Afternoon Delight Review: Arresting the Warlord by Gail Koger

Posted June 20, 2020 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Afternoon Delight Review: Arresting the Warlord by Gail Koger
Arresting the Warlord

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Series: #12 Coletti Warlords
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on June 12, 2020
Pages: 127
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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Review

A Navaho Nation cop who happens to be a shaman clocks a speeding Coletti Warlord on her radar and suddenly CeeCee Tsosie finds herself on quite the alien adventure solving intergalactic crime and fighting off her pesky attraction to arrogant Jake Jones.  This series brings the sizzle and the laughs with each new installment.

Arresting the Warlord is the twelfth entry in the Coletti Warlords series.  It’s a series that is versatile in that it works best in order, but also there are places where a reader can jump in and do all right.  This book is one of those place.

CeeCee is adopted by a Navaho Shaman when her mother is killed.  She was five when it happened and has long sense learned to keep her Dragos family history secret while embracing her adopted father’s ways.  She takes her work as a police officer seriously and can’t stand the arrogant way the Coletti used earth’s troubles to help themselves to their psychic women.  Or, is it personal when Jake Jones gets under her skin and annoys her into giving away her psychic gifts during a routine traffic stop?

CeeCee put herself on the Coletti radar and specifically, Jake’s.  While she is busy ducking and dodging the inevitable- because it is inevitable once a Coletti sets his sights on her, something is killing tribal shaman and it’s not human.  Who is behind the creature’s attacks?  The investigation takes this pair on an intense and sensual adventure together.

Each of the books in the series feature a feisty, skilled and tough female paired with a loyal and dedicated, but very arrogant hero.  The tone is light and humorous even while some intense fight and battle scenes along with a bit of suspense fills in around the fiery and fast romances.  

I’ve enjoyed meeting the Dragos women who like the Jones’ gals aren’t wimps and can take care of themselves though they tend to have different gifts than the Jones.  CeeCee is able to see and communicate with ghosts and is able to manipulate weather like lightning and storms.  But, all this power is paired with someone who has closed herself off because she was abandoned as a five year old by her dad and, though not her fault, her deceased mom.  She doesn’t want to trust that Jake would be faithful and stick around.  She also fears being coerced, but Jake is careful and tries to ease her into her new situation and buy her time.  He, as a Jones, understands even as he tries to follow the Overlord’s orders.

As usual, I had a great time with the story and am curious what comes next for a certain Dragos’ woman and a determined Askole warrior particularly with a villain still on the loose.  I can recommend this series for those who want light-hearted, but sexy sci-fi action romances.

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


Challenges Met

New Release #69
Literary Pickers #88 Disaster
Summer Reading Assignment #5 Prof Genre SF
Romance BINGO #5 SFR
Romanceopoly #48 Outer Space
Books N Tunes #22 Steppenwolf’s Born to Be Wild


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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.

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Anne - Books of My Heart

book 12! Sounds like some interesting world-building and mythology though. I’m glad you could enjoy it. Wonderful review!

Sophia Rose
13 days ago

It gets zany fun with all that goes on in these. Yeah, I can’t believe its already book twelve. Where does the time go? 🙂

Carole Rae
11 days ago

Seems like a good quick read for sure!

Sophia Rose
11 days ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

I think that is part of what I enjoy about these. They are fast reads as well as sexy and fun.