I love the Coletti series and devour them immediately upon receipt. This was no exception but I must admit I struggled with the tentacle issue. I liked Tihar in "Vexing Voss" and there was some foreshadowing in that book. Once I kind of erased his less desirable physical attributes from my mental image of him, I was able to snuggle up and enjoy the ride.
Sarah is standard issue Jones and doesn't disappoint. Fearlessness has gotten her far, but it gets her in trouble when her ego starts the mating dance with Tihar. No one is too thrilled about them being a thing, but nature takes its' course. The collection of former Coletti pairings, as well as the Overlord and his spooky but loyal wife Detja, make this an entertaining read with no shortage of laughs. I wonder what makes the children of Overlord Zarek and Detja so nuts? I dreamed of revenge on my parents when I was young and emotional, but the kids from this union go all out.
Tihar and Sarah were not really highlighted in the book as much as I thought they would be. There was a big gap where they were separated and I didn't particularly care for that aspect too much. When Tihar and Sarah reconnect, it's romantic and emotional, as well as humorous. All in all, the Coletti/Jones love affair goes on and I will always be ready for the next book.
Tihar travels to Earth to find and claim a Jones’ female. He knows they are fearless, psychic warriors and talented in bed sport. Ten minutes after meeting Sarah, Tihar knows the feisty, little human is the one he has been searching for. Now he must convince Sarah, she’s meant to be his.
The first-time Sarah sees Tihar, she's a bit freaked out. The Askole warrior has tentacles, snakelike features and black armored-plated skin. Even weirder she finds him strangely attractive. Tihar’s torso is sculpted perfection and his black scales are kind of sexy. Who knew challenging Tihar to combat would start the Askole mating dance. He thinks Earth girls are easy and he’s about to learn messing with a Jones female is never a good idea.
As the two grow closer, their romance comes to a screeching halt when Askole rebels attack Tihar’s home world. He tells Sarah she is his heart’s destiny and he will love her to the end of time. He abruptly severs their mental bond and disappears. Reeling from shock, Sarah won’t let a galactic war stop her from hunting him down. Can the two of them find their way back into each other’s arms?