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Hallie has never run so fast in her life. One of the frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant is hot on her heels and intent on capturing her as his new bride. He takes her down and places his collar around her neck. With one word, he claims her. Mine. Born and bred for the military, Vicious has spent the last twenty-four years rising through the ranks. This dark-ha Hallie has never run so fast in her life. One of the frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant is hot on her heels and intent on capturing her as his new bride. He takes her down and places his collar around her neck. With one word, he claims her. Mine. Born and bred for the military, Vicious has spent the last twenty-four years rising through the ranks. This dark-haired sprite ensnared him with one glance. Now she is his reward. Despite her fear of Vicious, Hallie surrenders under his skillful hands and mouth. Vicious makes a promise to her. If she’ll submit to him, she’ll know only pleasure and comfort. After a lifetime of hardship, his offer tempts her greatly. One night with Hallie and Vicious feels his protective instincts flaring. He’ll do anything to make her happy and keep her safe, even if that means surrendering his heart. Though he intended to master her, Vicious realizes it may be his sweet Hallie who masters him. Inside Scoop: Our heroine endures trials and violence with strength equal to that of her warrior mate. (She also witnesses F/F play, and endures a collar and light BDSM. Fortunately she likes that part.) Librarian Note: Per blog post from the author, this series has been put on hold and is unlikely to be completed. For more information, please see authors post. http://www.lolitalopezbooks.com/news/...


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Hallie has never run so fast in her life. One of the frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant is hot on her heels and intent on capturing her as his new bride. He takes her down and places his collar around her neck. With one word, he claims her. Mine. Born and bred for the military, Vicious has spent the last twenty-four years rising through the ranks. This dark-ha Hallie has never run so fast in her life. One of the frightening sky warriors from the warship Valiant is hot on her heels and intent on capturing her as his new bride. He takes her down and places his collar around her neck. With one word, he claims her. Mine. Born and bred for the military, Vicious has spent the last twenty-four years rising through the ranks. This dark-haired sprite ensnared him with one glance. Now she is his reward. Despite her fear of Vicious, Hallie surrenders under his skillful hands and mouth. Vicious makes a promise to her. If she’ll submit to him, she’ll know only pleasure and comfort. After a lifetime of hardship, his offer tempts her greatly. One night with Hallie and Vicious feels his protective instincts flaring. He’ll do anything to make her happy and keep her safe, even if that means surrendering his heart. Though he intended to master her, Vicious realizes it may be his sweet Hallie who masters him. Inside Scoop: Our heroine endures trials and violence with strength equal to that of her warrior mate. (She also witnesses F/F play, and endures a collar and light BDSM. Fortunately she likes that part.) Librarian Note: Per blog post from the author, this series has been put on hold and is unlikely to be completed. For more information, please see authors post. http://www.lolitalopezbooks.com/news/...

30 review for Grabbed by Vicious

  1. 4 out of 5

    Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠

    I thought this only had light bdsm, which I can tolerate, but that was completely untrue. This nonsense has the poor girl's very first sexual encounter being bdsm against her will. She's from a backwards, backwater, repressed planet (village), has had one kiss and all the sudden Vicious, her new husband, goes all out bdsm on her. He's never met her before an hour ago, btw, where he chased her down and won her in a forest foot race. I got past that bdsm idiocy because it didn't last super long an I thought this only had light bdsm, which I can tolerate, but that was completely untrue. This nonsense has the poor girl's very first sexual encounter being bdsm against her will. She's from a backwards, backwater, repressed planet (village), has had one kiss and all the sudden Vicious, her new husband, goes all out bdsm on her. He's never met her before an hour ago, btw, where he chased her down and won her in a forest foot race. I got past that bdsm idiocy because it didn't last super long and there wasn't any more for a while. Chronologically however, day 2 of being married, the girl has to go to a sex party, pretend to be a cat, crawl around on the floor while leashed, wear lingerie, and a bum plug cat tail. Then has her bits exposed by Vicious for all to see. That's why I'm DNF-inf this shit. The girl is humiliated at the party, but once they get home he says it's all good and she agrees. Wtf! That's retarded and I hate sexual humiliation. And this whole thing of her being fine with it, no, she was basically raised in a village that's like the Middle Ages - they have no medicine, or technology, people die young, sex is bad, women are worthless, illiteracy is common, etc., yet as soon as she's with Vicious, a lifetime of cultural and moral conditioning goes out the window with barely a token protest? Bullshit. None of this fits with the character and the whole sex party thing where Vicious physically restrains his new wife of two days against her will and exposes her privates is a oh hell the fuck no scenario for me. Fuck this book and its cat tail butt plug. I hope you both burn in hell for eternity.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    4 sexy sweet stars “My god, but you were worth the chase.” Grabbed by Vicious is a delicious sexy sweet tale of a feared warrior looking to settle down with the woman who wanted nothing but her freedom. This story pulls you right in with the hunt, and it just keeps on getting better and better from there. I went into this blind, not really sure what to expect but than happy with what I got. Vicious is nothing like his name when it comes to Hallie, he finds himself doing everything possible to 4 sexy sweet stars “My god, but you were worth the chase.” Grabbed by Vicious is a delicious sexy sweet tale of a feared warrior looking to settle down with the woman who wanted nothing but her freedom. This story pulls you right in with the hunt, and it just keeps on getting better and better from there. I went into this blind, not really sure what to expect but than happy with what I got. Vicious is nothing like his name when it comes to Hallie, he finds himself doing everything possible to keep her happy, sated and safe. There is so much more to this story than meets the eye and it is something you have to live through with Vicious and Hallie, they both come from two different worlds and while Vicious maybe brining Hallie to his home, a relationship is brand new to them both. And seeing Vicious' world through Hallie's eyes only adds to the experience of the story. Sex and kink, mystery and intrigue, love and care of all things; those are just some of what makes this book. Definite recommend for those looking for something sexy and sweet but with substance as well.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Blacky *Romance Addict*

