THE SWEETEST TEMPTATION…My Thoughts: Not going to lie, I think I picked this book up for the cover. It's very eye-catching. Also, I like men in cages. What? Don't judge. I like to see them flex their manly muscles and break out. Anywho. I liked this book. There were several men in cages. One of them broke out. All was well. Randomly, I read the Young Adult Alien Huntress series recently and was pleasantly surprised to see characters from that pop up in this book. It added an extra layer to the plot that might not have been there if the Reading Gods hadn't aligned and allowed this fortuitous occurrence.
Black ops agent Solomon Judah awakens caged and bound in a twisted zoo where otherworlders are the main attraction. Vika Lukas, the owner’s daughter, is tasked with Solo’s care and feeding. The monster inside him yearns to kill her on sight, even though she holds the key to his escape. But the human side of him realizes the beautiful deaf girl is more than she seems—she’s his.
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Vika endures the captives’ taunts and loathing, hoping to keep them alive even if she can’t free them. Only, Solo is different—he protects her. But as hostility turns to forbidden romance, his feelings for her will be used against him…and he’ll be put to a killer test.
Usually I'm all about the hero in books like this but I really liked Vika and her willingness to not become a monster like her father. I thought the way she mangled phrases was hilarious. I liked that she found a way around what her father had done to her as punishment and she refused to cave to despair. I also loved that where everyone else saw an ugly monster when they looked at Solo, she saw a good man.
Having a little background with the Alien Huntress and Young Adult Alien Huntress series doesn't hurt (many of the alien types have been introduced before and it's nice seeing some old favorites pop in) but isn't necessary. Solo and Vika's story plays out nicely on its own and the aliens are given enough explanation that you can follow along with what they're capable of. I'm kinda, sorta, really interested in Solo's fellow soldiers and how they survived the event that placed Solo at the circus. I want to know. I WANT TO KNOW.
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