Savage Desire (The Infinite City #4)
He’s violent, volatile, and loves a good fight. She’s small and sweet—and everything he craves. But can he make her his without hurting her?Thargen wanders the sprawling Undercity streets with one goal—a drink. Well, maybe a few drinks and a good old-fashioned bar fight to let off some steam. But the moment he sees Yuri working behind the bar, he’s overwhelmed by a new desire—her.Yuri is his opposite in so many ways—delicate, soft, beautiful—and he knows the primal, uncontrollable rage in his heart makes it too dangerous for him to have her. But he wants her. He needs her.And when an unexpected series of events sees them stranded on a hostile, unknown planet together, it becomes almost impossible for him to resist her. Lost on a mountainside teeming with ravenous skeks, Thargen must rely upon his survival skills and the ferocity burning at his core to protect Yuri until they can get back home.But who will protect her from him?

Savage Desire (The Infinite City #4) Details

TitleSavage Desire (The Infinite City #4)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 5th, 2020
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GenreScience Fiction, Aliens, Romance, Futuristic, Science Fiction Romance, Fantasy

Savage Desire (The Infinite City #4) Review

  • FlewB'DoobeyDoo
    January 1, 1970
    Did you ever fawn over the orcs of world of Warcraft?Had a hankering for a big, green, tusked, macho-man?Wanted to get down and dirty with some Peter Jackson baddies?…….….Well...maybe not that last one.....Good lord almighty we got a humdinger here y'all. And this is coming from the gal who has been in such an obscenely long and hard (hehe) book slump. Like, Sahara level drought here. I have been craving some sci-fi romance that blows my socks off, And I finally found it.I went on down to the ri Did you ever fawn over the orcs of world of Warcraft?Had a hankering for a big, green, tusked, macho-man?Wanted to get down and dirty with some Peter Jackson baddies?…….….Well...maybe not that last one.....Good lord almighty we got a humdinger here y'all. And this is coming from the gal who has been in such an obscenely long and hard (hehe) book slump. Like, Sahara level drought here. I have been craving some sci-fi romance that blows my socks off, And I finally found it.I went on down to the riva', and T.R. baptized me in the steamy stream of sci-fi romance magic.What does that mean? Hell, I'm not even sure. But I'm on such a book hype right now that it doesn't even matter at this point. Ain't nothing gonna bring me down.Thargen is so unapologetically crass, strong, savage, and good gracious all mighty does this orc have a hankering for our h. We get to learn more about the Vorgal species as a whole here, and look deeper into what exactly his 'Rage' is. That burning flame that demands you either fight or F**k. To make this struggle even more real, the last gal he chose to burn that rage off with, was...kinda messed up by it... Gah Thargen's struggle with his feelings for Yuri was pretty dang entertaining to see grow. It kept you constantly shouting at your book (or kindle in this case) to just get on with it man! She's a Terran! She can handle it!Our lovely heroine (not the drug just FYI) Yuri, is an incredibly refreshing version of the modern Earth women trying to make it work on an alien planet filled with aliens from alien worlds. Did I say alien too much? Huh...alien.Any-whats-N-butts, Yuri was just a simple bartender who happened to have her big, green fantasy man stroll up to her bar and charm the ever lovin' panties off her. She can't look at blood without getting lightheaded, or heaving up a lung (Girl Same), she doesn't really have a filter (Girl SAme), can be incredibly awkward (Girl SAME) and gives Thargen back as good as she gets. All and all, I loved Yuri. And good golly miss molly did I Love me some Thargen. I loved how the attraction went both ways from the get go, how it wasn't someone struggling with how the other appears, but rather liking them period. Which, and Alien romance reader can pretty much relate to at this point.So, after an unfortunate bar brawl caused by a gang member grabbing at our girl, her and Thargen get drugged and kidnapped and DUNDUNDDUUUUUUUUHHHHH Put on a slave ship. But without collars. And in the same cell....hmmmmm.(smallish not so large moment of not-quiet as much entertained. BUT still in no way bad)Now this is the point where I kind of had to push through, and it's no fault of T & R at all, it's just something that I've read so much of lately, that I'm kinda past it. And that the kidnapped/imprisoned on an alien ship. It's got all the works: fire hose baths, water pods, protein bars, no clothes, a skeevy alien cell neighbor, and the glorified poo-hole. Ahh yes, can you feel the indignation. Anyways after (view spoiler)[ the ship crashes on a planet (hide spoiler)] and Thargen and Yuri (view spoiler)[ are trying to survive against their kidnappers and the hell-beast cannibal that is a skek (hide spoiler)] we find their bond growing, and begin to really bond and grow with them. I realize if you didn't open the spoilers that whole sentence either looks dirty, or is completely useless jabber. Either way what bliss.It's sweet, hot, steamy, adevntourous and everything in-between. It sure led this horse to water, and kicked my book dry spell out the bucket. I am soooooo beyond excited for whats to come in the Infinite City series, especially since the next book is a MFM.Cause whats better than One blue-tailed telepathic alien? Mutha F'n Two blue tailed telepathic aliens! Kier and Kayl come to moma!This series is a freaking masterpiece that you think couldn't get any better. Time and time again they prove that wrong. I, for one, am incredibly excited to see a MFM for their next book. I think with the bond between Kier and Kayl already established, along with their perspectives where we got to see how uncomplete and wanting for a mate they are, is one of my favorite book tropes ever. The lonely hero (heroes) who no matter how full a room, are always missing that piece of the puzzle. I am beyond excited to see just what is up T & R's sleeves for them. BONUS : we get to see all the past I.C. family. Including Drakkal. AKA big kitty boyfriend #1. Gah he's just as grumpy as ever.4.47 "…."You're not going to take me into a dark alley and stab me, are you?" I might. But not with a knife.." stars
