by Eve Langlais
Series: Alien Abduction #1
Published by ListenUp Audiobooks on April 18, 2016
Sub-Genre/Theme: Futuristic, Sci-Fi
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Abducted by a space pirate, she fights the temptation to let him plunder her goods.
A boyfriend's attempted murder leaves Megan floundering in the ocean. Sinking without hope, the bright light she sees in the night sky isn't her doorway to heaven, but rather the beginning of her accidental abduction by a space pirate. While thankful of his rescue, Megan stays true to form and just can't keep her mouth shut, even when he keeps threatening to kill her--or auction her off to the highest bidder. Even odder, despite her decision to not get involved with her wickedly hot captor, she can't help craving his touch.
Tren retired from his job as a mercenary so he could enjoy life, but he never counted on the boredom of normalcy. The acquisition of rare items has somewhat filled the void, but his accidental abduction of an outspoken earthling, who doesn't know when to shut up, turns his life upside. Her fiery spirit draws him while at the same time drives him insane. Struggling with his urges, he must decide-- throttle her barbarian neck or ravish her delectably lush body?
Despite what his heart tries to tell him, he's determined to sell her to the highest bidder even as he seduces her body. However, despite his best intentions, he discovers he can't let her go. And when a foe from his past thinks to steal her, he'll do anything to get her back.
Accidental Abduction is book #1 in the Alien Abduction series by Eve Langlais. That’s right, aliens! I don’t often read sci-fi romance…but when I do…! This book is kind of crazy but I really liked it. I especially liked how it doesn’t take itself too seriously at all–the characters just have a wild and crazy time.
Megan has never had much luck with men, but this last boyfriend of hers really takes the cake. He pushed her off a boat in an attempt to murder her. However, his plan is foiled when Megan finds herself flailing in the ocean under a bright beam of light. But it’s not a rescue helicopter or a near-death experience–it’s an alien spacecraft, beaming her up.
Tren is a former mercenary on his home planet and current space pirate. When he accidentally captures Megan on his latest expedition to Earth, initially he intends to sell the human to the highest bidder. But there’s something about her that gives him pause.
Megan is super feisty and unafraid to speak her mind. At first, she’s taken aback by Tren’s alien appearance–while he appears humanoid, he’s also got purple skin and pointed teeth. Although Megan should be afraid of Tren, she’s more irritated and inconvenienced by the abduction than anything else and doesn’t hesitate to say so.
As part of a more evolved race of beings, Tren is used to thinking of earthlings as barbarians. This fiery human has him changing his mind. They hate each other at first, then realize that they have an undeniable attraction. Who cares if they’re different species? You can’t deny chemistry, right?
This book is really fun. Megan finds herself falling for the purple space pirate. Despite his hesitation, Tren starts to feel the same way for Megan. When Megan finds herself in danger, she must fight the alien forces threatening her. Tren must do whatever he can to keep her safe.
In addition to an interesting spin on the enemies-to-lovers trope, there’s also a touch of fated mates–that part didn’t work for me as well since I thought it seemed more appropriate for a shifter story, but overall it didn’t bother me too much.
This was my first time reading anything by Eve Langlais and I’m looking forward to reading more from her. I was surprised how much I liked this book and I already have the next audiobook in the series queued up. I recommend this one if you’re looking for something different, super sexy, and fun.
Rating: 4 stars