I must have her. And what I want, I take.
When Ava Payne is asked by her best friend Sarah Granger if she'll teach a class in her place, Ava happily agrees. Her best friend is pregnant with a Zoran baby after all, and after narrowly escaping the horrible Nezdek on their previous mission, this should be a welcome change of pace.
Ava quickly regrets that decision when the Nezdek invade Earth, kidnap her, and strip her naked. The awful, pale aliens want to breed Sarah, but they'll settle for Ava.
When their ship is attacked, the aliens dump her on a random, seemingly uninhabited planet and promise to return later. There seems to be no way out for her. But when Ava stumbles into a cave to find shelter, she's in for a big surprise....
Turnon has been living on this world for as long as he can remember, completely alone. The tall alien warrior thinks he's the only one of his species left alive...until a curvy human female wanders into his cave and turns his world upside down.
The barbaric, possessive alien doesn't completely understand his complex feelings for Ava, but he knows one thing for sure: He wants her. And what he wants, he takes.
The Zoran's Mate is the second book in the Barbarian Brides series. It's an instalust, fated mates romance featuring a curvy human woman and an arrogant, headstrong alien caveman who'll do anything to protect his mate. Happily-ever-after guaranteed!
so we meet again with Ava and she has everything against her....but alas things turn around. There is plenty of action, comedy, and romance. A couple times I burst out laughing. I love that you instantly care about the characters and that is rare! it's worth the credit. I wasn't a fan of the narrator but after awhile your more interested in the story than the nasally sound of her voice.
Want to hear more. Can’t wait for the next story Almost wishing to be the woman finding a man like that.
This is a great addition the the series. The story kept my interest and the narrator did an excellent job bring the story and characters to life. I will definitely be re-reading this one.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes I would because the story was good, the narrator was good, and it made for an entertaining listen!
What other book might you compare The Zoran's Mate to and why?
Parts of it kinda reminded me of Eve Langlais's Alien Abduction series. The heroine was abducted by evil aliens but then dropped on a planet that only has one inhabitant. The male who ends up being her mate. Parts of it just reminded me of that series and it definitely made it interesting to listen to.
Have you listened to any of Beth Roeg’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I don't think I have. She did a good job though!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When Turnon was beating on the spaceship trying to get to his mate. Also when he went through an entire ship of enemies to save his mate. It just reinforced how much she meant to him even in such a short time.
Any additional comments?
This was a great listen and the story was good. I really enjoyed it and ended up purchasing the this one and the previous one to actually read since I liked the audiobook so much!
This has been a pleasure to listen too. The perfect length for a short getaway from it all. There is action, romance, and sizzling a Zolan. Very well written the audio is perfect and I would recommend this to anyone.
I enjoyed this audiobook story about an Earth woman named Ava (who is friends with Sarah from book one) who is kidnapped by evil aliens while teaching a class for Sarah while she’s on maternity leave. The Nezdek aliens plan to use the women they took from Earth as breeding stock, but when a problem arises for the Nezdek they dump their cargo of women on an uninhabited planet- or so they think. Ava is the only one not in stasis and as she walks around the area she accidentally runs into a Zoran named Turnon, who declares her his mate. But the Nezdek will be coming back and where did he come from if he’s the only person on the planet? Narration was done very well.
I was never much into alien stories, but I can't stop reading these! Listening to another person narrating the story just adds to it! Luna's imagination has woven a continuous saga of stories which are each different scenarios, but all exciting and romantic and connected to each other in some manner.
Ava and Turnon's story is another fine example of what I mean.
No spoilers from me, but I will tell you that this and every story I have read by Luna is amazing, fastpaced, and very well written!
I would love my own Zoran warrior...but preferably in red...although I wouldn't kick a 7' blue or purple alien out of bed...! LOL
Ava Payne is substituting for her best friend Dr Sarah Granger as a teacher since her friend is on maternity leave with her Zoran mate.
The class wasn't happy with her for being there instead of the Sarah and the Nezdek wasn't happy they attacked the school and missed their intended victim but they made up for it my taking alot of other women and Ava. Let just say Ava's day went from bad to worse. Telling you more would just mess up the surprise but she does find her Zoran of her dreams.
Lots of action, drama, twists and turns plus spice. The characters are fun there are bad guys to hate. Its a really page turner wanting to know what happens next. Science fiction romance fans should love this one. It was alot of fun to read.
This is an enjoyable story about a girl that goes through considerable trauma after being abducted by nasty aliens. Luckily she meets a nice one who she mates with. That is not the end of her troubles because she gets abducted again. Her mate has to rescue her again. Lots going on in this romantic story. The narrator is very good I liked her presentation a lot.