Who wouldn’t want to travel the universe having a great time? While at times prim and proper, Olivia is still a product of her upbringing at the hands of the gods Murphy and Karma. As such, normal is something she’s not too familiar with and when she encounters Makl for the first time, she’s drawn to him but can’t quite figure out why. Is it his charismatic good looks? His devilish sense of humor? His ripped and gorgeous bod? All of the above is more like it, and something more that turns into something that she never expected but now can’t live without. Love. Makl is as thunderstruck but has the added obstacle of male arrogance and plain testosterone related idiocy. As Makl and Olivia rob their way to their final destination (which brought them together in the first place) they both fight the inevitable. And if they succeed they will both lose.
Olivia was strong but naïve, an intriguing combination. Her blasé lifestyle leads her to Makl and then she really begins to live. Makl is a hoot, no doubt about it. His cousins have made names for themselves and now it’s his turn but it’s hard to find new and unique ways to distinguish himself. His naivete is more concealed than Olivia’s but it is still there and it’s what makes him so loveable. I enjoyed the cameos of previous characters and how their lives are progressing, and their obvious cluelessness when it comes to conventional living and child rearing. I enjoyed this as much as the previous books, laughed out loud on more than one occasion, and just generally enjoyed the snarkiness as well as the steam. A good read.
All this mercenary wants is to kill and loot his way to fame and fortune, but his plans change when a human accidentally steals his heart.
Makl is looking to become the greatest mercenary the universe has known. In true family tradition, he leaves a trail of mayhem and bodies wherever he goes. steals the most priceless of items, ravishes females left and right. But that all ends the day he comes across the biggest prize of all – a human barbarian.
Fooled into thinking her a priceless virgin and captivated by her pale skinned, two-breasted frame, he abducts her, or at least means to. His plan goes somewhat awry. The not-so-innocent human becomes his partner in crime instead of his prisoner, and together they form an unstoppable duo. Tales of their misdeeds and budding passion become a universal sensation, but there’s no room in a mercenary’s life for a mate. Or is there?
For the first time in his life, the Mercenary’s Guide to Prosperity doesn’t have an answer to Makl’s questions, and there’s no visible threat for him to kill. What’s a poor, purple mercenary to do? Admit he’s in love – or ditch the delectable human?