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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Taking His Human Bride by Kelly Dawson (Review)

Title: Taking His Human Bride
Series: Standalone
Author: Kelly Dawson
Released: March 2016 Stormy Night Publications
Pages: 92 per Goodreads
Format: Ebook received for review

Less than a day after two gruff military officers detain her and escort her to a government facility, Melissa Malone finds herself leaving the planet on a newly-built spacecraft heading for one of the moons of Jupiter. Unknown to most of the world, an asteroid is hurtling toward Earth and, due to her unrivaled computer skills, Melissa is one of a select group of people chosen to rebuild civilization should humanity prove unable to avert the approaching cataclysm.

Melissa’s situation rapidly goes from bad to much worse when the ship is attacked and the crew is easily overcome by what she can only assume are aliens. Melissa is taken captive along with everyone else, but while the others are to be sold as slaves, she quickly discovers that her captors have special plans for her. She is stripped naked for an intimate, incredibly humiliating medical examination, and when she fails to do as she is told during the shameful procedure she is punished thoroughly, leaving much more than just her bare bottom burning hot and sore. Once she is deemed suitable, Melissa is given as a bride to a powerful officer named Damian.

Though she is horrified by the prospect of being taken as a wife by a man who makes it clear that he will expect her absolute submission and will sternly punish any defiance, Melissa soon learns that Damian has laid claim to her for a reason. He is on a mission, sent by the leaders of his world to infiltrate and bring to justice the band of renegades who took her captive… and he needs her help.

Despite her fury at Damian’s willingness to compel her obedience with a firm hand applied to her bare bottom, she cannot help delighting in the way her body responds to his touch, and his skillful, dominant lovemaking brings her to heights of passion she never imagined possible. But when the time comes for her to put her abilities to the test with the fate of the Earth on the line, can she outwit a rogue computer expert and prove that Damian’s trust in her was well placed?

Well this was a fun book.  Taking His Human Bride reminded me of my all time favorite movie, Flash Gordon.  Just modernize it, add a spanking fetish twist and a few other changes and you are good to go.

The blurb really says it all.  I like that the computer genius in the story is a woman.  Yay women! However, there were a couple things that irritated me about Melissa.  There were times she felt a bit whiney to me, although the logical side of me understands why.

Damian is quite the character himself.  And there are extra abilities he's developed that are beyond human that could be quite useful in every day life!  But he comes across as a genuine and sincere man, and that goes a long way.

Spanking books aren't really something I gravitate toward in my reading.  However, this book was fun.  Maybe it was the impending doom and sci-fi aspects.  I don't know.  What I do know is that in those 92 pages I was entertained with a fun and interesting story.  If you want something quick and enjoyable, I'd say give it a shot.

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