• Destin's Hold

  • The Alliance
  • By: S. E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (684 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Internationally acclaimed, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance, S.E. Smith, brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport listeners out of this world!

Destin Parks will do whatever it takes to rebuild the city he calls home, even if it means working with another alien ambassador. Her predecessor left him hesitant to trust the alien diplomats assigned to Chicago's rebuilding, but Destin knows that if he refuses to work with them, he will be replaced, and he won't give them the satisfaction.

Jersula Ikera was assigned to Earth by the Alliance Council. The Council hopes her logical mind and calm demeanor will resolve the upheaval caused by the last ambassador. Jersula has fought hard for her position, and while not pleased with her current assignment to liaise with humans, she will do her best to help rebuild the world its inhabitants have destroyed. What she does not anticipate is her reaction to the hardheaded human male that she has been assigned to work with. His ability to get under her skin and ignite a flame inside her is quite alarming, mystifying, and leaves her questioning her own sanity.

When Jersula uncovers an alien cartel's plans to traffic human women and children, a near fatal attack leaves her unable to trust anyone but Destin, who can't bring himself to trust her in return. Together, Destin and Jersula race to stop the cartel before anyone is taken off-planet, but the traffickers are not the only ones they are fighting against; Waxian and Drethulan forces have targeted Earth.

Can Destin and Jersula stop the traffickers and prevent the deadly forces of the Waxians and Drethulans from destroying the progress they have made? Will the Alliance be able to protect Destin when the enemy discovers his connection to a powerful Alliance family? The battle for Earth has just become personal.

©February 2017 S.E. Smith (P)2017 S.E. Smith

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Love the action!

I really enjoyed that the story line gets more complicated and filled with action and aliens. Sex scenes are great but I enjoy having a good plot where the sex fits in perfectly. I felt that more in this book. Loved Sula, she made me laugh on more than one occasion.

I’m loving that, in this one, the love interests are flipped around. I loved the previous books, where hot alien men fall in love with human women now, in this book, you get to see an alien woman with a human man. I’d like to see a book about Trig and Beth too. I’m black and it would be the first book in the series that focuses on a black women being noticed by a Trivator. It may take a bit of research about black women but I do believe it could be a fun and humorous book.

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It's Ok.

Would you try another book from S. E. Smith and/or David Brenin?

Yes

Would you be willing to try another one of David Brenin’s performances?

I enjoyed the narration, more than the story. David Brenin has a wonderful voice for this type of story he does a good job with male and female voices alike.

Any additional comments?

I am about 1/2 way through and not sure I will finish it. I liked the book with Razor but this one, not so much.

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Love

I love this series any book by se smith who s an auto buy for me every series I have read has all been very well written with the right amount of romance and action I hope to see more of the alliance series

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Exciting

I love how this narrator brings the excitement as well as the humor alive.
This story is about a human male finding his alien woman instead of the opposite. Destin is on the Trivator homeworks for Kayley's wedding when he meets Jersula. He attempts to save her from drowning when she really didn't need it as her species can form gills and breathe underwater.
Jersula/Sula is an ambassador. She is attending the wedding too in scope of her ambassadorial duties. She is then assigned earth as her post. She then travels back to Earth with Destin and they form a relationship.
On earth they must work together to stop a slave trafficking ring. They must also stop the Waxians and their allies from trying to destroy earth and take over.
More thrilling things are happening in this part of the series. There is definitely plenty of intrigue to keep you on the edge of your seat!

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More action and mystery for the Alliance

Destin finds love and happiness with an alien woman. They help fend off an attack on Razor and Kali, and on Earth from enemies of the Alliance.
Too bad that bad guy Primus got away. Also, there’s still much mystery about the ring, and who’s in the conspiracy; and why Jean Paul and Luc keep sending messages; and what Jarman is doing about Jane?
The main issue that bugs me is the messages to protect Destin - but we never get any specific reason why before the end of this story. Another point dangling out there.
Brenin does a really decent job of narration.

