by Eve Langlais
Series: Alien Abduction #2
Published by ListenUp Audiobooks on July 22, 2016
Sub-Genre/Theme: Futuristic, Sci-Fi
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She intentionally abducted him because of his prowess, so when the chance arose, he stole her for revenge.
Aylia is on a quest to get pregnant, and in the time-honored tradition of her people, she must find a suitable male for the task. Seducing a warrior is harder than she expected, especially when her body turns traitor and melts at his touch. When he flips the situation around and takes her prisoner, he somehow manages to steal her heart. And she might just have to kill him to get it back.
Being the scourge of the galaxy comes with consequences, like females wanting his body - and males wanting his head. After he meets Aylia, he learns that not all battles are fought using fists and knives and the deepest wounds come from the heart.
Through the vastness of space, brothels, and unmentionable places in between, can this stubborn pair overlook their pride and past to come together? Or will they forever abduct each other, unable to admit their love?
After reading and loving the first book in the Alien Abduction series, Accidental Abduction, I had high hopes for book #2, Intentional Abduction. Sadly, I was disappointed with this one. The story felt disjointed to me and I didn’t believe the romance between the main characters. Also, the fun tone of the first book was absent from this story.
First, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the cover. Other than the purple skin, what exactly is going on here? Is he undercover? Is this a disguise or his regular outfit? I have no clue what that’s about.
Aylia is a human who was saved from a slave camp when she was very young. She was raised with the Zonians, a warrior race of powerful, female-dominated aliens. Now that Aylia has come of age, it’s time for her to become pregnant and start her matriarchal line.
Aylia sets her sights on Jaro, a purple alien and warrior in his own right, for his physical prowess. (He’s also the brother of Tren from book #1.) Aylia is attracted to Jaro, but she has one goal in mind and that’s to get pregnant. So, she abducts Jaro and attempts to force him to impregnate her.
Okay, this is where the story got weird for me. Not the fact that we’re dealing with aliens, not the whole “must get pregnant NOW” mission, nope…it’s the way that Aylia basically roofies Jaro, ties him up, and then attempts to rape him. Look, I know this book is meant to be lighthearted and fun, but this scene really bothered me–despite the fact that Jaro goes from non-consensual to consensual pretty darn quickly. Maybe that’s just my issue, but the whole premise of this story left me really uncomfortable.
Since that is the basis of how they meet and subsequently get together–they start out hating each other, then eventually fall in love–I didn’t find the romance element convincing at all. There’s also the fact that Aylia is a wide-eyed virgin and that didn’t help her case any. I couldn’t find much to like about either character, unfortunately.
I plan on reading the next book in the series, but this one was a huge miss for me.
Rating: 1.5 stars