Saturday, May 26, 2012

Book Review for Alien Revealed by Lilly Cain

Inarrii agent Alinna Gaerrii was tasked with observing the Starforce base on Earth. Crash landing her observation pod onto the base was not part of her mission briefing. Neither was making "m'ittar"--mind contact--with Major David Brown, the human who discovered her amongst the wreckage.

David thinks she's a psychologist sent to evaluate his Special Forces team, and Alinna goes along with his misconception, seizing the opportunity to observe humans up close. But their daily contact has unexpected side effects, and Alinna soon invades David's dreams. Through their intimate mental connection she allows him to express his forbidden physical desires.

Alinna delights in the sensory exploration and grows excited by the prospect of a treaty with the humans and a potential life mate in David. But an attack from an unknown ship sends the base into chaos, and Alinna may be forced to reveal her lie, erasing all hope of a successful treaty, and driving David away forever...

As the first book in a trilogy about an alien species making first contact with humans, there's a lot to like and be excited for in the future.  With two very likable characters and lots of steamy interludes this was a book that grabbed me from page one and with its open ending has me clamoring for the sequel.

Alinna's species is highly sexualized and communicates mostly through psychic means.  Encountering humans is both exciting and scary, especially after crash landing and being mistaken for someone else.  Once her otherworldly origins are discovered she must rely on the first man to ever claim her heart if she wants to get home alive and ensure the formation of a treaty between their species.  Alinna is tough yet tender, scared by her unfamiliar surroundings yet does what needs to be done to save both her species and humans.  The aspects of their species are intriguing, from the sexual differences to their mental abilities.  These aspects make for some very steamy sexual interludes, both in dreams and in actuality.

David is very honorable and the epitome of heroic.  He likes to be dominant which is frowned upon in the military so it's no-holds-barred with Alinna which makes for a scorching hot sexual encounter.  David's very likable and a whole new world has been opened to him upon meeting Alinna.

Both the Earth setting and the first glimpse of the Inarrii show an exciting technological world.  It adds an interesting feel to the story and made for vivid imagery.  I thoroughly enjoyed the blend of steamy romance and intense action scenes and found this the perfect series starter.  I'm excited by the implications of this story's first contact and look forward to further interactions between the species.  Lilly Cain has created a visually appealing and mentally intriguing story than sci-fi fans with find immensely satisfying.

My rating for this is a B+

*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

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