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The Scorpion's Mate (Iriduan Test Subjects Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07QLHL7JH
- Publication date : April 13, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 4458 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 290 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,325 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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As everyone says, this alien romance series has aliens that have actual alien features. They aren't just odd-colored, tall, and buff homo sapiens from another planet. Thrax has some insectoid features. (I loved the references to the blue aliens of Ruby Dixon's series! I laughed because I knew EXACTLY what the author was referencing without explicitly mentioned any series in particular.)
Yes, there was some insta-love on behalf of Thrax and pheromones and such, but I knew that before going in, and I'm not opposed to the idea of love at first sight in my books. I adored Claire, her style, and her attitude. I could relate to her easily. I loved how she pushed her comfort level to learn to fully accept and love Thrax, especially those physical characteristics and personality traits that were...different and difficult to love.
I also liked the 'lesson' of how you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Sometimes the most beautiful people have the ugliest, nastiness cores, whereas those who aren't attractive can have beautiful spirits. The author didn't beat us over the head with it, but it was something that I thought about while reading.
Susan Trombley, if you happen to see this review: Yes, some of your readers are most definitely interested in Ava's story! If you can make a bug into an attractive mate for an awesome heroine, I have no doubt that you can make the Grays into some kind of enviable mates, too. Do I sense a reverse harem romance? Pretty please? :-)
So here we go:
THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR EVERYONE. The warning is valid. Some of it grossed me out as I read the first few chapters and I though about stopping & deleting it. But that curiosity I mentioned took hold; I had to know how it ended, so I kept going and my curiosity was rewarded. The book IS strange, however it's also rather intriguing. The interspecies sex was less offensive as it went on because the characters became more "humanized" (is that a word?) I liked the storyline - it's a cleverly disguised lesson in not judging by appearances or believing you are superior or more intelligent than others who appear "disgusting". And that's all I'm telling you - if you want to know more, you'll have to read it. You decide and I hope this review helps you.
Did I like it???.....well no, and yes. It's most definitely strange and will be off-putting for some. Surprisingly however, it includes empathy, compassion, sensitivity, tenderness and mutual acceptance. I surprised myself in that I enjoyed it. I didn't love it, it's obviously not great literature, and as I said, it's not for everyone but it is very imaginative and also has the prerequisite happy ending.
Top reviews from other countries
Smart, likable heroine? check.
Alien hero that looks AND behaves like an ALIEN? check!
The writing is good and the plot is so well crafted you won’t want to put it down untill you see what comes next.