The Krinar Captive
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A new standalone romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Twist Me and The Krinar Chronicles
Emily Ross never expected to survive her deadly fall in the Costa Rican jungle, and she certainly never thought she’d wake up in a strangely futuristic dwelling, held captive by the most beautiful man she’d ever seen. A man who seems to be more than human…
Zaron is on Earth to facilitate the Krinar invasion—and to forget the terrible tragedy that ripped apart his life. Yet when he finds the broken body of a human girl, everything changes. For the first time in years, he feels something more than rage and grief, and Emily is the reason for that. Letting her go would compromise his mission, but keeping her could destroy him all over again.
NOTE: This is a full-length, standalone romance that takes place approximately five years before The Krinar Chronicles trilogy (aka Mia & Korum’s story). You do not have to have read that trilogy to enjoy this book.
A great addition to the Krinar series
After reading the original Krinar series multiple times, I was ready for additional material.
This is a stand alone book , so no need to be familiar with her other Krinar books in order to enjoy this one. But, don’t say I didn’t warn you when you rush to purchase the rest of the series. This is addictive and should come with a black box warning;).
The hero is a broken hearted alpha male mourning the death of his wife. The heroine is a smart workaholic who has never taken the time to care for herself. She’s too busy doing what she thinks she should do rather than deciding really what she wants. Luckily there’s a HEA for them both.
Don’t let the sci-fi label fool you. This series demonstrates that you don’t have to be human to share the human experience.
Struggled to finish, don't waste your money
Great standalone prequel to the Krinar Chronicles
Having read Close Liaisons several times I was dying to read more works from Anna Zaires. The Krinar Captive did not disappoint. It takes place on Earth years before Mia and Korum meet in CL.
Zaron rescues Emily from certain death after she falls from a bridge in Costa Rica. At first, Zaron is only interested in saving the girls life and preventing his race from being discovered. But living in close quarters with Emily causes his libido to act up and he quickly begins to want more from her.
Emily does not believe in aliens and thinks she is having some kind of mental episode. But as the truth becomes clear, Emily finds herself at odds with her mind, her body, and other inner demons.
One of the things I love about Zaires’ writing style is her ability to make something totally unrealistic seem so glaringly real. In the midst of a story about an alien captivity we see everyday actions like preparing for job interviews and watching movies. Zaron is not head over heels in lust or love with everything about Emily. He feels anger, frustration, arrogance and a ton of other emotions that we can clearly see. He can go off in a snit. He is not the perfect hero but a very real one instead.
As much as I loved watching the relationship between Zaron and Emily grow, what I really enjoyed was the world building. I loved how everything was fresh and new to Emily. I loved her joy at discovering new alien items as well as her anguish over her restrictive environment. The intensity of her emotions reached out to me at every turn.
While Close Liaisons remains my favorite AZ book, The Krinar Captive is an excellent read that has all the elements a good paranormal romance should have.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.