    2,5 stars It wasn't THAT bad. But it wasn't THAT GOOD either. "Meh" would probably describe it the best for me :D

  4. 4 out of 5

    Malinda

    4.5-5 stars This was a great story! I have to admit that I wasn't sure what to expect but figured it would be a fun read. It was so much better than just fun! It's the first I've read from Lolita Lopez but I enjoyed this book so much I'm already planning to buy book 2 so I can continue the series. This story actually reminded me a bit of Kristen Ashley's The Golden Dynasty due to some similar elements but there are many differences that do make it very different overall (i.e. It's not as dark of 4.5-5 stars This was a great story! I have to admit that I wasn't sure what to expect but figured it would be a fun read. It was so much better than just fun! It's the first I've read from Lolita Lopez but I enjoyed this book so much I'm already planning to buy book 2 so I can continue the series. This story actually reminded me a bit of Kristen Ashley's The Golden Dynasty due to some similar elements but there are many differences that do make it very different overall (i.e. It's not as dark of a read as GD and also it's more on the scifi spectrum than fantasy). Hallie is a smart and spirited woman. She does what she believes right regardless of the consequences and tries to take care of others. She gets drafted in to the "Grab" (a race where alien warriors chase women to capture one and make her their wife) through a lottery that her village takes part in. She's not happy about it and decides to try to make it for the "safe zone" which, if she makes it there, will ensure she's sent to the colonies as a free woman. Unfortunately for her, Vicious sees her making her pans to escape and is intrigued by her intelligence and beauty. Vicious is a colonel in his his people's arm. He's worked hard to achieve his current position and one of the benefits of his achievements is the right to take part in a grab to get a bride. He had an idea of what his perfect woman would be but as soon as he sees Hallie he knows no one but her will do. His task isn't easy, as she's fast and almost makes it to the safe zone before he captures her but in the end he makes her his. When Vicious captures Hallie, he takes her back to his ship with him. She's scared and doesn't have a clue what to expect, fearing violence and worse. Vicious realizes that she wasn't thrilled with being in the grab but doesn't expect her fear of him to be so great. He is gentle with her (promising not to hurt her) and sets about to woo her...then what starts as sort of a forced seduction soon becomes mutual desire. Vicious comes to care for Hallie right away and in a way it makes sense because he's been raised a warrior from the age of 5 and hasn't had much kindness or sweetness in his life. His women in the past have always been paid women who are only there for an hour or 2 and then gone. He's been longing for a wife, someone he can care about and build a family with, for quite a while. When he finds Hallie and realizes she's the one for him, he's willing to do whatever he can to make her happy. He's very sweet for a big badass warrior. Hallie is tentative at first but realizes that Vicious isn't a bad guy and she makes an effort to work things out with Vicious, hoping they can be happy together. Although both Vicious and Hallie are willing to make things work, it doesn't mean everything goes smoothly. There are cultural differences to get past and well as the fact that they barely know each other. While they hit snags, they also both make an effort to figure out what went wrong and how to work things out. There are some fights and other difficulties but none of the issues usually last long because when one arises, either Vicious and Hallie will realize something is wrong and go about trying to discover how to fix it. I really enjoyed seeing them get together and working out their relationship and I really loved how things turned out in the end. There is some last minute danger that almost causes issues but the ending is great and has a very sweet and satisfying HEA. This is a great book. I loved both Vicious and Hallie and enjoyed joining them on their journey to their happy ending. I'm definitely going to be reading the next book in the series. I'd recommend this book. Thumbs up! :D

  5. 5 out of 5

    Nemo (The Moonlight Library)

