While I usually ave no problems with Ruby Lionsdrake s AKA Lindsay Buroker writing this story left me feeling very uncomfortable While I really liked Azarov and How to Stop Drinking Alcohol and End Drug Addiction his blundering do good ness and Iad to admire Ying and Le tour du monde en uatre vingts jours her determinationnot all was wellWhile Ying decries loudly and repeatedly that she doesn t need nor wantelp she really does want it and as is made painfully obvious later needs it desperately Of course Well Azarov needs a reason to get involved I could overlook that I mean really why would a woman be able to accomplish anything on The Iron Raven (The Iron Fey: Evenfall, her own sarcasm Excuses for the bitterness please except for one major issue Iner plan to seek revenge she s setting The Kindest Lie herself up to be raped She admits it She admits that she probably won tave the chance to kill the guy before Uncivil Rites he rapeser Repeatedly perhaps Likely in fact With some torture thrown in for good measure too if I m reading Ethnic Minorities and the Media Issues in Cultural and Media Studies him right Including the possibility of a sedative What fun And she still doesn t try for another plan She goes along blithely as though rape isn t really a big deal As though because she s aware of this it s not really rapeview spoilerAndow about the fact that a few Kraken: An Anatomy hours maybe after she was in a severe fight and beat up pretty badly with a guy intent on rapinger she s initiating sex with another guy I can t say it wouldn t The Best I Can Be happen what with the way people respond to different things but I ve read this sort of stuff before and I ve never bought it To me if someone is nearly raped the last thing they re going to want is sexide spoiler I Killers of the Flower Moon : Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI had a lot of fun reading this opposites attract romance Theero is a beta Daughter of the Alien Warrior Treasured by the Alien hero which I love and theeroine is a kick ass pirate who does not need to be rescued at all And then they both learn about trust It is sweet romance with lots actionI challenge this author to make Striker into a Fire on the Water hero Striker is a crude and clueless It would be fun to seeim get Once Upon an Eid his own book Really enjoying this series This was an engaging uick short story However I think this is the one story out of everything I ve read by the author under both pen names that I wasn t too wild about There were a couple of things that I just couldn t get otherwise there were some aspects that I was used to reading and enjoying so it messed withow I felt regarding the book as a wholeIt was good to see that Ankari finally got Ten Doors Down her cook Theero being a character from a previous book and one newly introduced was a surprise for the most part I found Marat endearing #And Sweet He Has #sweet He as real white knight syndrome going on and it
WAS INTERESTING TO SHOW IT WORKINGinteresting to show it working Striker s jerkiness Some of the lines ad me wondering if there is going on in that little brain of My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel his thanas previously been shown thoughI wasn t too wild about Ying s only strength being as a chemist or poisoner for Moving Targets (Spider Shepherd: SAS Book 2) her father If she was an assassin wouldn t sheave a better knowledge of ROMANCE how to get things done I didn t like. Firefighter and mercenary Marat Azarov thinkse’s being noble when e rescues a beautiful slave woman from certain torture Alas she turns out to be than she appears and does ,
Stories compelling than some of the MCs in previous #BOOKS THERE WAS AN EMOTIONAL COMPONENT THAT WAS MISSING #There was an emotional component that was missing all the stories except for book three with Jamie and SergeiI enjoyed the alternating povs told in the third person and the slow burn romance I m not sure if that s enough for me to read the next book though I ve been enjoying this series but found this one to be weaker than the others I ve read so far Marat is book smart and world stupid Despite Eyes off the Prize The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights 19441955 his education and military experiencee keeps finding Rescued by Tordin (Olodian Alien Warrior, himself in unexpected and uestionable situations He kind of falls for Ying at first sight when she s being auctioned off at a slave fair Ying is supposed to be an experienced assassin yet shows no ability for sizing uper prey or realistic planning Both are idealistic and neither The First Mistake have realistic plans that are thought through Ultimately they both needelp to get out of their situations and I didn t feel that Ying s attraction to Marat was based on anything likely to be long lasting At least the villain was truly irredeemable ughThe best parts were when Striker was spitting out Shell Beak Tusk his unaware and thoughtless comments and the brief glimpse of the captain of the Mandrake Yikes this one was tough for me Our first scene is in a slave auction and I never got past that particularly since theero is appalled but pretty accepting that this is a thing in this world for example The Adventurers he rescues one woman but there are a bunch of others thate just leaves I was extra uncomfortable that this series is fairly white
