Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Review: Accidental Abduction (Alien Abduction #1) by Eve Langlais

Title: Accidental Abduction (Alien Abduction #1)
Author: Eve Langlais
Source: Self-Purchased
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Length: Novella
Release Date: May 22, 2011
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 4
Sexual - 3

Abducted by a space pirate, she fights the temptation to let him plunder her goods.

A boyfriend’s attempted murder leaves Megan floundering in the ocean. Sinking without hope, the bright light she sees in the night sky isn’t her doorway to heaven, but rather the beginning of her accidental abduction by a space pirate. While thankful of his rescue, Megan stays true to form and just can’t keep her mouth shut, even when he keeps threatening to kill her--or auction her off to the highest bidder. Even odder, despite her decision to not get involved with her wickedly hot captor, she can’t help craving his touch.

Tren retired from his job as a mercenary so he could enjoy life, but he never counted on the boredom of normalcy. The acquisition of rare items has somewhat filled the void, but his accidental abduction of an outspoken earthling, who doesn’t know when to shut up, turns his life upside. Her fiery spirit draws him while at the same time drives him insane. Struggling with his urges, he must decide-- throttle her barbarian neck or ravish her delectably lush body?

Despite what his heart tries to tell him, he’s determined to sell her to the highest bidder even as he seduces her body. However, despite his best intentions, he discovers he can’t let her go. And when a foe from his past thinks to steal her, he’ll do anything to get her back.
Eve's purple aliens are something most of her fans know about - I'd heard of them, seen the covers, read the reviews, and finally decided I should just get started.  This is one of the few science fiction romance authors that seems to do so much right.  Her aliens are purple - they are not made up quite the same as a human male - but they work in all the right spots.  Tren is a great introduction to the purple aliens (I'm not sure if their species was ever given a name).  He is tough, protective, knows how to get the job done, and isn't too hard to look at.  Although the purple probably took some getting used to.

Megan is unlucky.  Not only did her boyfriend just leave her in the ocean to drown, but now she's been abducted by an alien.  She tries to take it all in a stride - and she's a little too successful.  I would expect at least a few break downs along the way, but she is one tough cookie.  She mouths off to him every chance she gets and soon he finds out that he actually enjoys her nagging!  The part that did bother me a bit was her casual nonchalance when other aliens were killed by Tren.  I know they weren't human so she may have been able to separate herself a little, but she didn't seem to care.

Megan and Tren fall in love by arguing with each other until they decide that having sex is the best way to keep the other quiet.  It works quite well until several blasts from the past come back to haunt Tren.  His protective instincts were fantastic and I loved how devoted he was.  This was a great introduction to the series, and I know it will only get better.

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