    I'm not really reviewing this as I read erotica more for my own enjoyment than to review but I will make some notes to remind myself to be wary with the other books if I choose to read the rest: I really like Lopez's Dragon Heat novellas so I thought I'd give a full-length novel a try. I doubt I'll do it again - the novellas are the perfect length and all about the excitement of first times. The sex scenes in this started to drag after a while and I'm not sure they added anything except titillati I'm not really reviewing this as I read erotica more for my own enjoyment than to review but I will make some notes to remind myself to be wary with the other books if I choose to read the rest: I really like Lopez's Dragon Heat novellas so I thought I'd give a full-length novel a try. I doubt I'll do it again - the novellas are the perfect length and all about the excitement of first times. The sex scenes in this started to drag after a while and I'm not sure they added anything except titillation. I'd read other reviews that said Vicious was kind and gentle as well as alpha (which is why I wanted to read this), and even though I knew this had BDSM and other kinks, I was completely unprepared for the actual brutality of the BDSM and it upset me so much I skipped over that part. It triggered some emotional issues of my own. No more BDSM for me. I had trouble reconciling the collars and domination of Vicious' culture clashing with my own personal beliefs. I didn't like that Hallie wanted to be dominated but I understand that's a popular thing in erotica and I haven't been able to avoid it yet. I couldn't help but feel the whole thing stank of rape, or more 'woman says no but means yes.' I didn't like Terror. He was an asshole. I did like Menace. He was a sweetheart. I might read his book. Also, why are the woman in erotica always tiny gorgeous little things dominated by enormous men? Reread in 2016. I still think Vee pushes Hallie into things she doesn't want to do.

  6. 4 out of 5

    CC

    This author also writes as Roxie Rivera and I have really enjoyed her books. I don't know what I was expecting, but this was not it. Yes it had A LOT of sex. Most of which was pretty good, but not fabulous. The plot and world building was weak. The biggest problem I had with that was that they were all so very human. I would never have known this was an alien book but for her telling us about being from different planets. Otherwise they talked, acted, dressed, ate, had sex, etc. just like humans. This author also writes as Roxie Rivera and I have really enjoyed her books. I don't know what I was expecting, but this was not it. Yes it had A LOT of sex. Most of which was pretty good, but not fabulous. The plot and world building was weak. The biggest problem I had with that was that they were all so very human. I would never have known this was an alien book but for her telling us about being from different planets. Otherwise they talked, acted, dressed, ate, had sex, etc. just like humans. I think I expected something to be different. Vicious was not...vicious. He was pretty flexible and soft with the heroine. Except for the first sex scene, which made me angry/nauseas, he was not that domineering. And hearing about all of the sex parties and wife swapping and the whores was not my thing. Glad he no longer wanted to partake. But yuck! I did like the heroine. She was brave, smart and a good person. She was very supportive of Vicious and put up with a lot of shit. Vicious worked all day every day. Why did he even want a wife? Other couples took 30 days to be together, she did not even get 12 hours. I thought he was a selfish jerk. Clearly his career was the MOST important thing to him. It was convenient that the heroine supported him. But that just made her a total pushover. The BDSM elements were not that appealing to me. They just did not seem to fit, nor were they sexy. His friends, minus Terror, might be interesting reads. Maybe. These books are on KU right now so I will probably try the next one and see how it goes. Safety Gang (view spoiler)[ Her second night there (yes she was a virgin the first night) he takes her to a sex party thrown by his boss for married couples. The boss likes to wife swap. Awesome! She has to pretend to be a cat, complete with bikini that showed almost everything and a tail stuck up her ass. (not joking!) She had to crawl on her knees, play with cat toys, eat and drink from a bowl on the floor, etc. Vicious said he would let no one touch her. Well thank goodness for that! But then he decides to pull off her panties and finger her to orgasm in front of people. He thought it was good to push her boundaries and show her how hot voyeurism could be. Maybe someone needs to read the dictionary to understand the definition of voyeurism. Again, not hot and sexy. Just awkward and uncomfortable. The beating scene (so she could purge her guilt). Oh please. He beat her so she could feel better? Usually when we get this is BDSM, the heroine is turned on by the pain. It is hot and sexy. This was just spanking, flogging and caning someone until they stopped feeling guilty over something. It was not sexy. She was a virgin, he was VERY experienced. Condoms were never discussed because the point of taking a wife is to get her pregnant. (hide spoiler)]

  7. 5 out of 5

    Hayat

    I read the Grabbed series in 2015 and forgot to update. Now that I look back at it, there was nothing memorable about this series. It was a complete meh. The Alien race/men appeared a bit too human. It was like they were from another human culture.

