Lover Behind Enemy Lines by Liv Olteano

Title: Lover Behind Enemy Lines

Series: Dreamspun Beyond 33 / Dreamcatchers 03 

Author: Liv Olteano

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (214 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-64080-833-1

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (4th December 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: True mates, together at last.

Claw—fearless leader of Seattle’s Team 32—has faced many dangers during more than a century and a half as a dreamcatcher. Yet nothing has ever scared him more than his obsession with Nathan Gallagher. Tormented by visions and dreams about the man ever since he first laid eyes on him, Claw now has to deal with living under the same roof with the object of his most ardent desires. And Nathan is so much more than a simple crush.

Brother of the caster who’s been plaguing Team 32’s area and less-than-willing houseguest of the team after a strange break-in attempt, Nathan may hold the key to finally apprehending his sister and putting a stop to the havoc she’s wreaking on Queen Anne…. Meanwhile, Nathan’s wreaking some havoc of his own on Claw’s heart.

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Review: Lover Behind Enemy Lines is the third book in Liv Olteano’s Dreamcatchers series and is part of the house line Dreamspun Desires. My only experience in reading anything by the author is this series, but so far I like what I’ve read in terms of character development, romance, action and writing style.

The story focuses on the last single member of Seattle’s Team 32 of Dreamcatchers, who battle against the life draining spaga to keep the general populous safe. I highly recommend reading this series in order because there is an overarching storyline that is the entire basis for the backstory of the two MCs. Yet in saying that this book is definitely my favourite in the series, followed by book 1. I’m not sure if I just connected with the characters better, found their backstory a lot more intriguing or if it was just the result of two books of build up and I wanted to see the tough leader Claw get a HEA. Most likely it was a combination of all.

Aside from Claw, the other MC of this book is Nathan Gallagher. He pops up in book 2, where he is captured breaking into Team 32’s sanctuary and it was quickly realised that he is the brother to the team’s greatest enemy, a ley line witch with power to drain life from anyone, and she has been doing so at an alarming rate. Her evil needs to stop and the team need answers from Nathan.

However, Claw finds his feelings in turmoil, because something so primitive forms a connection between the two men. Claw is close to two hundred years old, he has seen a lot in his long life and he has loved in the past, as a very young man. Now Nathan is challenging his personal feelings while Nathan’s family are behind a situation that could kill many, including the team.

There is a lot of mistrust (understandably) but they work to form the trust so that the Team can stop the evil witch, which unfortunately for Nathan means that he finds out some horrifying truths about his family. Nathan has a really fascinating storyline, both his connection to Claw and his powers are really interesting and he is discovering a lot about himself while growing closer to Claw. The two have a wonderful chemistry, but there is enough mistrust and urgency in the current situation to be able to keep the instalove at bay.

This is a great end to the Dreamcatchers series and I really enjoyed every minute of it. If you’ve read previous books in the series, I don’t think you’d be disappointed, as per my opinion above. If you’re into the demon chasing, witch or spiritual side of paranormal romances this is good book (series) to get into.

Star-Crossed Lover by Liv Olteano

Liv Olteano - Star-Crossed Lover CoverTitle: Star-Crossed Lover

Series: Dreamcatchers 02 / Dreamspun Beyond 25

Author: Liv Olteano

Genre: Paranormal, Spirits, Demons

Length: Novel (210 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (7th August 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’– 3 Hearts

Blurb: A love worth crossing the stars for.

Taka has been a dreamcatcher and part of Team 32 for over six decades, but nobody has tempted him like Ginger—a dancer at club Zee. Too bad dreamcatchers aren’t allowed to have meaningful relationships with regular people. His willpower proves a finite resource, though, when a mission at the club means spending much more time around Ginger.

Ginger’s infatuation with Taka is unwavering. When he proves to have some paranormal skills of his own, he earns himself a place on the team—if he wants it. His decision will change his life—not to mention Taka’s—irrevocably.

But living in the now could prove an issue for a man who has as much history as Taka. Can Ginger’s determination help him make his way into Taka’s heart?

