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Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on November 16, 2020
Arresting the Warlord revealed a whole new group of villains and introduced a potential story for the cunning human thief with psychic gifts and the determined Askole battle commander. As usual, I was eager to get my hands on the latest action-packed, spicy, and humorous sci-fi romance in the Coletti Warlords series.
Stealing Jia is the thirteenth installment in the series that works best read in order, but can be started out of order in a pinch.
Jia has led a hardscrabble life since she was orphaned and ended up in the hands of crooks. Her psychic gifts and training make her a successful thief, but her heart is for fellow orphans of the human and animal variety. So, when her chosen brother Adam is stolen by a mad scientist for experimentation, Jia goes after him. She has to make a deal with the devil aka the Coletti and then take a determined Askole as mate to get there. With one harrowing space adventure after another, she rescues a motley crew of orphaned alien children and animals who become her own and can’t help falling for the alien mate with the romantic streak who takes on her rescued children and her need to find Adam as his own heart and mission.
This one starts during the events of the previous book and it was fun catching up on the main characters from Arresting the Warlord even while getting Jia’s back history and getting to know the new pair and their adventure. There are the usual humorous moments as Jia and Trayon fence with each other in their version of courtship and Trayon had to do the work of proving that he really cared for and understood her before she believed and reciprocated his feelings.
My stars, the orphaned alien kids were abso-adorable with their antics and strong support of Jia when she stumbled into mischief. I think I did a little swoon to see big, bad Overlord Zarek cradling the little one and the twins were real menaces.
The pace is swift and doesn’t pause much between action scenes and sexy romance scenes, but I loved visiting with old familiar characters and encountering new ones, new settings, and new aliens. My heart broke there in the end and I hope for a miracle that will save the poor lost one.
All in all, it was just what I come to expect and enjoy in this series of light and spicy sci-fi romance. If you enjoy earth to out of this world action-packed sci-fi romance that will give you high entertainment, look no further.
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About the Book
Jia grew up in an orphanage that turned children into master thieves and gave the school of hard knocks a run for its money. Jia’s psychic talents have kept her alive, but not out of trouble. While searching for her adopted brother, Jia finds herself on a galactic adventure with a horde of extra-terrestrial kids she’s determined to protect. Adding to the chaos is an Askole Battle Commander who claims she is his mate. How is that even possible? They’ve never met.
Trayon, the Battle Commander, is a deadly Askole. Huge. Battle hardened muscles. A regular warrior’s nightmare with black, armor-plated skin and tentacles. Who knew the scary guy was such an excellent kisser and had the heart of a romantic? All Jia ever wanted was a family of her own. Maybe an alien family wouldn’t be so bad.
To win Jia, Trayon must prove he loves her and she’s not some female the Coletti Overlord just sold him. But first, he has to keep the trouble magnet alive long enough to convince her.
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