Also in this series: Ynyr, Wray
Series: Tornians #1
Published by Self Published By Author on August 30th 2013
Genres: Science Fiction Romance
Source: Self Purchased
King Grim Vasteri is the strongest, most feared warrior in the Tornian Empire. He has been sent by his Emperor to find and retrieve compatible females for their dying civilization.
King Grim Vasteri is the strongest and most feared warrior in the Tornian Empire. He is the King of Luda, blood brother to the Emperor and his line will die with him. He will have no offspring for no female would join with him for once he was scarred he was considered 'unfit'. The Tornian Empire has been dying ever since the great infection caused the birth of females to become a rarity. Since then they have been searching the known universes for compatible females. The Emperor's discovery of a compatible female on a slave ship changed that. He'd ordered Grim to find his Empress' home world so more 'unprotected' females could be obtained, knowing Grim would never be allowed to Join with one.Lisa Miller is a widowed mother of two little girls, Carly and Miki. Her husband died just a year ago, after a long battle with cancer and she misses him immensely. Friends want her to start dating again but in her heart, she knows there isn't a man on the planet she could love like her Mark. Who could love their girls like their own. Therefore, she'll stay alone.When Lisa is discovered 'unprotected' at her husband's grave, she wakes on an alien ship heading for an alien world. Refusing to accept this she confronts the large males, demanding she be returned to her children. Seeing his chance to have a female, Grim agrees to accept and protect her offspring, if she agrees to Join with him and only him. Realizing this is the only way she can retrieve her children Lisa agrees and the Tornian Empire changes forever.
Grim is a sensational science fiction romance that takes us to the stars with a pure sweet love and learning to fight for those you love and defeating those enemies that seek to destroy everything your fighting for….
Grim is a book that I was in the mood for, and since it has been a while since I have picked up a science fiction romance, I just knew that this book was for me. I will say that I had no idea what I was really in for when I picked up this book but BOY this one thew me a curveball but one that I fell head over heels in love with. And such a sweet romance….I have definitely gotten a kick out of this author’s writing style, so different from anything I have read before, definitely, soften and more tender than I was expecting.
Our story begins with our heroine, who is a widow after losing her husband and one that leaves her with two young girls to raise on her own. While leaving them with her babysitter, she goes to visit her late husband’s grave and finds herself transported on an alien ship and kidnapped where they want mates. But there is one, who is scarred on the outside but has kind eyes and gives her an offer. He will go back for her children if she will join with him in a mating ceremony. Lisa will do anything to protect her daughters, so she agrees because there is something different about Grim from the others, a man so in need of affection and kindness.
Grim is the King of Luda, but because of his scars that he received when being attacked by eight men, no woman will have him….he is “unsuitable and bad goods” to the Tornian women. He knows that his life will be lonely. His people dealt with a plague that killed the majority of their women, and they are in desperate need of mates to have children with so their people don’t die out. When they hear of this planet “earth” he was sent to find it and bring back a group of women for their most elite of warriors. Grim never expected that a woman would ever want to speak for him, but Lisa speaks to him in a way he has never been spoken to before and he is enthralled and when she accepts his proposal. And he becomes charmed by two little girls, who make him smile and laugh and he begins to learn what “love” is all about.
I heard the nurses talking once. They said it would be better for everyone if he just gave up. I asked Daddy what they meant, and he told me they were wrong. That every minute he had with Mommy and us was worth every second of pain he suffered. That there is no honor in quitting just because it is hard. So you’re the Raptor, Grim, because you didn’t quit when it got hard. You protect Mommy, us and Luda.
As Grim, Lisa and the two little girls Carly and Miki start a new life together, it’s not all roses and daisies. There are dangers because other “males” find it unreasonable that Grim would be able to have Lisa and her daughters and will do anything to destroy what he has. There are enemies to the Tornian people, and only with Lisa fighting beside Grim and joining forces to do what is right, will they destroy the real villains and find peace.
You can’t have love and not at some time hurt. You can’t be happy and not have some sadness. It is called life, you have to live it. The good and the bad Grim
I honestly didn’t want this book to end for a multiple array of reasons. I truly had a blast with this book and I fell in love with the world building that this author creates and I was definitely enthralled for sure. What is really pivotal is the relationship between Grim and Lisa. Grim has never known a kind touch from a woman or a kiss or even knew what real love could be like between a man and a woman. The Tornian culture is so vastly different from what Lisa knows and she begins to teach Grim what love is and there are so many poignant moments in this book that evoke an emotional response in the reader. The emotions are so vibrant in this book and I ended up just craving more!!
There are political plots, kidnapping and attacks, intense action yet the story is filled with sweet heartwarming moments between this family that makes you eager for more!! I can’t wait to read more of this world.