Jeanie loves a New Species and is willing to pay for that love with pain, tears, and heartbreak. She’ll do anything to keep 710 alive but she never wants him to know how she suffered for him. He’s the reason for her mission in life - freeing others like him.
True has a new life working with the NSO to rescue his people. A good life, until he encounters a dying woman - the female who betrayed him. True should feel gratified that she’s finally going to pay for her crimes, but she claims to be a victim, too. He is still irresistibly drawn to the pretty little human who touched his heart and made him want her. When he clasps her hand to offer comfort, his instincts kick in and True will fight everyone to protect her.
A Romantica paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave.
©2013 Laurann Dohner (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
I spin my own wool and knit. Listening to audiobooks while I craft is one of my favorite things. I'm hooked.
I've really enjoyed this series so far. Most books I've enjoyed, but a few have stood out, and True was one of the standouts. When reading paranormal romance, particularly of the erotic variety, there's always the risk of things getting a bit repetitive and stale. This book, however, had a great balance of erotica, romance and mystery that kept me listening with as few pauses as possible till the end.
I like that this author doesn't use the same device to "temper" the romance/erotic aspect in every book. In previous books, she's used drama, action, emotional turmoil, social expectations and other devices to tell a great story while giving the reader the hot romantic action we crave. In this book, it's a mystery that's the key to saving the book from being just another romantic romp in the sheets.
Because it's a mystery, I'm not going to give a real synopsis of this book for fear of spoilers, but I will say that's it's an emotional and entertaining audio experience. Vanessa Chambers does a fine job with the narration, adding to the experience greatly. Worth your time, credit or money.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
I absolutely loved True which isn't much of a surprise since I love all the New Species’ books. It’s romantic, action packed and hot hot HOT... Jeanie, the leading lady, like Ellie is a fierce character. She is strong and very, very brave. Putting her life at risk to save the Species in the facility she worked at made me take an instant liking to her. I grew even more attached to her as the story progressed and we found out in more detail the things she did to help the Species will working at the facility... True, our main man Species, was just a complete sweetheart. Don’t get me wrong, he could and would snap bones if he needed to but with Jeanie he was just so caring and sweet. I fell hopelessly in love with their love. He is sensitive, beyond hot and all alpha when it comes to Jeanie. They are a brilliant couple...
What made me very happy while listening was a lot of the characters’ from previous books were included in this book - and with Vanessa Chambers Narrating it Makes me feel like i'm At Home with-in this story. :)
I’m absolutely living for the next book which I’m buzzing is for "Darkness". My God, the way he is described and just his overall presence in True made me latch onto him. I need his book ASAP Please.. :)
OMG! New Species Series is the best. Then there's the Cyborg's Series. I can't get enough of them. Vanessa Chambers killed it! Great job! She should read all the Laurann Dohner books. Thanks Audible for another enjoyable listening experience! Bring on more Laurann Dohner books, Please!
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
True was such a sweetie... OMG! Candles! True reminds me of Fury so bad... I like the history between True and Jeanie...almost like Fury and Ellie..but not quite...
I felt so bad when Ellie was questioned....she was so scared... then to be misused by the mysterious Terry... OMG>..
True was such a sweetie though, because he kept asking Ellie to mate him, but when she said no...OMG... I wanted to cry...
Lots of action in this one...which was rather pleasing....book didn't feel so redundant...
Narration was great...
Great buy, sale or credit!
Crazy for audiobooks!!
The eleventh book in Ms. Dohner's New Species series and not one iota less exciting to listen to.
Here we meet and learn about True and Jeanie and their love for one another. The suspense had me in this particular book and I kept trying to figure out who done it. There were a number of times throughout this listen when I was sure of who it would be and kept expecting the hammer to drop. Boy, was I wrong!!
I have to say, I was very pleased that the majority of this 12 hour listen was spent capturing the excitement of the 'who done it' and how/if they could capture them/him/her... LOL.
And less about the physical enjoyment that True and Jeanie have. It was an excellent balance (or so I thought).
We were also introduced to many new Species that we haven't been told about before this book and I'm looking forward to Ms. Dohner continue the New Species series with more of them joining the NSO and finding mates.
So, the history of the New Species continues as this breed of people still work on procreating. Hopefully, more than just sons. Will anyone be having a girl in the near future.
Of course it's worth your credit/money.
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a very good story. I liked both Jeanie and True and their story had some unexpected twists that made things interesting and kept me engaged until the end.
Jeanie is a medical tech that got a job with the wrong company. This was after the New Species are out and everyone knows about them and she finds the lab she works in has NS as captives. Jeanie is a good woman and tries to help the NS people in the lab and also tries to get them freedom. While working on this, Jeanie meets True (who was 710 at the time) and fell for him, enduring some pain and torture herself in order to keep him alive.
When he was in the lab, True knew Jeanie as a tech but one that was kind and helped him and his people. True and his people didn't experience things like kindness so he grew to care for Jeanie. Unfortunately, the leader of the facility, while trying to gain True's agreement to something, made True believe that Jeanie worked with him and was just being kind to him in order to gain his trust for nefarious reasons. True shouldn't have believed him but since he's known humans to do just about anything to manipulate the NS, he can believe it. Soon after this the lab is raided and True and the other NS at the facility are rescued and freed.
