Hallie has never run so fast in her life. One of the frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant is hot on her heels and intent on capturing her as his new bride. He takes her down and places his collar around her neck. With one word, he claims her.
Born and bred for the military, Vicious has spent the last twenty-four years rising through the ranks. This dark-haired sprite ensnared him with one glance. Now she is his reward.
Despite her fear of Vicious, Hallie surrenders under his skillful hands and mouth. Vicious makes a promise to her. If she’ll submit to him, she’ll know only pleasure and comfort. After a lifetime of hardship, his offer tempts her greatly.
One night with Hallie and Vicious feels his protective instincts flaring. He’ll do anything to make her happy and keep her safe, even if that means surrendering his heart. Though he intended to master her, Vicious realizes it may be his sweet Hallie who masters him.
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Hallie is, at first, a very determined young woman desperate to reach the Safe Zone of her village's "Grab". She has dreams of making it off-planet to a colony that isn't so backwards and restrictive towards women, to a new future. Her only chance is to outrun her pursuer and make it to the Safe Zone. Vicious has been watching her in the pens, seeing as she memorizes the map, and knows that she is the perfect wife for him: gutsy, determined, intelligent. A heart-pounding footrace of Hallie trying to escape and Vicious chasing her down is the opening of this novel.
Yes, this is erotica. Yes, there is a lot of sex. (A LOT OF SEX, so if that's your thing, you'll love this) But there's also a story. You learn that Hallie is a political dissident of her village and actively so, not just a talker. Vicious isn't just a war machine, he's considerate. There's a side story of domestic violence (yes even in the future on a spaceship, humans still suck) and how it is wrong, etc.
While many may find Hallie's capitulation to Vicious quick, I found it practical. She instantly recognizes that 1) she's on a frigging space ship - where is she gonna go? 2)Vicious, despite his scary name, is not vicious towards her and is an honorable man. 3)He overwhelms her sensually; there is NO rape, she is attracted to him!
I liked the tattoos of the Harcos Warrior culture. I found it touching and meaningful, unlike many tattoos in today's culture. (Don't scream at me, there's a whole TV show dedicated to bad tattoos! lol)
Hot read. Menace, the main character in the next book, made me laugh in this one by being disgruntled a bit (you'll see). Erotica may not be my normal thing, but this hit the spot!
CAUGHT BY MENACE
Grabbed Series, Book 2
Menace's plan to catch a sweet, docile woman is shot to hell when he's tackled by a dark-haired beauty who wants to save her friend from being Grabbed. Refusing to leave the planet's surface empty handed, Menace claims the spitfire with his collar.
Naya clawed her way off the streets of Connor's Run and vowed to never let any man have control over her. She plans to make Menace so miserable he'll set her free but the ruggedly sexy warrior disarms her with his unexpected patience and kindness.
Against her better judgment, Naya surrenders to Menace's masterful hands and mouth. Submitting to her new husband brings her more pleasure and happiness than she'd ever imagined possible. For the first time in her life, she willingly trusts a man to protect her.
But when her past misdeeds catch up with her, Naya puts the depth and strength of that love to the test. Determined to show her he's worthy of her trust, Menace will stop at nothing to save her.
About the Author
While browsing bookstore shelves as a teenager, Lo discovered the erotic writings of Anaïs Nin and A.N. Roquelaure. Certain her mother would not approve, Lo smuggled the books home and squirreled them away in the most likely of places: under her bed. Late at night, she delved into the sensual worlds both writers created.
As a co-ed studying biochemistry and genetics at Texas A&M University, Lo dabbled in creating naughty tales to entertain her friends. Study for a midterm or pen a deliciously dirty story to delight her small band of fans? Not surprisingly, Lo is now on an extended sabbatical from college.
Luckily, Lo stumbled onto the world of erotic romance publishers. She realized there were other readers and writers who loved and craved breathtaking romance with the spiciest of love scenes. She took a chance and submitted her first novella. The rest is history.
Lo lives in Texas with her husband, daughter and big blubbering Great Dane with mommy issues. She also writes super sexy romances and scorching hot erotica with a New Adult flavor under the pen name Roxie Rivera.
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