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Swindled. Duped. Cheated. A back-alley game gone wrong leads to the loss of a precious family heirloom, and Willa is determined to reclaim what's rightfully hers. Yet, when circumstances lead her to cross paths with a curious, protective alien, she begins to question what's truly important. Note: While this story is its own, the ending does lead into the next novel. You do Swindled. Duped. Cheated. A back-alley game gone wrong leads to the loss of a precious family heirloom, and Willa is determined to reclaim what's rightfully hers. Yet, when circumstances lead her to cross paths with a curious, protective alien, she begins to question what's truly important. Note: While this story is its own, the ending does lead into the next novel. You do not need to read previous books in the series to enjoy this one. M/F Romance. Warning: This story contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, violence, and situations intended for mature readers.


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Swindled. Duped. Cheated. A back-alley game gone wrong leads to the loss of a precious family heirloom, and Willa is determined to reclaim what's rightfully hers. Yet, when circumstances lead her to cross paths with a curious, protective alien, she begins to question what's truly important. Note: While this story is its own, the ending does lead into the next novel. You do Swindled. Duped. Cheated. A back-alley game gone wrong leads to the loss of a precious family heirloom, and Willa is determined to reclaim what's rightfully hers. Yet, when circumstances lead her to cross paths with a curious, protective alien, she begins to question what's truly important. Note: While this story is its own, the ending does lead into the next novel. You do not need to read previous books in the series to enjoy this one. M/F Romance. Warning: This story contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, violence, and situations intended for mature readers.

30 review for The Khyma: Taken Part One

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tiblu

    For me this was one of those books you wanted to really like, but it just never got there for you... For me this was one of those books you wanted to really like, but it just never got there for you... deep sigh, 1st I'll say that while this book was nowhere and I mean nowhere as good as the 2 books in the series,I was better then the last where the H was hateful and towards the h who was a complete TSTL doormat... That said I just couldn't stand the h here,Willa to me felt like she was supposed t For me this was one of those books you wanted to really like, but it just never got there for you... For me this was one of those books you wanted to really like, but it just never got there for you... deep sigh, 1st I'll say that while this book was nowhere and I mean nowhere as good as the 2 books in the series,I was better then the last where the H was hateful and towards the h who was a complete TSTL doormat... That said I just couldn't stand the h here,Willa to me felt like she was supposed to be the female equivalent of the stereotypical male rogue,who's a bit shiftless by handsome and charming and even though all he seems to do is scheme and manipulate everyone one around him for his own selfish gains , he's lovable and loyal and most of the time his schemes and machinations only see a to hurt him even if they do put his friends out, like I said he's handsome and lovable and charming soo he gets away with it.... Yeah Willa was that beautiful and she wasn't charming ,not the way she doesn't have the money to buy,these sentient creatures to protect her sorry butt p, when she plans to go steal back a priceless family heirloom she foolishly wagered in a game of chance ... she doesn't have the money soo she risks her love and that if her supposed bff to steal the pack humanoid type dog ish type aliens , who she later defends but stars off seeing as barely intelligent and kinda treats them as puppies to neglect ... And while I oddly rooted for and Kyran to get together. I didn't like how it started,him mistakenly watching porn,her stupidly assuming he liked it and treating him like he was her stud there just for her pleasure,not really seeming to care what he wanted... knowing on some level even at the beginning he wanted to please her.... I can't say it was wrong per say,but it didn't feel right ,she owned him and between him being hot ya doing him wanting to please his "new owner" ,it just felt wrong to me... But that's me,sighs,but we never saw Willa do anything on the ship that was useful,I never saw her do anything really but lie to any one and everyone from her brother to her best friend to her lover to her self,she did nothing but eat,sleep,duck and lie to everyone including herself.... Someone is always paying the cost of her selfish lies.... I couldn't stand her.... We all deserved better than her especially Her best friend Tosh and her lover the sweet and noble Kyran... I'm just grateful this was KU, I love the 1st two books but the last two ? Don't even feel like the same person is writing them , where's the depth and the character ?

