Friday, 16 December 2011

Captured - Book Review by Voodoo Bride

by Julia Rachel Barrett

What is it about:
Mari never expects to find herself in a cage in a cargo hold on a spaceship. She quickly learns from her captors she's headed to the meat market. When they try to return her to hypersleep, she resists. After allowing her to stay awake, Mari realizes her survival depends on connecting with the male in charge, Ekkatt. She must make him see her as a sentient being or she will end up as dinner.

Ekkatt has never spoken to any human. They are valued for one thing, the money they bring at auction. The Attun race is vegetarian, but other species prize human flesh and bring in good money. Then the female with red hair speaks to him and forces him to admit she has a name. Mari throws Ekkatt's entire life into question, the biggest question...can he watch her sold to the highest bidder?
** A Siren Erotic Romance

What did I think of it:
I'm always on the look out for a good SciFi Romance where one of the leads isn't human, so that's why I picked up Captured.

And I have to say: It's an enjoyable erotic romance as long as you don't mind that the story has plot holes big enough to swallow up small countries.

Ekkatt thinks humans are little more than animals at the beginning of the story, still he speaks almost every human language and he has visited Earth many times, has seen human cities and has even been in them to abduct humans. Ehm.... either Ekkatt is a little slow in the head or Barrett didn't think this through.

I had some trouble with this and with other glaringly obvious plot holes, but otherwise I enjoyed the romance, which is really hot.

This book won't end up on my reread pile, but I'm willing to try something else by Barrett if the story sounds appealing.

Why should you read it:
It's an enjoyable SciFi romance

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1 comment:

M.A.D. said...

... "plot holes big enough to swallow up small countries" ROTFLMBO ;D

I've gotta remember that!