Her Alien Enemy by Presley Hall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The other side of the story!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😍😚😉🙂
Narration Type: Dual Narration
The heroine: Ivy – She was one of the human females that crashed on the prison planet Nuthora. They were rescued and protected by the Voxeran warriors that were banished from their home world of Vox. Now that they have made their way off the prison planet and have arrived on Vox, Ivy plans to do what she can to support Droth in a new rebellion.
The Hero: Kardax – he is the brother to prince Droth who is the rightful king of the Voxeran, though when their uncle Drokar usurped the thrown after their father died. When Kardax found out that Droth was leading a rebellion, he told their uncle, which got Droth and his supporters banished to the prison planet of Nuthora. Since that happened, Drokar has gotten a bit soft and Kardax handles much of the day to day running of the planet.
The Story: Ivy was excited to get to Vox because she wasn’t one of the lucky humans to find her fated mate among the Voxerans on Nuthora. She was hoping that she will find her fated mate now that they are on Vox. However, she didn’t meet any likely candidates in the cave where they stayed after arriving while they planned their rebellion.
Ivy signs up for a mission to the city and the palace to scope things out and get intelligence for the rebellion. Their task was to sneak into the city unnoticed and get recon on the palace. Though I didn’t get how a human woman is supposed to go unnoticed on a planet of blue Voxerans. So when she was caught, she had to make up a story about why she was there.
I liked the story from when Ivy and Kardax first met. They felt the bond immediately though Kardax didn’t know that a bond could form with a woman that wasn’t a Voxeran. Ivy knew what it was and she had wanted a bond with someone, but definitely not an enemy and someone who could betray his brother. So the story was certainly interesting.
I have to say that one thing that bothers me about alien romance, is the fact that the alien males always only wear loincloths. It doesn’t detract much from the story but is a pet peeve of mine. Especially a story like this. I know the Vox are a warrior race, and live on a desert planet, but still, a prince who has duties of running a planet, sitting in a palace doing paperwork and wearing only a loincloth, just seems stupid and silly to me. It isn’t like a woman can’t be attracted to a man wearing clothes.
This book did a great job in showing that there really are always two sides to any argument, or in this case rebellion. From this story we learn how everything looked from Kardax’s side and why he took the steps he did during the first rebellion. We see what a good man he really is, though he certainly had blinders on in several ways. I liked this story much better than I expected.
Like the previous books in this series, this book was told in dual points of view via dual narration. The narration was again done by C.J. Grey and Stefanie Kay who do a great job once again. Stephanie has a pleasant voice which is age appropriate for a twenty something young woman. C.J. Grey has a deep gravelly voice which is very pleasant and I really enjoyed the narration by both of these narrators.
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