Overall Rating: ★★★★★
Performance (Mandy): ★★★★★
Performance (Todd): ★★★★★
Storyline: ★★★★ ½
Narrator: Mandy Lane, Todd Mrozek
Audiobook Length: 6hr 8m
Release Date: 03-10-2017
Reading Time: 7 minutes
Violence is never the answer… unless you’re a Preor warrior.
Rendan sen Tarkan, Offense Master to the Preor Third Fleet, has found his human mate. She is small compared to him, but her curves, delicious scent, and sky blue eyes call out to his soul. He has waited for a female for over two centuries and he will fight—kill—any who dare attempt to take her. Even one of his own males.
One moment Carla was unemployed and the next she was on the Preor battleship, working as a nurse for human-Preor mates. Oh, and the next moment? That was when she found her sexy, alien pink-scaled mate. Then she watched the muscular dragon shifter get beat to hell. And then she was assigned a condo in Preor Tower on Earth. The person in the condo next door? That sexy, alien pink-scaled male.
Learning about the proud alien warrior isn’t trouble free, but it’s easier than almost dying. Yeah, almost. But the Preor who tried to end her life? Well, he doesn’t quit easily. She only hopes Rendan is there to save her when the alien tries to end her life once again.
First Line: “In many ways, Carla was a pushover.”
Narrator Review (Mandy):
What am I going to do now that the fifth audiobook hasn’t released yet? I’m pretty much panicking right now. I need Mandy Lane and NOW. She has been my favorite narrator these past few weeks. It’s no surprise why…
Her voice is angelic. Her tempo is hypnotizing I can listen to her all day. I can’t WAIT for her next narration. The words practically fall out of her mouth and I’m there with my funnel collecting it all. I ADORE the speed at which she reads. It’s perfect for driving. I literally time my chapters out so when I do get in the car, her luxuriously sweet voice guides me home.
I’ve learned not to listen to Todd while doing anything. That’s just dangerous. But with Mandy, I’m taking her to the gym. I’m eating dinner with her. She’s with me when I’m driving, of course. And my new favorite is watching the television on mute while I listen to her narrate. I’d much rather listen to her anyways and, believe me, it’s epic.
Narrator Review (Todd):
I succumbed to the weakness. I listened to Todd during work hours. I squealed halfway through the day. LOUDLY. *Shaking head*
The senior engineer of my firm came over and said, “▇▇▇▇▇, I know you love farm animals [I have a calendar of cows doing yoga and I flove faxing random months to people…] but I didn’t know you could do such a fantastic interpretation of a pig.”
What can I say. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I’m a girl of many talents.
Do not listen to this audiobook in public. I know it’ll be hard, but trust me. I got away. Barely.
Todd has this way of making it seem like talking is the easiest thing on earth. Even his sharp breaths hold passion. It’s time to put this man on my list of favorite male narrators. Each performance is lathered in longing. I just want to reach into my head where he’s painted each character and sque-e-eze them.
When it comes to Todd, he absolutely knows how to enhance any text. Any genre.
Rendan is my favorite Preor dragon. Did I say that about Taulan, too? Aye. There are just too many to choose from. Perfectly sculpted, wounded, loyal…devious. ? You’d think Celia Kyle would eventually run out of alpha ideas, but that’s obviously not happening in this lifetime. This woman is unreal. I’m going one by one through her list of novels and I’m just blown away.
What’s better than a pink-scaled, muscly hunk-o-man? Nothing, if I’m going to be honest with you. This book completely changed the way I view shifter romances. Before, shifters were fun, but this book, this leading man…he’s to die for. Well, unless he decides to sacrifice himself to save you first.
Carla Butler is a human nurse. We were first introduced to her in Kozav, Book 3 (where Kozav’s human is also a nurse). I am so, so happy that Carla gets her own story. I loved her to itty bitties in Kozav.
Our heroine, shy and polite, works in the Preor Clinic. She’s a baller and saving people’s lives until a dragon, Rendan, comes in and he’s badly injured.
Ooo, you know what’s coming. The Knowing is among us, my friends! Carla and our pink hottie bond at the molecular level. It’s a covalent bond unlike any other—equal forces from each of our protagonists pulling them toward one another. I don’t blame Carla, I can feel Rendan’s electromagnetic field from here in my hermit house in the mountains. Hot. Dayum.
That single word pounded through Carla’s mind. Thump, thump, thumping in her head until it felt like it was the only thing in her world.
When the Knowing strikes, Carla doesn’t know what to do and Rendan tries to comfort her. Except he’s kind of bad at this “relationship” thing. Correction, really bad. His growing affection for Carla is apparent, but he’s just so…grr…infuriating. While he’s trying to help Carla adjust to their new connection, he’s struggling with balancing his time as a warrior and a lover.
Hur hur. Don’t worry, you smutty smuts will enjoy the ride. There’s lots of lovin’ to be shared.
But there’s one thing that soldiers of power try to avoid: their enemy knowing who their loved ones are.
These Preor dragons have some serious rivals and now Rendan’s enemy has his sight set on Carla.
Squeee! I shouldn’t be this excited for Carla’s imminent doom, but knowing Rendan is going to go HAM to protect her makes me giddy.
Rendan has that eau de dangerous. He needs to write a recipe book on how to craft a delicious hero.
I adored Carla, but again, the dragon hotties keep stealing the show. I’m just mesmerized by this world and their way of life that Celia Kyle has created. The majority of this book is on earth, so we get a different taste of what it’s like to be an injured Preor warrior. Rendan is a little bit of a jerk, and Carla responds to him in cringe-worthy ways, but I thought this was hilarious. I knew what was coming—unlike the other books—but Gaawd I needed a read like this. I was so satisfied.
Shaa kouva, he whispered the endearment in his wind. His beloved. His mate.
The good guys win, the bad guys suffer, and our Rendan experiences a transformation totally worth all the swoons in the world.