*

We knew at the end of Hers to Command (Verdantia, #1) by Patricia A. Knight that Doral and Sophilia had endured some horrifying treatment at the hands of the Contradinas and Sophi was kidnapped by the Haarb and used as a sex slave for years so there was some reckoning and healing that needed to be done so this was a little less light-hearted than Hers To Command.

Sophi and Eric's romance was slow to build as befitting Sophi's character as a rape survivor, there was an initial attraction but
R *is for Relentless*
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, alien
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Another great scifi/adventure/romance set in the world of Verdantia. The ultimate in "Green Energy" the planet has chosen two more to power up her energy grid and save the day. This book is about about Sophi and Eric. Sophi had been a captive of the alien Haarb and Krakoll ( the super evil bad guy)wants her back. She has found peace in the last few years living with the desert dwelling Osh-tesh on Verdantia. Her world is about to
Elizabeth SaFleur
I just read Hers to Choose, or perhaps I should write I just “flew” threw the book. This is the second book I've read of Patricia Knights’. Hers to Choose is a real page turner. I was left breathless in parts – just the way I like my erotic romance. The caring, warrior hero, Eric DeStroia and the vulnerable but feisty heroine, Sophi DeLorion, are compelled to consider one another out of duty, but the love that emerges blooms in a realistic and captivating fashion. Patricia again created deep and ...more
Karen Soutar
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Verdantia series and it lives up to expectations! Having read the first book, Hers to Command, I was eagerly awaiting this follow up. A great mixture of sci-fi adventure and erotica, the story follows Sophi, a young woman abused while a captive of her planet's enemies, and Eric, the commander who is charged with protecting her with a view to taking her as his wife. Patricia A. Knight once again creates sympathetic, feisty and sexy characters who come to love each ...more
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star, featured-books
Absolutely great!
I am really happy I was lucky enough to get a copy of Hers to Choose because I have found a fabulous new author to enjoy. Patricia has done a marvelous job creating well developed characters and a detailed plot for her readers to follow.
I enjoyed the book so much that I actually read it a second time right after finishing it.
I really liked seeing a strong female lead as well as a determined but soft hearted hero to adore.
The journey of lessons learned despite the hardships
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2013
First, I would like to thank Patricia A. Knight for sending me this book for an honest review. Second, I have to ask, did Travis pose for the cover? :) Again, Patricia did a great job with her world building and characters. I loved the story from beginning to end. Eric and Sophie are amazing characters, and Sophie has had a lot she had to overcome, and more when she meets Eric. The secondary characters also were very well done. Keep them coming Patricia, I am hooked, I so ready to read the next ...more
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hers to Choose is the second book of the Verdantia series and a great sequel to the first book. This book moves from the minute you start reading and does not slow until the end. There is never a dull moment and the characters are wonderful. Sophi has got to be one of my favorite heroines and Eric is a total hunk! Ms. Knight has the enviable ability to write an interesting and engaging sci-fi romance with warm and tender love scenes. I can hardly wait for the next book!

I received an ARC for an
Ellie Potts
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love love love this series. I love the work put into the planets mythos and the people. I love how the stories go together yet not. This one is by far my favorite. I loved Eric and Sophie. Sophie was hurt and abused and Eric understand that. I cannot wait for the next pairing, and to see what else Patricia Knight throws at me. And man did I get a laugh out of the glowing bit! If you like science fiction romances this series is a must read. Great fast plots, characters you will fall in love ...more
Cheryl Sanders
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Verdantia series. Fantastic action from the first page to the last! This is the story of Commander Eric DeStroia and Flight Leader Sophi DeLorian. Amazing characters with fantastic story lines that flowed smoothly throughout the entire book. This is a fabulous sci-fi romance with some remarkably steamy scenes. You will also get to re-visit Ari, Doral, and Fleur from book 1.
*I received a copy for an honest review*
Kae Thomas Hawk
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Love love loved it. She did an awesome job keeping my interest. I especially liked that it was not your typical paranormal story and that it was set mostly in the desert. Will add any new book by her.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contest-winners
I received this book as a goodreads contest giveaway. Although I didn't noticed this was the 2nd book in the series it took a minute to get into the rhythm of the story but once I did it was great! Sexual content was just right, also included a couple battle scenes. Was a good read.
Christine Hayes
Turned out to be really good for a freebie.Enjoyed the story and characters.Would like to read more from this author
Elnora Romness
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Women around the world are mishandled, abused, made to feel as though they are less than nothing. This maltreatment causes many to withdraw into shells, building walls thousands of feet high in an attempt to never be hurt ever again. For that matter, this happens to men to. What happens, however, when someone broaches that wall with barely trying? What happens when the protective defenses of a planet are literally fueled by two lovers tending one another? What happens when evil tries to conquer ...more
Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

At A Glance
I enjoyed the story but found myself bored sometimes.

