Audiobook Review: Enslave Me Sweetly by Gena Showalter

Posted November 4, 2013 by Felicia S in 2013 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 7 Comments

Audiobook Review: Enslave Me Sweetly by Gena ShowalterSource: Audiobook Review, Provided by Simon & Schuster

Format: Audiobook

Enslave Me Sweetly by Gena Showalter
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins

Date Read: October 2013

Genre: PNR, Romance

Eden Black walks among humans, protecting them from the murderous evil of other-worlders who abduct and enslave. And though she appears to be human herself, Eden is an alien, a Raka, distinguished by her golden hair and skin, and gifted with the ominous ability to kill without remorse -- and with total accuracy. That is, until the fateful night she has one shot to eliminate her target, a human slaver -- and misses.

"Failure" is not in Eden's vocabulary. Neither is "partner" -- but that's what she is forcibly assigned after recovering from her disastrous mission. A sexy, steely-nerved human agent, Lucius Adaire enjoys nothing more than sparking the fury -- and rousing the desire -- of the fiery female assassin too proud to admit defeat. Locked in an assignment they cannot afford to lose, Lucius and Eden find themselves bound in two high-stakes, heart-pounding games: the sensual web of kill or be killed, and the erotic dance of seduction.

More Information:
Publisher: Downtown Press, Simon & Schuster Audio
Series: Alien Huntress #2

Also by this author: Last Kiss Goodnight, Black and Blue, Savor Me Slowly
Also in this series: Savor Me Slowly

My Thoughts on


Read from September 10 to October 16, 2013

Listened for Review (Simon & Schuster)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought When Finished: Enslave Me Sweetly was a great book that I didn’t realize was a 2nd in series. I never felt lost so feel free to jump in here (though I am going to get book 1).

Story Thoughts: Alright, so I already admitted that I have not read book 1 but I have read A Long Kiss Goodnight (which has some of the same aspects in it). That being said, I really enjoyed getting introduced into the world where the bad guys aren’t necessarily who you think they are and the good guys are not always cut and dry. I was floored by the imagination that was put into creating the different species and can’t wait to learn more. The action was fun and the mystery was pretty good too. I enjoyed this far more than I expected.

Character Thoughts: Eden was bad ass! I don’t know a better way to describe her than that. She was tough as nails and had a very Lara Croft type of way about her (independent, stubborn, doesn’t work well with others). Lucius was perfect for her. I can’t imagine anyone else being stubborn enough to out Eden, Eden! My other favorite character (which I searched and doesn’t appear to have his own book *pouty face*) was Devyn! Someone please tell me he reappears because I thought he was brilliant!

Audio Thoughts

Narrated By Justine Eyre / Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins

Justine is one of my favorite narrators (especially when accents are involved). She has a lilt to her tone that just makes you settle into the story. Although her voicing of Lucius took a bit for me to get used to, it was never distracting. Overall, I would recommend this book on audio!

Final Thoughts: Why it took me forever to read this series is a mystery to me but I am glad I finally gave it a whirl!


FTC Disclosure


Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
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7 responses to “Audiobook Review: Enslave Me Sweetly by Gena Showalter

  1. I’ve been curious about this series for a long time. I knew there were aliens involved, but that’s about it! (Though with the cover, I assumed it took place in a BDSM club. *g*)

  2. I’m listening to book 3 right now. Haven’t read 1 or 2 yet. I will probably go back and read them. I have had a hard time dealing with the narrator’s male voices. I think I am starting to get used to them now though. I am really enjoying the story itself.

  3. It’s been a really long time since Long Kiss Goodnight and I haven’t read this one — but I think I need to. And soon.

  4. I haven’t started this series either. I do have Awaken Me Darkly on my Kindle though. I may have to bump it up a little on my TBR list. (I also have the first book in her Otherworld Assassin series and a book from LOTU on my bookshelf. Looks like I have a lot of Gena Showalter catching up to do.)

    • I didn’t read the first book in the series and I don’t feel like I missed much. So far Books 2 and 3 have been goo. I did read a Long Kiss Goodnight which I think is a spin-off from this since the aliens are in it. πŸ™‚