The Alien’s Challenge by Ella Maven
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😤😠🙃😘🥰
Narration Type: Dual Narration
The heroine: Tabitha – she was a college student who was taken captive from her bed by an alien race, then sold to other aliens who wanted to use her as a breeder before she was rescued by yet another race of aliens, the Drixonian Warriors. They are huge, muscular and blue with horns and all their females have died out. Tabitha has been writing stories for her fellow human girls, but lately all she can write about is her fantasies of Xavy. She doesn’t care about getting a mate or having a baby, she just wanted to hook up and get it on.
The Hero: Xavy – he is interested in Tabitha, but won’t let himself have her. He thinks he is less than honorable because of the desires he felt when he was around her. Xavy is a warrior and a pilot and is going on what might turn out to be a suicide mission in the cruiser that Gar found in The Alien’s Savior. War is looming with the Uldani and Xavy’s mission is of the utmost importance to the Drixonian warriors and the human females.
The Story: The night before Xavy is to go on his mission, there is a party where many of the Drixonian’s and human females imbibed a bit too much. Tabitha and Xavy hooked up but just as things started to get really steamy, Xavy stopped everything. Tabitha ended up drinking her sorrows away and when it was time to go to bed, she ended up falling asleep on the Cruiser, so when Xavy left for his mission, she was on the ship.
Xavy had to bring Tabitha back because his mission was to meet with another race of alien and he couldn’t take her, not just because it might be a suicide mission, but because the Kaluma people wouldn’t react well to a human female. They wouldn’t respect her sovereignty as an unmated female. Though when he turned the cruiser to bring her back, everything went wrong.
I liked Xavy from the start in this book and even more because of the dirty things he wants to do to Tabitha. He is afraid his desires aren’t normal or honorable and I couldn’t wait to find out what he wanted. This book was steamy from early on and I liked the fact that it was interspersed with a good story about the mission and the Drixonians preparing for war with the Uldani.
Like the previous books in this series, this one was told in both main characters points of view via dual narration. The narrators again were Jeffrey Kafer and Heather Costa, both of whom did a terrific job. Jeffrey has a deep voice and speaks at a good cadence for an alien male. Heather has a soft, somewhat raspy voice and shows a lot of emotion through her narration.
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