The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎
Character development: 🥲😳😋
The heroine: Louisa – she is house mother to a group of teenage girls who are wards of the state. The short bus they were in on a trip to the museum nearly hit a squat creature and the driver passed out sending the bus careening off a cliff. Though it ends up floating upward instead of down towards the bottom of the cliff. Only to find they end up in a spaceship with the same ugly green skinned creature they nearly hit in the road.
The Heroes: Brax and Xarn – they are best friends and Xarn is a cousin to Tren and Jaro from books one and two. Brax and Xarn are now the greatest mercenaries in the Galaxy since Tren and Jaro retired, though a new merc is coming up in the world as well. They do everything together. They are paid double their going rate to kill the crew of a spaceship, so they appropriate the ship which is said to hold a priceless treasure.
The Story: Brax and Xarn are surprised to find a bunch of human teenagers and a beautiful human female aboard the ship. They are knocked out after getting into a fight over the human female. They wake to being tied up by the humans. Though they are know as the Dual Terrors, they are often not taken seriously because they joke and bicker between themselves as they are in the midst of battle or brawls.
It isn’t long before the guys need to rescue Louisa and the girls so they take off on their own ship. Though Brax and Xarn are used to sharing everything, they fight over Louisa. They try to make her choose between them, each of them wanting to win her favor. The book did get steamy, but I didn’t like the story as much as in the last two books.
The book is told in multiple points of view via dual narration. Like the first two books in this series, the narrators are J.F. Harding and Holly Chandler. They did a good job, both have clear voices and good cadence. I have been enjoying this series which is different than a lot of the alien romance books I have read, many of which have the human women crash landing on an alien planet. These take place mostly on spaceships and space stations, which I like. This one did have an adventure on a planet they crashed on, but the entire book didn’t take place on that planet.
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