Release Date-November 12th 2018 Genre-Sci-Romance
Kindle Edition-202 Pages
As an intergalactic cop gifted with psionic abilities, Maurra instinctively went to the Ellinod’s defense when she saw the immense and bestial-looking alien being attacked by a group of vicious Kronners. Little did she know what the Kronners had planned for her and the Ellinod until she woke up naked in a cell inside their ship. And it wasn’t long before she found out a translation device had been implanted against her spine, debilitating her and making her helpless with pain whenever she tried to use her psi powers.
Neither she nor the Ellinod had any idea how twisted their captors were, but they soon discovered that she and the beast were at the mercy of someone who expected them to “entertain” his “customers”, and entertain them well regardless of the consequences.
(Note: This book was previously released as “Captive Surrender”. It has been restored to its original content, including more than 7K additional words, and re-edited.)
Beauty’s Alien Beast by Linda Mooney
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was an easy read that I enjoyed it is a tad predictable in places and it’s not an incredibly complicated story but it’s well written and I found myself engaged in the unfolding drama.
It’s a sci-fi romance and though it initially involves Safan and Maurra being kidnapped and thrown together in a captive situation and then being made to perform to the viewing masses it didn’t feel at all dark. This at heart is essentially a sweet romance rather than a dark one.
Maurra is a JoJo which is basically an intergalactic law enforcer with psionic powers. whilst Safan is an Ellinod a large humanoid alien species.
In this story, different species are forbidden to copulate or mate the penalties for breaking this law are harshly enforced.
Thrown together in a situation beyond their control these two must mate or face death at the hands of their captors. During this forever proximity the two forge a bond that lasts even after their escape.
But now they are dealing with the far-reaching consequences of their actions and far from being the victims they now stand accused and must answer and face charges from their own people.
So I did enjoy this it wasn’t perfect but made for easy reading. I preferred the first half of this story when they were prisoners rather than later.
I thought they initially had chemistry together but this seemed to fade somewhat when they were eventually reunited together.
I disliked not getting Sagan’s POV and thought this a missed opportunity. I never felt I got to understand him on any deeper level than the superficial because of this lack.
I also didn’t feel convinced of their eventual bond together which seemed to me to be one of circumstance rather than any great want.
There were no grand declarations of love to convince me either and I was also slightly confused why it was ok for them to be together now as they were obviously still breaking the law.
I kinda expected them to head to a different quadrant where maybe interspecies cohabiting is not forbidden.
Still, this was well written and I am partial to alien romances I also did finish this and as I said earlier it was enjoyable it just didn’t really stand out from the crowd either. Saying that I did find the situation they are placed in intriguing.
I also will read this author again I’ve read other books by them and greatly enjoyed them.
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