Sara Fields has brought back her Vakarrans in Ravaged, and what I definitely think is the hottest book in the series thus far. I mean, I had to turn on my air conditioner just to keep my Kindle from overheating, and it’s October in Maine, so it’s not like it’s 90° outside or anything. But damn, this one is so fucking hot, on top of the great continuing storyline that Sara has created. I love the whole alien invasion/abduction/capture, post-apocalyptic, dystopian kind of thing that Sara has going on.
OK, this is the 3rd of the main books, and we’re on our 3rd Stryke sister, and the Strykes aren’t any more liked by those in charge than they were in the other books. In fact, Captain Nix (boo hiss) may like Danika even less than he likes Alaina or Kira.
Of the 4 Stryke sisters who started out the series leading their ragtag band of humanity, Kira, Alaina, Danika, and Kaela, only Danika and Kaela are still free. Danika has passed the leadership of their group to Kaela because she is the more steady of the two. Danika has an itchy foot and is more than a little impulsive. One day, she’s out enjoying the world when Kaze, one of the men in her group, walks up. They have an intense connection. They love each other, but they haven’t done a whole lot, as of yet. They wander along the river, with Danika running out ahead, because that’s what Danika does. Right until she runs into some scummy, scuzzy, nasty ass looking human men. They grab her and have lots of not very nice plans for her, and then out Kaze comes out, running after her. I bet you can guess what happens at this point. After they kill Kaze, the 3 scuzzballs drag Danika into the woods and keep her there. For a very long time.
Then we have Roan, Zac, Xandaar, and Taraik. They are the 3rd Battalion. One day, while they are out on patrol, they run across the three trolls and see that they have a woman shackled to a tree. They decide to do their whole camouflage-y kind of thing so that they can rescue her, because they know that she is supposed to be theirs, and by law, if they bring in a rogue, they get to claim her for their own. So that’s exactly what they do.
OK, I’m pretty sure that Danika is a total pain slut. Yeah, the women in stories like this generally discover that they like getting spanked and such, but Danika is different, in my opinion. She doesn’t take any time to warm up to it. And the more they punish her, the more excited she gets and the more she likes it. She likes it when it hurts, so I’m pretty sure pain slut works for her. I think that this one is a little darker than the other two books were. Not necessarily by a lot, I just get that kind of feel to it. OTOH, Danika has a lot fewer problems with the Vakarrans than do her sisters. I can’t wait to get Kaela’s story, it’s going to be interesting, for sure.
I am looking forward to all 4 Stryke sisters being together again. I think that the Vakarrans who might oppose them are going to have absolutely no chance against them. And Nix? WTF? Ugh.
I do like that Danika gets to be all camouflage-y too. Lucky her! That’s kind of neat. And that her guys trusted her to do some stuff on the mission showed how much they valued her and understood her.
OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. I am so grooving on this series. Happy reading!