Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Grabbed Series by Lolita Lopez

From the very first sentence I was hooked on this book! Hallie has been selected by her town to be part of the Grab. This is an event where sky warriors chase women through the woods and if they Grab the woman before she makes it to the safe zone, he gets to keep her. If she makes it to the safe zone she gets to leave and go to the colonies. Really? Kind of barbaric! But it makes for a great story!

Hallie’s ancestors came from Earth a long time ago. They set up a treaty with the sky warriors. Part of the treaty is that they will provide women for the Grab, so the warriors can get a wife, in exchange for safety. However, we learn that Hallie’s town is a bit backwards in their thinking. They also raise their children to believe the sky warriors are the modern day boogie man. But remember, all is not as it seems.

Once Hallie is grabbed by vicious, they head off to the ship. Now, we should all understand at this point that the culture Vicious is from is very different from the one Hallie is from. There are some serious miscommunications and misunderstandings that lead to some serious problems between Hallie and Vicious.

Vicious is the kind of man many women want. He’s gruff on the outside and soft and squishy on the inside. He’s patient when it comes to Hallie and willing to do what he can to make her comfortable and win her over.

Hallie is a force to be reckoned with. She stands up to Vicious and takes her chances. She’s brave, kind, understanding, and oh so forgiving when it comes to Vicious.

I’m liking this new series and I’m looking forward to more!

So, this is the second in the series. Once again, we start off with a bang and it just gets better!

Menace decides to enter the Grab. He spots Naya, which he’s run into before, and they recognize each other. Naya is the grab along with her friend Jennie. Naya bribed her way in so she could stay with Jennie. Instead Naya ends up being grabbed by Menace.

Naya is anything but sweet and docile. She can blister a hardened soldier’s ears all while plotting her escape. She fast, she’s smart, and she’s not giving up!

Menace is determined to make things work with Naya. He plots out a mission plan to win her over, and Menace never fails at a mission!

In the first book, we learned a little bit about the cultural difference between the Sky Warriors and the women they’ve grabbed. In this one, we get even more explanation of those differences and how it affects their relationships. We learn why the Sky Warriors are so into the BDSM scene. We learn why the women are more inhibited sexually. We learn why the Sky Warrior have such terrifying names. We learn so many wonderful things in this one, it actually enhances the first book as well. I happened to read these back to back so it impacted me more.

We also get into a sub-plot that seems like it may be an underlying plot through the series. At least I hope it does. It really added something to this story.

Both Naya and Hallie, from the first one, had things to hide. Things they thought their Sky Warriors wouldn’t understand. Things they thought the Warriors would shun them for. These were amazing men who took care of their women.

Now, while Menace is similar to Vicious in what he was expecting from his mate he grabbed, his story was not the same a Vicious. They were both kind, patient and understanding with their women. However, how they handled that and how they went about winning the trust of their women was a little different. Also, what Menace and Vicious expected in the bedroom was different. What Hallie and Naya wanted was different. This was great because we don’t end up with the same story being told slightly different.

We were introduced to some characters in these books. They are secondary in these books but I’m hoping they’ll be getting their own stories soon. There’s on in particular I can’t wait for. Who’s story you ask? Terror’s! Why you ask? Because he is one grade A asshole and I can’t wait to watch him fall! LOL! It will be sweet when he does! Especially after what he did to both Hallie and Naya. It’s a wonder that neither Vicious or Menace has killed him yet!

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