"Scorching hot...will leave you gasping for air!"
Book Three in Series
Princess Nella of Ariel is on the run. Kidnapped from her
family, Nella resisted a man who tried to force her to Bond
with him. When Nella managed to escape her captor, he
unleashed an army of assassin bots programmed to terminate
her on sight. Unable to establish contact with her family,
Nella fled to another planet - Bor Narga. Despite her best
efforts to stay safe, Nella soon found herself trapped in
an alley with an assassin bot hell bent on taking her out -
and a Level Three Shareem. She never would have guessed
that the man with the deep blue eyes would be the more
dangerous of the two.
Rio had plans to leave the planet. As a Level Three
Shareem, he is genetically enhanced and programmed to
pleasure women as the ultimate Dom. True to his
programming, he never travels without his whip and
handcuffs. When the government shut down DNAmo twenty
years ago, Rio and the other Shareem were forced to live as
second class citizens in a world that despises them for
what they were designed to be. Tired of being harassed by
patrollers and subjected to "special restrictions," Rio was
set to illegally flee Bor Narga...at least that was the plan
until he had an unfortunate run-in with an assassin bot.
Rio manages to use his strength and intelligence to
outsmart the assassin bot, but Nella is accidentally
injured in the process. Rio's quick actions save Nella's
life and he vows to help her return to her family. Used to
being nothing more than a sexual toy, Rio knows the dangers
of falling in love...yet the thought of Nella leaving stirs
an ache in him that he can't deny. Suddenly, he finds
himself wanting something more. But he is Shareem, and
that means he is not meant to have a happily ever after.
Nella doesn't trust anyone, yet she feels herself
inexplicably drawn to Rio who has made it his mission to
teach her the ultimate lesson in trust -- By convincing her
to willingly submit to him. Rio frightens her and he frees
her. In his arms she finds comfort and release like she's
never known, but are her feelings real or is she simply
under the spell of the Shareem? Nella ponders the
questions as she feels the beginnings of the Bond forming
with Rio. Rio may be teaching Nella about trust, but can
Nella teach Rio about love?
In this third installment of the Tales of the Shareem
series, RIO shows that bad boys need love too.
Unapologetic, yet playful in his relentless pursuit of
sexual dominance, Rio is the kind of character you will
love in spite of yourself. He is easily the star of the
series. Nella is a tad bland next to the sexual vortex
that is Rio, but as a Rubenesque beauty she makes a perfect
unconventional heroine for a guy who is anything but
ordinary. RIO's story is scorching hot and will leave
readers gasping for air...(not to mention curious about that
whip of his!) This is not a warm and fuzzy romance, but it
is a love story that works well in the erotic universe that
Allyson James has created.
Reviewer's note: This book contains elements that some
readers may find objectionable: Explicit sexual content,
ménage (m/f/m), exhibitionism, spanking, voyeurism,
bondage, and anal intercourse.
Reviewed by Sonya Harrison
Posted September 6, 2008