It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime… now she's just trying to stay alive.
Rissa can't believe her luck. She won an all-expenses paid trip on a luxury matchmaking cruise. She's not looking for love, but a few weeks of five-star pampering while seeing the galaxy sounds perfect… until it all goes wrong.
Abandoning ship wasn't on her itinerary, and neither is the growly but oh-so-sexy alien who is half convinced she's the enemy, and utterly certain she's his. She's got a list of the reasons they're wrong for each other, but when they're together, everything just feels right.
Crash landing on a prison planet may not be the vacation she dreamed of, but it might turn out to be the best "worst" day of her life.
**Buckle up. This sci-fi romance contains an alien with fur, fangs, horns, and a very possessive attitude when it comes to the woman he's claimed for his own.
Will they both learn to trust one another?
Marked for Strife is the second book in the Crashed and Claimed series, but can be read as a stand alone. Rissa has found she hates being Planet-side, but when her luxury cruise crash lands on a planet, she must rely on her captor to keep her safe. Strife has trust issues, and isn’t sure if Rissa is who she says she is, or if she’s setting a trap for him and his brothers, but neither can resist the chemistry that’s between them! Will they learn to trust one another and find love and happiness?
Yay! This book was just as entertaining as the first book in the series! Both were fast paced and steamy reads, but I loved that this one had its own flairs, difficulties, and issues they needed to overcome. Rissa and Strife made an excellent team, when they could actually trust one another. Rissa is strong and smart and quite courageous, but I loved that she was terrified of the big open sky. It made her seem so real. I also liked that she had a skill set that would help Strife and his brothers, but she also had vulnerabilities that came with being a slightly older female. Strife was confident, fearless, but also not good at trusting others. He always seemed to hold a bit of himself back, even from his brothers, but he also learned some harsh lessons during his life. They both were so drawn to each other, and yet neither really knew what to do about that, so that added a fun dynamic to the story and to their romance. I really liked this book! There’s still some questions hanging over the series (if you read the prequel), and I would have loved to have seen Rissa interact with the other women, but I am digging this series and can’t wait for the next one to come out!
Marked for Strife ( Crashed and Claimed ) by Susan Hayes
Rissa was on a luxury matchmaking cruise that crashed on a prison planet , she is met by Strife a prisoner on the same planet . Strife and his brothers that had been created to be soldiers but had been stranded on the planet by their creators hoping they would perish . Rissa and Strife form a bond and love. Others from the crashed ship also made their home on the planet . Can’t wait for the next book in this series .
An incredible adventure in an afternoon read…
In this short tale we get so much background on these characters, I feel like I know them. Strife is so inexperienced in the ways of the world, all he has to base life on are the actions of the evil Verexi, making him suspicious of all strangers. Rissa is the product of living on a space station until she won a trip on a matchmaking cruise. They do have their affinity for electronics and engineering in common, but only Rissa is formally trained. Though neither of them know it consciously they are fated mates, they just have to get their brains to catch up with their bodies. And their bodies have some smoking sexy times. Loved this story!