The Good
I didn't read the first book of the series, but I had no problems since Hers To Choose reads like a standalone for the most part. I was drawn to this story just from reading the blurb. I can't help but love damaged people finding love. I wasn't expecting the action Knight packed between these pages though. That was a nice surprise. And the darkness of the story scared and fascinated
Tanya Golemo
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**This was an ARC copy given by the author for a honest review** I can't think Patricia Knight enough for thinking of me for giving me a copy to read. Her series has become one of my top favorites. I loved the first book (Hers to Command)and I can tell you that this second one did not disappoint. You can read this book without reading the first one because it does give you a recap of what happened but I recommend reading the first so you get a little more background so you know why Sophi is so ...more
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
At first, I wasn’t quite as impressed with Hers to Choose as I was with Hers to Command . I didn’t feel as grounded in the story or connected to Eric, although I liked Sophi. She was strong and independent, yet still fighting guilt from her time as a Haarb slave. By the fifth or sixth chapter, however, I warmed up to Eric. It was my stubborn expectation of a repeat of the first book, I believe, that held me back.

I think I just wanted to see some action, *nudge nudge wink wink.* However, if
Lynn Reynolds
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4 1/2 stars

I received this book for review from the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.

This book is totally different from book one. In the first book of this series, we had some BDSM, and then we had some M/M, M/F, and M/F/M sex action. This book is more about the love between two people – one who is comfortable in his sexuality and one who the enemy has traumatized.

You will need to be aware that some of the scenes with the enemy can be a little
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am so incredibly excited and grateful that I received this novel as an ARC because it is one of my favorites this year. Sophi is perhaps one of my favorite heroines of all time. She is so strong and independent and I admire her for making it through the nightmare that she faced with the Haarbs. Eric is a perfect mate for Sophi in that he is powerful. He is able to guide his rides and Sophi and her flights while allowing her the independence she requires to feel safe and like herself. The cameo ...more
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was ok

335 pages

Book two in the Verdantia series of three. Fantasy isn’t really my thing but the blurb sounded good enough to at least give it a try. There’s lots of reviews so I’m limiting mine to my thoughts rather than repeat what’s already been said.

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Lori McD
3+ stars

The second book in the Verdantia series doesn't disappoint. But this time, the Dune aspect takes front-and-center in the Star Trek meets Dune meets New Age/Goddess/Pagan Rites meets Erotica. And once again, it's not just a thin plot holding together steamy sex scenes; it's a fun, sci-fi, fantasy romp that explores characters we met in book 1, Eric and Sophilla (Doral's sister).

The author doesn't indulge in the tough-subject-matter territory, but she also doesn't shy away from the terrors
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Patricia A. Knight is the pen name for an eternal romantic and died-in-the-wool hermit who lives in Dallas, Texas with her horses, dogs and the best man on the face of the earth. With the BMOTFOTE and pups as navigators, she travels the US in her motorcoach, affectionately dubbed, the Taj-ma-haul, on her endless search for the best chocolate cake recipe. Look for her coming to your state! ...more

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“She lay there, destroyed, quiet aftershocks shuddering through her. Silence settled into the room.
“Mind letting go of my hair, Sophi?” His muffled voice vibrated against her pubic bone.
“Oh!” She released her fists still violently clenched in his hair. He raised his head, laughter gleaming in his eyes.”
“Biron paused, scanned the picture before him then covered his lower face with his hand, pretending to rub his jaw. Eric slanted a sardonic glance up at his captain. “Yes. I asked for my clothing and was given this…” he picked at the loose-fitting garment draping his large frame, “…dress. Mistress Layna informed me that it would not ‘chafe at my wounds like trousers would’.” He shrugged. “As ridiculous as I look, she is right.” Biron’s face assumed a serious mien. “I particularly like the beading and embroidery work around the neckline, sir. A perfect complement to your eyes and hair. The burning question is can we survive the sight of your glowing white calves and bony ankles?” Laughing” 0 likes
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