After a lifetime of war, Commander Trenzent has left behind the bloody battlefields of the Bel’Tan galaxy and traveled to Earth in the hopes of finding his bondmate. He can only pray that the one woman in the universe who can save his battered soul can look past his scarred exterior to the man within. Unfortunately for Tren, his potential bride is terrified of men thanks to years of abuse at the hands of her father and won’t be easy to seduce.
Paige Grant is pretty sure she’s losing her mind obsessing about a man who doesn’t exist. Ever since the night a wormhole opened up next to Jupiter she’s had these intense dreams about a terrifying, damaged man who awakens a passion inside of her she never knew existed. Despite his grim exterior, he makes her feel safe, something she desperately needs in the real world as she fights off the advances of a man who will not take no for an answer.
But Trenzent isn’t the only Kadothian warrior who believes Paige is his bondmate. An old political enemy of Tren’s, Rell Thantos, also believes the sweet and shy young Earth woman holds the missing part of his soul. He will do whatever it takes to win her heart, even if it means becoming bloodbrothers with a man he hates.
The men will have to find a way to get past their anger and work together to protect Paige against an unknown enemy who is determined to keep the women of Earth out of the Bel’Tan Galaxy forever.
This installment of the Bondmates series is just as hot as the others. It never fails to amaze me the way the interactions between the human women and Kadothian warriors plays out. I find a great deal of humor in reading the initial reactions of both of them.
This book shows the beginning when the wormhole from the Bel’Tan Galaxy has just opened. We see the chaos it causes on Earth when Roxie (Casey’s sister) is called to active duty and tells her friends Kimber, Dawn and Paige to get home as fast as possible. Casey is renting a house from her uncle where all these magnificent males have taken up residence next door to her. This takes place just before she accepted the bonding with her warriors.
Paige loves fairy tales an escape of sorts having been severely abused by her father. Her initial reaction to Trenzent is a comparison to Beauty and the Beast, which does become a bit of a theme here. Although not even close to said fairy tale as this book is at least a triple x rating. Tren is scarred and he believes Paige is lying when she calls him handsome This is one of the few scenes in this book that don’t have sexual references and one of my favorites.
“I’m not lying.”
“I know females find them unpleasant to look at.”
She frowned up at him, then took her hand off his chest and put it on her hip, secretly unable to believe she was being so brave with this scary stranger. “So you’re saying your scars make you ugly and unworthy of love?”
“I…” He appeared to snap out of his melancholy, and a grin teased his lips that turned him from handsome to panty dropping hot. “No, little one, they do not.”
“Darn right they don’t.” She looked up and noted a few guys watching them closely. “Give me your hand.”
Not waiting for him to act, she took his large hand in her own small one, a shiver of delight rasping through her at the feel of his hot skin. She should have known then what she planned to do was not a good idea, but she hated the thought of this obviously remarkable man feeling bad about himself. It must be hard for him, being surrounded by all these supermodel hot guys with his noticeable injuries. Without giving herself time to think, she slid his hand beneath the hem of her top, shivering at the feeling of his rough skin scraping over her soft belly with its hard lines of healed skin.
“I have scars. Does that mean I’m not worthy of love?”
Her voice came out in a broken whisper, and the man made a low sound of pain. “No, alyah, you are unbelievably worthy.”
She pressed her hand over his. “Then so are you.”
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Tren is called away because of Slavers having come to Earth through the wormhole and misses a date with Paige, things also become complicated since Casey has disappeared without a word to anyone.
Now he has to convince Paige to not only kiss him but trust that he had nothing to do with Casey’s disappearance.
This is a fast paced read with lots of really sizzling sex. Even more so when Lord Rell becomes involved as Tren’s blood brother. I really love the world Ann has developed here. The ongoing war with the Hive, the political structure and the future with more bondmates coming from Earth will have you begging for more. I know I can’t wait for the next installment in this series.
5 Contented Purrs for Ann!
With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she’s been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.
From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she’s never looked back.
Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her ‘sexy space’ and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.
Ann loves to talk with her fans, as long as they realize she’s weird, and that sarcasm doesn’t translate well via text.