Saturday, September 24, 2016

Random Review . . . Alien Paladin's Woman by Vi Voxley


Sometimes, what the galaxy needs is a hero no one's ever heard of. 

Tieran, the Commander of the Palian paladins, has never been allowed to have anything of his own, other than the blade in his hands and the honor he serves with. But a feisty, curvy, and utterly impossible human woman is about to change all that. He never thought that he'd desire something or someone as much as he needs her and nothing will take her from him. Even if he has to slay the most feared enemy ever known for her. 

Audrey Price has seen a lot of hard work and cold times as a governor of ice planet mining colonies. She never expected to be in the middle of the greatest hunt in the galaxy, though. One moment, she was protecting her miners from an alien threat, and the next moment, she's tied to said threat, with only one man capable of keeping her and the rest of the universe in one piece. The sexy, infuriating paladin who makes her core pulse as hard as he makes her want to wring his neck. 

Coming to grips with the fact that she's the key to tracking down one of the most mysterious and horrible races known is no easy feat, but that's nothing compared to dealing with the fact that she might be falling for the paladin. And when all eyes are on them, including a pair that can see through space and leave havoc in its path, Audrey and Tieran are in the fight of their life. 

Not only for their own safety, but for that of the galaxy as a whole. 

My Review
**5 Stars**

When I first read about the Palians in the Brion Brides, I thought, "man it'd be great if the Palians weren't so "un-warrior-like" and they could have their own bada** soldiers." Well, you know what they say about being careful what you wish for? Vi Voxley delivered!!! 

I guess it shouldn't have been surprising that the Palians didn't leave themselves defenseless in the galaxy that they basically ruled. To think that this entire time they had warriors that rivaled the likes of the Brion Generals and the Corgan Warlords is pure genius. I think that the development of the Story and the relationship between Tieran, the Paladin Commander, and Audrey, the Governor, was great. It wasn't instal-love, although it was definitely close; and their relationship wasn't sickly sweet, but it worked out perfectly. I liked that while Tieran struggled internally with wanting Audrey as opposed to how he was bred to not feel or want anything (he was created solely to be a Paladin and being the Commander meant he was above reproach in that area), he didn't let it interfere with his mission to kill the fearless or how he actually treated her. I've found that for many characters the stress and angst of internal strife causes them to react negatively when it comes to outward appearances. Kieran didn't succumb to that. I also liked that Audrey wasn't a pushover. She knew what needed to be done and for the most part she did it. There were times that I wanted to strangle her, but overall she made a good match for Tieran. There were times that I expected the book to be utterly mushy (when she woke up from the initial attack after touching the stone/crystal), but they kept things logical and focused on the mission at hand. That's not to say there wasn't any chemistry and stolen moments - because there were!

One of the few things I didn't like was Audrey's seemingly arrogance. She asked Tieran to train her to fight the fearless. Seriously... She wanted the Commander of the Paladins, who has trained his entire life, who was specifically bred to fight beasts of this nature, who was altered and built for this exact purpose HIS ENTIRE LIFE, to train her to beat a monster he struggled to beat. I'll let that sink in. I also didn't like how the Brions were portrayed. I mean, come on!!! They're the Brions!! Granted there were no Brion Generals involved, but still...FREAKING BRIONS!!!

Overall, I loved the book just as I've loved all the previous ones in her alien and human romances. I actually blindly purchase her books now and will continue to do so. I'm very much looking forward to the next because, honestly, who wouldn't look forward to another Brion General. I would recommend this book to others.

About Vi

Vi's a small-town girl with big city dreams. Born and raised in Texas, she's always had her eyes to the stars. Telling stories is her passion and when she can mix a whole lot of steam with equal parts sexy alien hunks, well, things just get that much better, right?

An ardent Rangers fan, she believes all men should come in a yummy beefcake package and that's exactly the kind of heroes she prefers. A curvy woman herself, Vi likes to write heroines as sassy as she is.

She likes indulging in a little wine and a little chocolate, but her first love int life is writing and everything else follows second.

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