• The Alien Protector's Mate (A SciFi Alien Romance)

  • Protectors of Svante, Book 2
  • By: Roxie Ray
  • Narrated by: Megan Evans
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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The Alien Protector's Mate (A SciFi Alien Romance)

By: Roxie Ray
Narrated by: Megan Evans
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Publisher's Summary

My planet needs women, and I’m here to claim one. 

Time is running out for my people, and we don’t have a moment to waste. Earthlings agreed to the bride program, but now they don’t want to follow through. It’s my job to make sure that they do. 

I have no time to fall in love. After so long on my own, I wouldn’t even recognize the emotion. But the beautiful and wickedly smart human Vivian awakens something within me, a desire so strong I find myself at war with my duty. I know once she discovers the darkness within me she’ll run. I should push her away before we’re both broken. 

And yet, I cannot let her go. 

I owe my loyalty to my king, but if I’m forced to choose between my mate and my duty it may destroy us all.

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Can hardly wait!!!

I certainly hope for the next book in the series. I ❤️ this series and hope it continues 🙏

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I can’t wait to read the next story in this series. I really enjoyed this story.

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I admit in advance that when I agreed to accept an Audible code for a copy of this book I didn't realize it was book two in a series I started but didn't love. I gave book one a 2.5-star rating. When I finally did realize my mistake, I was wary but committed.

Turns out I liked this one more than book one. I liked the characters and the story didn't get quite as ridiculous. For the most part, the narrator did a fine job and the writing is pretty good. Though the dialogue gets hella formal, uncomfortable, and unnatural once they reach the alien homeworld.

But I find that almost all of my complaints about book one stand true for this one too. I'll start with the simplest. Why does the publisher keep putting horns on the heroes on the cover? There is no mention of the Svantes having horns. This irritates me so much. It's like the publishers are going out of their way to get it wrong. Those horns had to be added (though I realize this was probably a pre-made cover).

Next, one of the Svante's most prominent characteristics is supposed to be that they are great warriors. But they show themselves to be incompetent again and again. It's just not believable. Part of this might stem from the fact that Ray seems to refuse to populate the books with anyone except the few named characters. They seem to do everything and there doesn't seem to be anyone in the background. So, the queen has two guards and no more. The same two Svantes that are on the ship with the main character are also the communication specialists on the planet. It's like the whole castle has a population of maybe 10.

Similarly, there are far too few non-mate (or non-named) female characters, even on earth. Where we should at least see women (passing on the street, as a soldier, as a co-worker, etc) we just never do. I feel this so much. We're erased from the universe. I think this partly has to do with what I said above about Ray not including extra people to populate the background of the book. All we're left with are the characters who are given explicit purpose in the book—the named characters and a few 'guards.' It's not that there are no actual women, it's that there are no women that don't serve a given and obvious purpose to the plot. It leaves the impression that the whole rest of the world is male except those few exceptions.

Lastly, a lot of this plot hinges on contrived angst and misunderstanding. But one of them can read minds. I don't care how noble the idea of not intruding on her privacy is. As insecure and in need of reassurance as the hero was there isn't a chance in hell he wouldn't peak in her mind. It's like the author just forgot this aspect of his character entirely for 95% of the book.

All in all, as I said, I liked it better than book one. But I'm unconvinced that I'd want to listen to the next one.

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She does it again!

Roxie does it again! Stories with action and love and misunderstandings and missed moments. It’s just all so well put together. We are seeing more into what’s happing in around Earth.
Terrox and Vivian have some many dark spots in their life they are trying to movie on from but still allowing them to control their actions in the here and now.
I can’t wait for the next book. I think Jade is about to come in kicking a$$ !