ISBN: 978-1-64080-620-7

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: After reading and enjoying book 1 in Liv Olteano’s Dreamcatchers series, I was quite looking forward to reading Taka’s story. This is now the second book by Olteano that I’ve read, and while I don’t find the flow of writing engaging for every moment of the book, I still rather enjoyed the story and found myself more than a little invested in the fate of the characters.

Star-Crossed Lover is the second book in Olteano’s Dreamcatchers series, based around the men of Team 32 finding their true loves in between keeping Seattle safe from a spate of demon (spaga) attacks. Spaga are demons that normally drain people’s life force when they sleep, however, things are getting out of hand. The team need to figure out who or what is causing the increase in attacks. What I like about this is that these men aren’t necessarily the usual alpha, strong type of shape-shifter, vampire, etc. They are rather ordinary men who have honed their powers and have been selected to form the teams they are with.

This book continues the mystery of the increasing attacks on humans by spaga, and so unless you’ve read the first book, the finer details of the overarching plot could be extremely confusing.

Star Crossed Lover is the story of Taka, one of the dreamcatchers on Team 32 and one of the longest serving member of the current team. While Taka is passionate about his work, he is world weary and so a dose of romance and a true love is exactly what strong, alpha male needs. Taka has no idea what is coming his way. At a club he encounters, Ginger, who works at the club and, like many romance heroes, he has a sad back story.

Ginger no longer answers to his real name and he has had to build himself up from nothing. At the club where he works Ginger lays eyes on Taka and is instantly taken. He knows Taka is for him, but between the spaga and Taka refusing to entertain the idea of any type of romance, Ginger has his work cut out for him.

If you enjoyed the first book, this is a bit of a change in pace. I do think that this one wasn’t quite as good as the first book. However, I’d say that that was because throughout the book as delve further into the spaga plot line, I found myself more interested in what happens to the characters of the next book which is out in December 2018.

Lover, Lover by Liv Olteano

Title: Lover, Lover

Series: Dreamcatchers 01 / Dreamspun Beyond 14

Author: Liv Olteano

Genre: Paranormal, Spirits

Length: Novel (195 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Twin souls reunited.

Drew’s always been a fighter: first in martial arts competitions, and now as a dreamcatcher—keeping the people of Seattle safe from spaga attacks that would drain their life force in their sleep. All he has to do to become a full member of Team 32 is complete his first mission.

But the first person he must defend is his ex, Angelo… the only man Drew ever loved, even if he was the one to leave. Drew never got over Angelo, and it seems Angelo might feel the same, despite the heartbreak he suffered at Drew’s hands.

As the chase after a powerful and resourceful caster hits close to home, old feelings resurface. But if Angelo learns of the dreamcatchers, he’ll be a target for the spaga. And how can he trust Drew now that Drew’s keeping bigger secrets than ever?

ISBN: 978-1-64080-166-0

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one. I’ve never read anything by Liv Olteano, but I was more than happy to try a new author and hope that the novel would bring a change of pace to my current TBR pile. After a long line of reading various witch/wizard/mage stories I thought that I would enjoy this change of pace. It looked like a bit of action, in the sense of reading a crime fighting type story, mixed with romance. Judging from the blurb, this seemed like a rather different type of story than I’ve been reading recently.

Lover, Lover is the first book in Olteano’s Dreamcatchers series, based around the men of Team 32 finding their true loves in between keeping Seattle safe from a spate of demon (spaga) attacks. Spaga are demons that normally drain people’s life force when they sleep, however, things are getting out of hand. The team need to figure out who or what is causing the increase in attacks. What I like about this is that these men aren’t necessarily the usual alpha, strong type of shape-shifter, vampire, etc. They are rather ordinary men who have honed their powers and have been selected to form the teams they are with.

