See what we thought of The Scorpion’s Mate by Susan Trombley, a sci fi alien romance, perfect if you’re in the mood for a monster romance with a fat goth heroine
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Another day, another human woman kidnapped by aliens for experimentation but who ends up falling in love with an alien hybrid scorpion monster man. It sounds more like the plot for a sci-fi horror than a romance. And, some of it is a little horrifying. But it isn’t Thrax, the scary scorpion alien who who is the true monster in this book.
For those of you who, like me, enjoy a sci-fi alien romance where the hero is more monster than human then this is the book for you. But, Thrax didn’t only look different his thought processes were alien as well. I admit, even I found him quite hard to visualise! But, that didn’t stop me from enjoying the concept of him. I liked the heroine Claire as well, she got me at ‘lip piercing’ and funky hair, we pierced folks with bright hair have to stick together! But, aside from her appearance, I also appreciate a brave heroine. So, I liked that I didn’t have read a few hundred pages about her freaking out regarding Thrax’s appearance. Instead she starts to see beyond it fairly quickly.
In The Scorpion’s Mate Trombley is also building up her universe. However, this aspect felt like it was clumsily tacked on at the end. Which, I can understand why as both characters are isolated from intergalactic life until right at the very end when they are suddenly introduced to the wider universe. But, it didn’t seem to fit well for me and I thought it disrupted the flow of the book.
Overall I really enjoyed this book, Thrax and Claire kept me glued to the page. Their relationship was funny, sexy and sweet and I couldn’t get enough of them. I will definitely be picking up the next book in the series.
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