The Alien’s Ransom by Ella Maven
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A bit cheesy but good!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😳😬🤩🤓
The heroine: Frankie – a human woman who goes to bed one night and wakes up as a captive in a space ship. Before she knows it, they have landed on an alien planet and are herded out of the ship by tall dolphin like creatures. Then a bunch of blue horned humanoid aliens arrive on hover bikes.
The Heroes: Daz – he is the drexel (leader) of the Drixonian clan that is tasked with delivering the cargo from the space ship to the Uldani, a race they were once at war with who now hold his brother captive. He is supposed to deliver the cargo in order to get his brother released.
The Story: The Drixonian males didn’t know the cargo that they were to deliver would be human females. It goes against everything they believe to treat females that way and when one of the dolphin-like aliens hits one of the women, Dax and his clan take the women to safety.
This book was you standard alien romance, with not much different than many others I have read. For some reason I have been liking the aliens lately. I like to hear about different technology, different flora and fauna on alien planets, and different anatomy of the alien males.
This book was super cheesy in parts and some things were a bit unbelievable, but they were also funny. I laugh at some of the steamy language that is used to describe things in this type of romance. Like when Daz and Frankie were cleaning off in a lake and he dives under and comes back up from the water, Frankie describes it like “some kind of erotic surfer commercial.”
This was definitely insta-love. I can’t imagine being sexually attracted to a tall well build blue male with snake-like skin, horns and a tail within a day of landing on a strange planet. However, it works in a book like this and things got very steamy pretty fast. The Drixonian men also have some very interesting parts in their package.
The book was told in dual points of view and the narration was done by Heather Costa and Jeffery Kafer. I haven’t heard Jefferey Kafer before but he has a clear deep voice which worked well for the Drixonian leader. Heather Costa isn’t one of my favorites, but does a good job. Overall I really enjoyed the narration on this one. The side storyline about the brother and the Uldani was pretty good as well.
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