Sara's Review: Abaddon Rising (Deg’Nara #2) by P.L. Parker
APC PUBLISHER: New Concepts Publishing RELEASED: April 20, 2018 GENRE: SCIFI, ROMANCE LENGTH: 271 pages FORMAT: EBOOK
One of a million statistics in the intergalactic war, Jocelyn St. Germaine is captured, sold as a slave and then forced to fight in the Deg’Nara gladiator games. She’s slated to lose when Kanaan, the most feared warrior of all, claims her as his own. With his help, Joss’s chances of survival increase, but is it enough?
Kanaan filled his lungs and roared, head thrown back as he issued the challenge. “She belongs to me! I claim her!” From behind him, he caught the female’s startled gasp. FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Abaddon Rising was a bit of a conundrum for me because I like my heroines tuff and prefer it when they can stand on their own. I also like it when the hero is alpha and wants to protect his female at any cost. In Abaddon, Joss is a slave in a gladiator style fighting games. She is forced to fight aliens more powerful than her and is going to lose her next round until Kanaan The Destroyer claims her as his own and gives her tips on how to win. Kanaan is very alpha, yet other than sexual relations he doesn’t know how to be loving towards Joss and that leaves her confused and feeling used. She is at a point that she doesn’t want to live as a slave forever and even the little comfort and protection Kanaan offers isn’t enough. She is resigned to her end. Kanaan has claimed Joss as his, not knowing why. There is just something about her that calls to him. But with her comes the added burden of someone to take care of other than himself. Most of the time he treats her as a burden, then he will alpha up and claim her to be his when he wants sex, or he feels she is being threatened by someone or something she can’t handle. So even though this story had all the elements that I usually love, I think it was that Kanaan acted so indifferent towards Joss most of the time that bothered me. He didn’t start to show a caring side until the end of the book. I wanted more for her.