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Close Liaisons (The Krinar Chronicles: Volume 1)

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6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

When the Krinar invade earth, after some initial bloodshed, the

When the Krinar invade earth, after some initial bloodshed, the two races settle down and co-exist  peacefully. Other than changing their diet, the Krinar pretty much leave the earthlings to live their lives the way they want. Of course, resentment and fear continue to ...
When the Krinar invade earth, after some initial bloodshed, the two races settle down and co-exist  peacefully. Other than changing their diet, the Krinar pretty much leave the earthlings to live their lives the way they want. Of course, resentment and fear continue to simmer among the conquered earthlings. As race, the Krinar are beautiful people, but cruel and bloodthirsty—so the Earth people believe.
Mia, a college student who wants to become a counselor, doesn’t give the Krinar much thought until the day she crosses paths with Korum, one of the “Ks,” and he takes an immediate and strong interest in her. Having heard the rumors, she’s scared to death of him and is afraid to tell him no so she reluctantly and fearfully becomes his “charl.” He pretty much takes over her life. But they have tremendous chemistry, and she discovers a great passion with him and comes to care for him.
And then she is contacted by members earth’s Resistance Movement who want her to spy on Korum and report back with any information that could be useful in overthrowing the Krinar. She must then betray a man she has come to love—and who might also kill her if he discovers her duplicity—or reject and fail her people.
This novel gripped me by the throat and wouldn’t let me go. The actions and ambivalent emotions of an innocent college student attempting to take on a powerful, dangerous invader felt so true to life, it was easy to identify with the heroine even though she is much younger than heroines I usually care to read about. Author Anna Zaires crafts technology and customs for the Krinar that are interesting without going into tech overload. The chemistry between the characters was believable and hot. Although there was some disconnect between the crude and clinical language used, overall, it did not detract from the sexiness of the story for me.
What I liked most about this book was the way Zaires creates a fascinating day-to-day life while leaving the reader guessing about the story outcome and the motives of the Krinar. Are the alien invaders the bad guys? Or are the Resistance fighters the bad guys? Who is telling the truth?
Loved this book. Would rate it 6 stars if I could. Close Liaison is part one of a trilogy, and I’ve already started reading book 2.

posted by Cara_Bristol on September 15, 2013

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5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Tried to like it but it fell short for me

I really did try to like this, the plot line and basic idea seemed promising but for me the characters didnt jive, the sexscenes were dry and the whole relationship seemed too stockholm-ish to me. While the author wrote well, hence the two stars instead of one, the plot...
I really did try to like this, the plot line and basic idea seemed promising but for me the characters didnt jive, the sexscenes were dry and the whole relationship seemed too stockholm-ish to me. While the author wrote well, hence the two stars instead of one, the plotline was just too basic in the end with a very sci-fi romance 'alien meets girl stakes claim causes problems and finally girl realuzes she loves him at the end'. I felt there was no real love between the characters with the heroine occassionally saying 'hey im not your slave' followed by alien -sexymans response of 'well you liked it'. I kept thinking this realationship resembled more of a delusional rapist and a stockholm victim then a matchmake in a galaxy far away. There were some minor holes with the side characters and their roles but overall it was just a basic hohum story. Id pass this one up kiddies

posted by TheCoffeeCup on April 20, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    Hmmmmm....

    Not your typical alien invasion with green monsters trying to take over. More like trying to live peacefully amongst humans. Different take on how us humans came into existence.

    Korum is a typical alpha male with an extremely possessive streak, it would have been interesting to read some of the story from his perspective. Mia on the other hand was probably one of the most irritatingly, annoying characters I've ever read. She is just so spineless, she tries to be tough but fails horribly and just let's everyone tell her what to do. I felt like slapping some sense into her, why Korum is attracted someone like her is beyond me.

    I don't agree with some reviewers about the sex scenes, with it being her first time, I thought the description was pretty accurate, many books portray the first time as a pleasurable experience for the girl but that's not true, in this case the author did a fabulous job portraying how horribly uncomfortable the first time is and the few times after that. This book was filled with enjoyable scenes, I just hope that Mia's character for the next books is more likable.

    3 stars because I really just didn't like Mia's character and I felt the book would have been so much better if we got to read from Korum's perspective.

    SR

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Interesting read.

    It was a very strange book, not bad but definitely not for everyone. Think 50 shades with an even darker feel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Pretty good

    Lacked some consistancy











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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    She said

    I have mixed feelings regarding this book. Though well written, I have to say that I didn't care for Kronum ( is that spelled right). He was to dictatorial for my taste and talked down to Mia waaaaay to much for me to tolerate. Their were reasons that Mia chose to betray him, he really should think about that..... He was never forthcoming with his feelings and only ever wanted to control her life to the extreme and go to bed with her, he doesn't do anything to earn her trust or loyalty. You can't buy those kind of things. Their are two more books to the story and I'm trying to decide if I want to continue, I have a lot of questions about why the aliens really came to earth and like that, none of which get answered in this book. I will say one thing, if your a devoutly religious person you my not care for this book as it discredits gods existence completely.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    Ok

    I liked how the story began, but later the main guy seemed to control everything the main girl did and that always annoy's me especially if the main guy is doing it too much. Other than that the story was pretty good and i liked it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

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    Okay

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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