By Gena Showalter
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: December 26, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
THE SWEETEST TEMPTATION…
Black ops agent Solomon Judah awakens caged and bound in a twisted zoo where otherworlders are the main attraction. Vika Lukas, the owner’s daughter, is tasked with Solo’s care and feeding. The monster inside him yearns to kill her on sight, even though she holds the key to his escape. But the human side of him realizes the beautiful deaf girl is more than she seems—she’s his.
THE ULTIMATE PRICE…
Vika endures the captives’ taunts and loathing, hoping to keep them alive even if she can’t free them. Only, Solo is different—he protects her. But as hostility turns to forbidden romance, his feelings for her will be used against him…and he’ll be put to a killer test.
Gena Showalter is one of the small numbers of authors on my auto-buy list and it doesn’t even matter what genre or category. I love her Alien Huntress series and thought there were so many possibilities within the world, I was happy to see she was doing a spin-off series. This first book has to be the most un-Gena book I’ve read – I put it down more than a few times and checked the cover once to see if I missed a collaborator’s name.
I don’t think you need to have read any of the other Alien Huntress books to be able to pick this right up. There’s really not anything mentioned in here that Showalter expects you to already know and honestly, there are so many species packed in, it’d probably be all Greek anyway unless you’d kept notes.