  8. 5 out of 5

    ♆ BookAddict ✒ La Crimson Femme

    Capture maledom themes with a science fiction mix are sublime. Grabbed by Vicious is a wonderful surprise read. Based on the book blurb, it appears to be a very simplistic story about helpless females hunted by alpha space warriors. Perhaps a little BDSM kink is added to spice it up. This book completely exceeds expectation in both character development and storyline. It is a delightful read which will keep the reader's attention engaged. Hallie is one of the women forced into the lottery. This l Capture maledom themes with a science fiction mix are sublime. Grabbed by Vicious is a wonderful surprise read. Based on the book blurb, it appears to be a very simplistic story about helpless females hunted by alpha space warriors. Perhaps a little BDSM kink is added to spice it up. This book completely exceeds expectation in both character development and storyline. It is a delightful read which will keep the reader's attention engaged. Hallie is one of the women forced into the lottery. This lottery is for the Harcos "sky warriors", fighters protecting Hallie's colony, to find a bride. The women are released into the woods. If they make it to the "safe zone" they will be able to earn their freedom and leave the technological backward colony. For women who are caught by the sky warriors, they are dragged off and collared. These men marry their captured bride through a few pieces of paperwork and whisk the female off for a thirty day marriage adjustment period. While the other women in the lottery are excited and consider the lottery a way to leave the planet, Hallie is determined to earn her freedom. Unfortunately for her, she catches the eye of Vicious, a feared Colonel from the warship Valiant. Ms. Lopez catches the reader's attention from the first page. It dives right into the chase scene where the reader roots for Hallie. The hunt and capture of Hallie starts the arousal which kicks into high gear when Vicious sexually dominates Hallie. Both characters are well designed with personalities and traits a reader can appreciate. Hallie and Vicious are easily likeable. Hallie is an odd blend. She is capable and independent, yet she easily supports her new husband's career as well as desires to keep house. It's refreshing to see a female character who doesn't have a feministic chip on her shoulder when submitting to a man. It's also cute how Hallie is embarrassed and shy about her sexual submission. This is due to her sheltered upbringing. Vicious is an alpha male who learns marriage is more than just finding a woman and collaring her. He learns about his wife's past, her culture and how to work together as a partner. The way Ms. Lopez shows how both have to adjust to life together is so good. From sharing about each other's past to working through cultural differences, Vicious and Hallie grow closer and begin to trust. Ms. Lopez could have thrown in some easy conflicts of hurt female feelings, petty jealousies or even contrived miscommunications. Instead, she focuses on plausible new relationship hiccups as well as life in wartime. This helps the story flow smoothly with detailed richness. The BDSM in this story is pretty hot. Not only is there D/s and BD, there is also a bit of pet play. The first BDSM party Hallie is exposed to, she needs to dress up as a kitty and behave like one. It's erotic and the scenes she watches - very arousing. There is also a punishment scene where it's arguable if it is really a punishment or more a device to absolve guilt. Either way, it fit into the storyline perfectly. What is particularly enjoyable is the lack of power struggle between the two. Hallie is no wimp and she doesn't need to prove to anyone she isn't. She's secure in herself so when she graciously yields to Vicious' mastery, it is a pleasure to read. This kinky sci-fi story is highly recommended to readers who enjoy D/s capture tales. *provided by BDSM Book Reviews

  9. 4 out of 5

    Tricia Skinner

    I have never been a runner. Hell, I don't even walk fast. But after reading "Grabbed By Vicious," I will slap some tennis shoes on my damn feet and enter the Boston Marathon if I end up with a hero as hot as the title character. Vicious is a high-ranking officer from a future world where soldiers earn enough points to enter a Grab. Think of it as Hunger Games for brides. Hallie doesn't want to get caught. She does (duh, wouldn't be a story if she didn't). Vicious collars her and off they go to h I have never been a runner. Hell, I don't even walk fast. But after reading "Grabbed By Vicious," I will slap some tennis shoes on my damn feet and enter the Boston Marathon if I end up with a hero as hot as the title character. Vicious is a high-ranking officer from a future world where soldiers earn enough points to enter a Grab. Think of it as Hunger Games for brides. Hallie doesn't want to get caught. She does (duh, wouldn't be a story if she didn't). Vicious collars her and off they go to his space ship. The story is mostly the two of them having sex, introducing Hallie to new sexual experiences, and, oh yeah, having more sex. I would have liked a little less bed play and more story. Yes, I said it. The characters and the world are interesting. I wanted to spend a bit of time soaking it all in. The subplots also felt a little light and one in particular (involving a rather nasty soldier's treatment of his wife) needed to be expanded so it didn't feel tacked on. Still, that didn't keep me from generally enjoying the main plot line. I'd also be interested in reading Terror and Menace's stories.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dina

    1 1/2 star (rounded up to 2 stars, because Vicious wasn't a complete a-hole and Hallie wasn't the TSTL heroine I had thought she would be) Note: Vicious, Terror, Menace, Raze, Venom, Risk, Misery, Hazard... Who named those guys? J.R. Ward? :P

  11. 4 out of 5

    Chappy

    Am loving this series so far, another great author to add to my list. I think I'm addicted to sci-fi erotica. Vicious is just yummy.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Wicked Nyx

    What a great surprise this book turned out to be. The blurb doesn't really do the story justice. Vicious does snatch her up at the Bride Grab in her home village, but he is willing to do almost anything to make her happy in her new life. He is willing to bend, to compromise, and to work on their relationship. He doesn't fall in love with her at first sight, but he knows that she is his future and makes changes to help their relationship be a successful one. Hallie is great character, a liberal tra What a great surprise this book turned out to be. The blurb doesn't really do the story justice. Vicious does snatch her up at the Bride Grab in her home village, but he is willing to do almost anything to make her happy in her new life. He is willing to bend, to compromise, and to work on their relationship. He doesn't fall in love with her at first sight, but he knows that she is his future and makes changes to help their relationship be a successful one. Hallie is great character, a liberal trapped in a religious conservative society where many women aren't even allowed to learn how to read. She is one of my favorite heroines in recent memory. She knows that certain actions will have serious consequences, but that doesn’t stop her from doing what she believes is right and standing up for what she believes in. It was so refreshing to read about a real, flawed, imperfect character that wasn’t broken by the tragedy and hardship she had experienced in her life – instead those experiences forged her into a better, stronger person that I just loved. There were lots of twists that I didn’t see coming, and none felt gimmicky or forced. The secondary characters were top-notch as well, and I look forward to reading stories for Terror, Menace and several other characters that were introduced.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Laura Elizabeth