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  • Imee Benzon
    January 1, 1970
    ****Savagely powerful***Omg I'm in loved with Thargen and Yuri this book is So good.The world and character building is phenomenal, extreme action and suspense that keeps me breathless and biting my nails from beginning to end. It's a brilliant story and I loved all the first three books but this is my favourite so far. Gods this book took me for the most exciting and terrifying ride of my imagination and I want more. Thargen and Yuri's love story is raw powerful, beautiful, unpretentious and un ****Savagely powerful***Omg I'm in loved with Thargen and Yuri this book is So good.The world and character building is phenomenal, extreme action and suspense that keeps me breathless and biting my nails from beginning to end. It's a brilliant story and I loved all the first three books but this is my favourite so far. Gods this book took me for the most exciting and terrifying ride of my imagination and I want more. Thargen and Yuri's love story is raw powerful, beautiful, unpretentious and unconditional. I loved a heroine who knows what she wants and goes for it and grab it by the Horn and not let go. Tiffany Roberts you guys rock and I can't wait for Kier and Kayl story and I love a meñage I want more meñage and RH please hehe. If I could give 10 star I would, this book completely Owend me.
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    Fun and engagingAnother hit from this wonderful writing duo. Love the Infinite City series and this was another wonderful addition to that world. Thargen was an awesome hero and Yuri was easy to sympathize with. Rooting for them the whole time was easy and the character development flowed really well. Can't wait for the next installment in this series.
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    Raiders and reavers and orcs, oh, myThargen loves the littlest terran, Leah, but a baby's first birthday party is not going to get him drunk enough to drown the Rage living in his head. It also isn't going to give him a good fight. Finding out his favorite dive is closed is salt in the wound. But discovering a new terran, Yuri, puts these events in a new light. She's funny, sweet, has a thing for orcs and introduced him to a new drink guaranteed to put his Rage to sleep for at least a little whi Raiders and reavers and orcs, oh, myThargen loves the littlest terran, Leah, but a baby's first birthday party is not going to get him drunk enough to drown the Rage living in his head. It also isn't going to give him a good fight. Finding out his favorite dive is closed is salt in the wound. But discovering a new terran, Yuri, puts these events in a new light. She's funny, sweet, has a thing for orcs and introduced him to a new drink guaranteed to put his Rage to sleep for at least a little while. She also, inadvertently, gives him the fight he was looking for when some jerks hassle her. They might have taken him down, only because they cheated and used tranq darts, but when he and his Rage are finally out of this cage, they won't be so smug anymore.Spoilers ahead.This was a fun book. A little more grim in some places than previous ones, but still a riot of slang, translation failures, big talk and brawling. Yuri is a tiny human making it on Arthos. Bartending isn't glamorous, but since her nursing education wasn't completed (apparently barfing over blood is frowned upon) it pays the rent and feeds her. Thargen is a giant green orc like being called a vorgal. Slightly damaged from his last battle as part of the Vanguard, he has problems with a berserker rage, his memory and impulse control. Also, according to others, he chooses bad birthday gifts for tiny humans. But don't believe them, they complain about everything. Kidnapped, only because they cheated, and waking up in a cage doesn't get him down. He's mad because Yuri is being subjected to this nonsense, but otherwise he knows he'll be ok. The captivity details are mostly glossed over, so I wouldn't say trigger warnings are needed. No one is violated, no one is tortured. They're just held without dignity... or clothes. This now ranks as my second favorite of the series, with 2&3 tying for first. Zero is ok, 1 is sweet, 2&3 are hilarious- the byplay between Darrkal and Acranthus, 4 is a laugh riot of banter and brawling. We finally "see" some skeks, a common curse word we've read a hundred times. We see a new world, too. This story leaves Arthos and the Infinite City. It starts there, it ends there, and it involves characters from there so it does fit the series, although I'd really love a little more of a look at this tri-level enormous city. Aside from mates, new characters are introduced, which is fun and I like that the series is expanding beyond its origins. I'm really excited about the new path. I love that Yuri isn't a shrinking violet. She loves VR games, knows what she wants and is more than willing to hunt it down, and she may get sick at the sight of blood (hysterical for the mate of a brawling Vorgal happy to rip offenders apart) but she holds her own in a fight. My only issue with the whole story is this: if a male pressured a female into intimacy there would be reader rage. Seducing of an awake, sober, consenting partner is 1 thing. Taking liberties with someone sleeping, unaware and who's already said no is not seductive, male or female. Yuri wakes up Thargen in a very intimate manner, after he's already said he isn't willing to go that far (reasons aren't needed, no means no), and it bothered me. Consent culture goes both ways. Other than that I loved this as much as all the others in the series and can't wait for the next.
