Sara's Review: The Yarian (Women of Dor Nye #3) by Poppy Rhys
KINDLE UNLIMITED PUBLISHER: Poppy Rhys RELEASED: October 28, 2016 GENRE: SCIFI, ROMANCE, EROTICA LENGTH: 281 pages FORMAT: EBOOK
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Venturing into Vishik’s underground with her best friend was not on Finley’s bucket list. So, when she’s locked in a cell with a vicious alien, her world, understandably, is turned upside down. Snatched from her normal life upon Dor Nye, and thrust onto a primitive planet, she risks losing her sanity, her very life, and possibly, her heart. 4.5 (FIVE) BOUNDLESS STARS
For some reason, I had it in my head that the story was going to continue with the same aliens as books one and two. No idea why I thought that its titled The Yarian and pictured with a green guy on the cover vs. blue. Besides the series revolves around The Women of Dor Nye, not the Aliens. In The Yarian, the series takes on a way different and darker tone with hardly any humor. Finley is kidnapped and taken to Hunters primitive planet after he accidentally mates her in a surge of passion. Hunter is in a position of resentment and bitterness towards Finley because he feels he mated a species that is inferior. Finley has no idea what’s going on and doesn’t understand why Hunter won’t take her home, and also why he is so hot and cold with her. A lot of people objected to the darker theme of this story. I read dark romances and didn’t find it that bad. Hunter was never physically abusive; he could be mean and insensitive and border on verbal abuse when angry. But what couples don’t get nasty with each other at times when they fight? I don’t consider any of the sex scenes forced, seduced yes, forced no. So I had no issue with the darker theme.
This story brought tears to my eyes at one point, and I felt Finley heartbreak and desolation. I could feel her pain and just wanted to shake Hunter. The only issue I had was I felt that Finely capitulated too quickly to Hunter. He agreed to her terms but after everything he put her through that man or Yarian if you will, needed to work for it more. Overall the story is loaded with passion, emotion, and enough heartache to put a tear in your eye. I am giving it 4.5 Boundless Stars; it was excellent.