When a brilliant Krinar diplomat with a well-earned reputation for ruthlessness rescues a young human female from a rampaging mob during the Great Panic, he knows at once that she’s triggered something in him he’s never encountered before. Overwhelmed by a sense of possessiveness too powerful to be denied, Jarek surrenders to his darkest instincts and claims her as his own.
Having survived the deaths of her diplomat parents at the hands of terrorists when she was a child, Amelia has always had to be gutsy and self-reliant. Determined to dedicate her life to working for peace, she’s willing to give the Krinar a chance to prove that they aren’t the monsters many people believe them to be. But she isn’t prepared for the overwhelming passion of her response to the alien who has claimed her. Together, they must confront both their feelings for each other and the forces that threaten to tear a world--and them--apart.
Can Jarek and Amelia survive the pain of their own pasts amid the chaos of the present? Can they overcome all the odds and create a future together?
Josie Litton is responsible for penning one of my favorite romance novels of ALL time, Dream of Me. Seriously, I have read that thing so many times, it’s ridiculous.
So you can imagine my excitement when I saw that Litton was going to be penning one of these Krinar World stories.
I definitely enjoyed this read. The story was decent and I really loved Jarek.
Also, it was really cool to read a Krinar story taking place closer to the actual arrival of the Krinar and the ensuing panic.
That said, this story felt a little rushed. I don’t know what…parameters are placed on the authors writing these things – being that the Krinar staple inherently belongs to Anna Zaires and company, I would imagine there are some rules in place – I wonder if they all have to be novellas.
In any case, I just wish that this had been a little bit longer, because I felt like the story was just hitting stride and then – BAM – the end.