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I loved this one! Don’t get me wrong all of the Lathar are my favorite, but there is just something so sweet about the way these two meet, the connection they make, and the way she liked him when he was nothing more than a geek, with a weapon, making bad decisions. The author brought back my favorite crew and the new addition is an absolute gem. I really can’t wait to read the story that goes with the nugget she left at the end of the story. It’s going to be amazing!
Here the reader has Eric & Zad's story. The action is intense and grabs the reader from the first page. I was invested in Eric & Zad's story from the beginning. Both these main characters proved personable; each in their own way. Scientific nerd meets battle worn Zadaenae aka/Zad fresh from the Tarviisan fight pits. She has only had herself to rely on until this white knight comes to save her butt; he just doesn't have much where with all to do it. Afterall, Eric is not doesn't have the build of his fellow shipmates but Zad's situation beckons to him to try. Eric is shy, words don't come easy to him, and he stumbles to compliment Zad. And suggestions from fellow Warborne just add humor to the mix. True to Ms. Carter's writing style laughs come, and chuckles abound. But the seriousness of the plot can't be ignored. Threats to Zad come from an unexpected alien but taking the Krynassis culture into account the reader must chalk it up to jealousy. All the crew is present for this book and lend much to this plot. Each woman or female shows her strength in combatting enemies. And a new character, Princess Ameria, shows herself a force to reckoned with.
Eric is a nerd and scientist. He doesn’t do guns and certainly can’t carry one well. When he hears a cry for help during the breakout, he decides to investigate. He certainly didn’t expect to be saving a princess. He also didn’t expect to be altered due to his injury. Zad was holding her own till she got trapped. When a human came to her rescue and ended up getting almost killed in the process. More than that, she finds out that he is her consort.
I have to say I didn’t expect that turn of events. I didn’t think Zad’s consort would be Eric. He is such a scientist. Most of the jokes go over his head. But he is a man with a big heart. He sees Zad as an angel. With his enhancement due to his injury, he is a lot stronger. But he screws up and hurts Zad. Zads past shows up and the Warborne isn’t about to let one of their own to be taken. I laughed, cried and even was shocked at what was happening. Zad was a fighter and thank goodness for that. The crew was great and as strong as ever. You have to love the Warborne. We just need to find someone for T’Raal. Red needs to make a decision on her feelings.
I did take 1 star off due to an error. Lizzy is the twin on the Sprite not Jess. I don't take mistakes like that lightly. Also I can't be the only person that assumed the kid from the last book was Beauty's. Like it's pointed out all the time how they are the last two in existence. So...? I literally don't understand what happened there. Okay on to the story. I like Eric and Zad. We got to see something different. Mostly good, a little weird. I'm okay with that. I like the camaraderie between the crew. Overall this was a good addition to the series.
I’ve been following this series from the beginning. I’m familiar with the characters. There was something about the story that didn’t gel with me. Yes, the story was about Eric and Rad but it’s like something wasn’t coming together for me. The story seemed to lack a personal depth. That’s not to say the story was bad because it wasn’t. It was as if it been quickly written but something was just not there. There are sexual scenes that may offend some readers.
Zad and Eric's story had lots of fighting, adventure, sex, and new worlds. It was very entertaining. But I am surprised the Beta readers left us hanging! No one thought we needed to know how Zad's brothers and the rest of the hive fared? No Queen? Could they survive without one? This was a big downfall of the story-line. We have a different culture that is now irrevocably changed. Should have lost a star? Even Eric should have been concerned from a scientist's view.
This is the fourth book in the Lather Mercenaries Warborne series. It's a fast-paced and standalone book that will keep you engaged from start to finish. This is a story about a human male scientist (H) and an alien queen with insecurities (h) who are both struggling with believing that the object of their desire for each other could even return said feelings. Read to find out what happens. I voluntarily reviewed this book and this review is my own opinion.
I love this series! Of course, I love most of this author's reads. The men are strong. Not just physically but strong of character too. The females are their match in every way! No whiney females here! I really would have liked to read more about Princess Ameria though. I really hope she winds up in another of MC's stories! I recommend this author's reads to anyone wanting an interesting romantic read to curl up with and escape a little reality .
I've been interested in Eric's character since it became clear he was staying with the Warborne, and then, after he actually carried a weapon into the fight pits in the last book, I was REALLY interested. His story is nothing I expected, and I loved that. Zad is awesome, so BA! Who doesn't love a heroine who can kick butt, and needs a harem to meet her ...needs. The two are so great together. Worth. Every. Star!
I really enjoyed the trip into Krynassis physiology, instincts, and culture. The heroine was deeply sympathetic, and the hero was deliciously alpha. I thought the departure from most sci-fi romances of having a human hero and alien heroine was interesting. It is making me wish for an RH series featuring the Krynassis! :) I look forward to reading Red’s book next. An all around enjoyable read.