Poor Dyre - disowned for being good. He may be good but he wreaks havoc wherever he goes. Enter Betty, on her own quest to find her missing friend. Taken from Earth with other girls and a teacher, ending up on a planet of female warriors worked out well in the end for Betty and her cohorts, but now one is missing and hasn't checked in. When Betty meets Dyre she is as flummoxed as the rest of us as to how utterly clueless this guy is about the damage he does all in the name of good. Both didn't particularly like the other but mother nature and good old chemistry soon remedied that. As they talk themselves into bed together and traverse the universe the reader is alternately thrilled and amused. A fun and sexy read that I read quickly.
Oh I love this series so. Clueless but deadly, that's what this series is about. The men are not only purple and built, they at times lack common sense. Dyre is a perfect example. He's the black sheep of the family for being too good. Yep, you read that right. It is hysterical how this flip in what is expected plays out throughout the book. With the addition of Dyre's damsel (whom he originally believes can not be his damsel since she doesn't fit the profile as expected) all hell breaks loose as he tries to assist her in her quest, messing it up spectacularly as he goes. I loved the inner dialogues we were privy to in which Dyre explained his riches as gifts of gratitude, when in reality we see them as what they are - desperate attempts to get rid of him before he does more damage. I look forward to more in this universe, whether the heroes are purple or not.
Bucking family tradition, Dyre is determined to become his planet’s first hero, even if it breaks his mother’s heart. He sets out on numerous quests to save the universe, however his altruism never seems to turn out quite as expected. Who knew doing the right thing was so hard?
In between saving those who don’t want his help—and the chaos that follows—he rescues a damsel in distress. She doesn’t appreciate his heroic abduction, and even worse, once Dyre gets to know the outspoken human, he entertains less than noble thoughts about ravishing her.
It takes only a couple of comical mishaps, some hot kisses and danger for Dyre and his human damsel Betty to discover their happily ever after—and thank the stars for a heroine who ends up saving this hero, and the galaxy, from his chivalrous side.