Pure Distraction

Pure Distraction by Carolina Barbour
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Sci-Fi, Futuristic, Action/Adventure, Interracial
Length: Full Length
Other: M/F, M/M
Rating: 4 Cherries
Review by Hibiscus

It is strange enough Lana Sinclair lands on a planet where she is the alien, but things turn disastrous on the first day when she is captured and auctioned off as a “Breeder.”

Then somebody wants her dead, and she has no clue why.

As if things couldn’t get any worse.

Her true battle isn’t against the lies, deceit and murder happening all around her. It’s meeting the mysterious dark stranger who comes to her rescue. He is strength, power, hints of danger, and everything she is against in a male.

For the first time in her life, Lana fights the toughest battle of all: to maintain her heart from a man who has made it clear he intends to possess her as his own, whether she is willing or not.

Carolina Barbour’s erotic novel is fantastic. She created a universe that interacts with our earth and has the story taking place all over the galaxy. She clearly explained the details of the DNA altering that had gone on, and the effects that it had with the well-written descriptions that were provided. This laid the groundwork for Lana Sinclair being taken as a Breeder and being auctioned.

I enjoyed the character of Lana Sinclair. She was a feisty, smart young woman who did not want to be told what to do and wanted someone to care for her just for who she was. Lana fought against anything that was unfamiliar to her. I learned that she had a very hard childhood and I liked that she achieved the level of learning that she had in the book. She has killers after her from the beginning of the book and I did not know why.

Luckily, Xander Rynior, learns about the breeder escaping at the beginning of the story. I found Xander to be a very caring man who does what he can to tweak the noses of the Federal Command Council. I also thought that Xander was very intelligent. The way he was able to calculate where Lana was transported to at the beginning of the story clearly illustrated his intellect. Xander also had a deep sense of family. He defers to his father when they discuss his betrothal; and his love for his sister Pulura is shown when he hugs her and cares for her later in the story.

There are many detailed secondary characters in this story that all keep the story moving. I was on the edge of my seat through most of it trying to guess who was behind everything. Who was the psychotic killer trying to eliminate Lana? Why were they trying to kill her? The story had so many twist and turns, I was kept guessing until the very end.

I also must say that this book raised my temperature as I read it. I found the sex scenes to be very arousing. I loved how Xander seduced Lana and helped her get over her inhibitions and helped make her feel good and clean. He allowed her to go at her pace and did not push her beyond what she truly wanted. I enjoyed watching the love they had for each other develop. I will say that there are also many M/M sexual scenes among the secondary characters. I found these to be appropriate in the book but advise that some may find these erotic scenes not quite their cup of tea.

I found that nothing could distract me as I read Pure Distraction. I look forward to the second book in this amazing series.

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