What I hoped for An female alien male human sci fi romance with steamy scenes. What this book is For at least 2 3 of the book we might as well be in a contemporary setting for there is nothing that feels even remotely alien about the girl, or the situations. The sci fi elements in the story is very light, almost non existent the story could have just as easily been about a girl from a middle eastern kingdom and a navy officer. Don t get me wrong, it s readable al right, it s just not what I expected. This was a good book Pike is a newly appointed admiral of a star ship for the Space Fleet Ahh yes, a yummy guy in uniform Pike meets the heroine Laleh how the heck do you pronounce that at a bar and he ends up rescuing her from her brother Jai as he beats her and attempts to kidnap her to take her back to there home planet Laleh s brother was able to find her because she was placed on a deportation list due to a clerical error Pike ends up marrying Laleh to save her from deportation because her home planet treats women horribly and he can t stand to see her sent back Of course her brother Jai takes it as a personal insult to the family that she marries an outsider without permission In his culture to assuage family dishonor Laleh must be killed for her offense So now Jai is out to get Laleh I like that A Political Refugee On Twenty Fourth Century Earth, Laleh Sarafpour Suddenly Faces Deportation To Her Hellish Home Planet Because Of A Ridiculous Clerical Error She Never Expects A Chance Meeting With Pike Grayson, A Deliciously Sexy Spacefleet Admiral, To Drastically Change Her Life In The Span Of A Night, Pike Saves Laleh From Her Sadistic Half Brother Sent To Haul Her Back To The Nightmare Of Her Past Life And Offers Her A Chance To Save Herself A Marriage Of Convenience ë Refuge (Skyport Virgo, #1) ì Download by ë Lolita Lopez For Naturalization PapersFrom The Moment Pike Claps Eyes On Laleh, He Craves The Breathtakingly Exotic Beauty Pike S Desire Ignites The Second She Accepts His Proposal, But Her Innocence In The Pleasures Of The Flesh Forces Him To Practice A Little Patience With The Gentlest Of Seductions, Pike Introduces Laleh To All The Naughty Delights To Be Found In A Marriage BedAs They Journey Across Galaxies To Pike S First Command Station, The Sizzling Attraction Between The Pair Proves To Be Explosive But When Laleh S Past Threatens To Catch Up With Them, Pike Risks Everything To Protect The Woman Who Has Managed To So Perfectly Capture His Heart I actually enjoyed this one a lot than I thought I was I really liked it Her non Russian Protector World I say world, because that includes the Connelly Brothers and the Albanians tend to be not necessarily misses, but not hits like the aforementioned series To be fair, I haven t read her SERIES under this name very much Just the short kinky ones So the Dragons might be a different story all together. The only thing that really bugged me at all Once again it was set in Houston. Really, even in the sci fi future, all of her novels have to have Houston be a part of it There are other cities ya know It didn t really bother me that much, but it was just one of those slight eye rolling moments We get it, you like Houston I was bor Refuge by Lolita Lopez is her first book in her Skyport Virgo series Refuge is a futuristic romance. Refuge features Laleh Sarafpour, a refuge on Earth hiding out from her extremely abusive father and brother Laleh s mother escaped with Laleh from their home planet years ago and have taking refuge on Earth Laleh is now along with her mom having recently died from an accident Laleh is set to be deported when Pike Grayson, a Spacefleet admiral steps in and offers a marriage of convenience The marriage of convenience turns into much but Laleh s family is determined to destroy her happiness. I enjoyed this romance with a bit of intrigue Laleh and Pike were likable characters Life on the skyport was interesting to read about and the I really liked this both characters have flaws but who doesn t I like the way they have problems Pike can be kind of a dick, but they work it out rather then letting it fester and there is no long, drawn out mis communication or deception that occurs so much in lots of romance tales. There s plenty of sexy times, though to be honest, they didn t do much for me They weren t awful though The world building was fine, would have liked a little imagination to be honest Space travel is common place but Laleh likes orange soda and chocolate pecan cheesecake A universe of things to eat and drink and she still prefers orange soda and cheesecake Seemed kind of silly to me Also, Laleh is an alien, from a completely different planet but there s no mention of any real physical difference Does she just look like a h ☆ Refuge (Skyport Virgo, #1) ☆ Laleh had a veneer of depth, but man, Pike was just like, dick words and actual dick moves He was no substance And that my friends means that I was bored to tears of the sex It felt awkward and fake, and weird, and just no I found myself skimming past every scene just to get to the plot. Actually now in chapter one, I wonder why I m even skimming for the plot Why am I finishing this book No idea, but I will regret it I can sense it Nope, I definitely regret it The cheese factory ended with a true Harlequin ending I guess the Grab series is like the only Lolita Lopez thing I like And since the issues with Ellora s Cave, well, I guess I ain t getting that Well, c est la vie, there are books to come.
Main Characters Laleh Sarafpour A refugee from a planet where women are abused and considered chattel. Pike Grayson A spacefleet Admiral who decides to marry Laleh to keep her from being deported to her home planet. Synopsis Laleh is a political refuge who is about to be deported to her home world due to a clerical error In her own world, women are abused and treated as chattel Pike Grayson saves Laleh from her half brother and offers to marry her so she can be naturalized as an Earth citizen. The story tells about their marriage as it changes from one of convenience to one of love. My Thoughts Well written and interesting characters. Enjoyed this book a lot Tempted to re read it Excellent heroine Educated, level headed, doesn t beg, grovel or put up with much crap. Hero was enjoyable too Although he does perform a little douchebaggery, he s very apologetic and sincerely feels like a cad afterwards Somewhat typical male ego, but not extreme. Sex scenes were good Hey it s Lolita Lopez writing this but not too frequent or overdone. Great villain tension I kept waiting for Jai to pop out through many scenes. and didn t see it coming when he did. HEA, Recommended Not much of a story but for pure smut with some romance, it was perfect.
About The Author
While browsing bookstore shelves as a teenager, Lo discovered the erotic writings of Ana s Nin and A.N Roquelaure Certain her mother would not approve, Lo smuggled the books home and squirreled them away in the most likely of places under her bed Late at night, she delved into the sensual worlds both writers created.As a co ed studying biochemistry and genetics at Texas AM University, Lo