Monday, March 5, 2018

Orion by Ruby Lionsdrake [Review]

 Orion by Ruby Lionsdrake
Orion (Star Guardians #1) by Ruby Lionsdrake
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: June 7, 2017

Star Guardians
1. Orion - Kindle
2. Treyjon
3. Sagitta
4. Hierax
5. Zakota
6. Ariston

Ruby Lionsdrake
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Tattooed, muscled, and fierce, they look like felons, but these highly trained agents are humanity’s protectors, the only ones standing between Earth and the threats of the galaxy. They are the Star Guardians.

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A born geek, Juanita has dreamed of exploring the stars for as long as she can remember. Getting kidnapped by slavers from another planet? Not so much. If she’s lucky, she might be able to convince the hot guy protecting her from the others to help her escape.

A bounty hunter allied with the Star Guardians, Orion is undercover on the slavers' ship, plotting to end their kidnapping trips to Earth. He didn’t expect to meet someone as funny, sexy, and determined as Juanita among the victims. He wants to protect her from the thugs molesting her, but that could blow his cover and jeopardize his mission. He must choose between keeping her safe and dooming Earth to be a target for slavers forever.
Thoughts on Orion: Whoo-hoo! Human ladies who are (somewhat unwillingly) whisked from Earth and end up in the clutches of some dastardly slavers...wait, that part was completely unwillingly. Because slavers are bad. Especially ones looking to hand over their cargo to a species who enjoy feasting on human flesh.

But the Star Guardians (and Orion) kinda make up for it with their heroic rescue. Kinda. I mean there's still the abduction thing (which sucks) and the ladies are stuck in space for a while, but...you know what? Just go with it. Sometimes you have to accept that you're going to get captured by space pirates if you want to have a thrilling adventure among the stars.

Juanita takes all the experiences thrown at her--both good and bad--and waves her fangirl geekdom flag high. She's open minded enough to be flexible when she runs into new things (and there are plenty of new things out in the galaxy!) and she steps up when she has to. Especially when it comes to Orion.

Speaking of which, Orion and his bro have some issues. Mainly that Sagitta is kinda uptight and rigid. Orion's a little more flexible with the rules and that causes a bit of friction between them. (To say I'm VERY curious how Sage's romance is going to play out might be understating things.)

Stinky slavers, morally upright captains, and a mismatched band of stolen women are only the start. Throw in a curious geek and a bounty hunter with something to prove and you have the seeds for a FUN adventure.

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