*REVIEW* – The Last Dominant, Eris Adderly

#scifithriller #scifiromance #powerexchange

Adult/18+ read

I am a member of a lot of different Facebook groups and this author came highly recommended by a fellow reader. I can’t for the life of me remember which of the many groups her recommendation was in, but if by any chance you are that person and you just happen to be reading this post THANK YOU SO MUCH! I absolutely LOVED this book and have now found a new author I can add to my list of ‘must reads’  – her backlist looks amazing too!

Blurb

“I can have whatever I want. I own you.”

Qillian Wehr is the last of his kind. A bloodline of unspeakable power.
To the Imbrian government, he is a weapon. A last resort in their age-old war with Rhyolus.
His leaders want insurance. They want an heir.
 They need a genetic match.
 And now, they’ve found her.

Exotic. Stunning. Lethal.
 Rushkah Ekhayl would murder Qillian in his sleep if she got the chance. She’s Rhyolusian. She is his enemy.

The Last Dominant is a scorching enemies-to-lovers romance where a taste of treason unlocks desires of submission and control. For mature readers only.

Publisher’s Note: This steamy sci-fi thriller contains elements of power exchange.

My Review – Super-hot and emotionally charged read!

This is a super-hot enemies to lovers sci-fi romance, containing a solid plot and sizzling scenes of power exchange and I found it to be a fabulous read. The powerful Imbrian Qillian is coveted as a valuable weapon in his people’s war with their enemies. He is tasked by his political masters to effectively breed Rushkah, a genetically compatible captive Rhyolusian, to ensure another of his ilk, and the evolving relationship between them is full of passion as the couple navigate their predicament.

Qillian and Rushkah are both dominants at heart, which makes for a fascinating read, full of conflict as the pair try and assert control over one another. Despite his strength and undeniable power, Qillian is just as much a pawn as Rushkah, and I found it fascinating how he deals with the situation. What starts off as mutual hate, distrust and loathing slowly transforms into mutual respect and more as the couple are closeted together by order of the Imbrian leaders who have their own methods of compulsion… 

The way these two characters rub each other up the wrong way is just so entertaining – Qillian is at heart a grumpy archivist, used to his own company and is frustrated by the very presence and actions of Rushkah, who seeks to get under his skin and defy him at every turn.  I could not put this book down as I was so invested in what this couple were going through and what would happen if and when the bloodline had been secured. The read contains some violence, as a number of powerful Imbrians view Rushkah and her people as little more than animals. 

This page-turning read is recommended for sci-fi readers who like engaging characters, great worldbuilding and intense and smoking hot lovemaking scenes.

Reviewed by Tina Williams

Purchase Links

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About Tina Williams

Book reviewer and blogger and co-organiser of Tamworth (UK) Literary Festival

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