Eris Adderly is back with a new scifi romance for us, The Last Dominant. This is a sizzling hot enemies-to-lovers that takes an intergalactic war and turns in into something much more personal. So, let’s talk about it, shall we?
The planets of Imbria and Rhyolus have been at war, either hot or cold, for generations upon generations. They don’t trust each other and they spy on the other. So, when a Rhyolusian military unit was found at an Imbrian outpost, it’s a very not good thing.
Rushkah is a lieutenant who is being “interrogated” by an Imbrian general. For interrogated, read having a cold gun firing at her hand until it nearly freezes off. But then, a medic stops the torture-happy guy, who is, BTW, totes getting off on this, because Rushkah is a genetic match. Who or what is she a genetic match for?
Qillian is the Minister of Records for Imbria. He’s also their best chance at translating a dead language. And oh yeah, he is the last person in the entire world who has the Push. He’s a telekinetic of untold power, and has basically spent his entire life in a benevolent prison, because he is Imbria’s greatest weapon. For Qillian, the gene is dominant, and the Imbrians have been trying to find a genetic match for him for years, to try and breed more of his bloodline. That’s where Rushkah comes in. She carries the gene as a recessive, and the Imbrians want to breed her to Qillian to see if they can come up with babies. Neither one are very taken with the idea, but their hands are forced and they have to do it.
See, if I were Qillian, I would so totally have called their bluff. They need him a helluva lot more than he needs them, and I wouldn’t want my child brought up in the toxic environment that exists. I personally don’t trust the Imbrians at all, not at all, and I wouldn’t put it past the government to take the child away and make Qillian and Rushkah keep breeding. Then, who would those kids breed to so that the next next generation would be born? See what I’m saying? It’s totally creepy, if you ask me. And I honestly wouldn’t put it past the government. If they take the child/ren away, they can have the child/ren raised in the “family” they want it to be, and indoctrinated heavily. Like I said, I just don’t trust that government.
I really like both Rushkah and Qillian. They are definitely both strong characters and they both believe firmly in what they are doing. I think that they are perfect for each other. He needs someone who can and will stand up to him and not just roll over for him because he’s who he is. She needs someone who she can’t just run over and who can take control of her when needed. I think it’s perfect.
I love when Rushkah shows up Qillian at what is supposed to be his specialty. LOL. And it took him so long to figure out that she had done it.
I’m really hoping that there is going to be more in this series, because it sure seems like Eris has set it up like there is going to be someplace to go.
So, that’s all I have to say about this one. I loved reading it, so go check it out! Happy reading!