  2. 5 out of 5

    Under the Covers Book Blog

    After the disappointment of The Yarian I was a little wary of approaching the next book in the series. However, oh ye of little faith! I should have known the Poppy Rhys could pull it back. The Khyma is part one of two of the Taken mini series within the Women of Dor Nye series. Like an episode of your favourite TV programme that ends on 'to be continued...' than concludes the following week. This book focuses on Willa, a headstrong, fun loving girl, who doesn't always think things through. W After the disappointment of The Yarian I was a little wary of approaching the next book in the series. However, oh ye of little faith! I should have known the Poppy Rhys could pull it back. The Khyma is part one of two of the Taken mini series within the Women of Dor Nye series. Like an episode of your favourite TV programme that ends on 'to be continued...' than concludes the following week. This book focuses on Willa, a headstrong, fun loving girl, who doesn't always think things through. Which, is how she finds herself in a dodgy market looking to buy some Khyma, a race of alien bred to be protectors and slaves. She doesn't feel great about buying a slave, but she doesn't intend to keep them like slaves. However, things don't quite go as planned (as usual) as she realises that the trouble she is embroiled may have more far reaching consequences. When I started this book, the whole "the heroine is buying slaves" thing didn't quite sit right for me. However, what helped was that Willa didn't really see them as slaves, it was like she thought she was hiring body guards. Guards she fully intended to treat like an employee and offer pay and opportunities. Willa is a hard heroine to dislike, she may be a handful but she's a lot of fun and clearly cares for those around her. This story goes along fairly predictable lines, Willa falls for one of the Khyma, Kyran, and he likewise is fascinated and adores her. It feels very similar to the first two books in the series The Melier and The Melier: Homeworld. I loved it, Kyran especially managed to tug at the heart strings. From a romance point of view, you do get a HEA at the end of the book, however, it does end on a cliffhanger, so make sure you have the next book in the series queued up and ready to read! Reviewed by Suzanne❤ ♡ Don't want to miss any of our posts? Subscribe to our blog by email! ♡ ❤

  3. 5 out of 5

    Leyla

    I Really expected more from Poppy. This book is too easy going. Heroin is questionable... Still entertaining. Action packed. Will review in a near future🤔

  4. 4 out of 5

    Bubbles The Book Pimp

    Book 4 in the women of Dor Nye series. This series just keeps getting better and better. The writing is brilliant and flows so well. The charachters are realistic and believable... they are likable. I adored Willa and kyran...they had a lovely ( relatively ) uncomplicated story. Which was great after the wars between the couple in book 3 ( which I liked as well! ) Lots of adventure and comedy absolutely great read!! Really looking forward to Tosh's book and the rest of this series as it grows and Book 4 in the women of Dor Nye series. This series just keeps getting better and better. The writing is brilliant and flows so well. The charachters are realistic and believable... they are likable. I adored Willa and kyran...they had a lovely ( relatively ) uncomplicated story. Which was great after the wars between the couple in book 3 ( which I liked as well! ) Lots of adventure and comedy absolutely great read!! Really looking forward to Tosh's book and the rest of this series as it grows and we meet more women of Dor NYe and their aliens.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Chappy

    Action packed steamy goodness. Willa is a strong woman and she's determined to get back what was taken from her. She ends up stealing a pack of Khymas to act as her bodyguards. Kyran is confused as Willa doesn't behave like any other keeper he's had in the past. They both end up finding happiness...but Willa's friend Tosh pays the price. Starting Tosh's story now...but I can't help wanting more details about the Khymas. They are so rare and mysterious...who created them, where do they come from... Action packed steamy goodness. Willa is a strong woman and she's determined to get back what was taken from her. She ends up stealing a pack of Khymas to act as her bodyguards. Kyran is confused as Willa doesn't behave like any other keeper he's had in the past. They both end up finding happiness...but Willa's friend Tosh pays the price. Starting Tosh's story now...but I can't help wanting more details about the Khymas. They are so rare and mysterious...who created them, where do they come from...etc. Maybe we'll get answers eventually, I hope!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Airwreckah

    Though the heroine had questionable moral focus at times, she was no shrinking violet and i liked it. And the red dude was hot. But i wish it had been longer and more about their interaction

  7. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)

