Sentry by (Delta Sydra Storm #2) Rhea V. May
ABOUT THE BOOK
The perfect soldiers of the Kessar Empire, the sole survivors of a secret genetic experiment… They might have come to Earth for entirely different reasons, but as soon as they see her, a plain Tert woman, she becomes theirs—regardless of her wishes.
Louisa Lewis, the Tert who lives like a Prime, was always bound by tragic circumstances. So, when life finally gives her a chance at true freedom and steadfast independence, she grasps it with both hands.
But her brief taste of better ends when she’s kidnapped by one crazy alien and finds herself captive to four lunatics.
One wants to cow her into submission, confident his unflinching stare will do the trick.
One seems more than happy to ignore her altogether, keeping their interactions brief and bland.
The third’s the only one trying to make her captivity bearable and even somewhat comfortable.
While the fourth… well, the fourth simply wants to hurt her. Or worse.
But she hasn’t survived unspeakable horrors to trade one cage for another. Fighting when the odds are always stacked is no fun. Just as Louisa is ready to recognize this as fact, the aliens experience a sudden change of heart and release her. She doesn’t like it—that they had the audacity to discard her as they did with her wishes and opinions. In fact, they should be punished.
That they disappeared into the vastness of space is no deterrent. She will have her revenge, even if she must chase them to the ends of the universe.
Holy cow! I didn’t see that coming. Just when you think you are dealing with alien quadruplets and a captive human heroine, the whole concept is shrewdly turned on its head.
Louisa’s father sold her into prostitution so being kidnapped and caged by huge aliens with four sets of arms, claws for hands, a tail, and fangs, is just par for the course. As she becomes acquainted with her brooding and unusual captors called Kessars, her fear becomes anger as they refuse to give her a reason why she has been taken. When she slowly discovers she is caged for her own protection from one of them, the realization of what they are is mind-blowing.
As Louisa is drugged, caged, and threatened, her first instinct is to escape and save herself, but her curiosity about the mysterious aliens changes to attraction and the unexpected need to save them from the parasite that is a part of their lives. But when they leave her and go off on a suicide mission, she joins forces with their brother, Altane, and risks her life to save the brothers she now sees as her new family.
Louisa is a force to be reckoned with. She’s used to pain and humiliation. She thinks she’s a coward for not getting out of the life she was sold into, but she is a survivor. And she has her adopted family of women who support and believe in her as well as the Kessars who saved her from themselves. She braves the foreign elements as a puny human in a war-torn galaxy. Talk about crazy and gutsy! She’s my kind of heroine!
I love this action-packed sci-fi romance that will captivate you, anger you, and surprise you. The characters are extremely unusual and fascinating, and the dangerous journey to save her planet is thrilling.
Thank you to Ms. May and Booksprout for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rhea’s an average person living a normal, boring life. Everyone told her she can’t put that into her bio, so she wrote this instead:
“Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.”—Frank Herbert, Dune
Rhea V. May discovered the magical realm of books at a young age but it wasn’t until she read these two small sentences that she truly began to understand herself. And to accept she will always battle reality with phantoms of the mind.
Fast-forward a few years, and we find her feeling quite lost. Practical to the core, she started the journey of rediscovering herself. To that end, she finally committed to the duty of putting her mind’s fabrications to paper. With each story, she reclaims a little more of her old self.
Rhea also likes lists, cats, and coffee. She abhors lies, tardiness, and steadfast seriousness. She’s on the fence about people.