AND LIGHT ON REFERENCES TO RACElight on references to race the enslaved women that were mentioned were explicitly mentioned as people of colorAfter this opening the rest is a pretty fun enemies to lovers romance with some good Mommy on Board Unspoken Confessions Bride Overboard the Suire's Daughter hate chemistry between the protagonists and a fierceeroine that is not at all Commodity Conversations helpless But the first scene left such an awful taste in my mouth I spent the whole book wishing the authorad set up the situation in a slightly different wayThanks to Goodreads and Ruby Lionsdrake I won a copy of the complete Mandrake series and am slowly working my way through all 7 books For a short storynovella this was a pretty decent length More than I was expecting in factI thought that this was a really good way to explain the background of a secondary very secondary character Marat Azarov appeared in the previous book but you never found out Effective Academic Writing 3: The Essay howe became part of the company so I feel that putting im in a novella was a good way of explaining this without it seeming out that putting im in a novella was a good way of explaining this without it seeming out place I like Running with the Kenyans his character thate seems for lack of a better word decent than some of the other mercenaries I like the way Perdido Street Station his relationship developed with Ying She was a great character and Iope we get to see a bit of er in the next bookThis was a fun short story that is a great addition to the series I would totally recommend reading this especially if you ave kept up with the series so far Very enjoyabl. ’s blowing up androids being shot at by pirates and earning the wrath of Duty his own boss ande’s not even sure if the woman likes im Some days it doesn’t pay to be a mercena. How she ad these grandiose to avenge er #FATHER THAT OUT TO BE HALF BAKED AND #that turned out to be alf baked and lame I mean there was that one point where she was trussed up and pretty much elpless I wasn t too keen on er accepting that she The Princes Scandalous Wedding Vow had to put up with the possibility of being sexually torturedraped It was pretty brazen to plot to be sold as a slave for that purpose I would think that if you were going to plan toave to deal with that part that you would do a lot preparation I would also think that a sane person would try to figure something else out but I guess it might ve been of a salacious and sensationalistic sort of plot for a story I don t want to say anything bad about the author I Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart have loveder books for years and years and nothing pleases everyone all of the time so there is bound to be something that bothers someone and this bothered meAlso the death knell for me was the shower scene Using a washcloth there really Did anyone else not cringe at thatSo this is the story that I like least out of everything I ve read by the author and it pains me to Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle have to say that because I admire the others a lot Short ish side story featuring one of the newer members of Mandrake Company Also another POCeroine yay More explanation about the colonization of this part of space which is interesting speculation on Telecommunications Network Design Algorithms howumans might actually cooperate to get off of Earth and what would The Power of the Internet in China happen once we found inhabitable planets Seems logical that the US wouldave to cooperate with another world power to make space travel a viable option and Russia and China are the logical partners at this point in uman istory Marat the ero seems to ave a strong Russian background whereas Ying our Caveman Alien's Trap Caveman Aliens heroine isalf Chinese from a colony that isolated itself and kept many of the old Earth customs and the language Be careful what you wish forThe The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary (El New World Diccionario espaol/ingls, ingls/espaol) (Spanish and English Edition) heading was meant to warn folks of pitfalls ofubris Not everything can be bad especially when events only presents few good outcomes for your future Looks can be deceiving when one asn t all the facts So when Fortune turns up just don t wait too friggin Long The Unveiling Of Staunch The unveiling of staunch should be celebrated with a ship dinner by the newly ired cookchef Meh This was short and boring The male Takdir: Gundala The Official Movie Adaptation hero was vastly uninteresting and the female was supposed to be a kick ass revenge seeking Asian chickShe came across as vastly stupid and incompetent Her plan for revenge was so incredibly badly thought out And just one thing Being a chemist who can mix poisons might be nice as a sideline but for being a true assassin it might be convenient toave some other strengths at your disposal shaking my IELTS General Training Academic Study Guide head 175 stars rounded to 2 This was a little boring but definitely not as bad as book five of this series It s so strange that I d find a story about a mercenary and pirate captain s daughter dull but it is what it is However I must say that I found the MCs back. 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