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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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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.

4 of 5 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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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 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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Fun Fluffy story

I've read the story before but wanted to hear the audio. This series is fun. Bossy alpha male that has no clue how to deal with River. River being a circus performer means she does all kinds of daring that a normal person would cringe at. River doesn't want to be bossed around and Torak has a hard time dealing with the vast differences of human women independence to women from the Kassis system who are very feminine. Overprotective alpha vs daring female who many times battle over misunderstandings from culture.

I loved the scene when Torak really pissed off River and was stuck to the wall from all her knifes. The sex scenes were very intense and wow what imagination Mrs. Smith has.
Mrs Cook did well with the narration but it was many times monotonous but still the story was entertaining so I personally had no issues.

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Audio narration is jacked.

Would not download audio except for sample. Did everything troubleshooting wise to retrive audio file. Save your $. Don't add audio.

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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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Great Story!

I absolutely loved this story. The story flowed perfectly between each of the main characters. Loved the strength of character of River and her sisters. The narration was fabulous and down right sexy. I can't wait to listen to the next story.

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Fabulous Read

S. E. Smith has done it again. Loved the book but the audible book kept me entertained and riveted.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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