She isn’t supposed to fall in love with him… He’s one of the aliens who invaded Earth.
Harper King is like most humans—she works hard at her job and does her best not to think too much about the Krinar. The mysterious aliens took over her planet five years ago, and since then, rumors have surrounded them… whispers of super strength and speed, incredible beauty, and advanced technology. Harper should hate them, since her parents died the day they invaded, but something about the infamous Krinar fascinates her. Little does she know that the sinfully gorgeous drifter who rescues her from a bar fight will give her the close encounter she’s always dreamed of.
Sef is supposed to be infiltrating a human resistance group, not seducing sweet little human females. But from the moment he sets eyes on Harper, he knows he must have her and will do anything to possess her. Using his human disguise, he lures Harper into his arms and his bed. When it’s far too late for her to escape him, he reveals that he’s a Krinar, one of the powerful and terrifying aliens she’s always wanted to meet. He gives her a choice: to save her brothers, she must give herself to him—heart, body, and soul.
Will she choose her dark, seductive alien lover to save her family? Or will she resist the secret desires of her own heart in order to be free?
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Star Trek meets Twilight
“You are mine no matter what, just the way you are.”
Totally swoon-worthy! Sef is a Krinar Guardian (somewhere between a policeman and the Krinar FBI) who has been sent undercover to Lawrence, Kansas, to investigate possible resistance in the small Midwest town. To Harper King, the younger sister of two potential resistance leaders, “Seth” appears to have been created from thin air “from the fantasies of women around the world” and his serendipitous arrival means much needed help in her garage and King’s Bar.
In classic Krinar World fashion, it’s lust at first sight. I loved Sef and Harper’s chemistry! They are so sexy together! And the way Sef romances her, too? Panty-melting!
What elevated this love story beyond my expectations was the Krinar world building that Emma Chase boldly delves into. Ethical themes of Autonomy (ours) vs Benevolence (Krinar) are explored in detail as Sef, Harper, and the King brothers struggle with their competing viewpoints of human/alien coexistence.
Krinar technology is featured as we learn that Harper has exceptional aptitude for engineering despite being encumbered by a severe learning disability. This topic is treated with such compassion and acceptance that I envy the post-Arrival humans. It’s like Star Trek meets Twilight. The story was so thoroughly developed that it felt longer than an average novella. Absolutely outstanding!