    3.5 Stars After the disappointment of The Yarian I was a little wary of approaching the next book in the series. However, oh ye of little faith! I should have known the Poppy Rhys could pull it back. The Khyma is part one of two of the Taken mini series within the Women of Dor Nye series. Like an episode of your favourite TV programme that ends on 'to be continued...' than concludes the following week. This book focuses on Willa, a headstrong, fun loving girl, who doesn't always think things 3.5 Stars After the disappointment of The Yarian I was a little wary of approaching the next book in the series. However, oh ye of little faith! I should have known the Poppy Rhys could pull it back. The Khyma is part one of two of the Taken mini series within the Women of Dor Nye series. Like an episode of your favourite TV programme that ends on 'to be continued...' than concludes the following week. This book focuses on Willa, a headstrong, fun loving girl, who doesn't always think things through. Which, is how she finds herself in a dodgy market looking to buy some Khyma, a race of alien bred to be protectors and slaves. She doesn't feel great about buying a slave, but she doesn't intend to keep them like slaves. However, things don't quite go as planned (as usual) as she realises that the trouble she is embroiled may have more far reaching consequences. When I started this book, the whole "the heroine is buying slaves" thing didn't quite sit right for me. However, what helped was that Willa didn't really see them as slaves, it was like she thought she was hiring body guards. Guards she fully intended to treat like an employee and offer pay and opportunities. Willa is a hard heroine to dislike, she may be a handful but she's a lot of fun and clearly cares for those around her. This story goes along fairly predictable lines, Willa falls for one of the Khyma, Kyran, and he likewise is fascinated and adores her. It feels very similar to the first two books in the series The Melier and The Melier: Homeworld. I loved it, Kyran especially managed to tug at the heart strings. From a romance point of view, you do get a HEA at the end of the book, however, it does end on a cliffhanger, so make sure you have the next book in the series queued up and ready to read!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany Roberts

    Oh, this was much too short! I absolutely love Poppy's books and her sexy, strange aliens! Kyran was adorable and seriously wished there had been more of him. This book so needed to longer! I loved the sweet, sincere interactions between him and Willa. Even after all he's known, he took that step, and took what he wanted. I would have loved to have seen more of his growth as he came into himself with his freedom, but sadly it ended too soon. Tosh and Willa are funny as hell together and it's goi Oh, this was much too short! I absolutely love Poppy's books and her sexy, strange aliens! Kyran was adorable and seriously wished there had been more of him. This book so needed to longer! I loved the sweet, sincere interactions between him and Willa. Even after all he's known, he took that step, and took what he wanted. I would have loved to have seen more of his growth as he came into himself with his freedom, but sadly it ended too soon. Tosh and Willa are funny as hell together and it's going to be torture waiting for the next book! Really looking forward to it!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Elly

    Cute and short story. Willa and Kyran were adorable together. Willa was feisty and Kyran was mysterious and a fish-out-of water. I haven't read a lot of these type of SCI-FI romance but I found the story to be refreshing and different. I liked the details about the Khyma people. I wish it had been longer. Cute and short story. Willa and Kyran were adorable together. Willa was feisty and Kyran was mysterious and a fish-out-of water. I haven't read a lot of these type of SCI-FI romance but I found the story to be refreshing and different. I liked the details about the Khyma people. I wish it had been longer.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lindap

    1 Star I made it to 40% and just couldn't go on anymore. Willa is reckless and thinks of no one but herself and getting her way. Lies constantly. Felt the story up to this part was juvenile. Skipping Taken Part Two and moving on to The Melier: Prodigal Son. 1 Star I made it to 40% and just couldn't go on anymore. Willa is reckless and thinks of no one but herself and getting her way. Lies constantly. Felt the story up to this part was juvenile. Skipping Taken Part Two and moving on to The Melier: Prodigal Son.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sonja Dishman

    Great read I loved it, and couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next book to come out, and hope its soon. Great read I loved it, and couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next book to come out, and hope its soon.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jessie

    This series just keeps getting better and better. I like that all the books can be stand alone. They're all unique... and have their own peak? Page 1, I was hooked, just couldn't put the darn book down. This book had me real bad; pass my bed time. Can't complain - I like me a good read. The characters were all likable and relatable - a major plus. Two badass women who took the storm by the horn. OK, I don't know what's up with me tonight. The storyline was just- I can't even put it into words. I This series just keeps getting better and better. I like that all the books can be stand alone. They're all unique... and have their own peak? Page 1, I was hooked, just couldn't put the darn book down. This book had me real bad; pass my bed time. Can't complain - I like me a good read. The characters were all likable and relatable - a major plus. Two badass women who took the storm by the horn. OK, I don't know what's up with me tonight. The storyline was just- I can't even put it into words. It wasn't cheesy, that's for sure. The plot was reasonable. I would definitely search hell and back for any heirloom given to me too. The cliffhanger though got me like... http://gph.is/1yqexne

