Trisha Grove enjoys her job as a pilot for Boswell International, but she realizes something is still missing from her life: her family. She is ready to call it quits and head back home to Wyoming, where her father lives, but her last flight for Boswell ends with an unplanned trip out of this world. Trisha isn't sure at first what's real and what isn't; all she knows is she is determined to get back to her dad - no matter what it takes.
Kelan Reykill is the fourth son in the royal line of Valdier. Commander of the V'ager, one of the largest Valdier warships, he prides himself on his strict self-discipline, his ability to remain in command in any situation, and his skill at handling any challenge. That is until he meets a stubborn human female from the primitive planet his older brother sought refuge on. Now all he can think about is how to get her into his bed and under his control while staying in one piece. But when Trisha is taken from him, Kelan must track her to the ends of the universe and beyond. He knows one thing: She is his true mate, and he will kill anyone who tries to harm her.
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I love the entire series. I started with the Cosmos Gateway series and lived the story telling ability of S.E. Smith that I knew I had to read more of her books. Then I got super excited when I saw they were available on audio. I buy each one as it comes out.
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
IMO, S E Smith can't write a bad Sci-FI book she has such imaginative world and character building that you can't be anything but blown away by her stories of sexy, handsome, Alpha, Alien Warrior Lords from Valdier who can Shapeshift into Dragons and suddenly they find their true mates, after hundreds of lonely years, amongst Earth's women. But these women are never the type of women they're used to - usually the few women on Valdier are pampered, spoilt and totally looked after b*tches but Earth women are strong, clever, independent, feisty and courageous. This makes for a volatile mix when the Warriors find their true mates...... women who are wanted by the man, the Dragon and the loveable symbiotic entity that all makes up a Valdier Warrior..... but Earth women just don't get it, don't want it and won't stand for being ruled over by these domineering Alpha studs...... but desire is their weakness.
Kelan is the Commander of a spaceship but when he finds his long awaited mate it's the Earth woman Trisha who has been beamed aboard when he saved his brother Zoran together with his Earth mate Abby (from book 1). However, Trisha is a Survivorist as taught by her loving Father so she can look after herself and it's not long before she's running rings around Kelan, teaching him, and his fellow Warriors, a thing or two about what she can do to outwit them.... and all the while falling hopelessly in love with naive, loving and patient Alien.
These books are funny, entertaining, very sexy, have parallel plots from the previous books cleverly entwined in amongst them and are filled with likeable characters. There's always a passionate lust-filled 'claiming' where the Lords inject, through biting, Dragon Fire into their mates which transforms the unsuspecting women into Dragon-shifters. But the consequences of this is never explained so Trisha thinks she is hallucinating everything that's slowly happening to her so, while on a Planet, she runs.... with some very ingenious, sneaky and rewarding results. But it's not until she's kidnapped that Kelan realises he loves her and is frantic to get her back. There's a sub-plot of an evil Uncle who wants to rule Valdier and tries sneaky and potentially deadly ways to do it.
Worth a credit? The things that really stand out are the humorous interactions between species which leads to verbal and physical sparring, funny quick witted conversations and, of course, the instant chemistry followed by a romance that isn't exactly conventional but it still works...... well that and lots and lots of fiery sex.
I love this series!!! I am in love with how all the stories fit together and the way the author backtracks to fit the puzzle pieces together. You might think you know how things are after reading the first two books, but really you have missed so much!!
Getting into Trisha's story you also get more background on Ariel and Carmen. They grew up together and have a very strong bond. Trisha sheds light on other happening on the ship as well as in the palace when they land.
It is fabulous that she turns out to be this totally tough chick who can hold her own in the wilds. You can feel her strength throughout the story. She has overcome so much, it breaks your heart for her, then puts it back together with her dragon mate!
Kelan, like his brothers, is arrogant and clueless when it comes to Earth women. Fortunately, he is willing to learn and see the light in the end. It takes his fierce and stubborn mate to teach him!
There is as always a delicious amount of steam in the stories. It is a very smexy read with action as both humans and dragons. Hold onto your panties!!
