Sunday, November 13, 2011

Adwaka's Blade

Title: Adwaka's Blade
Authors: Lynn Hagen and Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61034-829-X
Genre: {M/M} Science Fiction Shape-shifter Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Blade might not have claimed Adwaka yet but that hasn’t stopped their mating bond from beginning, which means Adwaka can’t stand to be separated from Blade for long periods of time. Yet Adwaka knows, in his heart, that he isn’t the strong mate Blade wants, so to deal with the physical pain, he begins to self-medicate. 

When a mission arises, Blade leaves his mate behind and when he returns, learns Adwaka had to be sedated. The doctor doesn’t have a clue what’s wrong and neither does Blade and it looks like returning his mate to his home planet might be the only answer. But the idea of being without Adwaka is breaking Blade’s heart. Can these two men discover a way through the murky waters of a bond neither one understands and do it while they and the ship escape from the Elite Force hunting them? 

Adwaka’s Blade is the fourth release in the Lady Blue Crew series and because of the close association of characters, the books should be read in order.  

I enjoyed this story. It’s funny in places, sweet, entertaining and filled with pain and angst. I really felt the emotional and physical discomfort Adwaka went through from being separated from his clueless mate. I just wish that the problems between them weren’t the result of a total inability…or should I say unwillingness… to communicate with each other. It’s a rather tired premise that got old fast and I was glad when they finally resolved their issues and came to an understanding, so the story could move forward.  

Blade’s more difficult to get a handle on. He’s a true Alpha warrior but he’s much more reserved and quiet than the others. But in reality the author’s have created a perfect match for the little alien, still recovering from his recent injuries. Blade is full of heart and compassion for his mate and for that, I had to like him. When their bond is completed, their passion and desire spirals higher and the sex is sizzling hot.  I look forward to the next release in the series, Tank's Tweak, featuring Tank and Zachary.

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