by Laurann Dohner
Released: September 8th 2015
Series: New Species #14
Published by Ellora's Cave
“…get your fans and an icy cold drink ready, we have a double helping of sexy, yet adorable New Species males”
~ Under the Covers
Numbers contains books fourteen and fifteen in the New Species series by Laurann Dohner, that’s right ladies, get your fans and an icy cold drink ready, we have a double helping of sexy, yet adorable New Species males! The stories are a little shorter, but Numbers contains two good length novella’s so you definitely haven’t been short changed.
Book #14 – Mourn formally 140
You may remember Mourn from Wrath’s book (I think it’s Wrath and Lauran’s book, I could be wrong!) at that point, he was known as 140 and Mercile were controlling him by threatening his mate. As Mourn’s name implies, the fate of his mate was tragic and he now feels he has nothing to live for, until Dana comes in to his life and tries to help him through his grief.
I really enjoyed this one, it was my favourite story in Numbers Mourn was a little bit wild and still adjusting to his life as a free male, which made him curiously, and adorably, innocent in some ways. And, although I debate the healthiness of replacing one mate with another to give yourself a reason to live, I still really enjoyed it. As expected it was sexy and sweet, these Species men really do know their way around a gal’s body!
Book #15 – Hero formally 927
To remember 927, now known as Hero, you will need to stretch your mind back to Valiant and Tammy’s book. When Tammy gets kidnapped she is put in a cage with a New Species male, 927, who does his best to look after her. Now, 12 books later we are getting his book. What Hero has hidden from everyone is that when in Mercile he was raised alongside a human girl,Candi, they shared the same cell and although never consummated anything, were mates. That is, until Mercile decided to play games, resulting in Candi’s violent death. Her death haunts him; all he feels is a mixture of rage and loss, something he must face when Candi arrives at the gates of Homeland.
Candi has to be one of my favourite heroines in this series so far, although human, she has been raised as a New Species and apart from their physical aspects, has all their traits. I really enjoyed seeing Candi and Hero face their past and once again reunite, it was really touching, not to mention sexy as they finally get to explore one another. Another aspect of this novella I liked, was seeing all the females together as they all try and teach Candi about her new world, it was great to see some the heroines from the previous books and some of the New Species women.
Over all, I really enjoyed this book, both stories were great, I very quickly devoured them! I now CANNOT wait to see who is next, but I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed for Flame!
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