Monday, August 20, 2012
Review: Laurann Dohner – Ral’s Woman
***Warning this review is of erotica, proceed with caution***
Ral's Woman: Ral and Ariel
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Ariel never knew aliens existed until she finds herself kidnapped and taken from Earth. When the Anzon declare humans useless, she learns her fate-prize for the winner of a brutal fight between large, muscled alien men.
Ral is a Zorn warrior. He has also been kidnapped by the Anzon, along with his crew. Forced into slavery, he's got one thing on his mind-freeing his people. That is, until he sees the small human woman he's willing to fight to win. He doesn't just want her body, he wants her heart forever.
In the hands of a hot alien, Ariel is about to discover how pleasurable captivity can be.
This book is about 100 or so pages, so it is fairly short.
So I may have mentioned this before that I have different standards for erotica then I do for Romance. I expect that erotica will be more heavy on the steamy and to some extent less so on the actual story. So even keeping that in mind, I was a bit disappointed with the story aspect of this book. It kind of felt incomplete maybe is the right word. Although to be fair there was a huge communication barrier for part of this book. There was also a insta-love connection that was abrupt. After a couple of bouts of booty she was “in love”, Ariel kind of explained why she had come to love him so quickly, but we didn’t see any of that so it was abrupt, for me. Also, this is just a personal thing, I’m not that into the whole alien thing. It’s not my favorite but sometimes I’ll dip into the Sci-Fi theme. That being said, for a Alien theme this one was pretty good. The physical descriptions didn’t creep me out as it sometimes does. Oh and also, the dad’s abrupt turnaround was, just that abrupt. One minute he hated Ariel and was ready to off her and the next he was all about being her best friend. LOL Tho this was a short so I guess Miss Dohner had to pack everything in. One thing I really liked was the getting used to each other colloquialisms. Ariel having to explain English words to Ral and his reaction to them was quite amusing. It had me chuckling a time or two!
On the erotica front this was a hit! It was hot and steamy; it will set the sheets on fire. I don’t think I can find a complaint with this aspect of this story. If you enjoy a good short story erotica, I would recommend this book for that aspect. Ral and Ariel sexual relationship takes off at a run and doesn’t stop!
I may continue on to the next book in this series, I read the synopsis for the next one and it I enjoyed the blurb, but we will see. There are so many books I want to read right now and not nearly enough time.