Fueled by Lust: Drusus by Celeste Prater

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Fueled by Lust: Drusus by Celeste Prater
Publisher: Siren Publishing Classic
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (178 pgs)
Other: M/F, Anal Play
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Verbena

Drawn to Texas by a vortex link between Insedivertus and a plethora of potential mates, Prince Drusus Tarquinius focuses on ensuring the survival of his alien race. Avelina Roth is simply out on the town trying to forget her love troubles when their accidental meeting draws them both into a dangerous liaison that brings a hated enemy back into Drusus’ life and shatters Avelina’s belief that we are alone in this universe.

How does troubled in love Avelina Roth deal with the overwhelming Drusus Tarquinius, a force not of this Earth, when he engages her in his mating cycle the moment they meet? Will Drusus overlook the past and move forward with the final mating? Will Avelina survive to know the full depth of his love when the planetary war that pushed the aliens to seek mates knocks firmly on her door?

Big and beautiful, Avelina never kidded herself about her size. She had a healthy appetite, loved food, and was tired of guys trying to change that. Okay, so she would never be an anorexic Barbie doll with fake boobs and slender thighs, but she had a shapely figure—including naturally large breasts—beautiful hair, and she carried herself well. She also had a great personality and a good-hearted nature. Despite her string of bad boyfriends, she managed to retain a small measure of self-pride refused to be pushed around. And when her feelings got hurt or she felt down about her life, she had her best friend Cassie to boost her spirits.

Cassie’s latest hair-brained scheme involved dragging Avelina to an exclusive strip joint in the middle of nowhere. Avelina had no idea how Cassie managed an invite but there was no refusing her friend’s excitement. Purposely dressed to avoid attention, she planned on sitting in the corner and nursing her wounded pride while Cassie went wild. One of them had to be sane for goodness sake.

One look at the gorgeous men of Heat Seekers and Avelina thought she’d surely died and gone to heaven. It didn’t seem right or legal, even, to have so many bulging muscles, tight buns, and sculpted abs under one roof. No wonder women went crazy. Hell, if she weren’t certain none of them would be interested in the chubby girl on the sidelines, she’d be tempted to join Cassie and the other scantily clad, screaming women lined along the stage, ready to tuck a little green down the pants of a sexy guy. As her luck would have it, Cassie refused to let her sit and sulk. She forced her up front, shoved some money in her hand, and commanded her to have fun. All set to toss a few dollars and run, Avelina’s heart leapt to her throat when she came face to face with the most stunning man she’d ever laid eyes on. Drusus. In the blink of an eye and the brush of his hand, her whole world turned upside down.

All set to perform his act and then return to his brooding, Drusus feels as though the air is sucked from his lungs when he lays eyes on Avelina. Who is this gorgeous creature shoving a wad of money toward his hand? Despite the bells of warning clamoring in his head, he has to touch her. As soon as he does, they’re both thrust into an adventure that will change their lives forever.

Drusus—oh my goodness—even his name exudes sexiness. I was jealous of Avelina from the get go. Despite his outward appearance and ability to have just about any female he wanted, I think I fell in love with him even more when he chose her. The way he regarded her, both inside and out, spoke volumes about him as a man. Where others wanted to change her, he encouraged her to embrace the woman she was. He certainly never expected to find his mate, not after being hurt in the past. Even though he tries to deny what he feels, he never once treats her with disrespect or tries to take over her life. He might be an alien, but that doesn’t stop him from being a true gentleman.

Avelina is equally supportive. When she discovers the truth about what Drusus is and the whole purpose behind the Heat Seekers ruse, she doesn’t get angry or run away screaming with fright. She takes the news surprisingly well and quickly vows to help him with his plight. She’s strong, funny, and kept me laughing at her witty sense of humor. Unfortunately, there are others from his past who will do anything to destroy his hopes of a better future for his kind, even if it means killing Avelina. Just when their relationship begins to bloom, Drusus’ enemy swoops in and threatens to ruin it all. He’ll have to work through deception and unbeatable odds to save the woman he loves.

What else can I say? I really enjoyed Fueled by Lust: Drusus. Ms. Prater has penned an exciting, sexy, and passionate story the left me wanting more. I’m sure there’ll be many a reader who finds themselves wishing they had a Heat Seekers nearby. A girl can dream, after all. I even loved the secondary characters, especially Cassie and Severus. I could see that sassy little spitfire giving Severus a run for his money.

If you’re into sexy aliens with some pretty amazing little tricks and full-figured women who aren’t afraid to be themselves, then grab a copy of Fueled by Lust: Drusus by Ms. Celeste Prater. It’s a rousing story with great characters, passionate sex, and the one thing we all long for…true love.

Comments

  1. My apologies! Just realized that I hadn’t sent a thank you for the fantastic rating and write up done for my book. I am extremely happy that you found Book 1 in the series enjoyable. Makes all the long hours worth the effort. THANK YOU!!! 🙂

    Celeste

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