Saturday, January 16, 2016

Cecilia's Mate by April Zyon

Title: Cecilia’s Mate
Series: Space Wars, 3
Author: April Zyon
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre and Pairing: Sci-fi and M/F
Page Count: 101 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Space Wars, 3
Betrayed by her kin.
Cecilia Kauller has always been the little sister, easily ignored until she serves a purpose. Discovering she’s been sold to serve her family’s plan is the last straw. She only knows one person who will protect her—if she can find him.
His past is all a lie.
Draven Ackermann has always had to fight for what he’s wanted in life. Now that he has a career to be proud of, he turns his thoughts to the future—and her. He’s always known Cecilia was meant to be his bond mate, but now it’s time to claim what’s rightfully his.
Together they will heal old wounds.
Their lives are flipped upside down with news neither could have predicted. Only one thing is important to Draven, and that is being Cecelia’s mate.

Cecelia’s believes her mate doesn’t want her but when she is in trouble Draven will move mountains to come to her aid. But will she open up enough to allow him to see the “real” her?
Cecilia’s Mate by April Zyon is the third installment of her Space Wars series. This story is best read in chronological order as it takes off where Sadie’s Mate ends. I adore this series and love the feminine characters Ms. Zyon gives us. They are fairly comfortable with their need to let a man be a strong male character while they flourish being intensely feminine and Cecilia is no exception. But even as she wants her mate to control much more than a feminist would be comfortable with, Ms. Zyon’s characters still have an inner strength. I love the dichotomy between allowing the man to be a “traditional” male while you are more traditionally female. The relationships work in a way which leaves much of the conflict within the story to outside forces. And sometimes you just need the relationship to be easy even if the circumstances surrounding it are not. Ms. Zyon does this so well and I thoroughly enjoy that about her stories. The love seems easy and natural but her stories still have bite. Cecilia is a female character full of courage but wants a protector. Draven sees her and his needs dovetail nicely with hers. Now he just needs to protect her from her family even as secrets surrounding his own are revealed. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and hope Ms. Zyon will continue to provide tales in this world.

                                   Four Twinkling Stars

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