Friday, March 6, 2015

Holiday Abduction by Eve Langlais [Review]

 Holiday Abduction by Eve Langlais
Holiday Abduction (Alien Abduction #6) by Eve Langlais
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: December 5, 2014

Alien Abduction
1. Accidental Abduction
2. Intentional Abduction
3. Dual Abduction
4. Mercenary Abduction
5. Heroic Abduction
6. Holiday Abduction - Paperback | Kindle

Eve Langlais
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Vhyl is determined to acquire a certain lost artifact, but when he lands on the forbidden barbarian planet known as Earth, he finds more than expected. An attractive human female is in possession of the priceless object, and she’s agreed to hand it over—for a price.

Apparently she doesn’t know of his reputation…or doesn’t care.

Intrigued by her fearless nature—and her luscious cocoa skin—this acquisition expert can’t resist stealing a kiss. But before he can take more, his enemy arrives to stake a claim.

It seems Vhyl isn’t the only one interested in Jilly’s treasure—and Jilly herself. On the run not only from Earth forces but his enemies too, they must fight to survive and evade capture.

However, he can’t escape the effect the human has on him.

In the end, Vhyl has to make a choice—Jilly or the priceless treasure he came for?
Thoughts on Holiday Abduction: I adore this series. The men are unrepentedly mercenary (and, well, sometimes they try to be heroic) and the woman are more than able to hold their own against them. When these big purple hunks fall, they fall hard and fast and they fight it with everything inside them. Until they don't.

That said, I don't know if this book quite lives up to my expectations. Yes, Vhyl is determined to get the artifact he came for and he has no problems stealing, killing, or otherwise maiming anyone who gets in his way. And, yes, Jilly is fierce and sassy and she stands up to him like a champ. But... I love when these books are set in space. This one being set mainly on Earth made me long for the times when one swashbuckling space pirate... *ahem* I mean acquisition specialist entertained his maddening lady friend aboard the confines of his ship.

My soft spot for aliens in their natural habitat--or, well, on spaceships--knows no end. I long for that. I WANT IT.

So, this book might not be my favorite in the series, but I still enjoyed Vhyl's honesty about how much he wants Jilly. I liked that Jilly stood up to him and demanded more from him than just a bedmate. I liked that they fought and fell for one another. I especially liked that we got to see how the other couples have made out since they all fell hopelessly in love with their other halves. Or their other third, in one case.

Those purple hunks sure know how to keep their ladies happy. *slow thumbs up*

2 comments:

  1. Gotta love Eve Langlais and her purple aliens ! I've got book one and should read it soon...

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    1. I have such a soft spot for the big purple guys. I think the first Alien Abduction book was the first book I read by her. <3 <3 <3

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