Taunting Krell by Laurann Dohner
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (242 pages)
Rating: 4.5 stars
Review by: Dogwood
Krell hates humans. They left him scarred and undesirable to females. He’s lived a lonely existence in his home world because of their brutality. So he’s angry when he’s ordered to interrogate the captured human. She’s the enemy, a soldier from Earth. He’ll show her the same mercy they showed him. None.
Cyan didn’t expect to survive her mission against the Markus Models but she’s stunned and elated to be confronted by cyborgs. The past and present collide, however, when she sees Krell. He’s part of a dangerous secret from another life—and he’s also completely irresistible.
Krell is certain Cyan can’t be trusted. He’s determined to keep her at a distance…but Cyan is just as determined to get the big, sexy cyborg into her bed.
Taunting Krell is “Cyborg Seduction” book seven, and Laurann Dohner just continues to get better and better! This is my favorite book so far in this futuristic erotic/sci-fi series.
Earth scientist have created cyborgs, human clones with cybernetic enhancements. These cyborgs are to be Earth's ultimate soldiers, but soon humans realize they're hard to control. Humans decide they must destroy all cyborgs, however these new creations escape earth to try and find a new world where they can live in peace away from the danger of destruction. Female cyborgs are in short supply and must enter a breeding contract to insure the future of all cyborgs. Recently, though, some cyborgs have found themselves falling in love with human females thus shaking up the family pact breeding structure.
Our alpha hero in this story is Krell, a cyborg interrogator who was severally abused by humans when he lived on earth and is now left physically and mentally scarred. Krell is a brooding bad-ass fighter who is extremely sexy and dangerous. He finds himself assigned to interrogate Cyan, a fierce-fighting human with many secrets of her own. Can these two unlikely candidates find love in a cataclysmic world?
Laurann Dohner is truly a queen of great sci-fi romances. Ms. Dohner has been able to place a different slant on each epilogue that keeps her fans coming back for more. I love how this book gives us more historical background into the cyborg's pre-existence on earth and how the bulk of the drama takes place in different backgrounds than her previous episodes. Her concepts are truly imaginary. She's built a fictional world with detailed graphic descriptions that enthralls the mind and attaches our hearts.
Ms Dohner's books are refreshing and they do not seem to rehash the same plot line of previous works the way so many other authors tend to do. Her descriptive narrative creates a vivid movie that plays in the reader's mind, making her stories come to life in 3D cinema.
I love how her heroes, though enhanced with strength and superpowers, still face the same struggles and insecurities as humans do. Krell feels himself completely unworthy of female attention due to his physical scars. Because of Cyan's past life, she sees beyond the surface to the man Krell truly is. Soon you cannot help but fall in love with these two characters as they struggle, fight and love together. This action-packed saga engaged my interest from the beginning and stretched my imagination to the limit. As I previously stated, this series just keeps getting better and better!
Looking for a sci-fi adventure filled with dynamite love scenes and even more explosive drama? Well perhaps I should taunt you with “Taunting Krell”! It might just be the cyborg tale for you!