Warriors of the Citadel #1
by Hattie Jacks
Sci-Fi Alien Romance
On a planet where there are no rules, she’s the prize, and he will claim her, no matter what the cost.
I know I’m not ever getting back to Earth, but I’d settle for escape from the cage I’m being kept in. Instead, I end up as a prize in an alien game where a golden eyed, horned alien lord is the winner.
The Remek Lords are notorious for their brutality. Vicious, dangerous and feral, I’m about to get up close and extremely personal with one of the most ferocious species in this galaxy.
Only Taborr is not what I was expecting at all. Aloof, passionate, dominant, he knows exactly what he wants.
His fated mate.
He’s been alone in his citadel for a long time and, despite his savage nature, he has needs I never would have expected from such a fearsome alien.
He needs hope, a future, a way of freeing his captured crew, of being whole again.
I’m not sure I can love a monster, even one who’s vicious exterior hides the noble beast within. I’ve already had my world ripped apart once and if Taborr wants my heart, he’s going to have to fight for it.
Savage Prize is the first in the Warriors of the Citadel series by USA TODAY bestselling author Hattie Jacks. A love story filled with spice, a lonely alien finding his fated mate and a human discovering escape is not the only option, this book will take you to the stars and back. For mature audiences only.
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My ARC Review:
This is a new author for me, I love a good sci-fi read and this was really good, ticked all my boxes with hot protective alien, this one is a little broken, and a strong feisty female character with a caring soul.
Carla has been kidnapped from Earth and held hostage by the Liderc, who feed off emotions. They don’t like her as they are unable to feed from her for some reason, and so she is offered up as a prize in an arena fight – this is where she meets Lord Taborr.
Taborr is on his own, his crew has been captured and he has been looking for them. He saves Carla and takes her back to his palace. He feels drawn to her as he would a mate, but thinks that is impossible with her being a different species, and so tries his best to keep his distance. Of course, the attraction between them is just explosive and he cannot stay away from her for long.
This was a fabulous read, I loved Taborr and how descriptive the author was of him, his skin changing colour along with his eyes, his wonderful horns and other appendiges! He’s protective and fierce, caring and loving, loyal to his people and wanting to save his crew, yet he has been alone for a long time and is a little broken in that respect. He is frightened to claim his mate with her being a different species, but knows without a doubt that she is his.
Carla loves to try and fix broken things, so Taborr called to her, but in more ways that one, this alien was like a ridiculously hot Viking, eyes emotions playing through his eye colourings. She found it very hard to stay away from him, there are some hot smoking scenes with these two, but she couldn’t understand why he wouldn’t claim her, thinking herself as just a plaything until he found his own people.
The first book in a new series so there is plenty of world building going, which was great and very detailed. A brilliant read which kept me hooked from the start and kept those pages turning. Can’t wait to read more of this.
About the Author:
Hattie Jacks is a British author of steamy sci-fi romance. She loves to write about super hot alpha aliens and the feisty human ladies who are not prepared to accept their fate. Unless fate tells them to lose their hearts…
Hattie is the first to admit that her entire writing machine runs on tea. And cake, preferably together and preferably chocolate fudge (the cake, not the tea). She lives in a small corner of the British Isles with her husband and a striped cat shaped missile called Jimmy.
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