Series: The Dragon Lords of Valdier #!
Author: S.E. Smith
Publication Date: March 24/12 (1st published September 1/11)
Genre: paranormal/sciFi romance
Back Cover Blurb:
Zoran Reykill knew he had to find a safe place to heal after he escapes from a Curizan military post. When his symbiosis mothership takes him to an unknown planet he finds more than he expects – he finds his true mate. The only problems are Abby doesn’t understand a thing he says and the local sheriff wants her too. There is only one thing the King of Valdier can do, abduct his true mate.
Now Zoran has his hands full trying to keep his true mate safe in his own world while trying to help her accept her new life. He will need all the help he can get to help his stubborn human accept she can make a life in a place other than her mountain back on Earth. He just needs to keep her alive long enough to enjoy it and away from the other males on his planet who wouldn’t mind helping her accept her new sensual body.
One thing he knows he will never regret – abducting Abby
Smith has created some wildly original species and races for this novel (and the series as a whole). I love the added kick that she’s thrown into the mix. And the well-developed yet approachable manner in which she presents it all makes it not only easy to picture, but seem quite plausible as well. This was backed up by Smith’s well developed world and universe building that literally transported me to another word.
I enjoyed how Smith introduces readers to both main characters separately before they ever meet each other. Zoran was a complex mix of sweet and demanding. His high handed decrees combined with Abby’s desire to be her own person was an interesting contrast. The contrasts between culture in Valdier and that in the US made for some very comical moments.
This novel was comical at times, emotional at others, yet always a fun read. It may have been my first novel by this author but it certainly will be far from my last. Smith has opened up new worlds to me that I can’t wait to delve further into, nor would I hesitate to recommend this to others.