  13. 5 out of 5

    Regina Eberhardt

    Fantastic Omg this was funny, heart, warming, sexy and so much more. I absolutely loved it and can't wait for the next one. Fantastic Omg this was funny, heart, warming, sexy and so much more. I absolutely loved it and can't wait for the next one.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Country Goose

    Not sure I'm not sure if I like it or not. It was overall a decent read. Willa and Tosh were pretty tough on their own, but felt they needed some muscle to back them up to get a piece of jewelry, a family heirloom, that was cheated from Will a in some game of chance that had high stakes. Wether or not the Windell actually cheated, it was never confirmed. We get Willa's accusations, but no proof. The whole Khyma thing weirded me out. They start out as animals, basically naked and unable to communi Not sure I'm not sure if I like it or not. It was overall a decent read. Willa and Tosh were pretty tough on their own, but felt they needed some muscle to back them up to get a piece of jewelry, a family heirloom, that was cheated from Will a in some game of chance that had high stakes. Wether or not the Windell actually cheated, it was never confirmed. We get Willa's accusations, but no proof. The whole Khyma thing weirded me out. They start out as animals, basically naked and unable to communicate in anything but grunts and growls. Control chips to make them behave or they get shocked. They know commands, but it's later suspected those commands are just guesses because they have no idea what she says. The sexual relationship development needs more elaboration. The way it developed was too easy. It was structurally evolving over desperate want, and that's it. I would have loved to see more development in the characters.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Christine

    I am not sure how I feel about this one. On one hand, The world building is very good I did adore the heroine and her BFF Tosh. However: The two of them together did some pretty stupid crap. Again the Alien is distinctly unsexy to me. He seemed to be a sweet guy inside but I found nothing about him attractive on the outside. It was more than a bit insta-love. I will continue the series.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Susie

    Bring on the Khymas!!! Omg I absolutely loved this story! It’s my favorite so far from her books as previous ones have had either multiple males which isn’t really my cup of tea or really grouchy ones. The Khyma known as Kyran was perfection, the most sweetest, adorable and loving alien males ever, I just adored him. He was the perfect blend of alien to human mix, nothing too odd or strange to be considered off putting. With his candy red skin, tall muscular build, turquoise eyes and long black h Bring on the Khymas!!! Omg I absolutely loved this story! It’s my favorite so far from her books as previous ones have had either multiple males which isn’t really my cup of tea or really grouchy ones. The Khyma known as Kyran was perfection, the most sweetest, adorable and loving alien males ever, I just adored him. He was the perfect blend of alien to human mix, nothing too odd or strange to be considered off putting. With his candy red skin, tall muscular build, turquoise eyes and long black hair he was good enough to eat like a juicy red apple or suck and lick like a sweet lollipop lol. Our leading lady Willa was a kickass, strong, independent women with long black hair and green eyes she was beauty and brains personified with a witty personality too boot. There were so many funny moments in the book with Wiila’s hilarious remarks and Kyran’s sweet clueless nature. It was a laugh riot especially the misunderstandings that took place after midnight lol I nearly peed my pants when I read that and later found out the reason why, it was epic! But what really blew me away was the intense attraction between our two leading characters it was off the charts HOT. The chemistry between them was palpable, their passion undeniable, when these two got together it was intense, steamy and oh so good and dirty I was left panting and needing a cold shower! As the story progresses we see Kyran evolve from the timid, uncertain and insecure male to a protective, possessive and self confident sexual beast. It was wonderful seeing his transformation after everything he and his pack brothers had been through since they were infants having been raised to basically be slaves and serve their keeper as a protector. It was a fantastic read with a great plot twist towards the end and full of action, angst, passion and comedy but what would have made my day was if Willa had gotten knocked up with his pups as he seemed so taken with the idea and he would have made such a wonderful father and I just crave H.E.A’s like that.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Space Cowgirl

