Drusus is hot, no doubt about it. Avelina is average, in her eyes. When they meet and connect she becomes beautiful due to the confidence Drusus' interest in her makes her feel. It's rough going at first; what average female wouldn't wonder at a man with money and built like a Greek God suddenly having a devotional interest in you? But while biology and chemistry work together to bring these two together, they do have a say in things. I appreciated that Avelina wasn't too stupid to live when danger came knocking and Drusus warned her accordingly. She followed all his instructions but unfortunately that wasn’t enough.
First story in a new series and so far so good. The speech patterns are a little awkward on the part of the Insedi but that makes for some entertainment later, I'm sure. This was a nice blend of legends of the past, explanations about Insedi biology and need to be on Earth as well as a creative way to have sex in a restaurant. Major revelations are made about the war between the Insedi and Protonecis and that doesn't end well for the protagonist in the story. I look forward to more developing romances in this series and the options are endless based on all the hot guys introduced throughout the book.
Drawn to Texas by a vortex link between Insedivertus and a plethora of potential mates, Prince Drusus Tarquinius focuses on ensuring the survival of his alien race. Avelina Roth is simply out on the town trying to forget her love troubles when their accidental meeting draws them both into a dangerous liaison that brings a hated enemy back into Drusus' life and shatters Avelina's belief that we are alone in this universe. How does troubled in love Avelina Roth deal with the overwhelming Drusus Tarquinius, a force not of this Earth, when he engages her in his mating cycle the moment they meet?Will Drusus overlook the past and move forward with the final mating?Will Avelina survive to know the full depth of his love when the planetary war that pushed the aliens to seek mates knocks firmly on her door? Packed with plenty of romance, hot, hunky men, humor, and scorching, knee-wobbling sex, this author recommends gloves when reading. (Light Spanking, HEA)