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Sara's Review: The Scorpion's Mate (Iriduan Test Subjects #1) by Susan Trombley


KINDLE UNLIMITED PUBLISHER: Susan Trombley RELEASED: February 15, 2018 GENRE: scifi, romance LENGTH: 382 pages FORMAT: ebook

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The Scorpion’s Mate Claire has never really fit in with everyone around her, but she's carved out a life for herself using her own unique style and artistic ability to support herself on the Internet. The last thing she expects is to be abducted by aliens and dropped into a research facility, where a genetically-engineered alien soldier chooses her as his life-mate.

Thrax’s pheromones are compelling, and his status as a fellow unwilling test subject makes them allies, but Claire isn't certain she can trust someone who is convinced she belongs to him, when all she wants to do is find a way to return home to Earth—a place that her devoted alien can never follow, because there’s no way the scorpion-like alien would ever be able to pass for human.

Still, she’ll accept help where she can find it, so she doesn't hesitate to escape with Thrax from the facility, though their time running from their pursuers in the warrens beneath the research facility will forever change Claire, and could make it impossible for her to return to Earth.

But will there be anywhere else in the galaxy they can go where their love will be accepted? THREE BOUNDLESS STARS

This one started a bit slow for me and for some reason I had a really hard time staying invested in the story and the characters. Not sure why. This is everything that I love, but I didn’t connect with Claire. The story of Thrax is pretty cool, and I was able to get a clear description of him in my head. Scorpion man basically. Him referring to everyone not him as “soft meat” was slightly creepy. But I thought their story flowed rather organically. I wish I would have been more invested in the characters and the outcome. I found myself putting this one down and walking away a lot. I am rating it 3 Boundless stars.


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