On the eve of her appointment to the ranks of the elite Queen’s Guard, Alna Lomig bumps into Gared ab Einif. Her wariness of the handsome Pruxnæ melts under his roguish charm, softening her resistance to his gentle courtship. When he sneaks into her room in the House of Jakuv, she offers one night of shelter and nothing more, certainly not the kiss he’s come to claim.
Gared has more than a single kiss on his mind. He’s searching for the one woman who can give him his most secret desire. To get it, he’s not above kidnapping a beautiful Lady Warrior and hiding her away in her home planet’s dense jungle.
The jungle holds more than refuge. Within its verdant foliage lurks a danger even a wily Pruxnæ isn’t prepared for, forcing Alna and Gared to face the truth lying within their hearts before the jungle destroys them both.
Title: Thief of Hearts
Author: Lucy Varna
Narrator: Angel Clark
Genre: SciFi Alien Romance, military, forced proximity, enemies to lovers
Part of a Series: Book one (or 0.5, the prequel to) of The Pruxnae
POV: Alna and Gared
Steam Level: Slow burn to steamy
Thief of Hearts is a cute sci-fi romance about a Pruxnae who stole his Lady Warrior and in the process stole her heart as well. I liked how each of their promises were true but also carried a bit of dishonesty in the unspoken parts of them. However, Lucy Varna also reminds us that words spoken in anger or jest can hurt as well. I wanted more of Alna and Gared and their story. I really liked Gared but Alna was just okay. Thief of Hearts is a fun start of The Puxnae series.
I received this audiobook for free from StoryOrigin. This is my honest and voluntary review.
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