Audiobook Review: Choosing Theo (Clecanian, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Choosing Theo by Victoria Aveline

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Being kidnapped by aliens is only the start of Jade’s problems. Thankfully, her rescuers, an alien race known as the Clecanians, are willing to protect her, but she has to stay on their planet for one year and respect the rules of their culture–including choosing a husband. Jade refuses at first but decides to play along until she can find a way back to Earth.

Theo, a scarred mercenary who prefers a life of solitude, is stunned when Jade selects him as her husband. After years of being passed over, he never imagined he would be chosen and neither did anyone else. Only one explanation makes sense…the curvy enticing female must be a spy, and Theo’s determined to break her cover using any means necessary.

As Jade and Theo are forced to spend time together, their chemistry becomes undeniable. But neither can afford to bring love into the equation, especially since Jade seems determined to go home. After all, she can’t possibly stay here, right? 

Choosing Theo

His inner beast!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💚🖤💙❤️💜
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘📔
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌎
Character development: 🤓☹️🙃☺️😍
Narrator: 🎙🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Solo Narration

The heroine: Jade – a landscape designer who spends most of her time in her home. Jade was kidnapped from her house by some sort of reptilian looking aliens. When they got near their destination, she was put into a pod and jettisoned from the spaceship, later landing on a planet in the forest. Luckily she stole some sort of knock out spray from the aliens and was able to spray whomever or whatever came for her.

The Hero: Theo – he is from a race of Aliens that look similar to humans called Clecanians and he is half Traxian (which is a more brutal race). He is taller than humans, with elongated canines. Theo is a mercenary who has been scarred from many battles. He had resigned himself to the fact that no female would want to marry and procreate with him.

The Story: Jade escaped her would be captor and ended up finding a city called Tremonta on the alien planet where she landed. She was taken in by the Clecanian council and told that it was illegal for them to return her to her home planet. She had to marry a Clecanian for three months in order to learn how to live in this new world, after which she can decide where she wants to live.

This is told in dual points of view via dual narration. The narration is done by Stephen Dexter who has a deep, soft voice which is very pleasant to listen to and he is terrific at donning different voices for a variety of different characters. He is also great at showing attitude and emotion through his voice and speaks at a nice cadence.

This audiobook had a long wait on my Libby (library) app, so I read the rest of the series prior to reading this first one, though it didn’t really make a difference. Each book can really be read as a stand-alone. This was a good story and Theo was such a total alpha male, while Jade was a fish out of water trying to figure out how to live in an ancient world. There was explosive chemistry between Jade and Theo and when he lost control, things got super steamy!


View all my reviews

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.