REVIEW: I am a big fan of Zoey Draven, her ability to write stories in a slow burn style is what drives me to her books. In this new series, we are introduced to a new kind of hero and a new kind of love story.
Eve is an unassuming young woman who has been mourning the passing of her dad for a long time. Eve also believes she will never find the man who will bring her joy let alone pleasure. At 25 Eve feels she is way past the desired age for marriage, no man gives her a second look because, in the colony, a woman her age has already past her prime.
Khiva is a male escort employed by Madame Allegria (you would think she would be nicer with a name like Allegria). However, not all is as they seem. Madame Allegria is a powerful woman with connections in all parts of the galaxy and a lot of pull in the colony where Khiva now lives. As a Krave, Khiva knows what it is required of him, his skills in the bedroom and nothing more.
When Eve decides to take a daring step to seek the services of the Krave she only wants to experience pleasure. Being a virgin at 25 isn’t something she was proud of, but it was her desire and need for companionship and passion that pushed her curiosity to the Krave. After meeting with Khiva, Eve experiences passion, need and desire as she never knew existed. But while those new emotions are shared by the big man she gave herself to, the reality of his situation becomes an obstacle in their happiness.
As usual, the author creates a situation that requires a solution, and as it is typical of her writing she doesn’t dance around these characters finding the needed solutions. I enjoyed how the author doesn’t push these characters around unnecessarily, she understands what her characters need and she gives the readers what they want. I enjoy these stories because they are passionate, they are elavorate but they are not overblown with unnecessary drama.
Kraving Khiva was fun, sexy, romantic and a great introduction to the series. I enjoyed this story, the moments of angst, the moments of passion and the moment when these characters took the risk.
Do I recommend this book? YES
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