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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Guest Review: Close Liaisons by Anna Zaires

Overall a great read!

A dark and edgy romance that will appeal to fans of erotic and turbulent relationships . . .

In the near future, the Krinar rule the Earth. An advanced race from another galaxy, they are still a mystery to us - and we are completely at their mercy.

Shy and innocent, Mia Stalis is a college student in New York City who has led a very normal life. Like most people, she's never had any interactions with the invaders - until one fateful day in the park changes everything. Having caught Korum's eye, she must now contend with a powerful, dangerously seductive Krinar who wants to possess her and will stop at nothing to make her his own.

How far would you go to regain your freedom? How much would you sacrifice to help your people? What choice will you make when you begin to fall for your enemy?

WARNING: This book contains strong sexual content and explicit language and is not suitable for readers under 18.

The book opens at the onset of an alien invasion, and being a scifi fan, I was ecstatic. We quickly jump five years into the future and the writer gives us a wonderful and intriguing view into how Earth has changed, shown through the perspective of a young college student named Mia. 

After the "Great Panic" (loved that) things seem pretty peaceful. Then Mia meets Korum, one of the Aliens. Right from the beginning, their relationship is very tumultuous. I did have an issue with how erratic Mia's emotions were, and not always understanding the motivations and sudden mood changes. They also felt a bit isolated with a lack of secondary characters, and the plot seemed a bit shallow. At about thirty percent in, I was on the fence about this book. BUT, as I got deeper into it, the plot really started to flesh out. 

Once I got past halfway, I couldn't put it down. I was completely hooked. The book took directions that completely surprised me as the substantial plot really gathered steam. The secondary characters I longed for made their appearance. In essence, everything I'd felt lacking in the first half really came through on the back end. I felt that the finish was so strong and creative that it deserved a five.

5 Sheep 

Guest Reviewer: Donna Augustine 


  1. Thanks for recommending, I just finished this and it's awesome. Reading book 2 now.

  2. Thanks for letting us know! So glad you enjoyed it :)