Alyssa Cressfield always wanted a pet—a big, sexy man who would look impressive on a leash. Now, she is finally ready to realize her dream. She visits a pet training center, intending to buy a trained pet. Instead she finds Jax, a fierce human-alien hybrid freshly caught from space, still untamed and unbroken. Alyssa has never encountered an untamed pet before. She can’t resist temptation; she must have him.
On Silenia, it is customary for humans to keep other intelligent species as pets and sex toys. Alyssa is kind at heart, but she is a product of her society and therefore sees nothing wrong with keeping a man in a cage against his will. Jax, on the other hand, is a space pirate who now finds himself wearing a collar and being treated like property. He has no intention of turning tame and obedient, and a battle of wills ensues. Jax and Alyssa quickly discover their undeniable chemistry, but is it enough to reconcile them? What happens when the pet breaks out of his cage?
Note to reader: This is a standalone novel featuring a romance between a human and a human-alien hybrid. While not dark, the story is set in a dystopian society and contains some raunchy sex scenes between the main characters. Recommended for mature readers.
Alyssa is finally ready to purchase a pet. Not just any pet, a pet for pleasure. No cat or dog will do. She wants more, she wants a companion, a lover. While browsing for her pet, she comes across an untamed. He is what she wants. Exotic, dangerous, sexy, and a hybrid - half human and half alien. Alyssa is warned that he isn't trained, she wants him anyhow and within days he is installed at her apartment.
Jax is confused by Alyssa. She treats him well, but he is her sexual pet. He doesn't understand why she can't see how wrong this is. She cares for him, treats him well, but won't let him touch her or out of his damn cage! Jax wants to get his hands on Alyssa in more ways than one. If only Jax would cooperate with Alyssa, she could give him more freedom. Freedom to roam the apartment, take walks, touch her. But he can't reign in his aggression and temper. They both know that first chance Jax gets he is gone. He is not broken like the other pets. He still has a will to live and escape.
Can this ever work? Can Alyssa see Jax as more than a pet? Could she ever love him?
To say I enjoyed this book is an understatement. I started this book at noon, by 5 pm I was done. I needed to know what was going to happen between Jax and Alyssa. The steamy sex scenes really added to the store and made it more enjoyable. Ms. Adler created a realistic world and characters. I fell in love with Jax from the moment Alyssa met him. And from the moment Alyssa met Jax she was slowly changing. She went from owner to being owned. I will admit that at 90% I began to worry and cry - a lot. I was freaked out and hoping it was just a dream. Then the book ended and I was heart broke all over again. No more Alyssa and Jax! Now what??