Captured (Warriors of Hir #1)

Willow Danes
Warriors of Hir, book one
ebook, 218 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Here Be Dragons
ISBN 9780692271810
Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

Jenna McNally is tending to the heartrending task of clearing out her grandfather’s cabin when she’s knocked off her feet by the impact of a nearby plane crash. She races into the snowy North Carolina woods to help and discovers that this is no plane that’s crashed.

Ra’kur’s people have been brought to the brink of extinction by war. After years spent searching for a compatible mate to bond with, an enemy attack lands him on a backward, primitive planet and right to the very female he has been seeking. And a Hir warrior’s first task in claiming a mate is to capture her.

Well, I've done it. I've officially read more books this year than I did in 2012 and 2013 combined. 73. How freaking sad is that?

Jenna is busy packing up her late grandfather's possessions when a sudden blast knocks her off her feet. Suspecting a plane crash, she grabs up her phone, dials 911, and proceeds to investigate. What she finds, however, is an alien being with a mighty roar.

Passing out, Jenna is left in Ra'kur's care as he brings her back to her cabin and proceeds to chain her to her bed. When she wakes, it's like being confronted by an animal. No communication. Just a lot of grunting, sniffing, and growling as he stalks her around the room after freeing her from the confinement of her cuffs.

Jenna's reaction was right in the middle of "WTF. Aliens exist?!" and "Take me, baby. Take me now!" And I'm honestly not sure how I felt about it.

Once Jenna is able to receive the language translation implant from Ra'kur's ship, she is able to learn more of him and his past. A past which includes a six year hunt for a mate after a deadly virus nearly decimated his race, killing off all but a few of their females. Although Jenna takes great pains to keep Ra'kur hidden, he is ultimately discovered by the local sheriff, a late friend of her grandfather's. He pulls his gun. Jenna takes the bullet.

All of which forces Ra'kur's hand to take her from Earth and back to Hir where she survives, only to be exposed to the deadly virus herself. Once she survives that battle, and discovers she's pregnant, Jenna becomes a symbol of hope to the rest of Ra'kur's people, those of which that aren't Purists that is, and Earth becomes the target for a mate hunting ground. Some rules do apply. ;)

The story does set a great foundation for the series and opens up an honest curiosity to see how other's stories will play out. All in all, it's a freebie worthy of your time.

3 out of 5 stars.

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