Overall Rating: ★★★★★
Performance (Mandy): ★★★★★
Performance (Todd): ★★★★★
Storyline: ★★★★ ½
Narrator: Mandy Lane, Todd Mrozek
Audiobook Length: 5hr 24m
Release Date: 03-14-2017
Reading Time: 7 minutes
Kozav found his mate and then he lost her. Now it’s time to hunt…
Grace Hall is a nurse, not a doctor. But when five Preor warriors are brought to the emergency room and the doctors won’t touch the aliens, she steps forward. One warrior draws her more than the others. His teal wings, muscular body, and pain-glazed eyes have her torn between two desires — needing his touch and desperation to heal him. She’s going to save the Preor males, even if it kills her. When she loses consciousness after healing them, she realizes it just might.
Kozav sen Aghin, Primary Warrior of the Preor Third Fleet, wakes on the Preor battleship fully healed yet plagued by a feeling that something is wrong. And something is… Kozav’s mate was left behind on Earth—alone and unprotected. Unacceptable. Kozav’s guilt for his actions in the past still plague him and he is determined not to fail again. The curvaceous, green-eyed, dark haired human female is his to protect, his to claim and his to keep.
When someone attempts to murder Grace, Kozav is prepared to do whatever it takes to keep her safe. Even if it means killing one of his own. Or will it be Kozav with a sword through his chest?
First Line: “Grace would probably lose her job if she stabbed the woman in the eye.”
Narrator Review (Mandy):
The longer these books get, the better they are.
I’m just waiting for a 600 page masterpiece to fall into my lap. Umm. 23 hours of Mandy and Todd? Do you even have to ask?
This is my favorite narration by Mandy thus far, and her performances never disappoint. The urgency behind her voice compliments Grace’s character so wonderfully. I was there in the emergency room slicing and dicing this flock of dragons. Wake of dragons? Army? Gaggle?!
Listening to Mandy was like watching another woman molest my men—yes, men.
The longing, the desire. I swelled in the undercurrent of her rhythm. I’m instantly in love with every character she brings to life. So much, in fact, that every time I listen to her, I want to change my career. So, until I review the fourth book in the series, please call me “nurse NDP,” pull down your knickers and let me stab you with this needle of juju.
Narrator Review (Todd):
Todd’s voice is thick with emotion. Gah! So-o-o good! Ogle him while you can, ladies, because Todd. Is. Mine. Is that appropriate to say about someone you haven’t met? Here, in front of all my subjects, I stake claim on Todd’s voice. If I had complete control over this man, I would record him saying my most used phrases, and then when people called me I would have these preset soundtracks…
1- You dunna kin what yer talkin’ aboot!
2- Did you get the email I sent five seconds ago?
Now, that’s what I call the life of luxury.
Every time Todd narrates the beginning of a chapter, I squeal. I literally squeal. I can’t listen to this man at work. I am told I talk to myself, but I don’t know what would happen to my reputation if I squealed like an oinker throughout the day.
Todd is dimensional, his narrations are tasteful and his cadence is perfectly timed. He’s honey lit on FIRE. I can’t imagine anyone better to narrate this series. He never ceases to amaze me.
Fate. Separation. Desire. This is Celia Kyle’s best!
Our dragon hotties have no females. We learn this in book one, Jarek. Although these are standalone novels, I highly recommend reading them in order.
Some background: the female population was killed off centuries ago (this is the Great Conflict which is the best name ever, BTW) and the few who did survive are infertile. Now, the Preor Third Fleet is in orbit around earth perusing the human race for suitable females.
Kozav is flying with his army of SEXY when their airspace is invaded. Him and his men/dragons/fiends get hurt and taken to East Fortuna Medical where our heroine, Grace, works her magic…even though she isn’t a doctor.
Our hunks are delirious. It’s not until Kozav is back on Preor that he realizes the Knowing has struck him. (The when you know, you know feeling). He’s pretty daft at first, because he doesn’t even recognize that he’s imprinted on a human.
But he doesn’t even know her name! Or what she looks like!
Was she still alive? Yes. Yes, she was. The Knowing still flooded him, so she had to still be breathing, her heart beating. But how badly did she suffer? The Knowing answered the question for him—greatly.
Hey, but at least he knows she’s alive! For now…
OMG, this book is so freaking good. Fate to the fifteenth degree.
Kozav is sent on this wild journey to find his soulmate. What’s even more frustrating is that he knows nothing about her. How are you supposed to reconnect with your perfect match when you don’t know them?
Speaking of soulmates…I saw a psychic once. I haven’t told any of you this. LOL. I guess the idea of fate and soulmates reminded me of it. She told me I would meet my dream man “soon.” I don’t know what your definition of “soon” is, but this was about a year ago. Anyway! She said he would love wine and traveling. She also said he’d be much older than me and place the world at my feet.
My feet are waiting.
If I twist the facts, she was totally referring to Kozav because he’s doing all of this for me.
Now let me introduce you to Grace, the woman who’s stealing my soulmate from me. She’s a human nurse, and in the heat of the craziness, she’s assessing injured Preor warriors. Suddenly, she’s gifted with all the skills and knowledge to treat them, so she performs surgery (I didn’t particularly enjoy this part, but Mandy’s performance completely changed my mind about the scene).
Grace nearly rolled her eyes. “They can mate with humans. I’m operating under the assumption that they’re not so different we can’t stick a needle in their skin or press a nanopad to a bleeding wound.” She snapped her fingers. “Let’s do this, people.”
Then Grace is hit with the Knowing.
This is how they all start, my friends. They form an unbreakable—and unwilling—bond, and each character must overcome their own demons and obstacles before they find love. This series is passion in its rawest form. Kozav is an alpha DREAM. This book could have been about him prancing around and I would have adored it just the same.
Long story short: Celia Kyle is brilliant.