Four Star Review: Stealing Mercury (Arena Dogs Book 1) by Charlee Allden
Author Provided Copy
Released: March 27, 2015
Genre: Paranormal, Science Fiction, Romance
Length: 302 Pages
Born a slave, Mercury is an Arena Dog, genetically engineered to fight and die in the Arena for the entertainment of others. In their violent world, where men must form alliances and share what little bounty they have to survive, his only goal has been to keep his men alive. But he’s already lost two of them and the rest are slated for death. Worse, their demise will leave a woman Mercury has sworn to protect alone and vulnerable. And then there’s Samantha—a courageous human he has no right to claim. But she is his. He feels it deep in his soul and with an ache in his body that he can’t deny. Samantha Devlin has lost everything, her ship, her crew, and her father. When an old friend hires her as an emergency replacement to pilot a cargo carrier for the Roma Company, she is shocked to discover her cargo is three, living, breathing, and dangerously sexy Arena Dogs and that she’s taking the men to their deaths. Is she willing to risk everything for a man whose customs require that he share her with one of his men and that he return to Roma to protect another woman? Her heart tells her Mercury is worth any cost, but her head sees nothing ahead but disaster. Caution: features two scorching hot heroes and one impossibly impulsive woman. Their story may just make you want to steal an Arena Dog or two of your own.
Review by Sara
I was provided a copy of Stealing Mercury in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Charlee for the opportunity to read her novel.
For those who know me, know I love Sci-fi romance and erotica. To the point where the other reviewers for Boundless Book Reviews, Stormi and Lissa, are constantly teasing me about my obsession with alien sex books.
So when Lissa asked how my newest alien sex book was going. I had to to tell her, GREAT! But they're not aliens, they are genetically engineered fighters. I think at this I got an eye roll.
For those of us who love this genre SFR or SFE this is wonderful addition.
Stealing Mercury was a fast paced adventure that had a strong female lead. I absolutely LOVED that. Samantha aka Sam was tenacious, smart, courageous, loyal, you know I honestly can't think of one bad quality she had. Except, maybe no being able to trust. After some of the things that had happened in her life I wouldn't always trust either.
Then we have Mercury. Our Arena dog. He is a futuristic gladiator that has been raised like a slave. Much the same way they were treated back in Rome. They form packs and share everything including women! Gasp!
Now I'm not gonna lie this book has some pretty hot love scenes that were M/f/M.
Nothing too over the top but if that offends you don't buy this book. Personally I thought it was great and my husband always comes out the winner when I read my "smut" as he calls it.
This is the start to a new series that I'm absolutely dying to know where we go next? Will we free Saber? What about Rachel? So many questions! I can't wait for the next book!