    I See Red People👹👹👹 The Khyma👹: genetically designed guardians who are brutally efficient and loyal. They are tall, jacked💪, red aliens👹 with black hair and humanoid bodies and features✋🍌🌋. Parts is Parts! Willa💋🔫🔪 needs some muscle👹💪 for getting back an heirloom necklace that she foolishly gambled away. She is going to get it back by stealing it back. Willa💋🔪🔫 and her friend, Tosh💋🔫🔪, are from a family of traders, they travel space constantly and have their own developed trade routes, a ship and a I See Red People👹👹👹 The Khyma👹: genetically designed guardians who are brutally efficient and loyal. They are tall, jacked💪, red aliens👹 with black hair and humanoid bodies and features✋🍌🌋. Parts is Parts! Willa💋🔫🔪 needs some muscle👹💪 for getting back an heirloom necklace that she foolishly gambled away. She is going to get it back by stealing it back. Willa💋🔪🔫 and her friend, Tosh💋🔫🔪, are from a family of traders, they travel space constantly and have their own developed trade routes, a ship and a crew. They stop off at a backwater secret port to buy some alien muscle💪, and Willa sees the three Khyma males👹👹👹. They are always sold in multiples. She can't afford them, so she and Tosh attack the seller and steal the three red Khymas.👹👹👹 They are only too happy to get out of the cage and free. They speak an unknown indecipherable language, but they do understand Willa💋🔫🔪, their new owner. Willa💋🔫🔪 finds herself drawn to one of the Khyma, Kyran,💪🍌🌋, and he is drawn to her but he's a virgin male🍌 and was never a breeder🍌🌋, so it's all new to him! He's definitely a very. Fast. Learner. YEHAW! Ride em Bareback🍌, Cowgirl!🐎🐎🐎🐎 This book is pretty wacky, sometimes funny, and just kind of strange and weird😵 at times. It gets better towards the end. The relationship between Willa and Kyran is actually very sweet with some truly wonderful moments.💓💓 Read with KINDLE UNLIMITED for an honest review. I paid for this.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    ****MILD SPOILERS**** I actually liked this. The first book was really iffy for me. I liked the story line, but I hated the gallons amounts of sperm and whatnot. Made me cringe and want to take a shower (and not the fun kind). Needless to say, I didn't go on with the second one after reading a few reviews. I wasn't in love enough with the first book to just jump into the second one. This book, however, was great. I loved the relationship between Willa and Tosh, it was fun and witty. I liked that i ****MILD SPOILERS**** I actually liked this. The first book was really iffy for me. I liked the story line, but I hated the gallons amounts of sperm and whatnot. Made me cringe and want to take a shower (and not the fun kind). Needless to say, I didn't go on with the second one after reading a few reviews. I wasn't in love enough with the first book to just jump into the second one. This book, however, was great. I loved the relationship between Willa and Tosh, it was fun and witty. I liked that it wasn't annoying, the author made their relationship flow really well and didn't try to force it. Now, the male fell a little flat. I wanted him to get more of a personality once he was "free", but he didn't He kept the same mindset of basically wanting Willa. I also was hoping we would get more of a personality from the other two, but not much really came from them. However, I will say I liked this one 100% more than the first book. I didn't cringe at certain points, I didn't get annoyed with characters, the sex was ok, the humor made this book for me. I am looking forward to Tosh's story.

  19. 4 out of 5

    A.M. Martin

    WARNING: This story contains a non-human alien hero, mature content, graphic language, and some violence. Cliffhanger story that finishes in next book. 18 and older. 5 out of 5 The Khyma are Aliens, lol. I know but I’m so tired of getting an alien book and well there’s no sticking aliens!! BUT this one has them and more, loved that. Willa is the MC and I love her she had her friend Tosh surprised me. They are kick butt and I love kick-butt MC. This book was rather sweet than other alien books I’ve WARNING: This story contains a non-human alien hero, mature content, graphic language, and some violence. Cliffhanger story that finishes in next book. 18 and older. 5 out of 5 The Khyma are Aliens, lol. I know but I’m so tired of getting an alien book and well there’s no sticking aliens!! BUT this one has them and more, loved that. Willa is the MC and I love her she had her friend Tosh surprised me. They are kick butt and I love kick-butt MC. This book was rather sweet than other alien books I’ve read which was a nice change and let’s not forget the sex yall, I about died when the main Khyma was watching porn. It had a good plot line too, it wasn’t just about the sex like some books are nowadays. I need me a good plot to go with the sexy. I will definitely be diving into more of the Women of Dor Nye Books.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Solinda