This story has the action I mentioned just now, yet is also at heart a very sweet romance where two men who had been together once find each other once more. Drew is an expert martial arts fighter, but he has dreamed of doing more and his path led him to being on Team 32. He has been trained and now their leader declares that it is time for Drew’s first assignment. He starts his job with enthusiasm and despite finding out he has to protect his ex, Angelo, Drew will do anything to make sure the man is safe. The reason they broke up comes down to simple stupidity and being brought together again, this time with Angelo knowing the full truth, shows that things weren’t as impossible as the two men had thought they were in the past.

This story is the start of an ongoing mystery – who the hell is letting so many spaga loose in Seattle. It’s a fun story. I think this will appeal not only to paranormal fans, but to those that enjoy romance series that follow military/police/crime fighting teams.

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Lover, Lover

(Dreamspun Beyond 14)
by

Liv Olteano

Twin souls reunited.

Drew’s always been a fighter: first in martial arts competitions, and now as a dreamcatcher—keeping the people of Seattle safe from spaga attacks that would drain their life force in their sleep. All he has to do to become a full member of Team 32 is complete his first mission.

But the first one he has to defend is his ex, Angelo… the only man Drew ever loved, even if he was the one to leave. Drew never got over Angelo, and it seems Angelo might feel the same, despite the heartbreak he suffered at Drew’s hands.

As the chase after a powerful and resourceful caster hits close to home, old feelings resurface. But if Angelo learns of the dreamcatchers, he’ll be a target for the spaga. And how can he trust Drew now that Drew’s keeping bigger secrets than ever?

Release date: 20th February 2018
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Thirteen Mercies, Three Kills by Liv Olteano Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps! We have Liv Olteano visiting today with her upcoming teen fiction lesbian dystopian romance Thirteen Mercies, Three Kills, we have a fantastic guest post, a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

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Thirteen Mercies, Three Kills

by

Liv Olteano

Watching her father’s termination, twenty-year-old Cristina Mera Richards decides to kill the reaper Edgar Verner. Verner is the resident alkemist of New Bayou, though, and since alkemists are immortal, killing him won’t be easy. But the harvesters are destroying the hovertown one citizen at a time. Edgar Verner must be stopped.

Cristina Mera has a gift for seeing and hearing ghosts. She escorts souls out of bodies ravaged by the withering sickness, taking away their pain. Her gifts are unique. Once it’s clear she’s a changeling, Verner becomes more than interested in having her by his side.

Mysterious Wanderer Alkemist Nikola Skazat is the solution to Cristina Mera’s problems—a delightful and charming one, since Nikola is a woman unlike any Cristina Mera has ever met. Becoming Nikola’s apprentice instead of Verner’s finally gives Cristina Mera the opportunity she needs to save her hovertown. It also puts her heart in high gear, gives her butterflies, and just might get her killed.

Release date: 13th June 2017

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A King And A Pawn by Liv Olteano Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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A King and A Pawn

(Leader Murders 03)
by

Liv Olteano

Bert Cooper’s life used to be great, until his sister turned out to be a traitor. Now Bert feels the whole pack looks on him with doubt and suspicion. To prove his loyalty, he volunteers to be the first ambassador at Fey Court, gathering information to finally solve the Leader Murders and punish those plotting against the Council and community. At least, that was the plan….

When Bert meets Sir William Matthew Sims, Court Interrogator, and one hell of a sexy man, life becomes a balancing act. And when the Fey King is assassinated, things become really messy.

Pack politics, fey politics, treason, suspicions of treason…. Bert has to choose between being ruled by his fears or standing up for what—and who—he believes in. And it might just break his heart.

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A King and a Pawn by Liv Olteano

o-a-king-and-a-pawnTitle: A King and a Pawn

Series:  Leader Murders # 3

Author: Liv Olteano

Genre: Paranormal Urban Suspense

Length: 234 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 17, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Blurb: Leader Murders: Case Three

Bert Cooper’s life used to be great, until his sister turned out to be a traitor. Now Bert feels the whole pack looks on him with doubt and suspicion. To prove his loyalty, he volunteers to be the first ambassador at Fey Court, gathering information to finally solve the Leader Murders and punish those plotting against the Council and community. At least, that was the plan….

