Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Book Review: Hunter's Claim by S.E. Smith


Book Description

When Earth received its first visitors from space.... The Trivators came to bring Earth into the Alliance of Star Systems, but now they have to take control of Earth to prevent the humans from destroying it in the panicked chaos. The Trivators aren’t prepared for how humans will affect their own lives, though, starting with a family of three sisters….

Alone in a world gone mad with just her younger sisters, Jesse Sampson has learned to use the darkness and the remains of Seattle to keep what is left of her family alive. She has seen the savage side of human nature and found they are not much different from the aliens who conquered the Earth.

Hunter belongs to a unit of Trivators who specialize in quelling violent uprisings. His ability to track and capture is renowned, but he finds the tables turned when he is the one captured by a group of ruthless humans.

Hunter is shocked when a strange human female risks her life to help him escape, only to disappear into the ruins of the city. He now has a new mission: finding the female who saved his life.

My Review

Trivators are aliens that came to Earth in peace to bring Earth into the alliance of star systems. But a lot of earthlings didn't take having aliens on Earth very well, they just didn't trust them. So humans fought the Trivators but the aliens are bigger, stronger, faster and have better weapons. Little factions of humans have turned to the Trivators when they started handing out food and other supplies to show that they aren't the enemy. But there are still some brutal humans who want nothing more than to kill all the aliens. Some humans just don't trust the aliens and are scared of them like Jesse and her two sisters. Jesse and her sisters have been living by hiding and stealing what supplies they need but it's not nearly enough. 

While out trying to gather some food for her and her sisters, Jesse comes across some humans who have captured a Trivator and plan on torturing him until he's dead. Jesse can't just leave him to that fate so she rescues him and leaves. Once Hunter is free, he meets up with two of his teammates and they go looking for Jesse. She has a small cut and Hunter uses the small of her blood to track her. Once they find the sisters they are taken back to their ship because they are not in good shape. They are sick, hurt, malnourished and dehydrated. But the sisters don't trust Hunter at all and escape which puts them in danger. 

These sisters are smart and really challenge the three Trivators who are looking after them. Hunter claims Jesse as his Amate and the two sisters as his family so they can stay with him. This leads to the sisters having to go back to his home world with him and they are still trying to trust he and his people. But Jesse and Hunter find a way to get closer and make their relationship work after a little time. 

I love a good alien romance and this was definitely a good one. I loved the danger, romance, humor and alien world that they end up on. What a fun book. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.