Tuesday, March 10, 2015

3 Stars: YNYR by M.K. Eidem


Ynyr (Tornians #3)

By: M.K. Eidem

Published: February 24th, 2015

Book Blurb:
Ynyr was a third male, and while he was a fit and worthy Warrior, he had always known that no female would ever Join with him. Too many looked down on his family because of his mother’s refusal to leave his manno. He knew Ull would be able to overcome this because he was a first male and would one day be a Lord. Maybe even Vali, since he was a second male, but neither Ynyr nor his younger brother Zev would ever be acceptable to a female. The most they could hope for was to serve their House with honor... that all changed with the arrival of the females from Earth. 

Abby's life had not been an easy one, especially after the death of her family when she had been sixteen, but she had thought things were finally looking up. She was a year away from achieving her dream of becoming a teacher. Soon she would be making a difference in the lives of children others had given up on... that all changed when she was abducted by the Tornians. 

Ynyr and Abby had come together in the most unusual of ways, but that was just the beginning of their unique relationship. Together they had to do something no other Lord and Lady had... They had to take a House that had been destroyed by deceit and evil and turn it into the shining example demanded by the Emperor. 

Will the secrets left behind by Bertos and Risa tear them apart? Or will it be Abby's secret and Ynyr's reaction to it that does?

Review by Phoenix Andrews: 3 out of 5

I've been waiting for any new science fiction romance to be released so I was excited to see Ynyr pop up on my kindle. I wanted so badly to like this book and I did like certain aspects. Unfortunately, the parts I disliked were the hero and heroine. 
The hero and heroine spent the entire book telling each other how great they thought the other person was. When they weren't verbally reassuring the other person of their awesomeness I was treated to pages of inner dialogue describing, you guessed it, how super duper their new husband/wife was. There were a few ridiculous, over-dramatized "misunderstandings" between the pair but other than that there was no true conflict. I found myself skipping pages just so I didn't have to subject myself to more of the same fluffy nonsense between those two. 
The saving grace and the reason this book is a 3 star instead of a 2 was the group of secondary characters. I was drawn to the master of the house (butler) and enchanted by the group of teenage man-boys. The child also grabbed my heart from his first scene. I only wish the hero and heroine's stories had been so carefully crafted. 
I'll read future books in the series but I hope the interactions between the main characters are more natural.

Reviewer, Phoenix Andrews

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