Series: Alien Huntress #2
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on August 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 8 hours 36 minutes
Eden Black walks among humans, protecting them from the murderous evil of other-worlders who abduct and enslave. And though she appears to be human herself, Eden is an alien, a Raka, distinguished by her golden hair and skin, and gifted with the ominous ability to kill without remorse -- and with total accuracy. That is, until the fateful night she has one shot to eliminate her target, a human slaver -- and misses.
"Failure" is not in Eden's vocabulary. Neither is "partner" -- but that's what she is forcibly assigned after recovering from her disastrous mission. A sexy, steely-nerved human agent, Lucius Adaire enjoys nothing more than sparking the fury -- and rousing the desire -- of the fiery female assassin too proud to admit defeat. Locked in an assignment they cannot afford to lose, Lucius and Eden find themselves bound in two high-stakes, heart-pounding games: the sensual web of kill or be killed, and the erotic dance of seduction.
Gena Showalter has built an interesting and sultry world with her Alien Huntress series and I enjoyed returning to it in the 2nd installment, Enslave Me Sweetly. While I enjoyed the 1st book and I really liked one even more. Why? The heroine and hero. I found Eden and Lucius a hotter and more likable couple.
Eden is an otherworlder, an alien. After her parents die when she was young, Eden has been raised by her now boss, Michael who is human. Eden is a rare breed of alien where she has golden skin and hair. Humans have hunted her kind in order to skin them and sale their hair and skin because of the gold that’s in it.
Lucius is a human that is partnered with Eden on a case to bring down a slave ring that’s been kidnapping females to sell as sex slaves. Both like to work alone and what nothing to do with the other, professionally. But they are draw to each other sexually.
Eden and Lucius are both capable fighters and agents but Lucius gets all alpha man on Eden and wants to protect her. And she wants to prove herself the proficient agent that she is and earn his respect.
As the two works the case to bring down the slave ring they get closer and have some very steamy times together and I find myself rooting for them to have their HEA.
Gena Showalter has built a complex world with great characters with the Alien Huntress series and I can’t wait to see what happens next and what hot couples she brings to the pages.
Justine Eyre narration of Enslave Me Sweetly is just as entertaining as her narration of Awaken Me Darkly. She has a silky and smokey deep voice that works well for both the female and male characters. It’s hard for a female narrator to pull the male voices off well sometimes but Eyre does a great job and she still manages to make the females sound light and feminine. Her pacing is impeccable and she hits the sexy and snarky parts perfectly.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).