Thursday, August 22, 2019

#BookReview – “Tempting Rever” by Laurann Dohner


Brenda spent four years trapped in an unhappy marriage. She’s so desperate to start a new life somewhere safe that she’s agreed to go to another planet with a handsome alien stranger. When he’s killed, she finds herself in the home of a Zorn warrior willing to protect her until the fallen warrior’s brother arrives to claim her.

Brenda never believed in love at first sight until she gazed into the gorgeous blue eyes of Argis Rever. He’s tall, dark, sexy…the kind of guy she’s always dreamed of finding—and already bound to another human woman. She could have lived with letting the man of her dreams slip through her fingers, except he isn’t happy—the horrid woman doesn’t even want him, and will never love him.

Brenda has lost a lot in her life but she’s not willing to lose the one chance at finding happiness with a man she’s falling in love with. She’s more than ready to start tempting Rever into finding his own happiness... with her.


In the third Zorn Warriors book, Brenda leaves Earth with an alien warrior to escape her abusive husband. Days later, the warrior is killed in battle. Berrr, the leader of the planet Zorn, gives her as a bound (a wife/mate) to the fallen warrior’s cruel brother. The brother won’t make it to the planet to claim her for a week, so she’s temporarily sent to live with the leader’s mated son, Rever, so she would be safe.
Rever is a very honorable man and even though his horrible human bound, Tina, insults him at every turn, he’s loyal to her and tries to make her happy. When he and Brenda meet, it’s love at first sight for both of them.
Rever and Brenda are perfect together. They both came from bad, abusive relationships and found solace and understanding in each other. I loved the emotion and tension between them as they struggled with their feelings and doing what they believed to be the right thing at the expense of their hearts. This couple definitely had a hard time coming together, but it makes the romance all the sweeter.
Rever’s brothers and his father are awesome as usual. Ali, the house helper, is my favorite helper by far. She’s a fun, spunky older woman, and a true friend to Brenda. (House helpers are Zorn women who live in a warrior’s household to cook, clean, and take care of the warrior’s sexual needs. The men who bind with humans, however, have older house helpers whom they don’t have sex with. This is a very male-centric society. Most Zorn women don’t mind sharing their men with each other, and they are never harmed.)
The story is told predominately in Brenda’s POV. Though mostly fast-paced, it did slow down a little in the middle. As with the previous books in the series, this one could use an edit. For some readers, this might be a turn off, but the book and series is very good if you can get past it.
I really enjoyed this story and I can’t wait for the next one. I’ve been intrigued with Berrr since book one, so I’m anxious to get to it.
4 Stars

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