by Susan Trombley
Released: October 29th 2018
Series: Iriduan Test Subjects #3
“…although the story in this one isn’t my favourite, I did fall in love with the hero and heroine. ”
~ Under the Covers
We are on the final book in the Iriduan Test Subject series and so far Trombley has managed to turn a monster scorpion/humanoid hybrid and a cephalopod/humanoid hybrid into fantastic heroes, can she do the same with a serpent/humanoid combo? Damn right she can.
But it wasn’t just Nahash, our scaled, tailed and double cocked hero that I liked. Cass our heroine was an older character, I believe in her 40s, and it brought a level of maturity and confidence to her reactions, especially her attraction to Nahash that you don’t always find in younger heroines. So, although the story in this one isn’t my favourite, I did fall in love with the hero and heroine.
Trombley opens up a lot of possibilities in this book for the continuing books set in the universe, however, I felt it was at the deficit to the overall story in this series. Although the romance gets a really good conclusion, it was not a good end to the series over all. It left too much unanswered. I know that Trombley plans to write more, but I feel that a completed trilogy should leave a reader feeling more satisfied than this one did.
But, that wouldn’t stop me from recommending the book to anyone who enjoys a great sci-fi alien romance where the aliens are alien. I enjoyed the romance aspect of this story and I look forward to whatever Susan Trombley brings out next.
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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