Erin creates an interesting world and dynamic in this story -- it was short and sweet, with welcome spots of humor.
I really enjoyed the interplay between the men and their history, even though some of it was confusing and might even be contradictory in terms world-building. I liked Sky a lot -- I felt that she actually brought something to the relationship rather than just being the prize.
I did think that the ending was a little too pat with too quick of a wrap up and I think the story would have been much more enhanced if there had been a lot more interaction between Zoen and Sky. As it is, it feels a bit like Zoen is a tack on because, in my opinion, implying that the two men are bonded and so they feel the exact same way is a bit of a cheat.
I have to admit, I skimmed a fair bit of the sex play, because knife play really kinda freaks me out. Despite that, I really did enjoy the story and I'm hoping that Erin will come back and revisit this world, hopefully with a followup of Sky and her men.
When Sky finds a critically injured Xyran warrior, she can’t just let him die. She drags the unconscious alien home and dresses his wounds. He’s difficult and arrogant, but she’s more than enough woman to deal with him until he’s gone. So what if he intrigues her? The last thing she can afford to do is fall for an alien.
Jaxt knows the betrayers who left him for dead on Earth will not live long: his bond-kin, Zoen, will paint the warship’s walls with their blood. All he must do now is wait for Zoen to come. Unfortunately, the human woman who found him rouses his deepest instincts… Instincts he’d forgotten he had.
When Zoen finds Jaxt on Earth, he’s not sure he approves of the female who cared for his kin. However, when Sky kills a Xyran about to attack, he understands Jaxt’s insistence that she is their mate. Any female who shows such courage is worthy of his blood, and maybe even his heart.
Be Warned: menage sex (MMF), anal sex, m/m interaction, knife play, rimming