    This was a Golden Dynasty knockoff I liked. Set in the future, but other than them being in a space ship , you would never know it. They act and talk like they are in 2015. This didn't have great story like Golden Dynasty. Half of it was porn fest. But I enjoyed it. It's a short read. Of course I'm reading next book in the series today.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Charlie

    My second read of this book was just as fun as the first. I remember why I loved this series; sweet, kinky fun. -------------- A wonderful, fun, sexy read. If you enjoy sci-fi capture stories with dominant alpha males, you'll love this. The story is well written, the characters well developed and the sex is HOT.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Leigh

    Grabbed by Vicious was an ok read for me. It was very similar to other books I have read in this genre but unfortunately not as well done.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag

    I will be honest and say that the whole draw of this book for me was the cover!! (Can you really blame me??) lol The cover drew me in but the blurb is what held my interest and made me want to read it. I had never heard of Lolita Lopez prior to seeing this book so I had no idea what to expect and quite honestly because I had never heard of her, I wasn’t really expecting that much. And this is what I LOVE so much about reading. WOW...Just WOW...I was so totally blown away by how ABSOLUTELY FREAKI I will be honest and say that the whole draw of this book for me was the cover!! (Can you really blame me??) lol The cover drew me in but the blurb is what held my interest and made me want to read it. I had never heard of Lolita Lopez prior to seeing this book so I had no idea what to expect and quite honestly because I had never heard of her, I wasn’t really expecting that much. And this is what I LOVE so much about reading. WOW...Just WOW...I was so totally blown away by how ABSOLUTELY FREAKING AWESOME Grabbed By Vicious was. It always amazes me when I find new-to-me authors and give them a try and they surpass all of my expectations and I wonder why I haven’t heard of them before. After reading Grabbed By Vicious, I was on a mission to read everything that I could get my hands on from Lolita. And what is so FREAKING FANTASTIC about Lolita Lopez is that she also writes under Roxie Rivera and the books under that name are just as FREAKING AWESOME (more on those books to follow)!! I was one happy girl and Lolita/Roxie is my new reading obsession!! lol I was sucked into the story right from the first page. It is so wrong but I LOVED the idea that if Vicious “grabbed” Hallie~she was his and if she was able to outrun him and reach the safe zone she would be free. Of course I love that she almost made it but he caught her at the last minute and his pleasure in the fact that she had challenged him so much and he actually had to work hard to grab her. This book was so much fun to read and I just fell in love with the characters immediately. And the sex scenes between Vicious and Hallie..OMG...SO FREAKING HOT!! My laptop was overheating!! (oh maybe that was just me..lol) Vicious and Hallie were such a great couple and I loved the fact that after Hallie got over her initial fear of being “grabbed” that she excepted Vicious easily and he did the same of her. She was able to quickly see that he was a good man and not at all what she had feared him to be and he just wanted to make her happy. I loved the fact that her life actually improved because of him. I love how their misunderstandings were not dragged out but resolved quickly and how Hallie really did make Vicious want to be a better man for her. I also loved that Hallie was able to bring to light changes that needed to be made for his people. This story had everything including some great secondary characters that I cannot wait to get their own books. Menace and Terror especially!! Oh and the names just killed me and I absolutely loved when Hallie found out Vicious’s name. So funny. I was so entertained by Grabbed By Vicious that I never wanted it to end. I cannot say enough about this book and the writing of Lolita Lopez. I am by far one of her biggest new fans. BEST OF THE BEST rating!! A definite keeper and reread and a definite buy in paperback. ***ARC provided by Ellora’s Cave~Thank you!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    mad4rombks

    A big fat DNF from me. The whole scene where the hero wanted her to "dress like a cat and crawl and drink from a bowl" thing to attend a party his commander was giving just made me nope out of there real quick. I didn't even care to read anything of this after that scene.

  18. 4 out of 5

    AvidReader

    3.5 stars ⭐ Read a long time back. But I remember liking it’s unique theme. 3.5 stars ⭐️ Read a long time back. But I remember liking it’s unique theme.

