Review: Game On Askole by Gail Koger

Review: Game On Askole by Gail KogerGame On Askole by Gail Koger

Series: Coletti Warlords #7
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Loose-ID on 11 July 2017
Pages: 221
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Tihar travels to Earth to find and claim a Jones’ female. He knows they are fearless, psychic warriors and talented in bed sport. Ten minutes after meeting Sarah, Tihar knows the feisty, little human is the one he has been searching for. Now he must convince Sarah, she’s meant to be his.

The first-time Sarah sees Tihar, she's a bit freaked out. The Askole warrior has tentacles, snakelike features and black armored-plated skin. Even weirder she finds him strangely attractive. Tihar’s torso is sculpted perfection and his black scales are kind of sexy. Who knew challenging Tihar to combat would start the Askole mating dance. He thinks Earth girls are easy and he’s about to learn messing with a Jones female is never a good idea.

As the two grow closer, their romance comes to a screeching halt when Askole rebels attack Tihar’s home world. He tells Sarah she is his heart’s destiny and he will love her to the end of time. He abruptly severs their mental bond and disappears. Reeling from shock, Sarah won’t let a galactic war stop her from hunting him down. Can the two of them find their way back into each other’s arms?

The Delight

I absolutely love and devour each new installment of the Coletti Warlords with its light-hearted hijinks, lusty alpha alien warriors, and the cunning and clever gals who match them.

Review

Whoever said ‘earth girls are easy’ never encountered the Jones’ gals.  Sarah is one of the toughest in the bunch as a powerful psychic and Marine fighter pilot up against the scourge of the galaxy attempting to wipe out the population of earth.  Only an alien warrior Askole would take her challenge to combat as the opening shot in a mating ritual.

Game on Askole is the seventh installment of the series.  This one definitely needs to be read in order as it spends a great deal of time with characters and plot thread introduced earlier in the series.  It assumes the reader is somewhat familiar with what came before even if this one is a parallel story to events going on in earlier books.

While I love the fiercesome Coletti stories that make up much of the series, there was one story not involving a Coletti that I always wanted.  In one of the earlier books, Sarah Jones and Tihar the Askole warrior are first introduced with a provocative bit of news that the pair of them got up to some naughty times off to themselves with startling repercussions.  I was curious about this pair and was thrilled to get this more expanded story of what went down.

Sarah is a tough Marine and Tihar is one of the predator race of Askole who can be a lethal force of nature.  And yeah, I was totally needing to know how it would be for Sarah and a guy who has black scales, reptilian features and tentacles instead of a head of hair.  The focus of the story wasn’t on this pair as much as the other books were for other couples and I definitely would have liked that for them.  That said, I loved how Tihar was totally into her from the beginning.  Sarah had never been wanted and needed so much and that was neat to see.  It was great to see her turn the tables and go in pursuit of him after that long, awful silence.  That bar scene near the end was great.  Perfect for this pair.  I would love to catch up with this pair later when they can share an adventure together.

It was a blast seeing the whole clan of Joneses and their Colettis together and wrecking their special brand of havoc.  Aunt Tess was an absolute hoot.  Scenes just sparkled when she was in them.  She certainly led a certain Coletti warlord on a merry chase.  And Adan, my stars, it was fun to see him back in action and badder than ever.  The ongoing war against Malik and his allies kept things dangerous and with the help of betrayers and bounty hunters Sarah and the others had some great battle scenes.

As usual, I plowed through this latest one so quickly and now I’m left satisfied, but wanting more.  These zany sci-fi romances are a hilarious and sizzling hot romp across the galaxy.  Easy and quick reads that make me laugh out loud and brighten my day.  I definitely recommend you treat yourself to the book and the rest of the series if you enjoy sci-fi romantic comedy.

My thanks to Loose ID and the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • That sounds quite different from what I usually read but I really like the sound of this one. Thanks for the great review.

  • I can’t remember reading an alien romance before. This sounds like fun so I may need to expand my horizons 🙂

    • Ha! Yes, these are definitely fun and highly entertaining. My favorite was Vexing Voss if you get the chance to try them. 🙂

  • It’s been way too long since I’ve read one like this. The whole series sounds like a fun adventure 🙂

    • I know what you mean. Its hard to find those sci-fis that are just all about the romp and fun. These are light-hearted and make me laugh. 🙂

  • RO

    Girl, what the heck? (lol) I was curious because Sarah was talented in bed sport *heh*, but to find out the guy had some sexy scales and tentacles caused me to run in the other direction. This reminds me of when me and Anna talked about a bunny shifter in a book she read awhile back. (lol) Loved your review, and glad you had a good time reading it. Hugs…

    • No alien sexy times for you, Ro? LOL

      Yeah, its different and a bit wacky, but I have a great time with them. 😉