It's a good book but I've read the "Hades Warriors" serie before "Deep Hard and Rough" and I found the serie better than this book. It's a bit too long. Otherwise the plot is good and the characters are interesting.
Luna Riyan dreams of a life without violence, degradation, and vile sex, a life unlike all that she has ever known. She has been planning to escape when she has enough saved, but when she is told her prized virginity will be sold to the highest bidder, she knows she can't wait any longer. After nearly being killed by the man obsessed with her, she finds herself aboard the spacecraft of three very big, very fearsome warriors.
Erak, Genet, and Raimi are princes in search of females to carry their future heirs. The brothers fear nothing and expect compliance in all things. But things do not turn out quite as they expected. They never thought for a moment that their mate would be the same female, or that she would be a tiny human. They will show her that killing their enemies isn't the only thing they are good at. The only problem is that their mate is traumatized from her past on an ugly planet where prostitution and slavery are rife. She is afraid and reluctant to give them what they want ... to possess her completely.
Be Warned: voyeurism, menage sex (MFMM)
Erak strode into the dining hall with a fierce scowl on his face, determined strides, and his hands clenched by his sides. She had already grown wet sitting so close to Genet and Raimi, but seeing the hardness pour off him, the alphaness and his warrior stride, had a fresh gush of wetness coating her the intimate lips of her pussy. He only wore a pair of low hanging leathers, and his skin was damp and slightly pink from what she knew was a shower. His black hair was even darker when it was wet, appearing like the onyx wings of a Ravenward bird. The muscles of his chest were so pronounced, so defined, that his power wasn’t even a question. Luna let her eyes travel down the hard ridges, toned dips, and traced the intricate inked lines on his forearms that spoke of his royal lineage. He also had dark ink that continued up his biceps and disappeared around his back.
Erak didn’t look at anyone as he came further into the room and took a seat at the head of the table. His brow was furrowed, but even his pinched expression couldn’t take away from the attractive rawness that he exuded. Her heart pounded fiercely, and her cheeks heated further. Luna couldn’t tear her eyes away from him, and the longer she stared at Erak, the more the lust swirled inside of her, taking her to an unknown and unfamiliar place.
His hands were on top of the table, and she watched in feminine appreciation as he curled those long fingers inward and lifted only his eyes to pierce her with his violet stare. His head was still downcast, and his dark hair was a swatch of silky ink across his forehead. Genet and Raimi shifted in their seats, and the heat increased in the room. She swore she could feel their arousal for her, hear their hearts pounding faster, and taste their need to have her thicken the air.
“If you keep staring at me, Fallina, I won’t be able to control my actions.” His voice was deep, rough, and baritone. It caressed her like she wanted his hands to, like she wanted all of them to. Even with his subtle warning she couldn’t break the mesmerizing hold he seemed to have on her. Ever so slightly he flattened his hands on the table, pushed up so his forearms and biceps bulged from the action, and leaned closer to her. “If you keep looking at me like that, I’m liable to throw you over my shoulder, tear those hideous clothes off of you, and feast on your body until you scream my name in pleasure. I’ve stayed away because I know that is what you want, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been hard as fuck.”
Her pulse beat in her throat, in her ears, and drowned out everything else until she only sensed the three of them. Blinking through the haze of desire, Luna slowly looked over at Raimi and Genet. The brothers had the same expression Erak did: scorching need to see her completely bared for them. Oh God. Wetness was a continuous flow from her.
Something shifted across Erak’s face, and for a moment she felt real fear toward him. Luna didn’t know too many things, but what she did know was that at this exact moment she needed to put some distance between her and the three of them or she wouldn’t be able to deny them or herself any longer. A low rumble started to fill the room, and she looked at Genet and Raimi, but the noise wasn’t coming from them. When she looked back at Erak her heart stalled in her chest. He stood to his full seven foot height, and the air around them became so charged the hair on her arms stood on end.
“Run, Luna. Run.”
