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Sara's Review: Thunderclaw (Alien Warrior #2) by Penelope Fletcher



What does this woman want...?

Sìne is a hot mess. A broke single mother who learned alpha men are abusive monsters, she gave up on the fallacy of 'true love' long ago. So upon meeting the King of all alphas and the Commander of all bad-asses who profess everlasting adoration, she runs screaming. Literally. Talked into hosting the unusual 'out-of-town' visitors by her family, she discovers King Beowyn is overbearing, vain, selfish, and belligerent – just like she suspected! But he makes her laugh, and her troubled daughter sleeps peacefully in his arms. His perpetual shadow Eorik is broody, self-righteous and an annoying know it all. Yet his touch is gentle, he acts as if her word as gospel, and her daughter thinks he's the second coming. Her broken belief the opposite sex can be strong, caring and trustworthy is reforged, and Sine takes a chance on the beautiful life they promise... then lands on the Verak home planet and faces an ugly surprise six hundred strong.

Who does this warrior King desire...?

Planning to take a quick trip to Earth for a feisty nubile to bed, Beowyn finds himself in a quandary when his chosen human makes it clear he will share her bed and no other. Wanting her for his own, he omits a trifling truth to get her to his home planet. On the journey his vessel is attacked by vengeful L'Odo, and they crash on a forbidden planet. Rescue by his Ra allies is swift, but two of their party remain lost in the dangerous wilds. Beowyn must decide to return to Vayhalun in time to retain the right to be known as the Great Alpha, or stay to lead the search for his missing loved ones, forfeiting a throne his mighty Dyna has held for aeons.

What does this protector dream of...?

Eorik is in love with a male he cannot have. He finds solace in protecting Beowyn and doesn’t complain when he flits off on foolhardy adventures. That is until they travel to Earth and Eorik finds his One - the same female his liege is adamant is his. Struggling with the pain of watching those he loves from a distance, he finds himself stranded on a planet of both paradise and peril, protecting the most innocent of those he cherishes. He and the human babe rush to reunite with their convoy as a nameless terror stalks them through the jungle. FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS

This is the story of Beowyn who we met in book one. I would recommend reading this series in order because much of what happens in book one affects the actions of book 2 Thunderclaw. Beowyn and Eorik travel to earth in search of Beowyn’s one. When they find her, they didn’t realize she would come with a child and a clan. Sine was unexpected for Beowyn’s one, and I would have really would have liked the concept of “the one” explained a bit better. Because for such a sexually free society it just seemed weird. I understood why Sine was so standoffish that was unit she jumped in bed with Eorik then I didn’t understand her one bit. She was messing around on Beowyn but expected him to be faithful. It was a bit mind-boggling. She was a bit of a hot mess with her insecurities and wishy-washy ness. The story was funny and fast-paced and other than the same problem I had with book one where it was just too wordy at times; I enjoyed it. I loved the worlds, the aliens and the overall story. I can’t wait for book 3. I am rating ThunderClaw 4 Boundless stars, and It is an excellent addition to the Alien Warrior series, it is a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to see where the series goes from here.

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