Alien Mate Index, #1

Unassuming plus size gal Zoe beats out supermodels to be the first woman kidnapped from earth to be sold to the highest bidder. What an honor! Yeah, not so much. Zoe is to be sold to an alien who wants to make her an exhibit in his zoo, and the alien transporting her looks like the embodiment of Satan. And how was your day?

Sarden goes from zero to hero over the course of the book. He has a purpose for Zoe and his cause is noble but that all gets muddied as he begins to fall for her. Now he’s fighting not only himself, but a freak show zealot determined to snag Zoe as well as the buyer anticipating her arrival. Not your average work week.

Loved the verbal matches between Zoe and Sarden as well as the conversations between Zoe and A.L. Zoe is a woman with self-image issues, but she’s not short on courage or conviction and shows smarts when they are needed. This series holds promise and as usual, the author has the world building down pat. The story line moved along nicely as well as the gradual evolution of Zoe and Sarden’s relationship and feelings for one another. Look forward to the next story in the new series.

Book Blurb for Abducted

My name is Zoe McKinley. I have a boring life, an awful job, and a boss that throws staplers at my head. What could be worse?

How about being abducted by Aliens?

Being dragged through a mirror, naked and screaming, onto an extraterrestrial ship was bad. Finding out I had been sold to a huge alien male who looks like the Devil was worse. But learning he wanted to trade me to an intergalactic petting zoo was the worst of all!

Now I'm whizzing through the galaxy with a robot butler, a trio of nib-nibs (they're like tiny green monkeys) and one huge, muscular, and very grumpy alien. The clothing they gave me shows all my lady-bits, the food-sim makes banana cream pie that tastes like sauerkraut, and Sarden, my captor, is too hot to stay mad at, even if he is a jerk.

In fact, I think I might be falling for him.

What's a girl to do? It's all in a day's work when you've been...Abducted.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2016 4.50