Audiobook Review – Abducting Abby by S.E. Smith
Abby Tanner is content to live on her mountain creating her beautiful works of art and enjoying the peace and quiet. All of that changes when a strange golden space ship crash lands on it. Now, Abby has to deal with a golden ship, a tortured alien, and an insane local sheriff.
Zoran Reykill knew he had to find a safe place to heal after he escapes from a Curizan military post. When his symbiosis mothership takes him to an unknown planet he finds more than he expects – he finds his true mate. The only problems are Abby doesn’t understand a thing he says and the local sheriff wants her too. There is only one thing the King of Valdier can do, abduct his true mate.
Now Zoran has his hands full trying to keep his true mate safe in his own world while trying to help her accept her new life. He will need all the help he can get to help his stubborn human accept she can make a life in a place other than her mountain back on Earth. He just needs to keep her alive long enough to enjoy it and away from the other males on his planet who wouldn’t mind helping her accept her new sensual body.
One thing he knows he will never regret – abducting Abby
Once again I am in love with a sci-fi series. I do not generally feel this genre, but Ms Smith has a way of drawing you in with engaging characters and compelling story telling. The women are sassy and fun, most of the time and the men are totally Alpha!!
I really like Abby, well when she is being herself, she has a little depression to get past, that was not so fun. It is understandable and handled well. It shows a complexity to the character. She has a tough back story and meets Zoran at a time when she still has a touch of the blues. It is great seeing her persevere and find her place in her new world.
Zoran is totally Alpha male and domineering. He thinks he can order her around and it will be okay. I liked seeing the difference in the cultures. It was interesting watching them grow together, finding compromises. Plus he is just too yummy!
I love the Sci-Fi aspects here. I can be picky, however, the world building here is terrific. Everything comes together nicely and you have some fabulous hints at the rest of the series. Four brothers and four new friends, hmm sounds like some more true mates! Great build and introductions.
The smexy is utterly delicious! Plenty of steam here with detail a plenty. It works with the story, and goodness knows I like things hot! The bonus here is the story is strong enough that it could stand without the steam. Not that I want it gone, cause I like it hawt!
This is a mixed POV mostly coming from the two leads but others mixed in here and there. The problem is that sometimes the transitions are not smooth. You can be with one character for a long time and then have a random line or two from another. I makes things a little jumpy. I like having the other character’s perspectives, just not the randomness of the thoughts. Not annoying enough to hurt my rating, cause I was thoroughly enthralled!
I listened to the audiobook narrated by David Brenin, who has been a favorite for some time. His reads are always delicious and flow beautifully. This is a delightful combination of wonderful narration and brilliant storytelling. The slight rasp to his voice fits the gruff alien dragon shifters. I can always depend on him to set a steady pace and keep the characters consistent. I am never disappointed with his yummy voice!
I am enraptured with this series and cannot wait to see each of the girls HEA happen. Those brothers are in for a real challenge! I am desperate for the rest of the series to hit audio!
Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own. I was under no obligation to post a review or give positive feedback.
*** I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed; all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! ***