Book Reviews

Broken (Planet Alpha 2) by Erin M. Leaf at Evernight Publishing

Genre Bisexual / Science Fiction / Aliens / Interspecies / Menage MMF / Erotic Romance / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by jj on 14-June-2014

Book Blurb

When Sky finds a critically injured Xyran warrior, she can’t just let him die. She drags the unconscious alien home and dresses his wounds. He’s difficult and arrogant, but she’s more than enough woman to deal with him until he’s gone. So what if he intrigues her? The last thing she can afford to do is fall for an alien.

Jaxt knows the betrayers who left him for dead on Earth will not live long: his bond-kin, Zoen, will paint the warship’s walls with their blood. All he must do now is wait for Zoen to come. Unfortunately, the human woman who found him rouses his deepest instincts… Instincts he’d forgotten he had.

When Zoen finds Jaxt on Earth, he’s not sure he approves of the female who cared for his kin. However, when Sky kills a Xyran about to attack, he understands Jaxt’s insistence that she is their mate. Any female who shows such courage is worthy of his blood, and maybe even his heart.


Book Review

It was truly delightful to read another book by Erin M. Leaf. She melds imaginative, futuristic apocalyptic settings with potentially super sexy and solid m/m/f pairings. In this book, the woman linking the two guys was simply extraordinary. She has strength, exceptional survivalist skills, and will take on a recovery task that involves a flat-out enemy, because it is the right thing to do. One of the two men has a particularly fascinating back story. The other fellow's history doesn't flag in comparison either. This is a very fine and balanced tale from the future that seems eminently plausible and exciting. I recommend it!

Sky Martha Strider is called Sky throughout most of the story. She seems highly skilled and experienced to survive alone in an extremely inhospitable environment but within a well hidden cave. That cave comes with a few damned special niceties that appear to be rather lacking on Earth at this current time. Her unexpected sort of guest is initially one major pain in the ass and a boor to boot. Sky labels him an asshole and pretty much calls him that for quite awhile. Sky definitely stands heads and shoulders above most of the women on Earth, perhaps even compared to women on the other planets that get described. I genuinely loved Sky!
Jaxt and Zoen are Xyrans. Jaxt is Sky's somewhat unwelcome guest and patient. He really did start off as a class A-1 asshole. Nevertheless, a marvelous connection grows between them. He does stop calling her just 'woman' and when she tracks down a turkey for dinner, I think he might have decided she is a bit of a magician. When Zoen locates Jaxt, his blood-sworn kin, some magical doings between all three consenting adults starts to percolate. It was a bit unconventional for the guys to swear a blood kin oath, but when the details bubble to the surface it seems more than understandable. In fact the whole idea of a blood-sworn kin ceremony took on even greater meaning. These guys were certifiably spicy!

This trio blended, melded, and kind of worked miracles. They certainly earned their group stripes by all becoming bigger than life as they teamed up. Each member of the group brought some outstanding talents to forge and sustain the team's survival. There is this incredibly neat scientific tool, almost magical in its operation, that only our trio seems to have and control. There were many other neat little tidbits that coalesced to make this story one enjoyable read. Hot m/m/f pairings and challenging futuristic escapades delight my fancy making this type of book a certifiable winner!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 27320 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 16-May-2014
Price $3.99 ebook
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