Pythen by Erin Raegan
I was having a cold coffee with my best friend Vivian when the whole world went upside down.
Now there are gazelle-glowing-like-a-light-bulb aliens running around eating everybody, and enormous dark purply colored aliens that have a strong resemblance to bats, dive bombing from the sky.
One of the bats says I’m his and I need to ease his mating rage. Yeah, not happening.
Except, they tell me the fate of my world comes down to me sacrificing myself to him. Maybe this won’t go like I planned. But I figure, if I have to bend to the big guy’s will, I’m damn well getting something out of it.
My Pythe is a human.
Weak as they are, I cannot fathom how she was chosen for me. The Commander of all Dahk.
But then she rises up for her species and I cannot help but notice her fierce heart.
I will slaughter all who dare harm her and her species, and she will be mine.
I am raging right now!
I stuck with this story even though Vivian was screaming or crying every five minutes. I get it. Aliens are taking over the world, biting people’s heads off (not an exaggeration, actually happened in the book), and who knows how many friends or family members have escaped the carnage.
I had somewhat started to like Peyton. She mated Tahk even though she was scared and did not understand all what was going on.
I even liked old man Colt. He put up a good fight, but used common sense in dealing with the alien encounters.
But what I absolutely HATE, detest with a passion are cliffhangers. WARN ME!!!!!
I get to 99% and the heroine says, “I loved Tahk, but it wasn’t enough to leave my home.”
What?!?!?! Yea I am not happy. Not to mention the fact that there are aliens ravaging the entire planet and eating people. That home? That’s the home that you are so emotional about leaving?
That is not the only complaint I have. The heroine has to have sex with the hero to calm his “mating rage” hormones so he can think rationally again. His crew members put her on a guilt trip when she balks. He’s a scary alien. At first I did not think of this as coercion but it sort of is. She’s making a decision to mate but it’s under duress. Mate or else he goes crazy and everyone on your planet dies. Who needs that pressure?
There was also a mention from the hero that their species is not monogamous. I would like to think that the hero will not look at any other female since he found his true mate, but I could not tell if that would be the case. Technically he was not thrilled when the universe revealed that his true mate was human. He seemed almost disgusted. Not sure that is a good start to the relationship. Will he want an alien piece on the side?
Lastly, this author needs an EDITOR!!! There was improper sentence structure, misspelled words, and incorrect grammar. If I had played a drinking game for every needed edit, I would be passed out drunk right now.
TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
PASS. However, if you like alien romances, you might decide to BORROW once the whole series is out. It is available on Kindle Unlimited.
Series: Galactic Order
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 248 pages
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