Planet X by Evangeline Anderson
Published by Ellora's Cave on November 1, 2009
Genres: Erotic, Mail Order Brides, Romance, Sci-Fi
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Krisa Elyison is a bride-to-be—bought and paid for by a stuffy aristocrat. Though she secretly longs for just one adventure all on her own, she knows the reality of her life—she is destined to be the wife of the elderly and pompous Lord Radisson.
Kurt Teague is a prisoner—a galactic criminal wanted for multiple murders. He is also Feral, a proud and savage people known for their indomitable wills to survive and their fiercely possessive natures. His tortured past has turned him into a ruthless killer—an unthinkable fate to the innocent, sheltered Krisa.
Resigned to her destiny, Krisa boards the starship that will take her to another planet and her loveless marriage. In the cargo hold, she stumbles across Teague—so fierce a prisoner he’s blindfolded and chained to a wall. Even so, her heart jumps at the sound of his deep, gravely voice.
When the ship crashes onto an uncharted jungle planet, Krisa has no choice but to trust the menacing convict with both her virginity and her life. Yet, on a world filled with ravenous telepathic beasts and cannibalistic natives…Krisa discovers that the gorgeous and mysterious Teague may be the most dangerous animal of all.
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I want you to close your eyes for a moment. Imagine the main character from those movies. Think about Riddick’s defining characteristics. Think about how the movie Pitch Black opens with the meeting of the character Riddick.
Now add some hair, take away the glasses and you’ve met Teague from Planet X. This guy is Riddick all over again! He can see in the dark. He’s known as a scary killer and has a bounty on his head. His primary weapon of choice is a knife. The book even starts with the MCs meeting on a spaceship with Teague being held in the cargo bay as a criminal on his way to jail. The ship crash lands on a hostile planet. Any of that sound familiar??
I have to admit. I have a small crush on Riddick (And Vin Diesel). 🙂 I’ve seen all the movies (even Pitch Black and I HATE horror and bugs), I’ve seen The Chronicles of Riddick (Director’s Cut, of course. It’s the only way to watch) several times and I’ve even seen the anime movie that segues Pitch Black into The Chronicles of Riddick: The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury.
Teague reminds me so much of Riddick (especially Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick) that I feel that Anderson is lucky she hasn’t been slapped with a lawsuit, lol.
I love Teague but the heroine is waaaaaay past annoying. She does a lot of smexing Teague up but doesn’t follow through. The crude (but accurate) term for her would be “cock tease.” No, seriously. She really pushes it to that point. She gets down to everything with him BUT sex on a rather regular basis throughout the book.
The book itself has moderate world-building but the plot idea was sound and enjoyable. The whole “Bride Planet” idea with the implants was very creepy and I wish that there was some type of follow up for that part of the plot. The time that the two characters spend on Planet X was sexy but quite unbelievable. I liked the dream sequences that Krisa had but they also made me mad. WHY can’t she figure out what the reader figures out in a decent amount of time? And I got so sick and tired of Krisa not giving it up to Teague but rubbing herself all over him like a cat in heat that I wanted to reach into the book and slap her.
The ending was…meh. I wanted more of Teague.
That being said, I would have given this book 4 stars for Teague alone if the heroine wasn’t such a wishy-washy annoying tease.