by Lolita Lopez
Series: Grabbed #1
Published by Night Works Books LLC on October 10, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
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Hallie has never run so fast in her life. One of the frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant is hot on her heels and intent on capturing her as his bride. He takes her down, places his collar around her neck. With one word, he claims her.
Born and bred for the military, Vicious has spent years rising through the ranks. Hallie is his reward, the beautiful sprite ensnaring him with a glance.
Despite her fear of Vicious, Hallie surrenders under his skillful hands and mouth. If she’ll submit, he promises pleasure and comfort. After a lifetime of hardship, his offer tempts her greatly.
One night with Hallie and Vicious feels his protective instincts flaring. He’ll do anything to make her happy and keep her safe, even if that means surrendering his heart. Though he intended to master her, Vicious realizes it may be his sweet Hallie who masters him.
A fan of Roxie Rivera (Lolita Lopez’s alter ego), when I saw this series was being re-released with a new publisher, I thought I’d give it a chance. Definitely more erotic than her RR books, not that those aren’t hot, I loved that there was a storyline amidst all the steamy hot sex scenes.
How she was able to world build so well in an erotic romance I do not know. She painted a great picture of not only Hallie’s homeworld and the primitive, narrow, and brutal life she was forced to live but also of life aboard Vicious’ ship.
There are some things about the first part of the book that some might find off-putting. Hallie’s taken by Vicious in a wife “grab”, sanctioned by both of their governments. She really has no choice in who catches her and did her best to get to the safe zone and freedom. At first, there is some dubious consent, but not rape. If this offends you, you should probably pass this one up.
Hallie comes from an abusive situation and a cult-like planet where technology, even modern medical care is shunned, and women are in almost slave-like situations. The only way off this planet is to get “grabbed” in a wife grab, or to make it through to the safe zone in the grab then buy your way off planet. Told by her planet about the barbaric ways of Vicious’ warrior race, Hallie had a plan to make it through a Grab at a later time. Unfortunately, she had to use all her money to smuggle her sister off the planet after an indiscretion, and had no choice but to run it before she was ready. Scared out of her mind, Hallie has to figure out how to navigate her new situation. I loved the loyalty and courage Hallie showed. She also was far away from a TSTL heroine. Sure she started heating up the sheets with Vicious pretty freaking fast, but it’s erotica so I really didn’t expect less.
Vicious is a tough military officer and definitely an alpha but underneath it all, he is a caring man who wants to do what’s best for not only his wife but the officers and wives from this fairly new planet on their “wife grab” list. This has resulted in a lot of culture shock on both sides. He was expecting a submissive wife, but the minute he laid eyes on Hallie, he knew that’s not what was in his future. She was far from the meek and submissive pet he thought he’d be getting. Their story was a quick little guilty pleasure of a delight to read.
I’ll definitely be checking out the rest of the series. Seems there is lots more guilty pleasure reading to be had.
Spice’s Rating: 4 Stars
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