Stag and the crew of the Varnish are on a mission, responding to a distress signal of a freighter that has been attacked by the Markus Models. Instead of finding the enemy, they discover one sole survivor. Nala’s a human, and having suffered at their hands during his time on Earth, there’s no species Stag despises more. But when the petite woman confuses him for an android and tries to order him around, Stag decides she’ll live—and pay for her slights.
Nala Vestria has lost her freighter, her crew and her father, only to become personal maid to a cyborg. Stag is surly, short-tempered, and completely untrusting of humans … not to mention intense, commanding, and maybe the hottest being Nala has ever seen. When she finds him temporarily at her mercy, Nala isn’t sure if she wants to kill him or kiss him. Then again, life is short. She opts for the latter.
Nala swiftly becomes a distraction Stag can’t afford, especially after he’s had a carnal taste of what the woman has to offer. He’ll take her back to Garden, his home planet, and be rid of her — as well as the emotions she evokes. But as their journey home becomes harrowing, Nala may prove to be more of an asset than a liability. To both the ship … and the lonely cyborg who commands her.
I am so flipping happy that Laurann Dohner has returned to her Cyborg Seduction Series! After a long hiatus, she gave us first Deviant and now Stag. It’s like she’s on fire with with this series, and I for one, couldn’t be any more pleased. This book was a page turner that had me involved from beginning to end.
This story was lively but for me it was the characters that really popped out. Stag was his same surly self that he was in Deviant’s book. I mean, he really did not like humans; not one bit. Ms. Dohner gave us a glimpse of why he felt that way, but for the most part, my feelings were torn between liking him and really needing to smack him or throw my Kindle or some other emotional outburst. I loved the story though and Nala too, and most of the other Cyborgs. Maze and Hellion really caught my interest and that’s because Laurann Dohner is so adept at giving each character, even the secondary ones, their own unique personality. I think this book would be the first time however that I’ve actually liked a secondary character more than the main one. I would really love to read Hellion’s story because he was more emotionally expressive than the rest of the Cyborgs. Like Deviant, he was considered flawed and that caught my attention. However, as smitten as I was with another Cyborg, it was Stag who put up such an entertaining fight in this one. Captain Surly Pants was downright mean at first but Nala went right back at him until he learned to trust her.
As usual, with Laurann Dohner, this book was well written. The plot was suspenseful with more twists than I had expected, the sex was scorching hot, and even some light humor thrown in there too. I loved it and can’t wait to read the next Cyborg Seduction story.