~ 1 Unwanted Stars ~
Unwanted Protector is book three in the Federal Paranormal Unit by Milly Taiden. It can be read as a stand-a-lone.
Unwanted Protector delivers a murder mystery, conspiracy, aliens, a kidnaped girl, and an attraction that blazes to an inferno at one glance.
So whats not to like?
To start, Jane and Tony see each other across a room for the first time and once their eyes meet, well it’s instant and their libidos take over. Yep, they don’t know each other, so what do these two strangers do they have hot dirty sex. Jane lets her bodies lust control her. Yes, he knows she’s his mate and she feels the same, but that’s not enough for me to have two people hop into bed at first glance. I dis-like these types of hook-ups. Where the couple sleeps with each other; because their body has to have their mate now, especially at the start of a book.
Now lets move onto my second issue. Jane uses her unique abilities to make her mate forget the night of passion as well as making Tony’s tiger forget her smell, so if they do end up in the same room he won’t know that she’s his mate. I was so POD with her that she does this instead of talking to Tony or trying to get to know him.
You may be wondering why does she do this? Well this brings me to the third thing that had me reeling. She was running away from home; because she doesn’t want to become like her mother, a domestic house wife. She wants a career. She feels that if she has kids her life will be over. She’ll have to stay at home with them and can’t do anything else. GOOD GOD!!
And, to make it worse this was just the prologue. The introduction. Not the actual story…. At this point I was just fed up and thought to myself; do I want to go on or should I DNF? (Well I read the whole thing!)
Last, the insta thing never turned into love for me. Even though the author makes her characters say “I love you.” I never did believe that the lust changed to love. The couple does have lots of hot, steamy, and wild sex throughout the book. It was great up to a point, but with the romance not working for me, it felt like it was sex.
What I Did Like:
I liked the mystery, conspiracy, and our kidnapped child Sari. She is one unique and special kid. I also enjoyed the aliens or what we learned about them. Jane’s brother was fun and cool. He added a little laughter and levity to the story. Close to the end we do get lots of fighting action; which I always enjoy reading.
Unwanted Protector was not the book for me. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you.
*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary ARC copy provided by Milly Taiden via Wickedly Innocent Promotions with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
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