"...erotic romance in which love still triumphs..."
When good samaritan Kelly Scott stopped to help a man at
the hands of a gang her act of bravery was to change her
life forever. For the dark of the night concealed the fact
that her act of human kindness wasn't directed at a human
after all. Tau didn't want or need the human's help. She
wasn't one of the women he and his team had been sent to
retrieve and now he was stuck with her. When his team had
discovered her interferance he'd had to choose between
killing her, or claiming her himself. He couldn't allow
her to be killed, but he didn't want a human mate either...
I enjoyed this book but I did find it a difficult one to
review because it wasn't what I expected. This book has
been classified as Carnal by the publisher and the rating
is well deserved. I feel readers who are looking for
purely a futuristic romance are going to be disappointed.
There are aspects of the story -- apart from the type of
dialogue used - which are fairly explicit. The heroine is
forced to chose between survival and letting her emotions
rule and it was this which bothered me most when I read it
the first time. I believe that many readers will be turned
off in particular by the non-consensual sex which takes
place at the beginning of the story between the hero and
The two main characters are brought together under
impossible circumstances and Kaitlyn O'Connor accurately
portrays the development of their relationship against
overwhelming odds. I expected a 'love conquers all'
futuristic romance but when I adjusted to the tone of the
book I was able to appreciate it as a very well written
erotic romance in which love still triumphs.
When Kelly Scott rescues a man under attack by a roaming
gang, she has no idea that it will change the course of her
life, but she begins to form an inkling when she discovers
he is not of Earth. It isn't until she finds herself aboard
the haden ship, bound for New Ducran, however, that she
realizes how tenuous her position is. The mission she has
stumbled upon is to secure wives for the New Ducranian
colonistsóbut Kelly wasn't chosen, and she has no way of
knowing if she can convince Tau that she's worth keepingó
although it doesn't seem to be difficult to convince him to