  19. 5 out of 5

    ABookFiend

    3.5 STARS. A good book for fans of the Cyborg Seduction Series by Laurann Dohner (it reminded me a lot of that series). Vicious is the first in this series and it is off to a quick start that grabbed my interest. It is set in a world where humans explore space and settle on other planets, with some remaining close to today's world and others becoming much more advanced (apparently this means technology, medicine, muscles and penis size). Our hero, Vicious, is an alpha male from an advanced milit 3.5 STARS. A good book for fans of the Cyborg Seduction Series by Laurann Dohner (it reminded me a lot of that series). Vicious is the first in this series and it is off to a quick start that grabbed my interest. It is set in a world where humans explore space and settle on other planets, with some remaining close to today's world and others becoming much more advanced (apparently this means technology, medicine, muscles and penis size). Our hero, Vicious, is an alpha male from an advanced militaristic race who protects the heroine’s, (Hallie) more primitive race. In return for protection, a “Grab” is held where single women are gathered and hunted down to be claimed unless they reach the safe zone. I felt the relationship was rushed due to the length of the book and a longer story would have made for a better read but I still enjoyed the story. We are introduced to other characters that hint at future storylines in this series. The romance was quickly formed with little drama (one jealous scene) and a happy ever after but with war ramping up, dangerous times loom ahead. Although this book sets a common enough sci-fi scene of very alpha males, BDSM-lite and lots and lots of sex, the author does a great job of entertaining the reader without an "ick" factor and providing interesting characters. I'm hoping to see: Terror and Menace get their own storylines; the books get more fleshed out and longer; that one of the “grabbed” women escape their 30 day confinement and is claimed by another; and that one woman gets to eludes the man chasing her and reaches the safe zone. So yeah, that means I will be reading other books in this series. BDSM, voyeurism and other assorted kink are lightly introduced. The language used to describe sexual acts is for 18+ audiences.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Future Slayer Girl

    It is official, I love this series. I don't know how to totally describe my lust for this book other than it kinda makes me have an stupid amount of feels on each page. I mean it really is a simple concept--or not, I tried to explain it to my husband, and I ended up tossing him the book to read the first chapter so he got the gist. So you have a race of Aliens, they are here to protect descendents of earth. In exchange for supplies and protection the Alien's get to do a 'Grab'. Girls names are p It is official, I love this series. I don't know how to totally describe my lust for this book other than it kinda makes me have an stupid amount of feels on each page. I mean it really is a simple concept--or not, I tried to explain it to my husband, and I ended up tossing him the book to read the first chapter so he got the gist. So you have a race of Aliens, they are here to protect descendents of earth. In exchange for supplies and protection the Alien's get to do a 'Grab'. Girls names are put in a lottery, names are pulled, those girls have to run through the forest, try to get to safe zone, while big, Alpha, barbaric men case them. If they are caught, they are collared and pretty much married to the Big, bad, and hung alien dudes. Oh, now, before you all roll yer eyes and talk about how silly that is, let me finish! So, with a race of men that are basically raised to believe they are the cats meow, yet want a family, and are willing to grab independent female women to do this--you are gonna have your culture clashes. They have fights about the best stuff. I'm not surprised, I just know that I love how they end up working it out, and I LOVE when they end up going "LIGHT BULB"! These stories are exciting and leave you wanting more. Now, I read book two first, when Terror was acting like a d-bag. In this book Terror says stuff that makes you want to punch him in the face, but for the most part, he's pretty cool. He is my favorite character by the end of book two because you know the author is going to punish him by bringing him to his knees.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sania

    Standalone/Cliffhanger: Standalone but part of a series. Ages of H and h: Multi-Luv'n/Ménages: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)] Was There Descriptive Sex: (view spoiler)[ Yes (hide spoiler)] Descriptive Sex &/Or Drama Between H/h With OW/OM: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)] >>If So, Before or After H/h Hookup: (view spoiler)[N/A (hide spoiler)] Contains Cheating: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)] Amount of Sex In The Book: (view spoiler)[ A decent amount. (hide spoiler)] HEA/HFN/etc Ending Standalone/Cliffhanger: Standalone but part of a series. Ages of H and h: Multi-Luv'n/Ménages: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)] Was There Descriptive Sex: (view spoiler)[ Yes (hide spoiler)] Descriptive Sex &/Or Drama Between H/h With OW/OM: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)] >>If So, Before or After H/h Hookup: (view spoiler)[N/A (hide spoiler)] Contains Cheating: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)] Amount of Sex In The Book: (view spoiler)[ A decent amount. (hide spoiler)] HEA/HFN/etc Ending: (view spoiler)[ HEA (hide spoiler)] Will This Meet My 'Safety Gang' Buddies' Approval: (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)] Any Triggers/Warnings: Yes >>Detail: One of Vicious' bosses is into orgies/ having the women be really submissive. Vicious and Hallie have to go to this party ( only married couples are invited.) They don't wife/husband swop but Hallie has to go dressed as a cat complete with a tail butt plug. At this point I quickly skipped over this section. I think there's public sex involved or masturbation but I'm not sure. Do You Recommend This Book: Yes. Will You Re-read This Book: Yes Would You Read More Books By This Author: Yes My Thoughts I was pleasantly surprised by this. For anyone who enjoyed Laurann Dohner's Zorn Warriors series will enjoy this.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Goodreads1

    Seriously??? For me, the first few pages of this book was like a cold shower. A virgin is strapped to a table with her legs spread in the air waiting for her white haired captor to come and have sex with her. Really??? Nowadays, when I read a story that has a virgin Heroine, I roll my eyes and give up on the book. Enough with the virgins already! Maybe virgins want to read about virgins, I wouldn't know cause I'm a 37 year old grown ass woman and don't know any, but I sure as hell do not. I like Seriously??? For me, the first few pages of this book was like a cold shower. A virgin is strapped to a table with her legs spread in the air waiting for her white haired captor to come and have sex with her. Really??? Nowadays, when I read a story that has a virgin Heroine, I roll my eyes and give up on the book. Enough with the virgins already! Maybe virgins want to read about virgins, I wouldn't know cause I'm a 37 year old grown ass woman and don't know any, but I sure as hell do not. I like my Heroines to have some sexual experience, and not be portrayed as slutty. Honestly, even slutty is better than virginal! I will never understand why women are so stuck on the virgin Heroine character. This has been done to death!!

