Steel doesn’t want Rena and she doesn’t want him sexually, either, except that as a human prisoner of cyborgs she believes pleasing his large, muscled body is her only chance at salvation given choices that run from bad to worse. Mindy Kennedy gives voices to the fears, desperation, and climactic passions featured in this second of erotic science fiction queen Laurann Dohner’s Cyborg Seduction series. What begins as a desperate attempt of a woman on the run to survive turns first into a battle of wills and then into a deep, physical need and passionate relationship whose primary lesson is that you don’t always know what you really want.
Book 2 in the Cyborg Seduction series.
All Rena wanted was to steal back a spaceship and earn enough money to buy her freedom from her travesty of a life. Her mission to recover stolen property from pirates backfired and she became a possession when she encountered cyborgs instead. Now, one of them will own her. Rena is a survivor…and she wants the very tall, big, brutally sexy cyborg who doesn’t like to share anything that belongs to him.
Steel is beyond irritated when he is maneuvered into ownership of a fragile human female. She’s not nearly big enough to handle his size or strength, yet she’s determined to get him into bed - into her. Steel realizes just what this little female is capable of when he awakens, chained to his bed, with her riding his very turned-on body. For a man who prides himself on his unyielding control, Steel soon finds Rena stripping him of it an inch at a time.
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I love this series. I have almost 600 books in my library & this series is among my favorites. I prefer smexy romances with a decent narrator, interesting story line & good character development of strong heroes & heroines. I detest whining & never ending introspection of insecurities. If you are like me this entire series is well worth the credits!!
Jeaniene Frost, Thea Harrison, Suzanne Wright & Diane Duvall are also among my favorite paranormal romance writers.
I have read the books out of order so compared to the others, this one was a little flat. The story line was not that interesting and truthfully you could skip this one and not miss anything in the series.
It really didn't have a story line and the hype regarding the love interest was not that intriguing. These character just didn't appeal to me. It appears that the author was a little confused as to how to develop the plot and the characters.
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I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
After devouring the first story in the Cyborg Seduction series, Burning Up Flint, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Kissing Steel. Laurann Dohner has created a vivid and vibrant world in which cyborgs pirate the skies and a majority of the humans responsible for their demise are not aware that they exist. It's an amazing concept, especially when you add some heat into the mix.
In this installment we are introduced to a milder-mannered, yet uncompromising, Steel. He has no need for a woman and currently feels betrayed by the female cyborg he had a unit contract with who betrayed him for another. After his ship is attacked and they are forced to defend themselves, the crew inadvertently captures a female human. She's everything a cyborg female isn't -- small, fragile, delicate -- and unlike the other cyborgs in his accompaniment, Steel has no interest in taking her on as a slave or a bed partner. Unfortunately, his commanding officer Flint takes the issue out of his hands.
Rena was sent to return a ship that was stolen. What she discovers is the ship is now operated by a crew of cyborgs -- beings she has been told were eradicated on earth. She is stunned to see them and is awed by their size, strength, and cunning. When they begin discussing who she will belong to, she is drawn to the large cyborg who mentions a lover's betrayal. She, too, was betrayed by her husband and yearns for something more. Although Steel denies her, she is determined to show the brawny male exactly what he's missing out on. The result is pages that sizzle and leave you wriggling in your seat. Steel might be stronger and faster, but Rena's sensuality cannot be denied.
As with the previous story, the writing is excellent, the pace is fast, and the characters are fascinating. Although I'm not a fan of sci-fi in general, this is a series I fell in love with from the start. It's hot, it's sexy, and it's something original. In a world full of books using the same premises, you can't really ask for anything more. If you've not read this series, you really should. The only small complaint I have is that the sex scenes although hot they are very similar and I would love a bit more variety.
As with Burning Up Flint Mindy Kennedy brought the story to life with her outstanding narration of the story.
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