First in series and debut book by this author.
Called from a double shift, Emergency medicine doctor Victoria is thrown to the demons..ok ok not demons but an demon like alien race’s aid… after escaping an enemy and fleeing to an unknown part of the universe they have no choice but to seek refuge, aid with their wounded and supplies.
Thrust into the breach Tori finds herself in a position of ambassador when she willingly aids an injured alien. Believing her to be trustworthy a fragile alliance is started and a strange friendship/game of cat and mouse ensues between Tori and Aderus ( the appointed negotiator )
What follows is a fantastically original and mind bendingly great sci fi romance.
Miscommunication and misunderstanding are the main themes that drive this book… and hawt dayum they led to some weird and wacky BUT oh so great scenarios! The interaction that occur between Tori and Aderus from these misunderstandings left me positively jumping for joy! Because who doesn’t love sci fi social faux pas…which this book is filled with 🖤🖤
At the start of this book Aderus comments about how the two species are so similar yet choose to focus on their differences and it’s those similarities and differences that make this book such a pleasure to read. The aliens ( for life of me I cannot remember the aliens species name… it’s 2am.. don’t judge my sleepy book overloaded brain 😂😂) we’re aliens… not just random coloured humanoids… not that there’s anything wrong with humanesq aliens… I just like my aliens to be alien and these aliens are great aliens!!
I’m literally blown away with how well developed and constructed this story is.. the amount of world building and back story is phenomenal and it really showed… and it’s the Authors DEBUT release 🤯🤯🤯🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 And what a debut release.
I loved that in the aliens species the females were the sexual and physical aggressors ( YEEEHAWWW let’s challenge those gender stereotypes!! Kudos to you author.. you RAWK ) I loved that Tori was so unaware of what Aderus’ posturing and behaviour was about despite her unrelentless pursuit of discussion and information sharing… when her lack of understanding backfired on her! It was a brilliantly set scene and #NoSpoilers but if you read this book when you get to the bit I’m waffling about you will know it!! 🤼♀️🤼♀️🤼♀️
There is a holy mother of all cliffhangers BUT…it was again so well pulled off.. I couldn’t be mad about it… I am however simultaneously kicking myself and giving myself a round of applause for not reading this book sooner… it has been on my tbr since it’s release and I tortured myself waiting till I had time to fully read and enjoy it… because…
A) because it’s a bloody great read!
B) because I don’t have long to wait for the second in the series to drop in AUGUST 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