Book Reviews

Unconventional Mate (Katzman 5) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Science Fiction / Aliens / MPreg / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 16-January-2013

Book Blurb

Nari Khenti is running for his life. His contract holder has been murdered and he’s accused of the crime. Now, the real killer is after him, intent on killing Nari. The only place he can think of hiding is on Katzmann.

Semyon Barak is concerned when Doctor Saris tells him someone stowed away on his ship until he realizes that the gorgeous green-eyed man is his mate—his very pregnant mate. Now he has to figure out how to keep the frightened man safe while keeping the hardest truth from him…the fact that they are mates.

Taking Nari into the desert might not be the best choice possible, but it’s the only one Semyon has because the man after Nari is closing in on them and he has the power of the Elquone thrown behind him. Semyon will have to use every bit of training he’s ever had to keep his mate and their child alive, because if the dangers of the desert don’t kill them, the bands of roaming bandits just might.

Book Review

In line with earlier books in this series, the fifth volume tells the story of a brüter who finds his mate, except this time the stakes are a little higher. Nari is hunted by a really bad guy, and pregnant, and both those elements add lots of tension. Semyon is determined to keep him safe but finds that he needs help doing it. I liked how both of them needed to learn they can’t do everything themselves – Nari knew but has to learn to trust, and for Semyon, it's a whole new experience.

Nari may be the physically weaker of the two men, but he is mentally and emotionally very strong. Determined to save his life and ensure his baby isn't taken away from him, he takes some courageous steps for their protection. He is also the one who saves Semyon's life when needed, and he stands up to any and all who will try to come between him and his mate. I was cheering him on he whole way!

Semyon is a big, tough guy, and pretty "traditionalist" in his possessiveness. But he has a better balance than many a macho hero, I think, at least he didn’t strike me as overbearing. Also, he had good reason to be protective of Nari – the man has a criminal intent on murdering after him. Semyon is also so wonderful about Nari's baby – even though he isn’t his kid, Semyon cares for him from the very start.

If you like stories about men who will fight for what’s right, if you enjoy a bit of danger lurking just around the corner, and if you're looking forward to the next installment of the Katzman series, you will probably enjoy this book.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 45616 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 15-January-2013
Price $5.99 ebook
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