Type: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
My Copy: Sent
Ally Grayson believes she’s the last person on Earth after aliens arrived, bringing with them a deadly virus that wiped out mankind.
Somehow surviving the annihilation, she hides in a Sydney house with her dog. She knows she has to leave before the “eyes in the sky” detect her and have her captured, but she never expects an alien to save her and Bonnie from the jaws of a ravenous, feral dog. Never expects to be drawn to Renate, the alien male who seems more human than any man she’s ever known.
She fights an attraction she can’t win, and soon enough she’s in his arms, under his hard, amazing body. Except their unearthly desire might not be enough to keep them together when Renate’s alien comrades close in.
Galactic Inferno is, simply put, a great solid read! I enjoyed every second of this guilty pleasure of mine! I think I am going through a alien phase and this book, combined with my insatiable sexy phase (like THAT will ever end), had it all. Renate is our alien and he is dead set on finding a human woman to mate with. After a mysterious disease decimated the females of his race, his kind set forth on a journey to find others to mate with so they wouldn’t die out completely. When they find earth they unwittingly set the same virus loose that ends up killing off the majority of humans and only leaving a few women alive.
Ally has been alone since the disease overtook the only family she had. Along with her dog Bonnie she sets out to simply survive without getting captured. When she is cornered by a pack of vicious dogs she is saved by the most unlikely of allies…the aliens she has been stealthily avoiding. Ally is immediately surprised by this particular aliens attractiveness and her bodys reaction to his presence. She’s also surprised to learn that though the disease claimed most humans, some women have survived. When told of the aliens plans to repopulate using the human woman she of course balks at the idea.
Over the course of a night Renate becomes aware of his protectiveness and unwillingness to share Ally as commanded by his race to help them repopulate. While I felt the emotional connection was incredibly fast (seriously overnight) for some reason it just didn’t bother me as much as I think it should. I mean in all reality if a alien decimated my race and then claimed to need to mate with me I’d prob run for my life. I don’t care how smoking hot he is or how big his peen is or the amazing things he could do with it…I’D RUN. But in a book..oh in a book I’d climb that ET like a jungle gym and bounce around on him like a trampoline. Ally WANTS to not like him. She even tries, though it seems half-heartedly but in the end his willingness to protect her and not share her with 3 other smoking aliens wins her over.
I really enjoyed Ally’s faithfulness to her dog Bonnie too…it really stood out (among all the sexy alien love scenes). I understood her need to keep the last thing she had of her own near her and since Bonnie was her only friend for so long, I understood her compulsion to go back to find her when they had to leave unexpectedly. The love of an animal is like no other. They will protect without question, love endlessly and are always in a good mood. Since Ally had the dog prior to the disease her devotion to her was that much stronger.
The world building could use a bit more oomph but perhaps had I read the first book, Galactic Burn, I may have felt differently. I wasn’t all that impressed with the queen, a human woman, and her 3 alien kings in this one so I prob won’t go back and read the first. I felt they were completely manipulative towards Ally and Renate and they put them in a position to fail from the start. I just didn’t like them at all. Testing someone while they are under the influence of hallucinogens is wrong…even to test Ally’s faithfulness to Renate.
Galactic Inferno is a smoking hot read that satisfied my alien craving and left me wanting more more more! I will gladly pick up the next in this series because I want to know more of this world Tescho is forming. I want to see more of the planet these beings come from and hopefully more information on the mysterious disease and it’s origins. Oh…and of course more alien sexy goodness!
I give Galactic Inferno 3.75 by Mel Tescho 3.75 stars!