"When people start getting hurt, though, both Kat and Jasper have to decide how valuable one piece of land is. And the ranch that brought them together might be the very thing standing between them."
Pages: 78 pages
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing on July 2013
Form: E-book (from the publisher for an honest review)
Genre: Erotic Sci-fi Romance (+18 Only)
Series: Universal Defiance #1
Amazon: Buy / $8.04 (Kindle) ( EU price, click to see yours )
Ellora's Cave: Buy / $4.45 (E-book)
Excerpt: Chapter 1
"On a rural settler planet, Kat must resort to putting out an ad to find a husband. She doesn't expect to find love - that’s a dream in these parts - just a partner to help work her ranch. Then the devastatingly handsome Jasper answers her ad and turns her on in ways she never dreamed possible. Too bad he’s not who he says he is.
Jasper doesn't know what he’s getting into when he ventures undercover to investigate a legal claim against Kat's ranch. But after a toe-curling night under her roof and in her bed, he’s willing to do anything to stay there. He can’t say no to the tough-as-nails businesswoman who makes his body come alive.
When people start getting hurt, though, both Kat and Jasper have to decide how valuable one piece of land is. And the ranch that brought them together might be the very thing standing between them.
~A Romantica® sci fi erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave" ~ From Goodreads
I enjoyed this! I love sci-fi ( quite a nerd about it really ) and I love those e-mail order bride storylines, so I was excited to read this! It came out pretty quickly ( and the book is only 78 pages so no wonder ) that Jasper wasn't there for all the right reasons, which caused quite the commotion.
Kat and Jasper had an instant attraction that neither though was a good thing, but when their lives were at risk all proper behavior was out of the window and it was time for some stress releasing... which was hot. Chandra Ryan knows how to write a hot bedrooms scenes for sure! The chemistry wasn't blazing and but it was there even though both were fighting it to tooth and nail. And of course there has the be some sort of a happy ending for these two from-different-worlds characters - but - it was not what I expected, kudos for that!
As the self-professed sci-fi nerd, I would have wanted more sci-fi nerdiness. ;) Other than that I had fun with this hot little read with a good amount of suspense to keep things entertaining!