As an intergalactic cop gifted with psionic abilities, Maurra instinctively went to the Ellinod's defense when she saw the immense and bestial-looking alien being attacked by a group of vicious Kronners. Little did she know what the Kronners had planned for her and the Ellinod until she woke up naked in a cell inside their ship. And it wasn't long before she found out a translation device had been implanted against her spine, debilitating her and making her helpless with pain whenever she tried to use her psi powers.My Thoughts: You guys know I'm a mood reader, right? And, no, that's not a like a mood ring or anything. I don't even know how you could be a mood ring reader. Which is really not the point. I read what I'm in the mood to read when I'm in the mood to read it. Sometimes - like last night - I get in the mood for books about naughty, somewhat non-consensual sex between aliens. You know what? I'm secure enough in myself to admit that. I like naughty books that are set in space where aliens are doing it. I also like amnesiac vampires. That has nothing to do with this book, I'm just pointing out that I enjoy a wide range of subject matter. Wild sex between two nearly incompatible species just happens to be high upon my list of likes.
Neither she nor the Ellinod had any idea how twisted their captors were, but they soon discovered that she and the beast were at the mercy of someone who expected them to "entertain" his "customers", and entertain them well regardless of the consequences.
In other words, this book was AWESOME! Maurra is forced to have sex with an alien that she never would have chosen on her own and against all odds they begin to form a bond. They're being forced to break the law (inter-species sex is a no-no!) and they fight their weird attraction and it's perfectly AWESOME!
Both Safan and Maurra are strong characters who are willing to sacrifice themselves to save innocent lives. They take responsibility for their actions and handle the fallout from what they were forced to do with dignity. I honestly loved them as a couple and wouldn't be AT ALL adverse to reading more about their adventures.
Linda Mooney has created a vivid and interesting universe, a bad, bad man who wants to hurt those in authority and two people who come together and make things work under some pretty awful circumstances.
Hot alien sex, guys. I'm totally there.
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Captive Surrender was provided for review by Carina Press through NetGalley.