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Savor Me Slowly (Alien Huntress, Bk 3)
Savor Me Slowly - Alien Huntress, Bk 3
Author: Gena Showalter
HALF HUMAN, HALF MACHINE...ALL WOMAN Mishka Le'Ace was created to be an undercover operative...literally. Her beautiful body has been mechanically augmented to give her superhuman strength -- strength she's going to need. Her latest mission sends her to rescue Alien Investigation and Removal agent Jaxon Tremain from torture and death. Wi...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781439168806
ISBN-10: 1439168806
Publication Date: 8/18/2009
Pages: 384
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3.9 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Star
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Savor Me Slowly (Alien Huntress, Bk 3) on + 2527 more book reviews
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This is the third book in the Alien Huntress series and I really did not like it all that much. Compared with the previous two books this one definitely fell solidly into the romance category; way too much page space was given to the main characters needing each other, owning each other, and forgetting what they were doing because they weren't together.

In this book Mishka rescues Jaxon (he appeared as Mia Snow's co-worker in the first Alien Huntress novel) from torture by Otherworlders. Mishka is a Shadow, an assassin that kills Otherworlders to protect humans. She is supposed to get information from Jaxon about a virus that a new type of Otherworlder has brought to earth. The virus turns humans into flesh-eating monsters of a sort. Of course, as you might imagine, Mishka and Jaxon hit it off pretty well. This is complicated by the fact that Mishka is part machine and her actions are controlled by a computer chip in her brain.

The characters from the first two books join Mishka in this novel. Eden and Lucuis really do not play a large role. Mia Snow plays a slightly larger role than Eden or Lucius; but mainly she is a jerk like in the first book. It would be helpful to have read the back-stories on Mia and Eden, but not necessary to understand the plot of this book. The only ray of light in this book for me was Mishka's conversations with her internal computer; some of those were a tiny bit funny.

There were so many things that I didn't like about this book I am not sure where to start. First of all Mishka isn't a strong character. She is distracted and whiny and needy almost the whole book; the only place she shines is in her kick-butt fight scenes...but those are rare. Jaxon, who I actually liked in the first book, sheds all his personality in this book and turns into an obsessed/possessive character. In fact Jaxon is just about absent of any personality outside of his unexplainable obsession with Mishka. Why are Jaxon and Mishka attracted to each other? This remains a mystery to me; I guess we are just supposed to accept that they are.

Mishka and Jaxon's obession basically destroys what could be an interesting story line. In every scene they are apart (or together) Mishka and Jaxon can't work because they are thinking about each other. The whole thing was pretty intense (not in a good way), and pretty boring to read about for 300+ pages. The plot could have been very interesting with the new alien race and viruses and all. The action scenes also weren't as prevalent in this book and were constantly interrupted by Mishka or Jaxon worrying about each other. There were a lot of sex scenes and, while they were a bit more creative than in "Enslave Me Sweetly", they still weren't all that great. I also missed the humor in this book. Both Mishka and Jaxon were 100% devoid of any humor what-so-ever and that took a lot away from the story.

The main plotline with the virus is never well resolved either. I am assuming it continues in Book 4 "Seduce the Darkness" of this series. I own book 4 and will eventually read it, but for now enough is enough. There was so much mush and needing/owning each other junk in this book that I fear, if the next one follows in this book's path, my eyes will fall out my head from me rolling them so much. After reading the first three Alien Huntress books in a row these books are also starting to feel a bit formulaic to me. Maybe I just need to clear my head with something a bit more substantial before I read another one.
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I read this book three times. Maybe it was just me but I enjoyed it a lot and I have read a lot of books by Gena Showalter but this is the best
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This is my third Showalter book, and if you checked out the other reviews, you know I had to comment on the nonsensical covers. Well, folks, this one at least makes sense. And I like the art. While I would prefer some of the alien tech, the weapons, the deadly femme fatale-ness to show on the cover, this is still clearly Mishka. Plus, I like tattoos. So kudos to the publisher for putting some thought into the cover instead of giving us another random female in a random teddy.

OK, on to the goodness, and there was much goodness about this book. Lets be upfront about the sex scenes. Yes, they are one of the reasons I read these books. In this case, you have a couple of trained, deadly assassins on opposite sides of the conflict, Mishka and Jaxon. Each is physically fit, which makes them a joy to picture doing, well, anything. Plus, I like tattoos. The books starts off with a few teaser scenes and then moves to full descriptive sex scenes. Nice.

Now, what else do we have in this book? Well, some cool tech, plenty of weapons, several women with weapons, training, and goals. Plus we have the various aliens, including the infection-spreading Schon (spelling?). This plot also adds some AIR agency politics that put a few of the characters at odds with each other. Then there is Mishka. She is a thinking being and has desires of her ownbut theres that life-controlling chip in her head that essentially makes her property.

There is some silly emphasis on love. Yep. As a reader, I am quite alright with lust playing a large role in why the characters get naked and role around in bed. Really. I dont need them to be in love. There was also some added silliness concerning the Schon and love. I think it was meant to make a particular character likeable or understandable on some level, but I found it to be a weak point in the plot. My only other criticism is that the book ended without giving us closure on the main source of conflict. Perhaps it is suppose to be a series arc? Anyway, I could have used a little more completeness there.

The Narration: While Justine Eyre has a luscious voice for Mishka, it was the exact same voice for the main female from Awaken Me Darkly and the main female from Enslave Me Sweetly. As the two main ladies from those books make guest appearances in this book, you can imagine how it was a little difficult to picture all 3 as separate entities instead of one well-armed lady with multiple-personality syndrome. With that aside, Eyre was a delight to listen to, providing a deep sensuality when the story called for it. She had provided accents for the aliens.

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