Audiobook Review: Her Secret Champion (Lunarian Warriors, #5). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Her Secret Champion by Roxie Ray

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Is he playing at being my master, or is he playing me?

Things have gone from bad to far, far worse since I was abducted from Earth and then thrown in the dungeon.

Apparently attempting to assassinate the queen is a no-no around here, even if she is a total psycho.

I need to find a way out. I’m done being a prisoner and a pawn.

But to escape I need help, and a terrifying alien warrior is my only hope.

Apex is everything I should fear. Dangerous. Alluring. A warrior forbidden from having a mate of his own.

The only way out of the dungeon is to put my freedom in his hands and pretend to be his slave.

I shouldn’t trust him, but I can’t keep my hands off him.

He can’t claim me and be the warrior he was raised to be.

The queen wants me tortured and killed.

It might be love, lust, or crazy space dust addling my brain, but I want to be his.

How can I make it happen when all the odds are stacked against us?

Her Secret Champion

“Out of one cage and straight into another!”

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💙💚🖤💜
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😪😵‍😑🥺

The heroine: Atlanta – twin sister to Savannah from Her Healing Warrior. Atlanta was also a social media influencer for the sectors on Earth and she disliked posting propaganda for the Government but was forced into it by her parents. The sisters were abducted by aliens together, and while Savii was sold to the Rutharians, Atlanta was placed on a prison planet called Nightmoor.

The Hero: Apex – Apex worked as a specter (Lunarian Spy) and was the best of the lot, though he didn’t always agree with the things his leader Lady Idria did. He knew she had her own interests in mind with the things she did, not the interests of Lunaria. However, she was good at convincing the high council that what she wanted was right for the country. Now Idria plans to become queen of the Rutharians and name herself queen of Lunaria as well. Apex is the one specter working with the warriors from the previous books.

The Story: Atlanta was brought to the prison planet Nightmoor to be a dancer for Queen Leija. Atlanta hated performing for others on Earth and hates the fact that she is doing much of the same on Nightmoor. At some point she rebels and is thrown into the dungeon where Apex finds her. He has come to rescue her.

I really enjoyed the last few books, especially Her Healing Warrior and I couldn’t wait for the story of Apex and Atlanta. This was told in dual points of view with dual narration by Sierra Kline and Gregory Kellen. Sierra Kline has done all the prior books and I enjoy her voice. Gregory Kellen is new and I didn’t really like his voice for Apex who is a deadly spy. I liked the deeper voice of Logan McAllister who did the previous four books. I think it would have worked better for Apex. I also didn’t like the voices Gregory used for the supporting characters Gallix and Ronan. He is one of those narrators who uses different voices that sound like cartoon villains.

Apex has been searching for Atlanta for too long. First out of duty and more recently it was more like an obsession. It has made him feel much more than he is comfortable with, since specters are taught at an early age not to feel. I was a bit disappointed in Atlanta as well, she came across more like a spoiled brat than a strong heroine.

I think mainly because they didn’t show a valid reason why Atlanta tried to kill the queen and chose to stay in the dungeon rather than apologize and eat a bit of crow. If there was more background showing her being abused or something by the queen. Instead it seemed like she just didn’t want to dance for the queen at parties, which seemed a small price to pay for being safe, unlike her sister who was held and repeatedly raped by various Rutharians.

I was also surprised that Apex didn’t seem to be the strong intelligent alpha male that I though he would be. He was really under the thumb of Lady Idria, and admitted to basically always doing what she told him to. Like he was as much a slave as anything. Though he was a master spy and assassin, I had to wonder why he didn’t just kill Idria and be free.


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