Saturday, March 13, 2021

Review: Close Liaison's by Anna Zaires


Book Description

For college student Mia Stalis, the invaders—the beautiful, mysterious Krinar—are only stories on the news. Rumors about them abound: about their impossible strength and speed, their intentions toward Earth… their vampiric tendencies. None of it concerns her, though—until she catches Korum’s eye.

Powerful and terrifyingly seductive, the Krinar leader will stop at nothing to possess her. Helplessly drawn to her magnetic captor, Mia is plunged into the dangerous, secretive world of the Ks and forced to choose between truth and lies, her people and her lover… her freedom and her heart.

My Review

When the Krinar showed up on Earth, they left no room for a fight. Earth and all of their people would let them be here because they were out gunned by a lot. Life on Earth it seems began as an experiment by the Krinar many years ago. The aliens are kind of like vampires as they can drink blood but don't need it anymore since they have evolved past that but they still enjoy drinking blood. 

Most humans didn't think anything about the Krinar being here because they weren't really invaders. They had Krinar centers and really didn't affect the lives of humans all that much. Though they had made a few changes like telling humans that meat and dairy in their diets was bad and a lot of farmers had to switch from animals to growing fruits and vegetables. Mia hadn't met any of their people and was sitting in Central Park one day when she caught the eye of Korum. 

Mia was afraid of Korum at first because of all the rumors about the aliens being vampires and since they were much stronger than humans, he could do whatever he wanted and she wouldn't be able to stop him. He turned out to be an ok guy and just wanted to get to know her and take her out, date her. He made the fact that he wanted to be intimate with her very clear and she's not sure she wants to have her first time with an alien but he makes her feel things when she's around him. Being inexperienced, she doesn't really understand how to react to him or how she's feeling about him. She's scared that he won't take no for an answer if she tells him she's not interested even though she is kinda interested but he's very bossy and overbearing. So instead of telling him no, that she just wants to get back to her life...she decides to go to his apartment and give herself to him. Thinking that once he has her, he'll be tired of her and move on to someone else and she can have her life back. It was at this point that the story became a little too unbelievable for me. I mean would a woman really act like that? Maybe, or maybe I'm too outspoken to think that could happen. 

When the resistance comes to her and asks her to spy on him, she agree's. They tell her things about him and his people and she believes them. For the most part I didn't like Korum, he's overbearing and tells Mia what she can and can't do. He knows that she's been told that his kind keep humans as sex slaves and he doesn't tell her any different so it's really no wonder that she ends up helping the resistance even though she's practically living with him and sharing his bed. I felt bad for her because on one hand she feels like she loves him but on the other hand he's so darn bossy that she doesn't feel like her life is her own anymore. A lot of the hard feelings could have been resolved if he had just taken the time to talk to her more and let her know more about his people and his plans. It's hard to really like a book when throughout 99% of the book you don't like the hero. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.