When Bert meets Sir William Matthew Sims, Court Interrogator, and one hell of a sexy man, life becomes a balancing act. And when the Fey King is assassinated, things become really messy.

Pack politics, fey politics, treason, suspicions of treason…. Bert has to choose between being ruled by his fears or standing up for what—and who—he believes in.

And it might just break his heart.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-342-3

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/a-king-and-a-pawn-by-liv-olteano-7136-b

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: This is the third book in the Leader Murders series.

Bert, Weiss’ Beta is tasked to be the fey ambassador and find out about the MH project to determine exactly what it is and who all is involved. Bert seemed to have trouble getting close to people considering what his sister did. He assumed everyone else thought he was a traitor as well.

There he meets sexy Sir William Matthew Sims, Court Interrogator and a very powerful man. I was not sure about Will at first as he seemed to have no emotions and ulterior motives for his actions. But as the story progressed I glimpsed small looks into his personality which was out of character for his heritage. He cared deeply for his children unlike many of the fey and wanted them safe at all costs.

The way the fey went about choosing the next king was horrifying. I could not believe what transpired. It took my breath away that a paranormal group that deemed themselves superior to others would be so barbaric to own kids.

I really enjoyed the fact that despite Bert keeping Will at arm’s length emotionally will did not give up. The whole mystery aspect of the story and the subsequent details and thought process that went into it was amazing. This story had me riveted in my seat until the very end.

Well written with the right amount of romance, suspense, action and action that keeps the reader intrigued. A lot of twists and turns as well as intense scenes that leave you holding your breath.

Great read.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

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A King and A Pawn

(Leader Murders 03)
by

Liv Olteano

Bert Cooper’s life used to be great, until his sister turned out to be a traitor. Now Bert feels the whole pack looks on him with doubt and suspicion. To prove his loyalty, he volunteers to be the first ambassador at Fey Court, gathering information to finally solve the Leader Murders and punish those plotting against the Council and community. At least, that was the plan….

When Bert meets Sir William Matthew Sims, Court Interrogator, and one hell of a sexy man, life becomes a balancing act. And when the Fey King is assassinated, things become really messy.

Pack politics, fey politics, treason, suspicions of treason…. Bert has to choose between being ruled by his fears or standing up for what—and who—he believes in. And it might just break his heart.

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A Counselor Among Wolves by Liv Olteano

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Series: Leader Murders: Case Two
Author: Liv Olteano
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (230 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 08, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 ½ Hearts
Blurb: Five dead leaders, their bodies arranged in a pentagram. Treason, lies, and backstabbing. A make-believe affair that turns into a real mating.

Timothy Sands is a PBI counselor, half-fey, half-elf, with a secret crush on Herman Weiss, PBI director. As a new chapter is added to the Leader Murders, it is Weiss’s responsibility to investigate what seems an impossible-to-solve case. The other problem? Weiss is suffering from rages, and his only salvation lies in Tim’s emotional-grid-balancing skills. They only have to pretend to be a couple for Tim to use his talents, and he owes Weiss a big favor. Piece of cake, right?

The fey might be involved in the Leader Murders. Someone on the Council might be their ally, and another prominent PBI figure looks more and more suspicious as they investigate. The stakes are upped when Timothy’s father, the Fey King, threatens to leave the Council destitute if they don’t hand Timothy over to him. Weiss’s brilliant solution? Mating Timothy and forcing the Council into protecting him.

There’s only one small hitch in that plan: instead of protecting one, the Council might decide to get rid of two.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63216-923-5

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6351

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I suggest people read book 1 in this series before reading book 2 as certain things are explained better in book 1 and that are glanced over in book 2.

With that being said I really enjoyed this story but felt it lacking in details about the investigation. Weiss, Alpha wolf who has a temper and seems out of control at times, and Tim, half fey and half elf, is a PBA counselor and has a secret crush on Weiss.

