Taken from Earth and used like a lab rat…
Emily was a normal law student until she was abducted by aliens. Forced to perform death defying feats by night and undergoing medical tests by day, she doesn't know how much longer she can take it. When one alien takes particular interest in her she's afraid things have gone from bad to worse. He's got wings and fangs, and he makes her heart pound. But she can't want an alien like that… can she?
He doesn't have time to rescue a human…
Oz is on Kilrym for a reason, and it's not to rescue the ethereal performer who captivates him by night. But covert ops are impossible when his mind is on the human who could be his fated mate. War is on the horizon, but what if the only way to save his people is to sacrifice Emily?
Despite the fact that they were born light years apart, they are a perfect match. But Oz is keeping secrets, and when Emily finds out the truth she may never be able to forgive him, no matter how much she needs him to survive and escape the planet alive.
Synnr's Saint kicks off the Zulir Warrior Mates action/adventure science fiction romance series. The heroines were abducted from Earth, but they're ready to fight back alongside their alien warrior mates.
Emily is among a group of humans abducted by the Zulir and taken to their planet where they are expected to perform to entertain their captors. She was a gymnast so is able to perform a trapeze act, but like everyone else she is also experimented on. Then she meets Oz and discovers that not all Zulir are the same. There’s a lot of interesting world building here and the storyline is interesting - especially the overarching story about the different Zulir philosophies. I only wish I could have felt more connected to Emily and Oz’s story. It felt as if pieces were missing here and there. I received an advance copy of this book and voluntarily left a review.
￼ A hundred aliens stared up at the platform where Emily Saint stood on the ledge, all of them waiting for the moment she would fall to her death! Then she was flying through the air, reaching for the bar, flipping and landing on the opposite ledge. Her childhood gymnastics training served her well as she was forced to perform night after night. And even if she failed and fell to the ground on occasion, they cheered even louder. And if she tried to do something easier, like a cartwheel, while her sprained ankle throbbed with pain, they would grumble because they knew it was easy for her. And because they still wanted more, she continued her performance and ignored the pain. When her performance ended, they cheered wildly. Their captive animal had done well. Emily and the other Earth captives must entertain them or die. And the rest of the time, they become medical lab rats.
Malsan Ozar (“Oz”) was a Synnr on a mission and had to remember not to stare at the captivating woman. The Apsyns saw anyone who wasn’t Zulir as an animal, incapable of thought or feeling, and certainly not worthy of attraction. There was no obvious difference between Apsyn and Synnr. Their differences were political and philosophical, not physical. The Zulir were a people divided. And war was coming.
This is a series that will definitely keep the reader’s interest. Emily is not only a capable gymnast but a smart lawyer, skills which will serve her well in her present and future situation as she and the other humans get caught up in a political war. Because she turned out to be Oz’s mate, his distraction with her jeopardizes the mission. Grab your copy and see if everything works out despite all the twists and turns! This one won’t let you down!
High 3.5 Stars
Emily was a lawyer/gymnast that was taken from earth. She thinks it was only 6 months ago since her abduction and she is trying to figure out how to get back to earth. She runs into Oz after one of her forced performances for the aliens and a case of misunderstanding leads to some erroneous assumptions on Emily’s part.
Oz is working undercover to try and stop abductions like Emily’s from occurring. He’s not looking for a mate, despite finding himself being attracted to Emily.
Once the misunderstandings are taken care of Emily and Oz are now having to deal with the other effects of their bonding taking place.
Oz does the typical thing where he kept a secret from Emily past the point where it made sense which gave us some avoidable angst. Thankfully Emily didn’t go too far into the drama queen area and was able to roll with it and move the story along.
While there are some areas that could have been tweaked a bit, Emily and Oz make a good team. For me this was a high 3.5 stars I rounded it up because there was a bit more happening and it wasn’t all horizontal times.
I received and ARC and I am leaving a voluntary review.