  23. 4 out of 5

    ~*~Princess Nhya~*~

    Great cocktail of sexiness, erotica, heart, and just the right amount of suspense & likable characters to make this one complete. I think this one is a good lead into this series, and I would recommend this read. Happy Reading :)

  24. 4 out of 5

    Efrat Almog

    DNF ridiculous. Give it up even if it's free.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Katya

    3.5 Stars!!! Don't let the stars fool you....this was a fun, easy read that I enjoyed very much. But there were a few things I would have liked to see. The beginning starts with "The Grab" Women of the village on this outpost, by lottery, are selected to participate in "The Grab." other Humanoid aliens who through the military have earned the opportunity to apply to chance down one of the "brides" for themselves chase down a bride, slap a collar on them and boom...off they go. For this bride, there 3.5 Stars!!! Don't let the stars fool you....this was a fun, easy read that I enjoyed very much. But there were a few things I would have liked to see. The beginning starts with "The Grab" Women of the village on this outpost, by lottery, are selected to participate in "The Grab." other Humanoid aliens who through the military have earned the opportunity to apply to chance down one of the "brides" for themselves chase down a bride, slap a collar on them and boom...off they go. For this bride, there was a much better life in store for her than the one she was living....but the biggest, tallest, meanest looking, highest ranking was heading after her. After being caught she is taken aboard their ship to live her new life. It is quite an adjustment, not only to the technology but social norms of a different culture. Their story is how they adjust to one another and fall in love. How they go from strangers to lovers. And some of the best parts of this story is the twists and turns on how they get there. The characters, soon to be featured with new books of their own, really make this so much fun. The men take on these names in the academy-Vicious, Menace, Venom, Raze, Cipher, Terror, Torment, Orion, Zeph, Hazard. Rough, Tough & Manley. There is alot of variety of sex going on and for the most part are very steamy scenes. I never really related to the hero though. To me Vicious's personality in the book that the reader saw was not written the way he is described to everyone. I wish I had seen more of his gruffness and fierceness. Having said that, I really enjoyed the story and characters. Love Terror...what a guy! I also found one scene a bit confusing. The heroine kills someone in order to save Terror's life...she feels guilty and Vicious canes her so she can let go of her guilt. It just seemed a bit out of place and too neatly wrapped up with a pretty bow on top. It almost felt as if the author jumped on the BDSM bandwagon and inserted a little scene as an afterthought, instead of spreading it throughout the novel...some may disagree but I just found it unnecessary. But there is so much more about the novel which is fun and I loved. Plus it is a quick read. I gobble it up like candy! On to book #2.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kate's Corner

    So I thought that this book was going to be pants and boy was I wrong!(Sorry Ms. Lopez) Some of the alien/space romances are so cheesy and there is virtually no plot whatsoever to the book. 4 STARS for this book!!!! Earth is inhabitable so we traveled out to other planets and built a new life so humans became technologically more advanced and some of them went back to the simpler ways of life. There is an Alliance which is run by the Harcos (super hot, steamy, alpha males) They offer certain plan So I thought that this book was going to be pants and boy was I wrong!(Sorry Ms. Lopez) Some of the alien/space romances are so cheesy and there is virtually no plot whatsoever to the book. 4 STARS for this book!!!! Earth is inhabitable so we traveled out to other planets and built a new life so humans became technologically more advanced and some of them went back to the simpler ways of life. There is an Alliance which is run by the Harcos (super hot, steamy, alpha males) They offer certain planets their protection in exchange for goods. Each year in exchange there is a ritual called The Grabbing, the Harcos warriors get to grab a bride (and I literally mean grab a bride) The tall hunk of a man Vicious has set his eyes on Hallie. Hallie lives on Calyx and if it wasn't for saving her sister Bernie she would have left for the colonies a long time ago. Hallie ends up in the grab and nearly makes it to the safe zone but is caught in the end. Surprisingly enough there was a good plot to the story (once again sorry Ms. Lopez I know I am being extremely judgmental) I really enjoyed this book because I was also going through a book funk. I had tried reading 3 different types of books and I just couldn't get in to them. So we met Menace and Terror in this book. Menace is up next and I really want Terror to get a book as I think he'll be in for a big surprise. Ms. Lopez character development was good, slow and even paced. I also liked that cross cultural differences were explained and that although there were differences they learnt to compromise. I also liked that the book wasn't solely about sex although the scenes were good. I nearly stopped reading at what happened at General Thorn's party and how humiliated Hallie felt and I was surprised that she is so forgiving.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Julia

