Hallie has never run so fast in her life. One of the frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant is hot on her heels and intent on capturing her as his bride. He takes her down, places his collar around her neck. With one word, he claims her.
Born and bred for the military, Vicious has spent years rising through the ranks. Hallie is his reward, the beautiful sprite ensnaring him with a glance.
Despite her fear of Vicious, Hallie surrenders under his skillful hands and mouth. If she'll submit, he promises pleasure and comfort. After a lifetime of hardship, his offer tempts her greatly.
One night with Hallie and Vicious feels his protective instincts flaring. He'll do anything to make her happy and keep her safe, even if that means surrendering his heart. Though he intended to master her, Vicious realizes it may be his sweet Hallie who masters him.
©2013 Lolita Lopez (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Well, can you really call Harcos men aliens? IDK! They are just really big humanoid males... but let me tell you! This book GRABBED me at like the first chapter!
Hallie, getting ready to run for her freedom in the Grab, gets collared by a big Harcos warrior or "Sky Warrior", and is then taken aboard the spaceship which orbits Hallie's planet.
The Grab is a run where Harcos men get to keep the women they grab. They have to earn points to enter the grab, by doing missions. The point of the grab is for these Harcos men to be rewarded for their services to the Harcos army, and the earth women they grab become their wife, property or reward (whatever you want to call it.) Harcos men are used to a BDSM type lifestyle so the women they grab are collared. Any woman who takes off the collar or is seen 30 days after they are grabbed can be grabbed by someone else.
It sounds crazy but boy this book was a treat! It was so good, and totally made sense. The action, drama and hot SMEXYNESS made this book an awesome listen!
Narration was great. Shift in character's voices was seamless! Great.
This is worth a credit or sale.. maybe a buy if you just don't have a credit... under 15 bucks...but worth it...
The fact that there seemed to be no story....just a way over the top use of the word p*ssy, and a supposedly strong female lead that readily caved. The dialogue between the two main characters sounded like it belonged in a cheap, trashy porn flick featuring a young virgin and the much more experienced man that snatched her up. Character names got to me, too. If you're a fan of Ward's BDB series, you'll recognize some. Seems like one author copied from the other....except for the spelling.
Most of the gratuitous sex scenes. Um, no, wait. That would have meant no book.
The very beginning of the book reeled me in, but it didn't last long at all. Once the woman was "grabbed" (I can't even remember her name), the story disappeared. I wasn't able to tough out more than the first 2 hours and 50 minutes before I had to stop listening. If you care little to none about a real story and are into almost non-stop sex scenes of the "me master, you must obey me" kind, then you may enjoy this.
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!
Hallie is, at first, a very determined young woman desperate to reach the Safe Zone of her village's "Grab". She has dreams of making it off-planet to a colony that isn't so backwards and restrictive towards women, to a new future. Her only chance is to outrun her pursuer and make it to the Safe Zone. Vicious has been watching her in the pens, seeing as she memorizes the map, and knows that she is the perfect wife for him: gutsy, determined, intelligent. A heart-pounding footrace of Hallie trying to escape and Vicious chasing her down is the opening of this novel.
Yes, this is erotica. Yes, there is a lot of sex. (A LOT OF SEX, so if that's your thing, you'll love this) But there's also a story. You learn that Hallie is a political dissident of her village and actively so, not just a talker. Vicious isn't just a war machine, he's considerate. There's a side story of domestic violence (yes even in the future on a spaceship, humans still suck) and how it is wrong, etc.
While many may find Hallie's capitulation to Vicious quick, I found it practical. She instantly recognizes that 1) she's on a frigging space ship - where is she gonna go? 2)Vicious, despite his scary name, is not vicious towards her and is an honorable man. 3)He overwhelms her sensually; there is NO rape, she is attracted to him!
I liked the tattoos of the Harcos Warrior culture. I found it touching and meaningful, unlike many tattoos in today's culture. (Don't scream at me, there's a whole TV show dedicated to bad tattoos! lol)
Hot read. Menace, the main character in the next book, made me laugh in this one by being disgruntled a bit (you'll see). I like Erotica and this book is a good example, this hit the spot!
Stella Bloom was outstanding with the delivery of the story.
I'm a lover of books, both read and audible.
Now that I have read Grabbed by Vicious, I wish I could change my review for Saved by Venom because I absolutely loved both books. Vicious is a scrumptious Sky Warrior General that is participating in the grabbed to “grab” a mate. He thinks he knows exactly the type of female he would prefer to be his mate until he spots Hallie studying the map of the area with deep intensity. Vicious thought Hallie would be an easy grab because of her smaller statue but the little sprite gave him a run for his money. Hallie desperately tired to out run the sky warrior and make it to the safe zone. With the area in her sites, she knew she was going to make it. Until she felt big, rough, hands wrapped around and grab her. Now she is the mate of a terrifying sky warrior and wonders if all the rumors she had about them were true. But slowly Hallie understand that the rumors are not only false, but the pleasure Vicious excites within her sets her body ablaze.
