Available: Now Amazon/B&N
Type: Erotic Sci Fi Romance
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
My Copy: Sent
After aliens invade and conquer Earth, Eva is transported to a distant slave-trading planet. Freedom and escape are her only priorities, but none of her martial arts training could have prepared her for enslavement to the warrior King Taio. Eva finds herself drawn to this sexy alien male who ignites her heart and body.
Taio is disgusted with the idea of owning a slave—until now. From the moment he sees her, he knows Eva is his for the taking. Torn between lust and duty, Taio discovers nothing will stop him from protecting his little warrior.
Dangerously Mine is book one in a new series for new-to-me author A.M. Griffin in which the earth has been invaded and the people sold off like cattle to be used as slaves in galaxies far away.
Black belt Eva doesn’t know the meaning of give up. Even long after the farming of earth she’s not only managed to stay alive but stay with her friend Ally. After a vicious attack on the auction block she awakens long gone from her friend and the meager life she’d come to know. Scared and determined to find her way back to the only “family” she has left, Eva bargains with the hard male who is now her owner. Taio is royalty and doesn’t know the meaning of compromise. The only thing he’s interested in is possessing the feisty human female in every way his mind can imagine.
I enjoyed this one a lot! Eva had so much spunk and undying determination to find her friend. Loyalty like that, especially faced with such insurmountable odds, is hard to come by. Her need to make a human connection was heart felt and as realistic as you can get in a sci fi romance. Taio, though incredibly hard headed, made great strides in the book toward being more of a partner instead of a dictator. I found the world building to be great and intriguing me to look forward to more from this line. There are a couple of F/F scenes, which aren’t really my thing…so be prepared for those is you’re not keen on them either. The rest of the sex scenes are well detailed and smoking hot.
Taio, in looking for a mate decides to have an invitational of sorts to find the perfect female. I cringed inwardly how he just couldn’t understand why that upset Eva, his concubine, so much. He had me wanting to smack the back of his head often and even his friends understood her emotions better. I was also slightly confused with his mothers position on Eva because she seemingly does a 180 in her opinions. First she tells Eva to leave Taios room and then she’s telling Taio what a dumbass he is for letting her go. I wondered why she’d bother to tell her to leave in the first place if she was on board with them being together.
The only bad thing I can say about this was that it really paralleled Laurann Dohner’s Zorn Warriors series. In particular Ral’s Woman. That book also had an auctioned off female (though it was a fight to the death and winner got the woman), alien royalty, huge well endowed alien men hehehehe, smoking hot siblings of the hero, threat from other male aliens intent of teaching the human a lesson….. I suppose it’s probably common because you can only introduce so many new elements to a already well documented genre. But the entire time I was reading this I kept thinking about how similar the two books were.
I liked this one…I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this series and hoping at some point, Eva finds her long lost friend Ally. A.M. Griffin is an author to watch!
I give Dangerously Mine by A.M. Griffin 4 stars!