This book made me laugh the entire time! In a good way, because the characters were so real and honest with each other. There was so much confusion and wanting throughout this book, it gave me the impression of "Touch me, wait, no, don't touch me" between the hero and heroine. The hero was onboard, but the heroine needed some convincing. As always with this series, the hero is a hottie alien from outer space, looking for love so he can mate ("marry" in alien language) and have kits ("children"). It's always a riot when a Dakonian is in town.
Holly Hansen has been trying to dodge the seduction attempts of one Dakonian for a year now. He's persistent, kind, and good looking enough to make her wish her life was different. But he is definitely one who wants a family, and Holly just can't give that to him. Braxx knows Holly is his fated mate and has been trying to convince her. Nothing seems to be working, so he enlists the help of his friends who have human mates. They help Braxx and Holly spend more time together, and when that happens, sparks inevitably fly. Holly has a secret, however, and one that, should she share it, may mean losing Braxx forever.
Braxx was a sweetheart, albeit one who didn't quite understand the intricacies of human courtship. In his culture, there are fated mates, and it's assumed that once you find yours, you'll mate and live happily ever after. But try telling humans that! Holly was stubborn and didn't want to tell Braxx her secret. Which I could understand, but at the same time, it would have cleared up a lot of things early on. The book would have been ten pages and then it's all over. Braxx was so understanding of Holly's hesitation, he took cues from her and tried to keep things slow. But as in all the Dakonian series books, it's not long before they fall for each other - literally. This couple was one of my favorites in the series, by far.
I look forward to reading more in this Dakonian/Human world! Always entertaining and a quick read.
**I received a free copy from the author and this is my honest review.**