Vicious is a jaw dropping, drool worthy alpha male. He commands any room he enters but is speechless when he is alone with Hallie. Their moments alone are full of passion, romance and unbridled smex. MMMM! Hallie allows him to command her actions in public but in the bedroom, she is the one that brings Vicious to his knees. This book has everything that is needed for a great romance. Some action, CHECK. Hot alpha male, CHECK. Strong-willed heroine, CHECK. Hot steamy romance scenes, CHECK and CHECK.
My opinion, purchase the book. It’s definitely worth the credit. I’m off to read Caught by Menace.
I am a big fan of this series. Loved the audio version! Will totally buy the rest! Great job!
I have read this book and the story is good but the narrator Stella Bloom makes this book a thousand times better!!! A narrator can totally kill at book and this is an example where the narrator just makes this book AMAZING!!!
The narrator Stella Bloom is AWESOME!!!!! I would get any book she is the narrator on because she just bought the book to life! A+++
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It passed the time......
She could've had more plot less sex
Yes, she was pretty good
It was just "OK" for me. But reading a review that said too much sex, would not have deterred me :-)
I've already purchased book 2. I may not go on to book 3 in this series.
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The narrator Stella Bloom has the perfect voice for this kind of story which makes it very enjoyable
I love the whole concept of alien men "grabbing" women and bringing them back to their ship to be their mates.
I have not listened to any else by Stella Bloom but I will be now she has a wonderfully pleasant voice that works well for this kind of story.
If you are going to read one erotic romance, make it this one!
Delicious sex (and lots of them), a very yummy true alpha male, believable and non annoying heroine, well thought plot line and story, good writing and awesome, I mean *awesome* narration (Kate Russell take notes)!
I noticed a comment about this being similar to Laurann Dohner's Cyborg series and I have to disagree -- I have read LD's entire Cyborg series as well as her New Species and all I have to say is Lolita Lopez's story is well written unlike LD's choppy childlike style. Ms Lopez also weaves a better story line, puzzle pieces fit in well, again unlike Laurann Dohner.
I think I have finally found my favorite erotic romance writer.
I liked Vicious and Hallie very much, but let me be honest, the narrator can make or break a story and this woman, ah, Stella Bloom, you are perfect! Thank you!
Oh, my yessssss -- Stella Bloom should read all erotic romance novels, like the ones read by Mindy Kennedy, Jill Redfield, Eric G. Dove, Kate Russell -- mmhmm, Ms. Bloom, you are fabulous.
Yes, yes, yes....
5 + 5 stars!
Tell us about yourself! Love to listen to jazz, r/b and listen to erotic or a good paranormal sci-fi and " good narration is everything"
This is a new writer for me and I loved the story it has the drama, action, and some very hot hot love scene. I will be reading the other books in this series.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Earthlings left their dying planet and went in search of new planets to colonise, decades passed by and violence broke out so there was an agreement made between all the planets and the Harcos Sky Warriors that they would Police the skies and deliver goods. However, in return each planet must hold a Grab Lottery where single females are picked, a course is set-out and, if they get to the safe zone, they're rewarded with their freedom. But the strong, fit, tall and desperate Harcos Warriors are giving chase and they're all keen to Grab a bride and take her back to their War Ship that's floating somewhere in Space.
Smart, sassy, confident and sweet, Hallie is one such female and she's just been Grabbed by handsome intelligent Vicious the Colonel of the Warriors and she's heard the terrible rumours about them and how they treat the brides so she thinks her nightmare is just beginning. However, Vicious is not what she was expecting - he's thoughtful, kind, sympathetic and very sexy but he's also all Alpha and he's eager to 'consummate' the marriage that night with the help of leather straps.
This is an exciting, unpredictable, enjoyable, action-packed listen as Vicious slowly learns how to please Hallie and his character development is delightful to witness as he becomes a thoughtful loving husband. There's lots of hot sex with light BDSM, voyeurism and a kinky dress-up scene but it's the touching and tender way that Vicious looks after Hallie, slowly changes for her and, as they find love, they learn to trust and understand one-another. There's plot twists, a wild party, various traumatic dramas and some interesting secondary characters whose books will, no doubt, follow.
Worth a credit? YES definitely, it was a great start to a fascinating Sci-Fi romance that's full of erotica so if this genre ticks your boxes then I'm sure you'll find it creditworthy too and I'm off to Grab the next in the series - Menace's story then Venom, Raze, Cipher, Terror and finally Torment.... great names aren't they.
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