When the story begins, Jeanie is at another lab with NS and is preparing for a raid that's coming to free the NS. She knows of a backup kill system to get rid of the NS in the lab in case of discovery and she's not willing to let all the NS get gassed. She ends up going further than she planned to save the NS captives and is shot by some of the guards of the lab. When the NSO team comes in they don't handle her carefully and considering she's bleeding out it's not a good thing. She thinks they should know she's the informant and get her help but they treat her like the enemy. It's only the well-times interference by a NS female that gets Jeanie the help that saves her life. True is now working with the NSO team that rescues NS they find captive and he recognizes Jeanie. The problem is although he has remaining softness towards her, he also believes her to be a liar. Once her wounds are tended to and she's recovered enough, Jeanie is interrogated. The main problem here is that the team doesn't believe her when she says she was the informant and certain facts don't match up. Jeanie is freaked, thinking that the agent she worked with will be able to explain everything but no one seems to know the agent she describes. Things are looking very bad for Jeanie and a panic attack leads to a sedative that turns her loopy and talkative. She spills some info and facts that convinces True that she is actually telling the truth about her being part of freeing the NS through some agent and that she saved his life (when he was still captive) at no little cost to herself. True decides he wont let her be sent to Fuller, the NS prison when all the bad guys that imprisoned or did other bad things to the NS people are kept.
True stirs some issues with deciding to keep Jeanie but Justice and the rest decide to allow it for the time being while more information is gathered. There is a bit of trouble as True takes Jeanie to his quarters as another NS male she helped in their facility also wants Jeanie. They have a bit of a dispute about it but when put to the choice, Jeanie chooses True. Jeanie fell for True when he was captive and now that he's out she's willing to take whatever she can get with him so their physical relationship explodes pretty quickly. While they are starting to explore things together, they also work with some of the other NS that love Jeanie for the caring she showed them while in the first facility. They start trying to figure out who the mysterious agent is that she was working with and trying to track him down. They have mixed luck and things aren't easy as humans manage to make an attempt on stealing Jeanie away from True right off Homeland property (the NS compound that's very secure). True is determined to keep Jeanie safe and get her to be his mate...the problem becomes that he's not real good at expressing his feelings and makes his case on why he should be her mate using the wrong encouragements. Jeanie loves True but isn't sure enough of his feelings to mate him, thinking he's only wanting to protect her out of duty. They get past this but there are worse things they have to worry about as they get closer to tracking down the bad guy. The ending has some drama and danger and a bit of "woman's gunna woop some serious butt" (which I loved!). And of course, it all culminates in to a very good HEA for Jeanie and True.
This was a very enjoyable story. I really liked Jeanie as a heroine and True was a good hero. They both were good about keeping an open mind and changing their actions when logic dictates instead of holding on to stupid stuff which I found to be a nice change from a lot of books I read now days. This was a really good addition to the series and I can't wait to see what comes next. I'd recommend this story. Thumbs up. :D
Sexy, angsty, martyr
Going to the prison and confronting the corruption
She goes from sounding like a valley girl one minute, to trying to sound like a man, but just sounding like she filled her mouth with cotton balls. She is not a good narrator. She is getting better, but her struggles with different voices for different characters can easily ruin a story. I liked the story well enough to grit my teeth through her worst flubs during the narration. She makes some of the more intelligent female characters sound like 13-yr-old girls. Oh, Tricia, I remember you are supposed to be prodigal, even if the author and narrator forgot.
I read the story and got the audio book for something to listen to as I work out or have chores to do around the house. It is entertaining enough, but I really wish they would hire a different narrator for future work. She tries, but it is not a career that she excels in. I don't know how they decided to use her for more than one work. Although, since listening to her mangle Valiant's story, this one was much better. Fewer nails on the chalk board-esque moments.
This book was not at all what I expected. It was recommended as a good listen based on my past purchases. However the books that I enjoyed from my past purchases have had lead female characters that were strong and still sexy. I found the lead female in this book to be weak and annoying. I did not find the scenes that were supposed to be romantic/ erotic to be very good either. To make this book a good listen it would quite frankly have to be a different book.
I will not listen to another book from this series.
I believe that Chambers did her best to infuse life into the characters.
For me there were no redeeming qualities from this book.
I will not be following this series after this my first listen. It made me feel as if I needed to go and wash off in a Kresley Cole novel for a story I could really get into and some real passion.
New Species is an automatic purchase/download for me, I am completely addicted to pretty much anything Laurann Dohner writes. True had its really great moments, and it had some moments where it seemed like the content was 'filler', but, overall it was a really enjoyable story. If you're into 'semi-paranormal' romance, this is a series you should try. It's sexy, funny, usually action packed, and what I love so much about this series is the play on words and colloquialisms common to most people, is either misconstrued or taken totally literally by the new species--makes me fall out with laughter every time! This story was full of that kind of humor and sass, I loved it. There are so many great characters to choose from, I can't wait until the next book in the series.
Well now that we're on book 11 of this exciting series that never disappoints it goes without saying that any Laurann Dohner fan will love this next instalment of life in the Compound.... as True (aka 710) is the next New Species to find and claim his mate.
There's so much in these books... hot sexy Alpha beasts, excitement, suspense, passion, romance, New Species sex (!!!), thrills, twists, villains and a great cast of characters who all add to the drama filled hours. Both True and Jeanie are loveable characters with a horrific past to connect them and, although True is now free, Jeanie is fighting accusations, lies and an mastermind who wants to silence her. But both of them deserve to be happy for all the trauma they've been through and for being the perfect mate for each other.
Worth a credit? As with the previous 10 it's a definite YES and I suppose this could be a stand-alone listen but you'd be missing key elements and so many great and imaginative stories.
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