Luna Riyan has had a rough life. Her life is filled with violence, degradation and the threat of sex, and she known no other life. She plans her escape, saving every dime she can. The one thing that she has saved is her virginity and it’s a prize her boss is willing to sell at the highest bidder. I have to admire her, she was willing to take chances for the possibility of hope of a different life than she has known. Erak, Genet, and Raimi are princes that have to find there mate that will carry their future heirs. While the brothers are close when the spot Luna, none of the brothers even thought they would have the same mate. The three brothers spend most of the book together, so it was hard to get a feel for each brother individually. The chemistry between the three brothers and Luna is blistering. The sex scenes were hot and steamy. Despite the odd title this book was a great read. I was sucked into the story and had a hard time putting this book down; to the point I read this book in one sitting. I found it well written. The main characters and the secondary characters were realistic and appealing. Overall, this was a great book.
Luna is a disadvantaged young woman stuck on a planet known for whores, excessive partying and illicit activities. She spends her entire life trying to make a better life for herself, given her circumstances. When three brothers of royal blood visit the seedy restaurant she works in, she tries her best to find a way to use them as a means of escape and to be free. The opening of the story starts with the conflict of the three brothers, put to the test by their father who tasks them with finding a mate so they can stop throwing their lives away on trivial things. Erak, Genet and Raimi are strong warriors and royalty on their planet of Aktulla. They need heirs and partners to rule in their father’s place some day. When travelling through the planets to stop on Kat’aki to refuel, they find something special in a pretty, soft-spoken but compelling human female that they cannot turn away from. The science fiction setting is very descriptive with the surroundings and the humanoids, so you know you are on a different planet. The author gives the brothers a formidable form in comparison to the small frame of the female character. You almost question if they are going to overcome her by their brute strength but Jenika Snow shows the compassion between the characters that draws them together. This sci-fi romance immerses you in the struggles of a desperate woman who is used to defending herself. Luna is a strong-willed female character who braves her surroundings and finds courage to survive on a planet that is aggressive and male dominated. In her desperation of wanting a better life and getting a fighting chance, she tries to use her female charms but it doesn’t turn out as expected. It’s a great story of lonely hearts finding each other and a strong bond that is created between the three characters that spans the universe.
Luna Riyan has lived a hard life, and she’s ready to have her freedom. When things go badly she runs onto the first ship off her dry and dusty planet, only to realize that it’s the ship of the very men that she found so fascinating back on her planet. Erak, Genet and Raimi are all strong and very Alpha type men, princes on their home planet. They didn’t plan on sharing a mate but they are all drawn to Luna and find themselves very willing to share Luna if it means they can keep her. Luna fights the idea of submitting to the three warriors because she wants her freedom and is afraid that being their mate means that she will never know the freedom she has always dreamed of. I liked that Luna didn’t immediately jump on board with the idea of mating all three warriors that she took her time and actually thought it out. It gave it a bit more of a realistic edge. Ms. Snow is known for her edgy and sexy erotic romances and this one is on par with her others. It’s full of sexy scenes and I really enjoyed the differences in the men and they way they spend time with Luna. I recommend this story to fans of erotic sci-fi romance. It’s full of enough advanced technology, unique sexy scenes and still enough familiarity with that it’s not too strange to the senses. It’s a very easy to follow premise and story and very entertaining.
Luna is a desperate woman, and who can blame her? Where she lives is literally the toilet at the end of the universe and she’s ready to run from her boss who is determined to either have her virginity or sell it. She has a rough time of it, to say the least, and has since she was a girl. She is literally the only human on the planet, as well as the only virgin. When the royal trio of Erak, Genet, and Raimi arrive on her planet she stows away only to find herself welcomed when the brothers discover who she is. Fate anyone? I was a little confused to begin with where this story was going. The three brothers need mates to propagate the royal line but all three end up with the same female. She’s going to be busy! Also, “encounters” between Luna and the brothers are few and while steamy and hot, not what I anticipated given this is supposed to be classified in the erotic genre. I did enjoy the radically different personalities the men possessed and that Luna identified with each because of it. The three made up the perfect mate so to speak. It did have what I always crave from any story I read: an epilogue.
Erak, Genet, and Raimi don't realize that they have met their mate, Luna. Luna wants her freedom and doesn't realize what being their mate means. I really enjoyed how Lena realized what she really wanted and how the guys were all patient with her.