    Another fantastic book by the amazing Poppy Rhys. The book is part of Poppy's Women of Dor Nye series. All the leading males in Poppy's series are Alien, Alien not humanoid Aliens. This particular book centers around two childhood friends Willa and Tosh. Willa gets hustled out of a family heirloom. To retrieve her precious jewelry she needs some protection and muscle power. Her henchmen are the Khyma. They are bipedal, big, muscular, red, and protective of their owner/ liberator. A whirlwind rom Another fantastic book by the amazing Poppy Rhys. The book is part of Poppy's Women of Dor Nye series. All the leading males in Poppy's series are Alien, Alien not humanoid Aliens. This particular book centers around two childhood friends Willa and Tosh. Willa gets hustled out of a family heirloom. To retrieve her precious jewelry she needs some protection and muscle power. Her henchmen are the Khyma. They are bipedal, big, muscular, red, and protective of their owner/ liberator. A whirlwind romance blossoms between Willa and one the Khyma, whose name is Kyran. Without giving away to much of the plot; to retrieve her property Willa, Kyran and Tosh crash a party. Tosh gets adducted, and that where book one ends and book number two begins. The continuation of the story is in the next book called Incuabri. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review

  21. 4 out of 5

    Gardavson

    Different Very different outlook in this book. For once there was no dominance in the male. Frankly, there was barely any personality to the leading male. He wasn't bred for personality, thought, or feeling, and had only barely begun developing any by the end of the book. Willa was definitely the dominant personality. Can't say I liked her much. She was sadly lacking in judgement and morals, and took advantage of Kyran in some pretty major ways. Her sense of right and wrong are severely twisted. Different Very different outlook in this book. For once there was no dominance in the male. Frankly, there was barely any personality to the leading male. He wasn't bred for personality, thought, or feeling, and had only barely begun developing any by the end of the book. Willa was definitely the dominant personality. Can't say I liked her much. She was sadly lacking in judgement and morals, and took advantage of Kyran in some pretty major ways. Her sense of right and wrong are severely twisted. There was very to redeem her. There was very little substance between her and Kyran and I found nothing enjoyable in reading about them. I'm glad her story is over, and frankly I'm not eager to read about her friend I the next book.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    Potential Willa and Kyran’s story has potential to be a unique and outstanding, and pushing boundaries love story. In my OPINION (please no haters) felt like it would have excelled if a) Willa was wrote as a newly discovered female Top and Kyran as a sub. Felt it hinted at it but didn’t deliver. With public appearance as her “protector” b)Kyran “freedom” and newly discovered language ability would have spurred petition to get rid of “guard dog” species value and put in as independent new class of Potential Willa and Kyran’s story has potential to be a unique and outstanding, and pushing boundaries love story. In my OPINION (please no haters) felt like it would have excelled if a) Willa was wrote as a newly discovered female Top and Kyran as a sub. Felt it hinted at it but didn’t deliver. With public appearance as her “protector” b)Kyran “freedom” and newly discovered language ability would have spurred petition to get rid of “guard dog” species value and put in as independent new class of sentient beings. C) her realization and confessions brother about her heirloom would have had her BROTHER go to party with her friend instead of her. Setting up not only her friends next story, but one for her Brother. (And No way would a bestie, leave without other.)

  23. 4 out of 5

    Smittie

    Entertaining and Imaginative This author's series is a unique take on alien space opera, and probably a more realistic perspective that aliens would be different, physically and culturally. This book presents a dilemma, slavery of intellect beings being breed, trained and cared for like pedigree service animals. It made me sad for their culture and delighted that he and his brothers have a happy ending. Love this series and highly recommend it for those who want more realistic stories with action Entertaining and Imaginative This author's series is a unique take on alien space opera, and probably a more realistic perspective that aliens would be different, physically and culturally. This book presents a dilemma, slavery of intellect beings being breed, trained and cared for like pedigree service animals. It made me sad for their culture and delighted that he and his brothers have a happy ending. Love this series and highly recommend it for those who want more realistic stories with action, strong female leads, and happy endings.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    Mehh. With a cliffhanger ending.. Loved the first three books, this one not so much. The story was good, but Willa was not likeable as a heroine. She was spoilt, risky and disregarded others advice or property. Her only redeeming quality is that she freed the guys. But others were constantly paying for her mistakes. There was some humor and misunderstandings based on language difficulties, that made this ok to read. The cliffhanger ending means I'll go and get the next book to see what happens.. Mehh. With a cliffhanger ending.. Loved the first three books, this one not so much. The story was good, but Willa was not likeable as a heroine. She was spoilt, risky and disregarded others advice or property. Her only redeeming quality is that she freed the guys. But others were constantly paying for her mistakes. There was some humor and misunderstandings based on language difficulties, that made this ok to read. The cliffhanger ending means I'll go and get the next book to see what happens..

