• Xacier's Prize

  • Galactic Courtship Series, Book 1
  • By: Lily Thomas
  • Narrated by: Hunter Wolf
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Xacier's Prize

By: Lily Thomas
Narrated by: Hunter Wolf
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Publisher's Summary

Xacier was once king of the proud Kell Empire, but after his cousin's betrayal, he is enslaved in the fighting arena. The only way to survive? Kill everyone and be the champion. With his strength and skill, only a few battles now stand between Xacier and his freedom, and he will stop at nothing to get out and get his revenge.

But when a human woman is thrown into the arena, Xacier will find himself fighting to defend her, at the risk of losing his freedom—and his life.

Samantha is crossing the galaxy to visit her ailing mother when she is sold to the Frirens and tossed into the middle of an arena battle. Completely out of her element, her only hope of making it out of here alive lies with the strong and ruthless alien who claims her as his prize.

Winning their freedom won't be easy, though, and even if they do make it out together, Samantha isn't sure she'll be able to part ways with this warrior who captured her body and her heart.

No cliff-hangers, no cheating, HEA guaranteed!

©2017 Lily Thomas (P)2022 Lily Thomas

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"How had her life gone from creating life..."

"How had her life gone from creating life to killing it?"

Samantha is on a journey to see her ailing mother... straightforward and simple, until it isn't.

Xacier is dealing with the consequences of betrayal, fighting tooth and nail to regain what was once his, and he isn't going to let anything or anyone stand in his way.

This is a well paced, interesting story, full of secondary characters who could have interesting stories all their own.

I don't typically go for male narrators of romance books, since these typically have a lot of female dialogue and perspective, but I really enjoyed the narrator/audio version of this book. This was an engaging reading.

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Xacier and Samantha!

My favorite part of scifi romances is when you can tell there is a language barrier. let the hilarious misunderstandings commence! This book is no different!! so cute! must read!.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Battling their way to freedom

Story: Samantha (h) finds herself sold to aliens who user her as a prize in their alien gladiator fight arena. Xacier (H) is a large terrifying looking alien who is fighting his way through numerous fights to battle his way to freedom and has no interest in a battle prize, much less a mate. When he wins and is awarded Samantha, Xacier finds himself stepping into the role of her protector. Their feelings and sexual tension between the two deepen. Lots of action and adventure with different battles along the way as Xacier and Samantha have to work together to get out of the area to win their freedom and find their HEA.

Audio: Narrator was fine, though as always, I just don't care for a male narrator trying to do a female voice and vice versa. I'd rather a narrator just stick with one voice - I don't switch back and forth with gender voices when I read, and I honestly just find it annoying.

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  • 06-05-22

Fate or just bad luck?

Samantha has been working herself hard trying to ensure that she has enough to keep her mother in the hospital and cover the medical expenses. She is scraping by but given the last communication from the hospital she feels that she needs to go and see her mother in person. She has been so work focused for so long and she has no other outlet. Trying to pcik the best of bad bunch of ships she ends up selecting the one which she can at least afford although later she finds out the reason for that all of which gets her dumped as a prize in a fighting arena. Xacier for his part is paying, possibly with is life, for one of the most stupid decisions he ever made. If he can just survive the next three days then he will be granted his freedom and he can set everything right. Nothing can stop him, well not exactly nothing.... a small human female in a pink dress is apparently what it takes.
Chapters just the right length to have a couple on the way to and from work. Narration was good.

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  • Missgotty
  • 05-10-22

Gladiator courtship

Samantha is travelling to visit her poorly mother when a disagreement with the captain of the ship lands her in big trouble. She is handed over to slavers and ends up being claimed by an alien gladiator who is working to win his freedom, and to reclaim his kingdom. As time goes on they grow closer.

Although I liked the book Samantha comes across as rather dumb. She makes bad decisions even though the evidence/her intuition is telling her not to, and in the face of danger she makes light of the situation, almost jovial. For ex, when she is about to be assaulted by the captain or killed in the arena, she doesn't seem to take it seriously and has a "phew, nearly got me" attitude and just carries on. In that sense the character wasn't very believable. Other than that I really enjoyed the book and would be interested in reading a book 2 if that was to follow.

I was given this book for free of my own choosing and I voluntarily left this review.