Devi’s Distraction by Ruby Dixon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another good story!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: 😌😎🙃😮
The heroine: Devi – she is a paleophysiologist and is very interested in the flora and fauna of her new world. She is a bit of a loner and likes to spend her time on the beach dissecting the animals she finds and the ones that are washed up on the beach.
The Hero(es): N’Dek – he is of the strong arm clan, which means he has 4 arms. He was injured back home and lost part of one leg below the knee. He has been kind of a grouch and a bit lazy, feeling sorry for himself because he was such a strong hunter and he felt that he couldn’t contribute anymore.
The Story: N’Dek sees that Devi is intelligent and asks her if she can make him some sort of prosthetic leg. He doesn’t want anyone else to know in case it doesn’t work out. So after everyone else goes to bed, the two of them work together on their project and get to know each other.
After Bridget makes an offhand remark, N’Dek thinks he will soon resonate and he figures it will be with Bridget. He wants to know more about human females so that when he does resonate he will know how to please her, so he asks Devi about humans. They talk more and more each night and get closer.
These two were very cute together and I liked the romance between them. I liked how N’Dek is surprised that Devi doesn’t look at him like he is less of a man. Devi is such a nerdy girl that she is adorable, especially when she starts talking about the animals she dissects.
Like the rest in the series, this book was told in dual points of view via dual narration. The narrators are Sean Crisden and Felicity Munroe. Felicity’s voice is perfect for Devi and especially cute when she goes on and on about her work on the beach. Sean has a nice deep voice and his pitch and cadence work well for the alien males.
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