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.

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