Series: Grabbed #2
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Sexual Rating: R - strong sexual content
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Menace's plan to catch a sweet, docile woman is shot to hell when he's tackled by a dark-haired beauty who wants to save her friend from being Grabbed. Refusing to leave the planet's surface empty handed, Menace claims the spitfire with his collar.
Naya clawed her way off the streets of Connor's Run and vowed to never let any man have control over her. She plans to make Menace so miserable he'll set her free but the ruggedly sexy warrior disarms her with his unexpected patience and kindness.
Against her better judgment, Naya surrenders to Menace's masterful hands and mouth. Submitting to her new husband brings her more pleasure and happiness than she'd ever imagined possible. For the first time in her life, she willingly trusts a man to protect her.
But when her past misdeeds catch up with her, Naya puts the depth and strength of that love to the test. Determined to show her he's worthy of her trust, Menace will stop at nothing to save her.
Caught by Menace, the second book in Lolita Lopez’s Grabbed series was enjoyable. There is still the same base element to this story as it was with the first book. The Harcos, aliens who are participating in a Grab, where they chase after women from different planets in the efforts to obtain wives so that they can help their dwindling race procreate.
This is Menace story…he’s chief weapon’s specialists in Vicious’s group. I liked Menace, he was a fierce alien, but he was lonely and he wanted a wife…someone who would help achieve the family that he seemed to so desperately want. His complete and total trust of Naya was very sweet, it made his character very likable because he wasn't overly domineering, BUT he was no pushover either.
Naya, it took me some time to get to like. She was stubborn and hard-head and so much of this story could have been avoided if she would have just told Menace the truth of her past when she first found out that Terror got of whiff of her past. It was just a bad move for someone with her past. But I did like the fact that she slowly let down her walls and started to trust Menace.
With Caught by Menace there was also a little more information given than with the first book. Here, we learned why the Harco men are into the BDSM lifestyle. It seems that because their women can only receive pleasure through pain because of their bodies genetic makeup…hence, the Harco’s are use to whips, canning and the like. I wished that had been explained in the Vicious’s book, but I’m happy to have finally learned why these men are they way they are and why they like sex the way they like it.
Also, it seems every time we humans go somewhere, we muck it up…right? Well, it seems the case here in this world. This was explained in the first book in the series, basically earth got jacked up and the surviving humans who were drifting in space were offered protection and a whole new planet by the Harcos. Well, wouldn't you know it…of course with religious spiels, government corruption and the like starts all over again, which of course is just one of the reasons the Grabs came about.
So while I loved the story, I do wish the author takes a different approach with her heroines. It seems these women that the Harco men are taking on are always helping someone out, BUT are not getting the help in return. And while these women are smart and strong, both Hallie (from the 1st book) and Naya both were rebels in their own way and they both went out of their way to help someone else from their region only to get betrayed in one way or the other….it also makes them seem kind of helpless in some ways. I personally think that this back story will get old as the series progresses.
I do think the world created here by Ms. Lopez is rich…different. Its sci-fi, so it should be different...almost something we've never heard of or read before. Sci-fi romance is another genre I love and its refreshing to know that there is an author that I can go to and know that I will find a good story.