Audiobook Review: Nailing the Alien (Beastly Alien Boss, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nailing the Alien by Ava Ross

Can I resist my grouchy orc boss?

Desperate to escape the clutches of the alien lizard mafia, I accept a spur-of-the-moment job offer on a distant planet. A monstrous, grumpy alien is building a new home in a distant colony, and he’s looking for an assistant.

He needs me to hold his hammer. I get it. It’s a big hammer.

He’s a lonely barbarian brute with a gruff exterior, but I soon learn that inside, he’s hiding a squishy center. When he unexpectedly enters his mating frenzy, there’s no one around to handle the job—except me. He gives me two options: return home or stay and help him with a whole different kind of nailing.

Nailing the Alien is book one in the Beastly Alien Boss series. Each features a brutish alien who can’t resist falling for his fated mate.

Nailing the Alien

Gruff Orc Alien!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💚🖤💙❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: 😠😚😁☺️
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Dual Narration

The heroine: Cora – her brother owed a debt to the vessar, an alien lizard mafia. They thought they could collect it from Cora since her brother couldn’t be found. They wanted to auction her off to recoup their losses from her brother’s debt. While running away from the mafia, she comes across the intergalactic employment agency and decides to give it a try, especially when they have a position in construction in another quadrant which she had done before and it started immediately. She would leave Earth right away and be in suspension during transport that was light years away.

The Hero: Kreel – He is building a home for himself, grumpily regaling the fact that when he agreed to come to the planet Myrth 487 to build residences and centers of commerce and provide oversight of the settlers, he was promised an assistant. So he was not happy to be doing the work without an assistant anywhere in sight.

The Story: When Cora arrives for the job of assistant to Kreel, he is not happy to see his new assistant who is supposed to help build his house is a human female. Though when she tells him of her construction experience he agrees to let her stay. He is attracted to her from the start and she him, though she thinks he is much too big for her.

I love how Kreel is so grouchy all the time, and when his mating instinct flares up he growls and is even more cantankerous. I also loved how Cora takes everything in stride and never laments the things that had happened to her. She has a very positive outlook on life and is happy as can be most of the time.

This book was told in dual points of view via dual narration, and was narrated by Hollie Jackson and Patrick Zellar. Hollie Jackson is a great narrator and has done a lot of alien romance, including Ruby Dixon’s Ice Planet Barbarians, so I really like her voice and style. This is the first time I have heard Patrick Zellar, though I like his deep voice and grumpy countenance. He does a good job with this one and really did the grumpy, growly male very well.


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