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  • 09-29-20

Nice Change

Great to hear about a human male and an alien female. Lots of action in this story. The series is coming together very nicely. The narrator did a fabulous job as usual. In looking at the cover of the next book, I am looking forward to hearing about Edge; he is so handsome, my kind of man!

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Destin and the Princess

I promise... these two characters, created plenty of Heat! The narrator went above and beyond with boiling point love making... or Lust making. I needed a drink after each episode of their intimacy. GREAT read & a repeat or return read... if I I'm looking for some Heat!🔥🔥🔥

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Good but

This book was my least favorite of this series. The narration was above average and would of been a five star except for the woman’s voices which distracted me.

The plot was good but I felt the battle scenes should have been enlarged upon.

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Great book!

Found this author thanks to audible escape. Great story and narration! Will be buying entire series and will look for more from this author.

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Destin

Another winner. Loving the developing story line, not to sure about Female lead, seemed abit soft but still enjoyed story. Love the narrator, he brings the characters to life

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  • Dawn
  • 07-15-17

Great tie in and follow on!

This series has been a great fav and I should have gotten it ages ago but I get so swamped with all the books I do buy I almost forgot! till I saw an advert....

However, it was great to be back with these fab and sexy characters. S. E. Smith writes wonderfully and David has just a perfect voice for narrating. He brings that ultra sexy and unique voices that really match the storyline and characters.

From the very start, we're right back where we left off with Destin and Kali on Rathon, he's visiting his sister and his niece, and is really enjoying it. But he is desperate to return to Earth and to make the most of his life there.

Jursula is a great touch to the series and brings in with her politics, family and hope for Destin. There are alien messages and hints to a future... the story lines from the previous books intertwine perfectly and I couldn't help but want more of this. I really think the writer has a lot more up her sleeve for these characters and I can't wait for more.

Thank you to both S.E and David, great series. When is the next?

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  • 04-04-18

Destin's Hold

I enjoyed this book, from start to finish and can't wait for the next book to come out I await it with excitement...

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  • Jamoz23
  • 02-28-22

Better in audible for me.

AUDIBLE REVIEW
Better in audible for me. I ended up with a totally different reaction and take listening to this story over reading it.
Still felt it was lacking romance due to the time jump when they are on the ship going to earth but in audible I felt their connection better.
Loved how strong and competent a character Sula was.
Very frustrating though having the baddie get away time after time.
BOOK REVIEW
A great addition to this series and world but not enough romance for me.
I love the way Ms Smith manages to combine her different worlds through just a few interactions and words.
I have read all The Alliance books and even though they are not my favourite series, once picked up they cannot be put down until finished.
We finally get the human resistance leader Destin’s story and I just loved how this book really expanded and moved on from the previous ones in relation to earths future involvement with the Alliance.
I loved Destin, have since book one and really found it interesting that Jersula or Sula was his HEA.
Though it does not negate from how good this story is, giving us more interaction, insight and belief that earth will pull through, I found it was severely lacking in romance between our two H’s. Love at first sight is wonderful but I like to go along for the ride as they fall deeper in love. More a sci-fi read and less a romance which is very strange for this talented author who is usually able to combine both beautifully.
Cannot wait for Edge’s book.

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  • Imee-B
  • 07-16-17

*****Destin's Alien Princess*****

Oh wow thank you Susan for giving Destin his own book and what a story it is. Princess Sula is perfect for him, and oh wow i am so glad Trig has met Beth and i am sure they will have their story eventually. I can't wait for the next Story. Maybe a zion warrior this time? David well Mr sexy voice you are magnificent as always and I love your voice xx

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-26-17

Excellent the story continues to get better

S E Smith continues to write to good stories that are entertaining. With each book I read I find I cannot wait for the next in the series. I hope that the wait for the next one to come out is not long