Rocked my socks right off. I'd actually give it 4½♥'s, but fudged up to 5 for GR. I received an ARC from A.M. Hargrove in exchange for a honest review. This book was SO great... it reminded me of the Donnie and Marie Osmond song "A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N Roll"
only, instead substitute Sci-fi and Dystopian (and a healthy dose of Paranormal.) I really love how this book mashes up so many genres together into this little harmonious, entertaining package.
Those that have shied away from A.M.'s previous works due to them being in the YA Category can pick this book up with no anxiety. It's spicy enough to turn up the heat on any reader. "Jurgasms", anyone? (Trust me, they are a VERY good thing and I'm first in line.) It was just the perfect balance of instant attraction, alpha males, fights, and the romance remains this roaring fire underneath it all. There is no fear in this book of insta-love, rather the romance is more organic and passionate.
Any concerns about not being familiar with the series are not a problem as well. While you won't have the full background, previous books are not required to still love and understand the book. It's a futuristic and darker world with aliens and other dark creatures that go bump in the night. Anyone who would enjoy something a little different, a little spicy will find a gem with this first book of the Praestani series.
"Be glad you're not in my pants right now."
"But I'd love to get in your pants right now. That's exactly where I want to be."
He roared with laughter. "And I'd love for you to be in my pants."