Affiliations, Aliens, and Other Profitable Pursuits by Lyn Gala

Affiliations, Aliens, and Other Profitable PursuitsRate: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Sci-Fi, BDSM
Length: 186 pages
Published: November 24, 2015
Publisher: Loose ID

A desire for status has brought Ondry and Liam to a human world to trade, but dealing with humans has brought up all the old pain in Liam’s heart. Even though Ondry would do anything to protect his beloved palteia, he doesn’t know how to protect Liam from himself. Worse, Ondry isn’t sure how to shield Liam from the shifting politics on the Rownt ship where the Calti Grandmothers are nothing like the ones they left behind on the planet.

With everything in their lives changing, Ondry and Liam have only each other. If Ondry can’t find a way to defend Liam from the ghosts of the past and overcome the impossibly short life span of a human, their small family might be over long before either of them is ready to let go. Ondry has always been a dominant and possessive Rownt, and with Liam in danger, those traits are necessary as he challenges the world to protect his lover.

My View: This installment in the Claimings series was better than the first book, but not as good as the second one. It was slow in parts, and others moved too fast. Still, it was interesting to see Ondry and Liam again and how their relationship had developed over time.

Liam got to see his previous comrades and Ondry got his introduction to a larger amount of humans and their phycology. The romance is not as important because their relationship is solid and they both take care of each others needs. The central element in the story was the differences and similarities between humans and Rownts.

Overall, it was another excellent book by an author that created and managed a world very well. She knew her characters, settings, and details perfectly, creating a unique story that worked well as an end of a series and at the same time, is open enough for continuity.

What I liked the most: Liam acceptance of his place in Ondry’s life and with the Rownt.

I wanted more of: In this case, I wanted less. Less talk about species and psychological discussions.

Who should read it: Anyone wanting to know more about Ondry’s and Liam’s relationship.


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