Dangerously Mine. Just the title alone had me intrigued and the story didn’t disappoint. Eva is a casualty of an invaded Earth; a slave to be sold. But she’s not sold, she’s given away. Why? She’s too much trouble, and too dangerous. The man who would intercede on her behalf receives her unwillingly for many reasons, but soon counts himself lucky. Taio is royalty and has the attitude that goes with it but he’s also kind and considerate. What he considers normal is sometimes an insult to Eva, and therein lies a lot of their problems. Eva’s abilities to defend herself endear her to Taio but make her an enemy of others. Both hero and heroine were engaging, amusing and entertaining in their own ways. And the chemistry these two had was off the charts. Reminiscent of a harlequin romance with the drama and misunderstanding, make no mistake this book had singeing heat as well.
Taio is of a race that is in dire straits. While wealthy their birth rates have been dropping and traditional reproduction is almost unheard of. Ruling a new settlement on a moon Taio has a lot to prove to himself, his father, and his people. Having a slave isn’t on his to do list but he finds he likes it when it’s Eva who is the slave. But will he forsake what he perceives as his duty to be with her?
Eva at times would appear unaware of the repercussions of her actions but that wasn’t true; she just valued her morals more than any punishment she might incur. While protective of her feelings due to her upbringing she had no defenses against Taio. That causes her major problems later on but she holds true to herself. Dangerously Mines was a really interesting read that hints at another book or two in the future.
After aliens invade and conquer Earth, Eva is transported to a distant slave trading planet. Escape and freedom are her only priority, but none of her martial arts training prepared her for what she faces. She finds herself enslaved to the warrior King Taio. Eva’s drawn to this sexy alien male who ignites her heart and body.
Taio is disgusted with the idea of owning a slave—until now. From the moment he sees her, he knows Eva is his for the taking. Torn between lust and duty, Taio knows nothing will stop him from protecting his little warrior.
Publisher’s Note: This story was previously published elsewhere under the title Taken: Eva and has been revised for Ellora’s Cave.
Reader Advisory: Eva’s sexual awakening includes brief female/female exploration.