by Olivia Riley
Series: Dark World Mates #1
Category: Fiction, Science Fiction
Reading Time: 4 hours
Published by Amazon.com Services on July 18, 2020
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About this book
He's not like anything Lana has ever encountered.
Asset X: Massive, deadly, a little terrifying to say the least. A devilish warrior. And a killer. Captured on a hellish world after attacking a military campsite and now imprisoned in a state of the art cell inside one of the military’s top bases--Lazris.
And Lana has been assigned to "study" him. To learn his secrets and gain his trust, if he is ever allowed to set foot out of his cell. As a top behaviorist, it is the biggest hurdle of her career.
Asset X--or Xerus as he is called--won't give up his secrets easily. He is difficult, elusive, and--dare she say--unfathomably alluring...despite his seething demeanor and hard, frightening physique.
Something subconsciously draws her to him. Something wildly irresistible. Even if his wicked smile and needful gaze could just be a ploy to win her trust and escape his cell.
She shouldn't think of him like that. He is an alien after all. And possibly their enemy.
For Xerus claims he is on a mission. A mission to destroy. And he cannot afford to fail. If he dares let Lana get close, dares open his cold heart to her, she could compromise everything.
Heart's Prisoner is a complete standalone novel in the Dark World Mates series, a universe teeming with ferocious aliens and brave heroines. This book contains dark tones, heated intimate scenes, and intense moments with possible triggers including violence and is intended for mature readers.
Inspired by the short "Dark Prisoner" by Lora Darc.
I thought it would be a sci-fi romance. But all it had was the life of Lana, her subject (male character) where she was afraid of, the military campsite. This book is a nice slow burn romance between a captured alien male, Xerus/Assest X, and Lana Hart a scientist brought in to evaluate him. Only in the last few pages she stops being afraid of him when some of the romance and 1 bed scene starts and even then they are not compatible. They don’t kiss and she is getting hurt from his to sharp skin. Al with al a with book but not really a sci-fi romance or steamy read if you are looking for that.
Great female character
Almost no romance
Only one bed scene