I’ve been a huge fan of the new species series and will continue to be one but this book fell a little short for me as a whole. A lot of the way has been paved by previous books, but how much more can be new and fresh by book 8? I felt Obsidian was kind of portrayed as less than bright and not desirable. And the way the counselor treated Dr. Allison, who in his opinion molested Obsidian, gave me the creeps.
Did the author mean to give these impressions? I imagine not, but that is what I as a reader felt. Obsidian broke my heart with his horrible past and his limitations based on his lack of socialization. I do believe that Dr. Allison truly loved Obsidian, and that he in fact loved her, but they were not equals in the beginning and that kind of skewed the story for me.
On the plus side was that the heroine wasn’t physically in danger (a new twist) and wasn’t vocally paralyzed when it came to defending herself. Obsidian, with his lack of socialization, had zero social skills and was downright rude and obnoxious. While at times it was endearing, other’s it was offensive. And it got him into a mess of trouble on more than once occasion.
As an entertaining read that is part of an awesome series this book delivered as expected. But it may be time to reflect and wonder how much further this world of stories can go. I’d love to read about Breeze and Smiley and a host of others, but wonder if there is enough left to write about. I will definitely keep reading the series if the author keeps writing them, though.
Dr. Allison Baker is obsessed with saving the comatose New Species male. She has tried everything and there’s only one option left. Alli will break every rule and put her life in danger by tempting 880 to wake, using only her feminine scent and touch. She just has to kidnap him and crawl into bed with him to make it work.
880 wakes in a different world with a small female who’s been sleeping beside him, caressing him and wrapping her sweet body around his, teasing his senses. He lies silent and still, listening and evaluating each arousing touch, fighting his body’s reaction. Hatred flares when he discovers she’s human, but Mercile stole everything from him so he decides it’s fair to take her in return.
But things quickly change and he wants her at his side and in his bed. 880 has chosen a new name—Obsidian—the personification of dark and dangerous. He’ll fight them all to keep Alli. No one will stand in his way.