The overall story flows and has plenty of movement. The plot thickens from the first book with the uncle and his treachery. There are many elements coming together and the intrigue grows even more with this book. I can not wait to see what happens to the sisters, cause there are plenty of hints here!!
David Brenin is, as always, a delicious treat for my ears! He has a terrific feel for the characters and makes the story sing. I love his smexy voice, when he says all those naughty things, makes a gal blush all over! His pace is spot on and flows wit the movement of the story. He gives really good ears!!
I am enamored with this whole series and eagerly await them all releasing in audio!
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 pretty good addition to the series. I liked the story and both MCs but I say that the name of the book, Tacking Trisha, has definite meaning in this book because she makes Kelan chase her around until about 2/3rds of the way through the book.
Trisha is a pilot working for a private airline when the story begins. Trisha lost her mother when she was very young and was raised solely by her father. Her father's an expert in tracking and ambush methods and ran a wilderness survival retreat. Trisha learned all those skills early and could outdo grown men easily by the time she was 12. Trisha was in the military and had been accepted for the space program but had to drop out after a horrible accident. She had to work hard to walk again afterwards and lost her husband (who was a slimebag) during the recovery.
Kelan is a dragon shifter from an alien planet. His older brother, Zoran, is the King of their people (he's also the hero from book #1) and Kelan serves his people as a military commander, having command over his own warship. Kelan had no interest in finding a mate but when Zoran was kidnapped and then found his true mate, Kelan's dragon started pushing for his true mate as well. Things just get worse for poor Kelan when he meets Trisha.
So if you've read book # 1 & 2, you know how the women end up getting caught in a drama Abby was having and end up kidnapped by aliens because they'd seen too much. With no choice given to them, the women are taken onboard the spaceship and away from Earth. Trisha doesn't take this well at all and is determined to get home to Earth and her father who must be frantic at the idea of her being missing. Because of her determination to achieve her goal, Trisha ends up being extremely difficult to deal with when she first comes on board and between what Trisha is doing and what Cara (see book #2) is doing to his ship, Kelan is about at his wits end. Because of everything that's going on, Kelan doesn't have much free time and what time he's able to spare to spend with Trisha doesn't go well. There's a mutual attraction but Trisha is determined to fight it and do anything she can to push Kelan, apparently hoping to push him into taking her home.
Things don't go much better when they get to Kelan's home planet. Thankfully, Kelan's mom is able to intervene and come up with a solution that will allow Trisha and Kelan to be together. Unfortunately, even once Trisha is willing to accept Kelan, she still makes him chase her. Even when things seemed to be going well between them, Trisha confused me by taking off again. TBH, I wasn't very thrilled with how she handled the new relationship with Kelan....she put him through a huge amount of frustration. On the good side, he seemed to like that his mate wasn't a pushover but I started getting tired of it after a while. Thankfully, Trisha stopped running from Kelan but even then, there's drama that keeps them apart for a while. Once they're reunited, things are good and Trisha and Kelan start a HEA together.
This was a pretty enjoyable story. Outside of her tendency to run a lot, I liked Trisha pretty well. At least she was a skilled wilderness person and when she ran and hid, she did a good job at it and proved she didn't need anyone to take care of her. Kelan was a good hero and I liked him. He had a lot of frustration to deal with in this book...I felt rather bad for him a good portion of the time and am glad things worked out in the end. Overall, this was an enjoyable story and I would recommend it. :)
I can't get enough of this series. I am wrapped up in it so much that I am sad when the story ends. Now onto the next book.
I Love this series of books. Rhis is the second time I've listened to this story. I wish the series would continue!
I loved this book, It was one of my faves of the serise, as the books go on the story lines get better and better more complex and more sifisticated but yet still understandable.
The characters are always really interesting and I love the way they link.
she has a lot of hurt, Love over comes the hurt though!
Oh I love the sarcasm of the warriors Dragons!
yes I cried at this book, and laughed a lot!
Read the first 5 books :-)
it is grate!
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