Monday, April 2, 2012

Review: Alcandian Quest by Mary Wine

Alcandian Quest (Alcandians #1) by Mary Wine
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Jessica's love life is a mess. She wants a man who will love her, make her heart pound with desire and her body melt from passion. Marriage is in there too, but finding the right guy is turning out to be mission impossible. Dumping Mr. Wrong, she heads to her cabin in the mountains, hardly expecting to be swept off her feet and out of this world—literally—into the arms of the sexiest man she's ever met. What she isn't prepared for is to get the man of her dreams—in duplicate!Dylan and Jett don't care which planet they discover their mate on, only that they find the woman who will complete them both. And when Dylan touches Jessica's mind and body, he knows it is his mate he holds in his arms.But Jessica is about to find her personal taboos stretched to the limit by these two sexy, powerful warriors. Offering her everything she ever wanted from a man, she finds out that sometimes what you wished for is a whole lot more than you can handle. But an Alcandian warrior never gives up until the battle is won…
My Thoughts: I've read a couple of Mary Wine books before so when I saw this one pop up as an Amazon freebie I was all over it. Plus, I'm a sucker for muscles and that cover has some nice ones. However, I had a few issues with Mr Muscles and his world and those issues ran deep enough that I'm really torn on how I feel about the book as a whole.

My biggest issue (and one that's admittedly personal) is that all of Jessica's wants (excluding the physical) were ignored or overridden by Dylan and Jett. Yes, they did agree to accommodate her in the end when she asked for more time but they treated her like a possession up to that point, one that was there specifically to pleasure them. Even they mothers acted deplorably toward the poor girl, bulldozing over her valid complaints with borderline passive aggressiveness. I really had a problem with the bathing and not allowing her any privacy and especially with giving Jessica a full body electrolysis without telling her what they were doing. It squicks me out that these women who had once been in her position showed her so little empathy.

I'm usually a big fan of the Alpha male (or males) claiming their lady but this scenario didn't work for me. I didn't like the way Jessica was treated and it tainted my enjoyment of the rest of the book.

More books by Mary Wine

Reading challenges: Ebook Challenge, Why Buy the Cow? Challenge
Alcandian Quest was a free Kindle download I picked up on 02/27/12.


  1. Douche bags ruin my enjoyment of books, too.

    1. Douche bags ruin my enjoyment of everything. =(

    2. YES! This. Your brilliance has once again amazed me!

    3. This sounds like it's about to get messy. I propose killing things on your blog. *nods encouragingly*