  25. 4 out of 5

    Phoebe

    I've typed it before and I'll type it again about this author. I love the way she portrays her world, the different aliens that are in it, and her writing style but always 1 of her main characters in each book is so unlikable that all I want to read is them regret being such a terrible person. Which sadly didn't happen. The main character got away with everything thus making this book an unsatisfying read for me. I've typed it before and I'll type it again about this author. I love the way she portrays her world, the different aliens that are in it, and her writing style but always 1 of her main characters in each book is so unlikable that all I want to read is them regret being such a terrible person. Which sadly didn't happen. The main character got away with everything thus making this book an unsatisfying read for me.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Tremont G

    Willa - really unlikable, immature and annoying. I can't get over this supposed business woman doing stupid things like wagering a family heirloom and being so naive as to think her opponent wouldn't cheat. So the premise was weak. I had no respect for Willa. She is a liar, slave buyer/their (despite setting them free), and an ass. She should have just killed the guy who took the Damon necklace. Dumb. Willa - really unlikable, immature and annoying. I can't get over this supposed business woman doing stupid things like wagering a family heirloom and being so naive as to think her opponent wouldn't cheat. So the premise was weak. I had no respect for Willa. She is a liar, slave buyer/their (despite setting them free), and an ass. She should have just killed the guy who took the Damon necklace. Dumb.

  27. 4 out of 5

    MyzanM

    I give up... Last book was an egocentric male "hero". This was almost the reverse; a whiny egocentric heroine. the difference is that Finley at least had some backbone and personality where Kyran had nothing going for him. Sure he was sweet, but with nothing else there wasn't enough to balance the whole thing up. I will definitely NOT finish the series. At least not if I remember how dreadful the last two installments were. I give up... Last book was an egocentric male "hero". This was almost the reverse; a whiny egocentric heroine. the difference is that Finley at least had some backbone and personality where Kyran had nothing going for him. Sure he was sweet, but with nothing else there wasn't enough to balance the whole thing up. I will definitely NOT finish the series. At least not if I remember how dreadful the last two installments were.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Toni (U.A.C.)

    So... The only likeable quality about the heroine in this story is that she freed some slaves that she stole from a flesh market. The rest of the time, I found her to be immature, irrational, and morally lacking and the other characters around her excuse and/or encourage the behavior?...she just leaves a wake of disturbances, damage, and bodies...both foe and friend. That she maintains any friendship whatsoever, boggles my mind. I don't understand how this book has the rating it does. It is not 3 So... The only likeable quality about the heroine in this story is that she freed some slaves that she stole from a flesh market. The rest of the time, I found her to be immature, irrational, and morally lacking and the other characters around her excuse and/or encourage the behavior?...she just leaves a wake of disturbances, damage, and bodies...both foe and friend. That she maintains any friendship whatsoever, boggles my mind. I don't understand how this book has the rating it does. It is not 3.9 worthy.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Aseneth T Brown

    Good I loved how strong and brave the female lead and her best friend were. I loved their dialogue with each other and how they had each other's back. Willa and Khyran relationship was great as well. Loved how open they were with each other. The story was overall really good I look forward to the next book in the series. Good I loved how strong and brave the female lead and her best friend were. I loved their dialogue with each other and how they had each other's back. Willa and Khyran relationship was great as well. Loved how open they were with each other. The story was overall really good I look forward to the next book in the series.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Cynde Henry

    Love this whole series. Really like this author. The suspense is gripping and addictive. Don't want to put it down. I love the approach of not racial but specie bias. Sad to say that we have'nt conquered this yet in our lifetime, hopefully sooner than later. These stories resonnate with conflict and resolution making you root for the good gutys. Great reads. Love this whole series. Really like this author. The suspense is gripping and addictive. Don't want to put it down. I love the approach of not racial but specie bias. Sad to say that we have'nt conquered this yet in our lifetime, hopefully sooner than later. These stories resonnate with conflict and resolution making you root for the good gutys. Great reads.

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