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Ral's Woman (Zorn Warriors Series #1)

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Good Series Intro. Although I think $4.99 is a lot for a boo

Good Series Intro.

Although I think $4.99 is a lot for a book less than 100 pages long, what was there was good. Very entertaining. Ariel's consent, when she first meets Ral, is dubious to say the least. But looking at it from his point of view, she belongs to...
Good Series Intro.

Although I think $4.99 is a lot for a book less than 100 pages long, what was there was good. Very entertaining. Ariel's consent, when she first meets Ral, is dubious to say the least. But looking at it from his point of view, she belongs to him according to his laws and culture. He could do whatever he wanted to her, short of causing physical harm. The relationship does develop quickly, they go from near rape to love within a day or two. But I give Ariel credit for accepting what can't be changed, that her being there wasn't Ral's fault, so being miserable and nasty to him doesn't accomplish anything. She decides to make the best of things, and this in turn endears her to Ral.

Ral is possessive, controlling and protective. But Ariel stands up to him and does get him to change some of his ways. The communication problems that develop when the translator devices are removed are interesting. Usually in erotica romance communication places a far second to sex. It was refreshing to find an author who doesn't fear to put importance on clear communication between romantic leads.

The dialog sometimes is simplistic, but overall, I enjoyed the story and the characters. Laurann gives a lot of drama, love scenes and culture shock/clash in 90 pages. It was a great intro to the rest of the series, all of which I purchased and read after finishing this book. I read on Laurann's web site that she is planning on at least three more books for this series. I will be buying them as soon as they are available. Love those Zorn warriors.

posted by Cathy92483 on May 27, 2012

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20 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

Just Okay **Spoilers**

I don't think I was as enamored with this book as other readers. This is a sci-fi romance, whith plenty of action and adventure. I was very excited to read this book when I initally bought it, but after reading I think I enjoyed the concept more than the execution. For ...
I don't think I was as enamored with this book as other readers. This is a sci-fi romance, whith plenty of action and adventure. I was very excited to read this book when I initally bought it, but after reading I think I enjoyed the concept more than the execution. For me there was a disconnect that probably could have been remedy with a bit more detail. When I think about the book only being 89 pages (on my e-reader) and how much happened (several fight scenes, several love scenes, a change in location, and a couple of misunderstandings between the main characters) there was a lot that happened with minimal descriptive detail. There were a couple of times that I found myself rolling my eyes at Ariel, the heroine. For instance when she asks him why Ral (the alpha male) won't return her to his own world. At first she's "furious" but after a brief explanation from him that boiled to "ehh, I'm not sure if I could find it" and "you're mine", emotionally she capitulates since afterall she's known him a month and can't imagine life without him. If that's the case then what was there to be furious over in the first place? That was one place that a little more description of the true reasons behind the emotion would have helped. Maybe she was worried about being discarded by him on his planet; maybe she was upset because she'd received no reassurances from him in the time they traveled; maybe she thought about it and her life on Earth wasn't hard to leave behind for a variety of reasons? Editing wise, it could use a re-read. There were several spots where words were missing or an improper word was used. It didn't detract from the story, but it did get annoying after a while. Overall, nothing about this book made me want to read the next in the series or anything else by this author. The writing was just okay and the plot was not as fleshed out as it could have been. That's not to say I won't read something else if it catches my interest, but I certainly won't seek anything out by this author and I'll count my pennies before I buy another book by her.

posted by CeCeSG on September 20, 2010

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  • Posted June 14, 2012

    Had great potential... but wasn't quite there.

    The plot line for the whole story I thought was very captivating and unique. However, the story lacked details and only really described sex scenes in depth. It moved way too fast as well. It takes only a day or two for "I love you's" to come out, which really is a damper. The story could have been so much more, so epic, only if it had been approached by a style that was slower and not always focused on the sex. It only took me three hours to read as well. I would rather read a story well done, and long, than a short one that is poorly written.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    Juvenile

    This was the worse book I read in a long time! Why I bought two books from the same author at the same time without reading one first I'll never know. Here I am, lets have sex and oh by the way I love you. I don't know why I love you I just do because the sex wasn't that great, and you can't seem to put two words together but that doesn't matter. It must be your eyes I fell in love with I think but dah. I'm not sure because I can't understand what you're saying, and let me see was it the sex. I forget. Remind me again why I fell in love with you. Oh yes, it was the sex, I think or was it your eyes?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Not very interesting...

    My real problems with this story was the heroine. I understand love at first sight, but this really wasnt. She also doesn't seem to have any problems providing details so other women can be kidnapped from earth once the Zorn man determine they all want a human sex toy. Also, her reasonings just seemed very strange and I found it wierd that she didn't seem to worry about her past life. Yes, the book starts off after she's been taken from earth, but you'd think she'd give at least some thought to her old life and friends. Overall, if you're looking for something to read and don't really care about beinig engaged then this is the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Not impressed.

    The main characters needed to be developed a lot more. Sure, there is a lot of eroticism, but no building of the relationship between them. It's more like "Me, man; you, woman." I understood Ral's character more than his love interest. See, I forgot her name. Not memorable at all. If you want book porn, this is your book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Short story

    The book was short so I was able to read the book in a day. This is my least favorite Zorn series book. The book was my least favorite Dohner book.

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