I really liked the chemistry between Weiss and Tim once Tim gets closer instead of admiring Weiss from a distance as he had been doing for years. Of course, there is tension at times, but that was to be expected. Saving Weiss from being terminated in pretending to be his lover was no hardship for Tom.

The dialogue throughout the book was well written and draws the reader in to find out what happens. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this second book in the series and hope there will be more.

Good and intriguing read.
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A Counselor Among Wolves

(Leader Murders 02)
by

Liv Olteano

Five dead leaders, their bodies arranged in a pentagram. Treason, lies, and backstabbing. A make-believe affair that turns into a real mating.

Timothy Sands is a PBI counselor, half-fey, half-elf, with a secret crush on Herman Weiss, PBI director. As a new chapter is added to the Leader Murders, it is Weiss’s responsibility to investigate what seems an impossible-to-solve case. The other problem? Weiss is suffering from rages, and his only salvation lies in Tim’s emotional-grid-balancing skills. They only have to pretend to be a couple for Tim to use his talents, and he owes Weiss a big favor. Piece of cake, right?

The fey might be involved in the Leader Murders. Someone on the Council might be their ally, and another prominent PBI figure looks more and more suspicious as they investigate. The stakes are upped when Timothy’s father, the Fey King, threatens to leave the Council destitute if they don’t hand Timothy over to him. Weiss’s brilliant solution? Mating Timothy and forcing the Council into protecting him.

There’s only one small hitch in that plan: instead of protecting one, the Council might decide to get rid of two.

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A Tooth for a Fang by Liv Olteano Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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A Tooth for a Fang

by

Liv Olteano

Three days. Three dead bodies. One newly turned, broken-hearted lycan tracker to figure out the connection.

The one summer Rick Barton takes a vacation, all hell breaks loose. Running from an abusive relationship leads him into the arms of hard-nosed lycan Travis Chandler, who gives him little choice but to become a lycan too and join the Paranormal Bureau of Investigation. Out of options, Rick joins the weird organization, expecting some two weeks of training and an adjustment period. Tough luck, he doesn’t get either. On his first day, his new partner offers to promote him to field agent if they get mated – less time wasted on training, more time on the field, and considering Rick is the only tracker the Bureau has on hand when a wave of strange murders hits the community, time is of the essence.

Someone’s killing the leaders of the paranormal world and mutilating the bodies. Investigating and tracking clues is enough of a challenge, and Rick must contend with an impatient Council, Travis’s advances, and actually adjusting to being a lycan. Only one thing is certain: Rick’s new life promises plenty of interesting adventures—as long as he can survive.

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Sandstorm Heart by Liv Olteano

Sandstorm-Heart_FINALTitle: Sandstorm Heart 

Series: Space Files R, 02    

Author: Liv Olteano     

Genre: Science Fiction, D/s, BDSM       

Length: Novella (118pgs)     

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (18th September 2013)     

Heat Level: Explicit     

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts    

Reviewer: Pixie     

Blurb: Ron Vid is a Celian soldier with some personal demons. Hoping for respite, he deserts his squad and leaves his planet. Working as a mercenary on Asai, planet of sand and wind, he has a reprieve, until the Haffa named Zaoh joins the mercenaries. Celians and Haffas have a history of strife, but when Ron and Zaoh are paired on a mission, their chemistry crackles. After they fight together for survival, its clear Zaoh wants Ron. Zaoh can be a fierce and dominant lover, but Ron’s secrets, and his fear that the Haffa might uncover them, could keep Zaoh from getting his man. 

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4191    

Review: This story is part of a series but can be read as a stand-alone. Ron was a Celian Commander before he deserted because of his demons, working as a mercenary for Ami is a reprieve he was looking for but then Zaoh, a Haffa, joins the band of mercenaries and Ron’s peace becomes turmoil. Haffa’s and Celian’s have a history of blood and violence but the tension between Ron and Zaoh is tinged with attraction, when on a mission that goes wrong the pair give in but Ron has secrets that could lead to his death at the hands of Zaoh. 

