Friday, November 21, 2014

3 out of 5: Assassin (Planet Alpha) by Nicola Cameron

By Nicola Cameron

Published: October 23, 2014
Novella, 97 pages, M/M/M
Book Blurb:

When raiders steal a desperately needed power cell from a refugee camp, Duncan Shea and other members of the New Black Watch set out on their trail. After a deadly ambush kills his fellow watchmen, Duncan vows to find the raiders and bring them to justice. His search leads him to a grounded shuttle carrying an Alphan warrior named Taric and a mysterious Xyran named Zhan. The handsome aliens agree to help Duncan, but he quickly learns they also have a plan of their own—to claim him as their mate. Forced to hide their bond from their respective governments, Taric and Zhan never expected to find their third bondmate on Earth, and definitely not in the middle of an unauthorized mission to stop a vicious Xyran slave-master. Neither of them can resist the urge to claim Duncan, but will their new mate help them catch their old foe, or turn them over to Earth—and Alphan—justice?

Reviewed by Scarlett Roberts, Rating: 3 out of 5

I can't say that I've read a book that featured a M/M/M erotic romance, and I can't say that I'd choose to read another one. Don't get me wrong, the erotic scenes were well done and I'd think if you enjoyed M/M sex scenes you would thoroughly enjoy this novella as well. I didn't NOT enjoy it, it just didn't get me all hot and bothered like I usually would be after reading erotica. 

I did enjoy the physical descriptions of the 2 different alien species. So many times I read a sci-fi and the aliens are basically super-smart humans. Really? What are the odds they would look EXACTLY like us?

The plot was there if maybe a little lacking. It is a shorter book so I think the author did a good job of letting you get to know the characters and the problems they face...A good job, but maybe could have done a little more.

Overall, an enjoyable and quick read. I think someone else more "into" the featured romance (M/M/M) would enjoy this novella even more. Either way, my rating : 3 out of 5.

Reviewer, Scarlett Roberts

1 comment:

  1. I'd give the cover a 5 out of 5 on the hotness scale. :-)