Smiley by Laurann Dohner
“I’m turned on. I rumble. It’s a good thing.”
Author: Laurann Dohner
Vanni is furious when her fiancé tricks her into attending a conference where his father’s church is protesting the New Species Organization. She hates everything those vile bigots stand for. Vanni goes to the bar to cool off and ends up seated next to a handsome New Species. Things heat up fast when they are both drugged.
Smiley doesn’t want to believe the sweet human would dose them with the breeding drug. He’s willing to trust her and determined to save her life. He’ll hold her. Protect her. Offer up his body to distract them both from the pain. She is his female, even if she doesn’t realize it yet.
Thoughts: Laurann Dohner and her New Species series is my absolute favorite series right now, and Smiley is a beautiful change of pace from Darkness. Darkness started to make me feel as if the series was starting to wan a bit, but Smiley threw that idea right out the window. Vanni made for a beautiful, but innocent pawn, being given a human version of breeding drug in a bar along with Smiley who is also drugged. The ploy is caught early enough that the only ones made to suffer are Vanni and Smiley – which makes some very erotic and steamy moments between these two! The drugs have them turned on in for each other in no time flat, and – Oh, wow – the chemistry between these two practically leaps off the pages! You may just need some cool down time yourself afterward…;)
This one is a steamy read that’s for sure.
I loved seeing this series get back on track. It was just a whole different pace in comparison to the whole series, and stood out on its own in comparison to all the rest. With thirteen books in this series, I can honestly say that this is one of those few that will stick out with the other fan favorites in the long term that I will remember overall. Smiley was a hit for this series – LOVED IT!