Happy Monday! I hope you all had a good weekend. I have a pretty chill week ahead of me, just hoping to get more of my NaNo project written. Anyway, after writing my review for The Alien’s Ransom by Ella Maven yesterday I was in the mood to get my review for Bren’s Blessing by Pearl Tate up too.
As always this is a Spoiler Free review.
I also read this a couple of weeks ago because I was on my Sci-Fi romance binge.
Anyway, let’s jump into the review.
Title: Bren’s Blessing
Author: Pearl Tate
Genres: Romance, Sci-Fi
Publication Date: November 7th 2018
When I Read It: June 18th 2021
Goodreads Rating: 3.87 Stars
I never thought I’d end up being abducted by aliens!
I was living my dream, rotating in space around Mars on the Mars Hope Skylab. As the first American woman this far into space, I’ve accomplished more in my twenty-eight years of life than most. I enjoy my job, so when things go sideways and aliens board my lab, I try to stay positive and make sure that I just observe and stay alive. But I’m immediately grabbed and taken to their ship. Unable to understand them and not knowing what they have planned for me, I have to make some hard choices about whether living is the best way to go. And how far will I go to live?
It appears that I’m now the property of the alien that grabbed me.
He’s big, possessive and seems to want to get to know me a lot better…
PLEASE NOTE: This SciFi Romance alien book contains Adult Language and Steamy Adult Bedroom Scenes. It is intended for 18+ Readers & Adults Only. It’s part of a science fiction romance series but can be read as a standalone story with no cliffhangers!
After reading the first Ice Planet Barbarian book I wanted to continue in the romantic sci-fi realm because it’s something I haven’t read a lot of and quite enjoyed. So I picked this up on Kindle Unlimited.
I liked this enough but definitely not as much as Ice Planet Barbarian. While I enjoyed the concept of the aliens being more advanced than Earth and having knowledge of the planet it took out the main element I loved about IPB – the confusion/intrigue of foreign life and the inability to communicate with each other. This wasn’t in this book as much because they could communicate practically immediately. This meant there was a lot more time to focus on the complicated nuances of the alien culture but to be honest, I wasn’t as interested in that part as I should have been.
The first 50% were great – when they were getting to know each other and both were kind of in the dark on where they stood. After that, it again got a little dull because it fell into another typical mated/insta-love situation where the characters actually don’t know each other or have anything to bond them.
The spice in this was great – and I loved that part of the alien’s history and backstory. It just added a fun twist to the more “advanced” than earth thing.
Overall, this was okay. It was fun and quick. Was it anything to write home about – not really but also it wasn’t bad or a waste of time so that’s a win in my book!
Overall Score = 6.5/10
Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
That’s all for today’s review folks.
Even though I didn’t enjoy this as much as some of the other Sci-Fi romances I have read I think it would be great for someone trying to get into the genre (like I mentioned in yesterday’s review) since the aliens are basically human-passing and there wasn’t too much crazy alien concepts to wrap your head around so it’s a good gateway into the genre.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed and I will see you on Wednesday with my Word of the Week ❤