    This book was a pleasant surprise. As with any sci-fi book (especially the first in a series), there was quite a bit of world building at the beginning, but it never felt overwhelming and didn't become the focus. We meet Hallie as she's running for her freedom in something called the "Grab" - a chase organized for the space soldiers (that orbit their planet and keep it safe) to try and catch a bride. Vicious, a general, has his sights set on Hallie from the start and is surprised that she doesn' This book was a pleasant surprise. As with any sci-fi book (especially the first in a series), there was quite a bit of world building at the beginning, but it never felt overwhelming and didn't become the focus. We meet Hallie as she's running for her freedom in something called the "Grab" - a chase organized for the space soldiers (that orbit their planet and keep it safe) to try and catch a bride. Vicious, a general, has his sights set on Hallie from the start and is surprised that she doesn't want to be caught like the other women. Obviously, she's eventually caught (after putting up quite a fight). “My god, but you were worth the chase.” Having spent years fighting and doing his duty as a soldier, he feels that this bride is his reward. Unfortunately for Hallie, she had different ideas. She had grown up hearing horror stories about Grabs from the past and after being caught, envisions her life as a slave. "Vicious fingered the collar he’d placed around her neck. Mine. He’d never really owned anything in his life. For the first time, he had something that was truly his alone. No one could take her from him. No one could touch her without his consent—and that would never be given." There's an adjustment period for both of them, but they find get have an undeniable chemistry together. I liked Hallie's strength, independence, and loyalty - she managed to be fierce and sweet at the same time. Vicious was a strong warrior with the remarkable ability to communicate and compromise- two of the sexiest qualities a man can have. ;) This was a free kindle download and judging by the cover I didn't have really high hopes, but I'll definitely continue with this series. p.s. What are the odds of reading two books with a hero named Vicious?!?

  28. 4 out of 5

    Becca

    This particular "over-sized hunky, alpha alien grabs petite, but feisty woman" story was surprisingly sweet and a bit tame compared to the usual capture fantasy books I read. There was no language barrier, the woman was amazingly level headed and intelligent, and the man was willing to see the situation from her point of view. I really liked the relationship between Hallie and Vicious. It was refreshing to read about a growing love between two people willing to admit that love and to compromise This particular "over-sized hunky, alpha alien grabs petite, but feisty woman" story was surprisingly sweet and a bit tame compared to the usual capture fantasy books I read. There was no language barrier, the woman was amazingly level headed and intelligent, and the man was willing to see the situation from her point of view. I really liked the relationship between Hallie and Vicious. It was refreshing to read about a growing love between two people willing to admit that love and to compromise for the good of their relationship. The conflict was mainly outside of the protagonists' relationship, although there was a, thankfully short-lived, misunderstanding - I really dislike the, "he/she hears something out of context and jumps to ridiculous conclusions despite all evidence to the contrary" misunderstanding plot device. In this case it was just as ridiculous, but at least the misunderstanding was cleared up quickly. My only real complaint is more of a quibble really, but it felt like we were told how vicious Vicious was rather than being shown much evidence of it. On the whole I really enjoyed this story and I'm very glad to have the next one in the series already on my Kindle to start next.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Daria

    First I loved the names of the Males, reminded me of the 4 horseman. This is of course a story, but something kind of important relayed as well. About Domestic Abuse, always be aware that it happens more often than we think. Do be so fast to turn a blind eye, or a deaf ear, you could be helping save someones life. The story line was fun as well as the characters. Ms Lopez blended loyalty, passion and honor with the the roles of each person in the book. A battle hard soldier thinking He wants His First I loved the names of the Males, reminded me of the 4 horseman. This is of course a story, but something kind of important relayed as well. About Domestic Abuse, always be aware that it happens more often than we think. Do be so fast to turn a blind eye, or a deaf ear, you could be helping save someones life. The story line was fun as well as the characters. Ms Lopez blended loyalty, passion and honor with the the roles of each person in the book. A battle hard soldier thinking He wants His life a certain way, isnt He in for a wake up call. Hallie taught about life in the stars and goes out of her way to see that she gets herself to the safe haven. Grabbed is a contest that is basically mate hunting, it is a way for some women to obtain a better life. I simply adore Terror, Im sure He isnt as bad as He would love for us to believe. There is a real danger for hallie, she will have to outwit and win to keep the life she has in front of her. The sex scenes it hot as far as passion, touched a little on the BDSM lifestyle thought mostly pretty tame. The cat play made me giggle, the dungeon scene was intense. Both scenes showed at what length a couple will go to for love. Enjoy

  30. 5 out of 5

    SamJ ★Needs a HEA★

    I struggled to finish this and found myself skipping huge parts of the book to the end. It just did not capture my interest. I like this sort of book, having read Laurann Dohner, Evangeline Anderson and similar authors who write this sort of genre. I was looking for another series such as those by the above authors, and was quite looking forward to starting this. Maybe I had too high expectations, but I just found myself rather bored by it and my mind wandering a lot when reading.

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