Review: Accidental Abduction by Eve Langlais

Posted February 28, 2015 by Lorna in Lorna, Reviews, Science Fiction / 33 Comments

Review: Accidental Abduction by Eve Langlais
Accidental Abduction by Eve Langlais
Series: Alien Abduction #1
Published by Indie
Published on: May 22, 2011
Genres: Science Fiction
Pages: 142
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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He didn't mean to abduct the human female, but now that he has her, should he kill her or take her as his mate?

A boyfriend's attempted murder leaves Megan floundering in the ocean. Sinking without hope, the bright light she sees in the night sky isn't her doorway to heaven, but rather the beginning of her accidental abduction by a space pirate. While thankful of his rescue, Megan stays true to form and just can't keep her mouth shut, even when he keeps threatening to kill her--or auction her off to the highest bidder.

Tren retired from his job as a mercenary so he could enjoy life, but he never counted on the boredom of normalcy. The acquisition of rare items has somewhat filled the void, but his accidental abduction of an outspoken earthling, turns his life upside down. Her fiery spirit draws him while at the same time drives him insane. Struggling with his urges, he must decide-- throttle her barbarian neck or ravish her?

Despite what his heart tries to tell him, he's determined to sell her to the highest bidder even as he seduces her body. However, despite his best intentions, he discovers he can't let her go. And when a foe from his past thinks to steal her, he'll do anything to get her back.

I had no idea what to expect when I started this book. It’s my first read by this author and I have to say, it certainly was different.

“Maybe drowning won’t be so bad” When a book starts out like that, it did peak my interest right away. Megan is treading water in the middle of the Pacific Ocean where her con man boyfriend has left her to die. Out of the blue(literally), a spaceship starts lifting her, along with a lot of ocean life, up into the opening of the ship. The ship belongs to Tren, a large purple creature that looks a lot like a human, but isn’t. He’s a former mercenary, and is now engaged in obtaining rare finds for collectors in other universes. And Megan just might be the rarest he has ever procured, especially when he decides to keep her to sell in the sex slave trade-and not one on earth.

Megan is one of the spunkiest heroines I have come across lately. She’s got a potty mouth, she doesn’t take anything off of anyone, and proceeds to drive Tren crazy with her non-stop talking, and her lustful personality. Lusty, sexy, any other name to do with sex- that describes Megan. Tren is considered one of the biggest bad asses of the galaxy, due to his mercenary jobs. Most people are scared to death of him, but not so Megan. She fights Tren every step of the way, and of course they spend a lot of smexy times together on their way, to take her to be traded.

This story isn’t meant to be serious. It’s very lighthearted, and when there are dangerous situations, it just gets all cleared up way too fast. For some reason, it almost reminded me of a sexy cartoon-it was so hard to picture a purple hero without my mind going there. The other thing it really reminded me of, was the Star Wars bar scene, with all the different types of alien creatures. That part was very imaginative, I thought.

It was kind of a fun read, I will give it that. But it wasn’t exactly my favorite read, and as I said before, it wasn’t what I expected. I think I thought it would be more serious, and I did miss that a lot. I did like Tren, but Megan, while I liked her in the beginning, wasn’t a favorite by the end. Just irritating. I guess I am just used to there being more. More adventure, more story, and even more violence, as opposed to sex scenes every few pages. It kept me reading, so it is easily read, and it is a series, one I don’t think I will be continuing. I do, however, still want to try a shifter book by this author. I would recommend this to lighthearted (and very sexy), adult romance fans, and I know there are lots of people that will completely enjoy this read, it just wasn’t a good one for me.

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I’m Lorna and I live in Maryland. Since retiring, I spend my time mostly reading and reviewing books. My favorite reads are Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Young Adult. I read a lot of indie books in addition to traditionally published books. Favorite paranormal creature? Vampires, but I am really liking werewolves more everyday.


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33 responses to “Review: Accidental Abduction by Eve Langlais

  1. I’m a huge fan of Eve Langlais. Most of her stories aren’t series, but some are more than others. I highly recommend Kodiak Point series (which book one just came out on audio. I’ve already read the series and now I’m going to listen :)), Princess of Hell is great too. Her Freakin’ Shifter series, while fun, is a little silly at times. It is good if you are in the mood for something without any seriousness in it. There are still other series that I haven’t tried yet, but I plan on it soon. This is one that I haven’t tried, but heard good things. I wonder if it gets better as you go on.
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    • I knew you liked her shifter books, and I do want to read one of those, based on your reviews. I am sorry this wasn’t for me-although there were things about it that I did enjoy. My expectations were for a more serious book so that’s on me.I guess I should have realized when I saw he was purple on the cover πŸ™‚
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  2. Oh yep, her writing style can be a bit of a surprise the first time. It definitely isn’t for everyone particularly if you want something a bit more substantive in the plot development and world building. I think they are fun and feisty between my more deep and darker reads. I love her Kodiak Point, Welcome to Hell and Cyborgs. I’ve read a couple of this series, and a few others. It’s okay if this didn’t grab you. πŸ˜‰
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    • Yes, I was really wanting something more substantive. But I do occasionally like a lighthearted read-just not one that has so much promise in the premise for so much more I guess. I was looking for a Kodiak Point book after reading one of Melanie’s reviews when I found this one. I still want to read a Kodiak one.
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  3. Great review. I have found that Eve Langlais is hit or miss for me. There has been some stuff that I LOVED and others that I was like, *eh* got bored with and didn’t even bother to rate. I 5 stared Mated to the Devil, it pulled all the right strings, was fairly serious and is a shifter romance if you do give her another try.
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  4. The cover strikes me as very cyberpunk, but in a steamy way. It may or may not have to do with the shirtless hot dude. Well, I assume he is hot. He does not have a face, so I am not certain.

    That is definitely an intriguing first sentence, so it’s a shame that the story did not live up to your assumptions and expectations. I love some good sex scenes, but it gets obnoxious when they are getting in the way of the story and do not serve to further the plot in any way. The exception, of course, is if it is a plain ol’ erotica. In that case, carry on!

    It disappoints me when a character goes from badass-awesome to just irritating. Still, you gave a great and fair review.
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  5. I must admit that though it doesn’t start out like any of my idea of a good time, the alien thing abducting her is quirky and fun (though a nightmare, if the aliens have a thing for er, anal probes). Any who, I won’t judge too much. I’ll probably keep this in mind when I need some mindless fun. πŸ™‚
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  6. The lack of seriousness is common in Langlais’ books, Lorna. As is a plucky heroine. But they’re definitely fun and sexy. I’ve read a few from her FUC (Furry United Coalition) series and they are loads of sexy fun. There is some danger but the resolutions came quickly, as I recall.

    Anyway, I’m glad you liked your introduction to Langlais enough to still want to try one of her shifter stories. Megan and Tren sound like a fun couple. I liked your comparison to a cartoon, too. Nice review!
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