- File Size: 3412 KB
- Print Length: 129 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Plutoid Press (November 12, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 12, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005L35E3O
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,457 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
|Digital List Price:||$2.99|
Save $2.99 (100%)
Taken (Science Fiction Romance) (Callisto Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
Try Kindle Countdown Deals
Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Learn more.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Basically hero and heroine are from two different cultures (hero human and heroine alien). They are translating and helping with negotiations for peace. They form an odd friendship. However, things turn for the worst when heroine is attacked by another alien that wants to mate with her so he can become king. Hero saves her but at a cost. To return favor heroine forms a bargain with hero so he can live and she will be free from forceful suitors. They mate but there are many obstacles standing in the way of the couple (interfering family, heroine's father killed, hero being jerk because of old baggage he caries, heroine doesn't know how to feel, and lack of communication).
This was a unique read. Heroine was very cold (literally and figurate). It goes with the personality of her people. Hero was physically attracted to her and somehow found her uptight and cold personality charming. He even says he missed her "cold" body pressing against him during their separation. It was out there let me tell you.
Also, hero himself was getting over a divorce. So he also had faults like comparing heroine to his ex when she was nothing like her. Takes a friend, that I could not understand why they were friend's since he slept with hero's ex wife, to tell him to his face he was being a jerk. In the end it was the heroine that makes effort to return with hero and apologizes. So even thought she was cold, she makes more effort to be with him than hero.
On side note, found the whole scenes with the little queen/king weird. Hero somehow friend's her and she later tells heroine she would take him for a mate. I swear there was more connection between little queen/king and hero, than hero and heroine. Oh they say I love you, but I didn't feel it. There is a lost connection between hero and heroine. Felt it was the personality of the heroine and baggage hero carried that didn't allow for that connection to form during the story.
It okay. If you like unique alien stories this could be for you. It has an almost rape scene, but no real details given, and one sexual scene that was different, for lack better word, than any I have read. Never found a cold body sexy. I thought those things shrunk in the cold (if you get my drift). Anyway, it ends with a HEA.
Admittedly, my attention lagged at the beginning, trudging through the politics and constant dialogue confined solely within the unchanging steel walls of the ship, but by thirty percent (my usual decision point), action had picked up with an attempted assassination, and the entrance of S’rea, the Lyrissian ambassador’s daughter, who seemed eager to seek out the differences between the humans and the Lyrissians, along with her cultural differences and gaps in knowledge in mating overtures, and an attempted kidnapping and invasion by an alien party. S’rea was a joy to read about with her scientific curiosity, courage, brawn, and combat skills. While Victor has a good balance between intellectual man of action, and personal problems that he is running away from that makes him being aboard the Callisto believable. It was wonderful watching S’rea and Viktor tangle, to growing curious about their differences and similarities, to if there actually was love through it all or whether it was just politics. And it was a treat seeing the Lyrissian homeworld from their mating customs, to their scientific community, to their ruling body.
The only thing I didn’t understand and still question about the story is, I never did find out what the installment title “Taken” refers to. I would recommend this to fans of Star Trek and Babylon 5, who like their science fiction with a dose of romance and adventure.