Monday, 9 February 2015

Claiming Her Warriors (Lumineta 2) by Savannah Stuart

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Two brothers want to possess her…

After her planet was destroyed, Brianna was rescued by two fierce and desperately gorgeous warrior brothers. Aeron and Hauk. They want to keep her, protect her, mate her. But what the brothers wanted from her was too much to handle. Settling into a new culture was hard enough without dealing with the custom that dictates she mate with two males. So she pushed them away.

They’ll do anything to protect her…

An attack sends Brianna back into the arms of the sexy brothers. Now they'll do whatever it takes to win her over. But can Brianna go against the conventions of her human nature and accept both warriors as her mates? It might not matter because someone is out for blood and it’s up to Aeron and Hauk to defend her against a deadly enemy. 

There are some familiar tropes here.  There’s ‘rescued from the end of the world’, ‘repopulate a foreign planet with hunky hero(es)’, and ‘you have to marry two guys, it’s the way we do things around here.’ That’s okay, I generally enjoy those and the author managed to handle them well.  I must admit I was hoping for some action [other than the kind involving horizontal and vertical surfaces] but this plot is mostly relationship driven.

The heroes, Hauk and Aeron, are the warriors mentioned in the title. They are brothers and both are tall, intimidating, and protective but moderately clueless about women [even though they had been married before.] I thought the heroine, Brianna, was bit of a wimp for someone who had been dealing with the end of life as she knew it just recently. She apparently has spent a great deal of time before the story opens waffling about the being with two guys part; although she is really into one of them she feels she doesn’t know the other. She finally decides to remedy that and get into the spirit of things when suddenly Aeron, guy number one, has an outbreak of jealousy sending her off into the night - where someone attacks her. The story continues while resolving the ongoing issues.

It’s a short read, more glorified short story than novella. The author does a pretty good job of reaching the HEA within that framework. I would read more of her work. (Note: Author also publishes as Katie Reus.)

1       Heated Mating
2       Claiming Her Warriors

Copy received from Netgalley and publisher for honest review.

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