by Lisa Lace
Their union could save a species. First, they’ll have to save themselves.
The Auxem are desperate. A virus has killed all their women and is beginning to affect the males’ fertility. Their only chance for survival is mating with human women.
Jayne Lynch is in charge of supervising the small group of volunteers who will be test subjects for a breeding program with the aliens. She’s supposed to be impartial, but then she meets Arnon, the dark-haired, dark-eyed, muscular crown prince. The chemistry between them is too strong to ignore.
Arnon is equally drawn to the curvy, blonde-haired Earthling. His father, the king, doesn’t approve, but Arnon thinks Jayne is perfect – until he learns that she hasn’t been entirely honest with him.
The catch is that Arnon is hiding a painful secret of his own. Can he and his mate learn to trust each other in time to save their marriage and the breeding program? Or is their happy ending doomed…along with everyone on Auxem?
Auxem is Book 13 in the TerraMates series and a STAND-ALONE, full-length science fiction romance. There are no cliffhangers, and a happy ending is guaranteed!
Another great story in Lisa Lace’s TerraMates series. Arnon and Jane Lynch’s story is the sixth book I’ve read in the series and definitely one of my favorites. I really liked it from the very beginning when Jayne asks Arnon, “Are you an angel?” and he says, “No, but you are.” It was a sweet scene, showing that Arnon was smitten from the moment he saw Jayne even though he didn’t expect to ever see her again.
Arnon has come to Earth with his father and brothers representing his home planet of Auxem. They hope to find women on earth willing to marry the men of their planet because their population is mostly male therefore, dying out. As the director of TerraMates, Jayne’s mother is working with them to find a suitable women and brings Jayne along for the negotiation dinner. Arnon can’t believe his angel is there, and lucky for him Jayne was just as intrigued with him.
They fall in love as they work on the project of finding women to match with the men from Auxem. These two really are perfect for one another and quickly form a strong bond. Their physical chemistry is amazing, but it’s their emotional bond that brings them through the unexpected problems that turn up in their relationship.
I’m really hoping Ms. Lace will follow up with more of Ari and Elle’s story, or perhaps Anders will find love with someone in the next group of women. I listened to the audio version and enjoyed the alternating narrative from both a male and female narrator.
~Complimentary copy received. Review and opinions are my own.