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4.0 out of 5 stars I like it, November 3, 2011
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This review is from: Exiled (Kindle Edition)
I may be a sucker for strong heroines, and that may be why I keep coming back to Kaitlyn O'Connor's books. Though I've read this theme before (it's actually rather similar to "The Lion's Woman"), I love that O'Connor's heroines are never push overs, and that's why, despite me hating that there always seems to be something missing with many of her novels, I still have to read them!

Danica's story has been done a millions times over... Captured and taking to a different planet where her rescuer ends up being this amazing other worldly creature that looks extremely human. Though the speech pattern is much like some of her other works (Me Tarzan, you Jane), in "Exiled" she offers an explanation as to why they sound that way despite the heroine having a translator.

Like one of the other reviewers said, the build up to the fight is not really there. Danica is there a short while, sees what's going on in the village and suddenly convinces the hero Taj's mom that they should fight for their home and freedom. However, Danica is not the one that riles them up, as another reviewer suggested, it is the mom who uses her influence as the Chieftain daughter, wife and now mother to convince everyone to join the war against the enemy. What I do have a slight issue with is that somehow she was responsible for planning the whole attack despite having no background (unless you count a few karate and kickboxing classes) on the subject, which made me wonder why they were willing to put their trust in her since Danica never interacted with the other villagers.

Taj is a decent hero; tall, muscular, long waist length hair and aquamarine eyes. He has a fiancee who rarely appears in the story, and yet she's presented as an obstacle between his and Danica's relationship. There's also only one sex scene in "Exiled", which is fine if you're that type that likes a story that builds up the tension (which I do). I also loved that he's a bit insecure though he's suppose to be perfect, it made him more likable.

Overall I liked the book. I love strong heroines so I definitely loved Danica. Taj is strong and protective, yet sweet, so they seem to match well. For me these two characters made up for the lack of detail in terms of the background on the enemy, the sudden building of an army by someone with no experience, and the rushed war that occurs near the end. I like it!
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