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Choosing Riley: Sarafin Warriors Book 1
     

Choosing Riley: Sarafin Warriors Book 1

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by S.E. Smith
 

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New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport readers out of this world.
Riley St. Claire has always followed her own rules. When she discovers her current employer is not as law abiding as she thought, she has to leave town in a

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New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport readers out of this world.
Riley St. Claire has always followed her own rules. When she discovers her current employer is not as law abiding as she thought, she has to leave town in a hurry or end up buried with the dead guy she discovered. What she doesn't expect is to find herself being picked up by a passing trader from another world.
As the ruling King of Sarafin, Vox d'Rojah, was expected to produce a son who would be joined in marriage with the first born daughter of the King of Valdier. The problem was Vox had no intentions of having any sons, at least not in the near future. He was quite happy with the wide selection of females he had at his disposal. When he is captured by a ruthless Valdier royal and sold to a mining operation the last thing he expected to find with his bride mate.
Vox isn't sure which would be easier: fighting another war with the Valdier or capturing and holding onto the human female who is unlike anything he has ever encountered before.
Now, Vox has to escape back to his world while fighting pirates, traders, and Riley!
The King of Sarafin has met his match with Ms. Riley St. Claire from Earth. Now, he just needs to figure out a way to let her know he has chosen her as his Queen and he has every intention of keeping her by his side forever.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148121480
Publisher:
Susan E. Smith
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Series:
Sarafin Warriors , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
16,033
File size:
363 KB

Meet the Author

S.E. Smith is a New York Times, USA TODAY, International & Award Winning Bestselling author who has always been a romantic and a dreamer. A prolific writer, she spends her days and weekends writing and her nights dreaming up new stories. She enjoys camping and traveling.

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Choosing Riley: Sarafin Warriors Book 1 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it when a book makes me laugh, this one did several times my new favorite S E Smith book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading all the 7 dragon books, but I think I like this one the best. I laughed throughout the whole book. What a fun read, I hope Vipers book comes out soon!
DoubleDeeReads More than 1 year ago
I saw one of the reviewers said that it was unrealistic; hello, that's why they call it fiction. I read this book in one sitting. I laughed so hard I had to keep wiping my glasses off. Riley and Vox were well matched. Out of this world hotness with Vox and crew.   Riley was so off the wall hysterical.  Thanks Ms. Smith. Made my night.
Wendylu4 More than 1 year ago
Loved the first Sarafin Warriors book. I really fell in love with the cat shifters and found they were quite funny. Riley was hysterical and it broke my heart at some of her inner feelings. She keeps you laughing through most of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Laughed through a lot of the book but also had a good story line with action and romance
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I caught myself laughing out loud while reading this story. Can't wait for the next book!!!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Most of the books connected to this one have been a fun read. This one was not. In fact, I would be very upset if one of my kids read it, even when they get older, and not due to the smut factor. I recently read an article about how our society teaches boys to NOT take No for an answer. Most movies with a strong hero and romantic subplot show that hero forcing his attention on the female lead. The main example used by the writer of the article (sorry, I'd give him credit if I could remember his name) was one of the original Star Wars trilogy. Princess Leia was a strong leader, respected by those who followed her, and too proud to admit that she had feelings for a "scoundrel." Of course, during the scene where Han Solo understands that, and moves to overcome her trepidation, has become iconic. But... he goes about it by literally cornering her, and kissing her with her head trapped against the wall, with no option to refuse his kiss, should she truly desire to escape. The underlying message most young, impressionable boys would take from this is that no only really applies when the guy is not charming, attractive or manly enough to make her enjoy it. The same goes for the king of the Sarafin. Never once did he consider her feelings before engaging Riley in a sexual encounter. All of the sexual situations presented in this book would easily land him in prison here, if Riley didn't decide she liked him. He never really makes any effort to win her affection, and every supporting character just goes along with him claiming her like a piece of luggage, for the most part. Even those who had told her they would help her, if she decided she didn't want to stay with him, break that promise and allow him to abduct her for the second time. I read this entire book, hoping that, at some point, the hero would do something to redeem himself, but the only thing that was said to change this from a harrowing tale of one form of slavery to a much darker one, is the heroine deciding she's okay with it. Every time the POV was focused on the hero initiating a sex scene, he wasn't focused on how she was reacting to him - he was completely caught up in relieving his own needs. And that, in my view (and the law's), is not a consensual encounter. Rape is not romantic, and it's exactly what the hero's mindset leads to, most of the time.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I enjoyed the humor and the different characters especially Bob and Fred. The only thing I did not care for was the repatriation, like when Rially was in the control room and she was speaking over intercom. It was repeated as she did it and they hearing it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could'nt wait for the next book in the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this sci-fi, romantic , funny & action story. The characters are loveable . The story line is easy to follow and characters are interwoven with previous and future books. I fiund myself rereading this book because it was so funny and delightful. I went and purchased S.E. Smith other books in this story line which ties three or more series. I can not wait for her to give other characters she introduced their own books .
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all your books. There all a must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her dragon books were great, but this book is definitely my favorite so far. Riley and Vox are not only a great match but hilarious.
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin Stars What do you get when you take one part Xena Princess Warrior, add one part Terminator and mix well with a Valley Girl?  You get the one and only Riley St. Clare, an original from Denver Colorado, of course.  In Choosing Riley, the first book in the Sarafin Warriors series by author S. E. Smith, you are introduced to Riley.  She is an eccentric, lovable character that you will never forget!  The ruling King of the Sarafin, Vox d’Rojah never stood a chance!   While procuring crystals on a Valdier spaceport, Vox is taken prisoner and sent to work on a mining asteroid controlled by the Antrox. This is where the fun really starts!  Riley is given the option to choose a male as a mate, but the ones she doesn’t will be used as food!  What’s a girl to do? Why choose all five of course because Grandma Pearl didn’t raise a fool. One of Riley’s five perspective mates just happens to be Vox and two of his warriors, let the training begin! Sparks fly and humor flows as Riley and Vox clash.    The moment he heard her voice Vox knew there was something different about the owner.  When he saw the owner of the voice, he knew she was his mate.  All he has to do is rescue them from the Antrox, get back to his people and convince Riley that she really belongs to him.  No problem, after all he is a King and a Sarafin Warrior.  Women are weaker and to be protected, cared for.  Riley will not be any different!   This is a must read for anyone that loves a good Sci-Fi romance.  It has an original storyline and the characters are unique. Ms. Smith created a world filled with unusual creatures and witty dialog that will engage the reader’s mind until the end.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has its funny moments however i have about 40 pages left and I don't know if I can finish it. Riley's insecurities are annoying as heck and I finf myself skimming through the book because I can pretty much predict what is going to happen with his father. I will not be reading anything else by this author. :(
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The book is really good. I love all of her books.