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Alien Mine (The Pruxnae) (Volume 3) Paperback – October 5, 2016
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Rachel was awakened at 5 a.m. by a loud crash. She assumed her brother’s dogs next door got out again and were chasing the livestock. But her daughter, Kelly, excitedly ran back inside and reported that an unconscious man was outside and the goats were eating his backpack and clothes! When Dyuvad opened his eyes, he recognized the rural farm setting as similar to what he had grown up with at home. He figured that was why they assigned this job to him so he could blend in.
As Dyuvad begins to meet the people in Rachel’s life, he sees why his protection is needed. Her ex-husband’s involvement with a gang has put them all in danger. The boss is coming after them in payment of Juan’s debt, but they have to get past Dyuvad first! Will he be able to fend off an entire gang of thugs? And what about the family Dyuvad has bonded with – will he leave them when his job is completed and they are finally safe? And again, why was Tiny so important to the Net telepaths?
I absolutely loved the chemistry between Rachel and Dyuvad as they teased each other and a beautiful relationship formed among each of his temporary family members. He knew he would miss them when he had to leave. I laughed at Rachel’s shy reactions and constant blushing as she witnessed some of Dyuvad’s playfulness. Before I had read even half of the book, I quickly purchased the rest of the series! This author is definitely great at what she does! High praises, and I unequivocally recommend this story! I voluntarily reviewed the book and my comments reflect my honest opinion.
Pruxnae Dyuvad ab Mhij was sent to Earth to protect a young girl, but he had no idea from what, as Earth is in the far frontier beyond normal civilization. He was not expecting to find a goat farm, a temptress in the form of the girl's mother, and another daughter. Rachel Hunter has no time to spare among her goat farm, her two daughters, and her eccentric brother. Her ex-husband is in prison for murder, and a gang leader tried to kidnap her family supposedly for her ex-husband's "debts". When a gorgeous tattooed big guy crashed into her fence, then offered to pay for staying on her farm for six months, she's in no position to refuse. Dyuvad soon found the danger accosting Rachel is lurking closer than ever, even as they fall for each other...
The problem with this book, as with most "sci-fi" romances, is the trope that the alien warrior is basically " a better man than Earthlings", but let's leave that aside for the moment. The problem with Dyuvad is he's just so... bland. His "wound" or ghost is merely that he didn't seem to have much accomplishment or have a bride. His alien tech wizardry was enough to save everyone, even at the end. After all, he has teleporter, super armor, AND ray gun. Except those gadgets somehow didn't help him much in the final battle. However, the big fight was far too fast and over in an eyeblink, and I think the author lost count of the number of thugs in the room.
There were at least four enemies in the room: gang leader, the ex, and two thugs. Yet Dyuvad tossed merely ONE stunner onto one guy, with threat of activation, and all four surrendered. WTF?
There was also no full explanation on "Tiny" (the protectee)'s condition, which is another spoiler I won't mention. The book even broke the 4th wall a bit by joking why didn't he just take the entire family away at the beginning, haha.
There really isn't too much to recommend this "bodyguard" trope novel. Dyuvad was just not that interesting aside from domineering but sweet personality. Rachel is okay.
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