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Publisher's Summary

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author S.E. Smith presents another adventure- and suspense-filled story to transport listeners out of this world.

River Knight was looking forward to a peaceful vacation in the mountains with her two best friends, Jo and Star, sisters of the heart. When she travels up into the mountains of North Carolina to the cabin Star has rented for them, she is shocked when she finds the two sisters being abducted. Following them, she discovers their abductors are anything but human.

Sneaking aboard the shuttle in an attempt to rescue them, she finds herself on an unplanned vacation to the stars. In a desperate attempt to save Jo and Star, River makes a deal with a group of other aliens who have also been captured: she'll release them if they promise to return the three girls to their home.

Torak Ja Kel Coradon, leader of the House of Kassis and next ruler of the Kassis galaxy, has other plans when he sees the blue-eyed warrior woman - he wants her for himself.

The three women are believed to be the prophesied warriors, sent to join forces to bring peace to the House of Kassis. Worlds collide when the male-dominated world meets three circus performers who use their talents to fight for those they love. When an assassin threatens Torak's life, River has to show him even a circus performer can be a warrior when challenged. But the biggest challenge is to Torak's mind, as he discovers women from other galaxies are more than they seem.

Can their love overcome the chasm of a few million light years, or will an assassin end it all?

©2016 Susan E. Smith (P)2016 Susan E. Smith

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It was ok

I like S E Smiths stories.
This one was like the others with exception of the narrator. The men sounded weak. The girls all the same.

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I cant get this time back

For starters, this was the dumbest book that I've listened to so far. Ms Smith might be a good author but this wouldn't be an example of that. It was like a 10th grader wrote it, a very precocious 10th grader. It would have been a 1 star for sure if it wasn't for the naughty bits. Honestly, I was listening while waiting for a flight in the gate area of my local airport, surrounded by the good people of Michigan. The narrator began reading the first sex scene and it made me giggle and blush! Ms Smith has quite an imagination! The narrator has a pleasant voice but was a bit monotone. I think some of the racier scenes could have used a little more emotion.Well, anyhow, I was able to make it to the end but I don't think I will listen to the next one.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Fluff

Fun if you want fluff, but don't expect a deep plot. characters are a bit too stereotypical and lack true development. Overall plot is basic and very predictable.

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Very disappointed!

First off, I usually love S.E. Smith books. I really wanted to like this book but the male character took alpha male way to far. He was too bossy and controlling. If someone locked me in my room for a few days I would not stay with them, no matter the circumstances. I hoped that the alpha male would eventually change into a more likeable character but he never did.
Also, this book was like alien romance meets fifty shades of gray. I probably would have enjoyed it more if the hero wasn’t such an a-hole.

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I read the book first and was excited to hear it!

Loved the book and getting to listen to it too! Samantha did almost as good of a job reading it out loud as the voice in my head did when I read it!

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Who knew?

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I have no idea

What could S.E. Smith have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I really like a lot of her books, but this one was too much. Who knew all the way across the galaxy, aliens used butt plugs, nipple clamps, and floggers? Oh my goodness! I was yelling about how stupid that was. The story had some promise, but was ruined by the monotone, non emotional, narration; and the BDSM ridiculousness.

What didn’t you like about Samantha Cook’s performance?

Very bad! There was no appropriate emotion in her voice. Like I said, they could have hired Ben Stein doing his monotone voice.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Frustration.

Any additional comments?

I would like to know more of the story, but never will order an audio of these books again. That way I can skip all the stupid stuff and stick to the plot. I wanted to see how this series may tie into some of the other ones S.E. Smith has written. Should have listened to the other reviews.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Delightful Sci-fi romance!

This was a very entertaining audiobook to listen to. I enjoyed the story of River and her two best friends who are kidnapped by some brutal lizard like aliens. As circus performers, the three girls are skilled in things like acrobatics, archery and knife throwing. As River wanders the air shafts of the kidnappers vessel, she sees a group of alien men who are about to be tortured by the cruel lizard men. She and her two friends, Starr and Jo rescue them and find themselves claimed as mates. They are taken to the men’s home world, and that’s when things get exciting! Narration is well done.

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Awesome story

I have the book and audio loved it the book and audio allows you to slide right in and become part of it

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s.e smith books are the best

i love her books i cant wait for more to come out . you are the best

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Good, but..

I enjoyed this human/alien story (strong human female/bossy aristocratic alien male), but there were a few things that caught my attention as is not well written. For instance there is a point in the story where the dialogue of the characters is repeating what the narration just said I believe this happens a few different times. One occasion it was about a paragraph of the narration was immediately repeated.

Overall good story, great narration and I'm looking forward to book two.

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  • Kindle Customer Cecilia Mary O'Shea
  • 04-05-18

River's Run

What a thrilling first book this was. I am waiting eagerly for the next book in the series and I will get it, as soon as I can get it...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-22-17

Thoroughly enjoyable read and even better to hear!

Would you consider the audio edition of River's Run to be better than the print version?

You can't compare I loved them both very much.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved River's character. A smart and capable women who rescues the men ... lol. Definitely one of the best female leads created.

What does Samantha Cook bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Samantha's interpretation of the book was truly inspiring she brought the book to life and gave it just a little more realism.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When they describe how River's parents died and how it affected her. Brought a tear to my eye.

Any additional comments?

I love S.E. Smiths books she's one of my favorite authors and I can't get enough reading material. So far I've read everything to date and she's yet to let me down. I have no hesitation recommending her as an author, you'll enjoy her books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-02-16

Great Read

I have been waiting for this series to be put on audible. Was not disappointed, I am about to start Stars story

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  • IMEE B
  • 09-06-16

Exciting, thrilling

S e Smith has done it again, another amazing series that enthrals and bewitched you and makes you wish for the stars :) this book is fascinating, compelling and addictive. The narrator Samantha Cook is excellent in her narrative, she makes the characters comes to life and captures and immersed you in the story, thank you. xx

1 of 1 people found this review helpful