Title: Burning Up Flint
Author: Laurann Dohner
Series: Cyborg Seduction #1
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Cyborgs, Erotica, Science fiction romance
Dates read: 23rd May – 23rd June 2020
Format: eBook, Novel
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
5th sentence, 74th page: Her eyes opened so she could stare up in wonder at Flint as he climbed over her and pinned her under his body, caging her between his hands spread on the bed next to her arms.
Flint is tall, gorgeous and dangerous. He’s a cyborg-the absolute ultimate alpha male. He takes what he wants and holds what is his. Mira is his now. He takes her aboard his ship and has her branded with his mark. He captured her, owns her, and she will serve his every need.
Mira is instantly drawn to Flint, fascinated by his seductive appeal. The sex between them is smoking hot. Until she finds out he is a breeder, contracted to a dozen cyborg women, and she is no more than a possession.
Mira won’t share her cyborg and she belongs to no one-not even to a man who has captured her heart. She doesn’t know if cyborgs feel… anything. Can Flint love her? Mira is determined to find out, no matter how much trouble she makes for the big guy.
As with some of the more erotic romances I’ve been reading lately, I finished this with mixed feelings. Mostly because it was a little too pushy and filled with moments in which Mira didn’t actually have a choice. Actually, my favourite part of this story was when she threatened to jump, because she was at her wits end. It was the only moment of real fight that she displayed and FINALLY made the stupid, pig headed male in this story sit up and pay attention to what she was saying. And yet, for all of that pushiness that I was really uncomfortable with, I did, ultimately enjoy this story…
This is my second series by Dohner that I’ve started. And although she definitely seems to like the alpha male trope, this one definitely took that to the next level. Flint literally kidnaps Mira because he’s decided he wants her. There is literally no choice. I mean, it all ends well, they fall in love and ya da ya da ya da. But, really, the whole I’m going to kidnap you and own you… not what I would call a healthy, happy beginning to a relationship. Not really sure that there is a happy healthy ending either, but that’s a little less clear…
I think the reason that I enjoyed this story so much, even though it was filled with aspects that I seriously didn’t agree with… was the fact that Dohner is an awesome writer. She manages to draw you in from that very first moment and make you feel emotionally bonded with both of the characters… even the ones that aren’t exactly of the mould that I would like. There is just something about Dohner’s writing that works for me…
Although I have many, many issues with this story. I still really enjoyed it. Major guilty pleasure here. And just because of that, and the brilliance of Dohner’s writing… I’m actually looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series. a nice way to curl up late at night and make my self weirdly uncomfortable.
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