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.
Publisher: Downtown Press, Simon & Schuster Audio
Series: Alien Huntress #2
Also by this author: Last Kiss Goodnight, Black and Blue, Savor Me Slowly br> br>
Also in this series: Savor Me Slowly
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!
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!