"A funny and engaging futuristic story"
Brittany Callaghan is what they call statuesque. That is to
say she is over tall and not bad to look at if you were to
ask her. She wants a man she can look in the eye. She never
expected to find him in her small California town. When she
did encounter him he was a Nordic god. Dalden is all she
ever wanted in a man and more. The only problem was he was
not from her country and on some kind of mission. Or so
The truth is Dalden is just who and what he tells her he
a warrior form a race of people who believe that Woman
should always obey. Are you smiling yet? If not go right
out and get this book. It is funny and engaging. The
characters are well written and fun to be around. It is a
"must have" "can't put down" book.
Cheryl Barr © Copyright 2002
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 3, 2002
Lindsey revisits alien worlds in her latest (after
Warrior's Woman; You Belong to Me; etc.) Six-foot-tall
construction worker Brittany Callaghan has had trouble
finding a man who doesn't mind her height; nearly 30 and
still a virgin, she's used to taking care of herself in the
small town of Seaview, Calif. At the local mall, she meets
Dalden Ly-San-Ter, a seven-foot barbarian alien stud who
tells her he's pursuing a troublemaker from his "country"
and asks for her help. Of course, the two are wildly
attracted to each other, and Dalden's hokey, wisecracking
supercomputer, Martha, has to remind him the mission comes
first: his quarry is an alien king who's looking for
subjects and planning to use a stolen device called an
Altering Rod to take over Earth. The two giants quickly
fall in love and succeed in capturing the errant king.
Dalden declares his intention to make Brittany
his "lifemate," and he and Martha reveal the truth about
his origins when they take Brittany aboard their ship. Her
stubborn disbelief which she clings to even as they arrive
on Dalden's planet, Sha-Ka'an tests the patience of her
warrior beau and any readers who should get that far. It
takes a near-fatal incident to finally make her accept the
truth, and she inadvertently introduces a peculiar version
of feminism to her new, barbarian-run home.