Slade (New Species, Book 2) by Laurann Dohner

         I actually read this book before I read the Seventh book, because for some reason Amazon wouldn't let me download, it because it said it was banned in the US. But (!) I kept checking back, and it finally was okay for me to get it :)
         Dr. Trisha Norbit is flat on her back in a hospital bed, pinned under a really big New Species male. Though drugged out of his mind, he promises her ecstasy and is determined to deliver-but hospital staff intervenes.
         215 is a man Trisha will never forget. But, when she meets him again at Homeland...he doesn't even remember her. The nosy new doctor wants to know all about the breeding habits between humans and Species. Slade proposes a hands-on education, but she's not interested in a one-night stand. He can't offer more because he's haunted by the memory of a woman he once tried to claim. He's shocked when he realizes they are one and the same. He's blown it-she'll never give him a chance now. But, when her life is in danger, he's the only one who can save her.
        As they flee through the wilderness, their desire ignites and cannot be denied. Hot sex, on the run, has consequences that are even more dangerous and will change their lives forever.Reader Advisory: There is a scene of an attempted rape.
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         The thing I like most about Slade is that he seems to have adjusted to life really well. Even when he was first brought into the hospital, after he was rescued, he wasn't raving and trying to kill people. He just tried to seduce Trisha. He has it together for the most part. And I like the fact that he was so devoted to this image of her in the hospital that he wasn't willing to be with anyone else. That being said... How the hell did he not recognize her? The New Species are all about scent and all that jazz, he spent so much time guarding her, how did he not recognize how she smelled? Maybe he was too drugged... I don't know, maybe I should learn how to suspend my disbelief better.

         I also want to say this... BABIES! Oh my goodness. I. Love. Babies. At least I love them in books. I love when characters have babies and though it hinted constantly throughout the book that she was going to have a baby (rereading it, she was hitting you over the head trying to clue you in) I was still so excited when she found out she was pregnant. And I also love when the male character is like, no way is that mine, and then he is a big jerk and almost blows his chances, but then he realizes the truth and tries to win her back. That happened here but I felt like it all happened so fast, I wish that part had been drawn out a little more.

         I am so beyond happy that the New Species can now have children, They deserved it so so much, and now they can start to build the families that they have longed for. Laurann Dohner has some writing issues, she kind of stated the obvious... how do I explain this, there were terms for this that I learned in my writing class, but it has been several months since then, and with chemo brain it is sometimes hard to remember stuff like that... Damn I can't remember, but sometimes her writing style would take me out of the story. Like she would say, "She experienced fear." Well, yeah she is being shot at of course she is feeling fear, you don't have tell me. But if memory serves her writing improves the further into the series she gets.

         Well, I'm off to start my next  book :)

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