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It Was Good
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 14, 2022
I enjoyed reading this story about Crux (alien Dragon shifter) and Courtney (human woman). There wasn't as much sex as one might think but when there was, it was hot. The characters were likeable and the plot about Crux having to find a mate or his father would get one for him is a standard plot in a lot of these types of books. Same goes for how Courtney ended up in space (abduction from Earth).
I liked that Courtney didn't just bemoan the fact that she'd been kidnapped, she actually escaped onto a planet the spacecraft had crashed on by knocking one of the aliens out with her roller skates. You have to read the story to see why she had them. It was different that she was able to help protect Crux and herself by breathing fire on some monsters she and Crux encountered on the planet. Crux hadn't even claimed, nor bitten, her at that time. This was when it really hit Crux that she was his mate, although it was odd that he didn't know she was his mate at first. He just knew he was very attracted to her. Of course, he never told her she was his mate until later in the book.
I did think it strange that Crux talked just like a human. I mean I know one has to understand what's said, but maybe some of his words could've been strange ones Courtney had never heard of before. Also, when Crux tracked Courtney down on Earth (yes he was able to return her to Earth), he had a black card they were able to use to stay at a hotel (Courtney didn't have anywhere to live because her roommates rented her room to someone else since she had been missing for a month). Black card sounded, and worked, a lot like a credit card to me. One thing I didn't like was the male main character wasn't described in much detail. Another thing I didn't like was it felt unfinished because it ended while they were still on Earth but were going to Crux's planet so his father, the king, could meet Courtney. Would've been nice to see how that went. Maybe it's something that'll happen in the next book but I don't want to get the next book just to see if that happens.