Friday, February 12, 2010

Romance Book Review: Captured

Author: Julia Rachel Barrett
ISBN: 1-60601-722-5
Genre: Erotic Romance/Contemporary/ Science Fiction
Published By: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.


Mari wakes to find herself kidnapped and locked in a cage. That alone would be bad enough, but she comes to find that she has not been kidnapped by humans but by aliens that come to steal women from Earth to bring back to be sold at a meat market. For some reason instead of being kept asleep during her travel, Mari stays awake and works to try to gain the aliens' sympathy.

Ekkart has been harvesting Earth women for 20 years, but he has never taken the time to get to know his prey. He has no idea that humans are capable of feelings and when he realizes this he becomes confused and doesn't understand all of the things his elders has taught him of Earthlings.

This love story is a great read for Valentine's weekend. The love story that forms between Mari and Ekkart is one of acceptance and love that builds over time.

Mari never expects to find herself in a cage in a cargo hold on a spaceship. She quickly learns from her captors she's headed to the meat market. When they try to return her to hypersleep, she resists. After allowing her to stay awake, Mari realizes her survival depends on connecting with the male in charge, Ekkatt. She must make him see her as a sentient being or she will end up as dinner.

Ekkatt has never spoken to any human. They are valued for one thing, the money they bring at auction. The Attun race are vegetarians, but other species prize human flesh and bring in good money. Then the female with red hair speaks to him and forces him to admit she has a name. Mari throws Ekkatt's entire life into question, the biggest question...can he watch her sold to the highest bidder? l

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the lovely review! Writing the love story between Mari and Ekkatt was an amazing experience.


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