Audiobook Review: Torment (Barbarians of the Sand Planet, #3). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Torment by Tana Stone

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tori wants nothing to do with the gorgeous, sand planet barbarians. Too bad she’s stuck with the cockiest Dothvek alive. 

Stowing away on the enemy ship to sabotage it may not have been Tori’s best idea, but she meant for it to be a solo mission. She never planned for a huge Dothvek warrior to come along for the less-than-pleasant ride. And why did it have to be Vrax, the arrogant barbarian who gets under her skin so much? When he gets captured and offloaded to an alien slave market, she knows she can’t leave him behind. But can she save him from the notorious slavers and get back to her crew on the sand planet? 

Vrax can’t explain his need to protect the fierce bounty hunter. She certainly doesn’t welcome his help, although her protests only seem to add fuel to his fire. When he’s taken to an alien city known as the Den of Thieves, he fears he may never see her or his home ever again. Especially when he’s purchased by a madam who has very specific plans for the hunky warrior. 

This standalone action-romance novel features a tough, independent heroine; a gorgeous, sand planet barbarian warrior; action-packed battles; and steamy scenes in the Den of Thieves. 


Love in a dangerous place!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💚🖤💙💜
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😳☺️🤫😍

The heroine: Torie – After nearly being raped on a bounty hunter ship where she previously worked, Torie joined an all female bounty hunting crew. After picking up their last bounty they were boarded by a rival bounty hunter and his crew, who then sabotaged their ship and stranded them on a primitive sand planet. After the rival hunters figured out the bounty they were after was actually a woman and that the women still had her, they came to the sand planet, destroyed the women’s ship and tried to capture the bounty, killing her in the process.

The Hero: Vrax – Vrax was a Dothvek warrior. He and Torie didn’t get along from the beginning but he admired how fierce she was and how she fought for her friends. So when Torie snuck on to the rival space ship to get revenge after seeing they killed Max, he followed her to keep her safe.

The Story: Torie and Vrax hide in the ventilation ducts of the ship while trying to figure out how to overpower and kill the crew, though they are discovered and he makes sure Torie is hidden away while he is taken captive. He ends up in a slave auction on a planet known as the “Den of Thieves” where they get into some dangerous situations.

This series has been good so far and every one I have read has a different storyline which I have enjoyed, so they are not all replica’s of each other with different characters. Though the characters in this one were sort of dumb to sneak on to a ship full of bad guys with big weapons. It is no surprise that they end up in trouble.

I find it funny in books like these when the two main characters are in the middle of escaping a dangerous situation and they stop to get intimate with each other. I just can’t get into that. I keep thinking why don’t they wait until they are in a safe place before getting together like that. But some people must like it because authors always seem to put scenes like that into the mix.

I liked Torie in the last two books because she is strong and a warrior and always willing to fight for what she wants. She was that in this book also but she was a bit annoying because she is determined to taken as an equal to any man and has a bee in her bonnet about it. It is all well and good to be a feminist and women are definitely as good as men in different ways, and some are better warriors than many men. But it gets annoying when the feminism is so entrenched that the female doesn’t even like things like men opening doors for them, thinking it means they think the woman lesser, when in fact they are just being a gentlemen.

Like the first two books, the narration was great. I love it when there is dual narration within every chapter and can’t say enough about that since I just hate it when the male narrator has to do female voices and vice versa. Tristan Josiah and Sierra Grace did the narration and they were both very good.


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