Monday, June 13, 2011

Review: The Naked Truth (The Confederacy Treaty #2) by Lilly Cain

Synopsis (Goodreads):
Captain Susan Branscombe was the victim of brutal torture at the hands of terrorists. Though rescued, she's now facing an equally brutal accusation: treason.

The only way she can prove her innocence is to allow Asler Kiis, a Confederacy Examiner, to delve into the depths of her mind. Asler is Inarri, the alien race that made contact with Earth just months before. His duty is to find the truth, but when he explores Susan's mind he can't resist drawing her into a more intimate experience.

Susan takes comfort in Asler's heated sensuality. Their erotic sensory exploration chases away the darkness and her body aches for more. But as their desire reaches new limits Susan finds it difficult to suppress the memories she is desperate to forget.

Is the passion they share enough to let Susan push aside her fear and trust Asler, not only with her mind and body but with her ever-opening heart?
My Thoughts:  Sexy sci-fi is the ultimate escape for me.  I love the potential futures that are presented, the aliens that we might someday meet, the idea that there's so much more out there than what we know right now.  Plus, there's that whole sexy aspect of the sexy sci-fi genre.  It turns out that futuristic sex is yummy.

This book really hit the spot as far as the sexy sci-fi goes.  I mean, a sexy alien who can initiate mind-to-mind contact? I like it so far.  The fact that his race celebrates the sensual pleasures?  Even better.  His charge being a damaged soldier whom he's extremely attracted to and wants to protect?  Excellent!  I loved how hard he tried to soothe her mind and help her heal from her trauma.  Usually I like the damaged party to be the male in a relationship (I love it when those big strong Alphas crumble and need to be put back together), but this reversal of roles worked for me.

With The Naked Truth, Lilly Cain has given us a fun and fast-paced story chock full of strong aliens, damaged heroines, spaceships and pirates.

**I want so badly to slip in a mention about scurvy here and I have to keep reminding myself that these are SPACE pirates, not pirate-pirates.  Although, it's always possible that there's scurvy in space.  Maybe it's not probable, but the possibility exists.  Right?  Someone tell me I'm right because scurvy and pirates go hand in hand in my head.  Whether they're space pirates or not.**

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The Naked Truth was provided for review by Carina Press through NetGalley.

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