Title: Alien Attachments
Series: Alien Attachments #1
Author: Sabine Priestley
Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance
Heat Level: 2 out of 4 flames
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Mindy
See Mindy’s Goodreads Review Here
Will their love be strong enough to keep them alive and get them back to Earth?
Finding one’s psi-mate is something every Sandarian hopes for, but when Ian Cavacent accidentally starts the bonding process with the Earthling, Dani, he has to fight his desire with every ounce of his being. If the process is completed, it means both political and financial suicide for Ian and his family.
A natural klutz, Dani somehow always manages to land on her feet and win her mixed martial arts matches. At home on Cat Island, her balance is thrown when bazillionaire Ian takes notice. Unfortunately some Torog aliens also take notice, sending her life spiraling out of control and into Ian’s arms. But Dani isn’t the type of woman to let alien voodoo decide her future or her mate. . .no matter how gorgeous the man is or how much pleasure he gives her.
For centuries the Cavacents have mined Earth for a precious element, carnium, while protecting the planet from other alien species. Thanks to the Torogs, Dani and Ian must flee to Sandaria. As Dani learns to use her newfound psi powers, the empire crumbles around them.
I loved this so much! I’ve been getting burnt out on my reading and I needed a good story to break me out of it. THIS is that story! Fantastic read!
So… here I am wanting to read something different and perfectly different is exactly what I got. I got to keep the allure of romance, picked up some action and adventure with a kickass story. If you can’t tell by now, I absolutely loved this. I was super lucky to meet this author, Sabine Priestley, at the Multi-Genre Book Signing in Orlando Florida this past May. I chatted with her about sci-fi romance and how I wish I could find more books in that genre. Well, I picked up her Alien Attachments and I was NOT disappointed at all!
I love this and it was a hard one to put down. I couldn’t stop thinking about when I was forced to put it down and adult for the day. I thought about it all day at work, all night while at home and just couldn’t get it out of my head. Actually, I could read the book again, right now because I loved it that much. I’m sure I can find something new every time I read it.
The world building, character development and threading of the story are superb. I was rewarded with action and adventure and I never wanted it to end. I mentioned my book slump earlier… and I was really happy to discover that the sex was light but very meaningful. Also, it’s not your typical sex either. In my opinion, it was on another level… deeper connection due to the their psi. It wasn’t thrown in the story right off the bat either. I got to know the world and characters a bit before I jumped into bed with them.
“This gets more and more like a cheesy fantasy flick every day. We’re on a quest to somehow mend a magic portal, and blocking our way are nasty, smelly, alien creatures. I assume we have a plan?”
Dani, the heroine is a total badass! She isn’t a whinny baby! She is a smart, tough, doesn’t take shit from anyone, she stands up for herself and she’s a fighter. Literally (think Ronda Rouse). I also really love that just because she is fated to mate with someone, she doesn’t just fall into the arms of her intended. Nope, she makes that guy work for it and he should. Dani isn’t perfect and that makes her more relatable. Although she is a fighter, she is far from graceful. She is a klutz.
Ian is the alpha alien who is crushing on Dani pretty hard. BUT… she is human and on his planet, mating/bonding with a human is forbidden. So, to keep Dani away, he acts like a bag of dicks! He is so mean to her and pushes her so far away that she meets Balastar. I’m going to stop right there on that topic. You’ll have to read to book to see what I’m talking about.
“At times it seemed his desire for her was matched only by his anger at her. Completely irrational.”
I do have to quickly mention Marco. I can’t wait to read more about him. His doesn’t get a lot of page time in this book but he is funny. There is this one part that cracks me up! You’ll know what I’m talking about when you hit that part.
“I’m growing it back, baby! You didn’t think a little Torog laser treatment would stop me, did you?” He held the bulb up to her face.
There are only a couple things I can pick at… there are a few parts that made me cross eyed for a minute due to some of the lengthy conversations about portals and time travel. It’s not so lengthy that it takes away from the story, but I did find my mind wandering a bit and had to reread a little bit. Then there is Armond… what he did was not okay and I don’t understand how that was just glossed over. Now… I almost never comment on misspelled words or grammar. I have no room to talk… but there are a few words that are spelled correctly, but used in the wrong sentence. For example though should have been through and breath should have been breathe. Anyway, it only happened a few times and didn’t take away from the story at all.
Overall, I fracking loved this book and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series. Alien Attachments had everything I needed right now. Great story, characters, romance, connection, action and adventure.
I received a copy of this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.
A lifelong lover of books, Sabine grew up on Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance novels. As a child she wanted to be an astronaut and travel the stars looking for aliens. As an adult she’s seriously disappointed we’ve yet to establish so much as a moon base (although she gives a hearty nod to the ISS) and is pretty sure Humans aren’t ready to meet ET. An Electrical Engineer and Cultural Anthropologist by training, she’s a geek with heart. She’s lived in more states than she cares to admit and loves to travel. When not in far off lands, you can frequently find her walking the local beaches and plotting her next adventure. Sabine lives in Florida with her husband, kids, cats and an increasingly large mess of characters in her head.