Monday, June 25, 2018

Review – ‘Talson’s Net’ by Marie Harte


Kidnapping Rowe Trainer, co-heir to Chartrell Shipping, might not have been the smartest thing Val Talson's ever done, but he wants answers, fast. He couldn't have expected the beautiful little bully to be half-human, nor could he have anticipated that she could turn the tables on him so easily. She's powerful, and he's learned to be wary.

His violent arousal in her presence makes little sense. Lust he appreciates, but the deeper draw to his rival baffles him. Soon he can't think of anything but Rowe. When he finds her again, he gets more than he bargained for-attraction not only to Rowe, but to her bodyguard as well. Then add the shock of her Selection-a female Otra's readiness to mate.

Val doesn't intend to give in easily. He'll handle rogue saboteurs, Rowe's larger-than-life bodyguard, and the idea that he's entered the Testing, the time in a male Otra's life when he's ready to bond to his destined mate. As for Rowe . . . Val's more than willing to give her what she deserves. And then some.


In the third novella in the Talson’s Temptation series, the year is 2110, and the humans of Earth had made contact with the Otra aliens years earlier. The Otra are now living and working on the planet, but there’s prejudice between the two groups.
After months of investigating the employees of the Chartrell Shipping Company, Valis ‘Or Fal kidnaps the owner’s niece and sets out to interrogate her. He doesn’t trust the half-human/half-Otra female, believing she’s part of the conspiracy to sabotage and destroy his family’s shipping business, but he’s attracted to her more than he imagined possible. Even though she’s his enemy, Val believes he’s found his mate, but he’s torn between claiming her as his own and finishing the investigation.
Rowe Trainer ‘Or Ryi knows there’s a traitor at her family’s company, and she’s determined find the culprit. She never expected Val to be her mate, or that they would need the help of her friend and bodyguard Quinn to sexually prepare her for the bonding.
Rowe is a strong, smart, but vulnerable woman who’s faced a lot of adversity in her life. Val is stubborn and protective, and willing to do anything to make her happy. They have great chemistry, and I loved the sex scenes with the H/h and Quinn, in particularly the ones with just Val and Quinn.
The story ends with a HEA, but there are a few unanswered questions. Still, I liked the story and the universe the author has created.
4 Stars

Disclaimer – I bought this book for my own enjoyment. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape, or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

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