This is a great science fiction story that is rampant with sexual tension, personal strife, the road to happiness is violent and sexual, and forgiveness is hard to give and accept. Ron has a fierce attraction to Zaoh and it started when he spotted the Haffa on the battlefield, but it is also tinged with fear and hate for the brutal Haffa who killed so many of his men. Ron denies what he feels as best as he can. Not just because of the different sides they were on, but also because of the secrets he carries. Zaoh wants Ron and means to have him, he knows far more than Ron realizes but Zaoh takes great pleasure in dominating the answers out of Ron. 

Ron and Zaoh are great characters and are an absolutely blazing hot couple, their attraction is a fierce presence, but it is tinged with fear, anger, hate, and shame. Ron holds his shame inside and when the darkness gets to be too much he yearns for the pain to overwhelm it, when Zaoh gets his hands on him Zaoh knows exactly what to do. Although they have a very combustible relationship and they are breaking down Ron’s barriers   we aren’t left with just a relationship between the two, we also get to see them in action when they are ambushed and the revenge they enact on behalf of their benefactor Ami. 

I recommend this if you love science fiction, characters dealing with messed up feelings, rough D/s sex and a touch of BDSM, hot explosive sex, interesting characters with history and a great ending. 

The Heracian Affair by Liv Olteano

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Author: Liv Olteano

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: Novella (131pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (20th March 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Even years after Rizzo Berg’s lover and Dom died in combat, the memories torment him. Following a particularly disappointing date, Rizzo goes to sleep in his apartment only to wake up on a spaceship with tall, gorgeous, alien Captain Conrad D’Ollet of Heracia, a man so deliciously dominant Rizzo’s knees turn to jelly.

Apparently the Heracians need help, and Rizzo is a humanitarian through and through. Spending more time around Conrad is totally not one of the reasons he wants to lend a hand.

Soon Rizzo finds himself completely conquered and blissfully owned. But neither he nor Conrad is willing to risk his heart, let go of the past, and dare to believe in a future that won’t end in catastrophe.

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Review: Rizzo can’t seem to find It with a man.  Something is always missing and the memory of piercing black eyes haunts him.  After another disastrous date with another man who doesn’t have It, he sinks into sleep, only to wake up aboard the spaceship of Captain Conrad D’Ollet. Conrad is sent to Earth to retrieve the human Rizzo Berg.  He is a perfect genetic match for the Heracians, but his personality is one they haven’t come across before and something in Rizzo challenges Conrad and the Captain never backs down from a challenge. An attack by the Heracians enemy, the Zax, throws their relationship into danger.  Will Rizzo have the courage to stick around and fight for the one he has come to love?

This is a great science fiction story of a dying race, its mortal enemies and a spunky, sassy human. Rizzo lost the one man he had ever loved to war, struggling to find that special feeling again has led to some disastrous dates and after one such date he slips into sleep and awakes to what he believes at first to be a fantasy dream. Conrad (Sparky or GPS-boy depending on Rizzo’s mood) is only supposed to deliver Rizzo back to Heracian, but Rizzo declares them lovers in a cultural mishap and Conrad is very happy to take advantage of it. Sharing their hearts is painful for both of them as they share the pain of lost loves, and just when they accept their feelings for one another the Zax strike and Rizzo has to dig deep and have faith in his lover.

Oh, you are all gunna love Rizzo.  His sassy and take no prisoner attitude makes you hope that if you are ever abducted by aliens, then he is there alongside you. Conrad seems very stiff and commanding, but he does seem to know just how to handle Rizzo. The loss that both of them suffer makes it easier for them to connect, although Rizzo hates having to share his pain.  The sex between them is really scorching hot and the love they develop is put under enormous strain and against the odds that love prevails. The storyline is really interesting with the Heracian genetic/AI problems and their war with the Zax, and their need for human help. It is a great setting for human abductions and Liv Olteano hits it just right with her debut novella.

I will recommend this if you love sassy humans, hunky commanding aliens, science fiction, lost loves, trusting your heart and a very happy ending.