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  • JML
    January 1, 1970
    Thargen and Yuri book 4 in the Infinite City 5🌟's love 💘 love 💘 I'm pretty sure I've said this in a previous review of this series, but it's worth repeating again, just when I think this series can't get any better it does! I mean it really does The Infinite City is one of the best science fiction romance series on the market. Tiffany Roberts pays close attention to world building and amazing character development it is kind of mind blowing how much I fall in love with the very alien male leads Thargen and Yuri book 4 in the Infinite City 5🌟's love 💘 love 💘 I'm pretty sure I've said this in a previous review of this series, but it's worth repeating again, just when I think this series can't get any better it does! I mean it really does The Infinite City is one of the best science fiction romance series on the market. Tiffany Roberts pays close attention to world building and amazing character development it is kind of mind blowing how much I fall in love with the very alien male leads in each of these stories. In "Savage Desire" we pick up where the last book "Untamed Hunger" left off. Thargen is head Security for Arcanthus and the crew. He became best friends with Shay, Drakkal's mate and he's at baby Leah 's first birthday. Even though he loves his friends and considers them his family the rage that is apart of his very being enhanced by his people's military builds up and takes over if he doesn't find away to deal with it. Thargen heads to a bar to drink it into submission his usual is closed so he ends up at a new one where he meets down to earth Yuri an Earth girl who has emigrated from Earth to the Infinite City. She and her brother moved from Earth because they needed something different. Yuri is a bartender, who 's very good at her job, sociable and well liked. She and Thargen strike up a conversation and the minute they start to get to know one another the action starts and doesn't stop. Thargen prevents Yuri from being attacked and then they 're kidnapped. Most of the book takes place off world and revolves around Thargen and Yuri building their relationship and escaping and getting home. It's awesome 💖 Thargen, is sexy, funny and self deprecating. The banter between him and Yuri is wonderful it will make you smile and laugh out loud. And omg when she compares him to an Orc I new she was my kind of female lead. Love her! Smart, sassy, funny And loves her own personal Orc rough and a bit ragged around the edges 😘💖 I really don't want to give anything else away all I know is it went by too fast and I couldn't put the book down. when I got to the end I was relieved to find out their would be more books coming in the future! Once again one of the best series in the entire genre I highly recommend not only this 4th installment but the entire series💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖
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  • Rainbow_Unicorn
    January 1, 1970
    **Rainbow_Unicorn Reviews**SPOILERS AHEADThis is a really long book.. strap inHe is green, has tusks, a sexy haircut, and magical spirit fingers.. I've found my favourite book boyfriend guys.Thargen our hot headed vorgal is out looking for trouble when he stumbles into a bar and sets his sights on Yuri, a petite human female. A few flirtaticious moments are cut short when some assholes start shit. All the following drama will eventually lead to their capture soon after; it would have been quite **Rainbow_Unicorn Reviews**SPOILERS AHEADThis is a really long book.. strap inHe is green, has tusks, a sexy haircut, and magical spirit fingers.. I've found my favourite book boyfriend guys.Thargen our hot headed vorgal is out looking for trouble when he stumbles into a bar and sets his sights on Yuri, a petite human female. A few flirtaticious moments are cut short when some assholes start shit. All the following drama will eventually lead to their capture soon after; it would have been quite the spectacle for a fly on the wall. The next few scenes are spent in captivity. Growing emotions have Thargens cock seeping juices almost constantly, but he isn't the only one licking his lips. This part did go on for a while and I was keen to move on, but I guess they needed to set the scene and build a bond. Thargan is actually really sweet but that man meat is what I'm interested in; truely something special.. pain is obviously not a problem for him.(view spoiler)[They crash land on some planet, now fighting for survival and chasing away inner demons/enemies of all sorts. Its a long game of cat and mouse with Thargan struggling to control his rage and wanting to dip his cock in Yuri's creamy tube. The characters spend a shit load of time in their heads which can be a bit blah at times; though you can't say it's lacking detail. The finger smashing and slit slurping is enough to tide us over until the rough and raw pounding we have been waiting for.. nothing says I love you more than primal sex right after a good old fashioned slaughtering.They meet some sexy new friends and go on another high strung rampage together; PEW PEW PEW! Blasts, blood, gore and roars to shake your bones! It was an amazing few scenes that showcased each characters best assets and reminded me why I love this series so much. (hide spoiler)]Obviously it's a HEA with reunions and slapping ball thrusts going deep into the night. Im very keen to read about the Daevah twins; as soon as they appeared I knew I needed them bumping bits with their own h. Overall this book was incredible! It was long and had so much detail (which is always a love/hate thing for me) but it's the intricate story telling that truely grips you. I think this is my favourite in the series so far.
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  • Serena Buffaloe
    January 1, 1970
    Gorgeous Rock !!!I absolutely Love this series !! In this book , that Crazy VORGEL , THARGEN, gets bitten by the love - bug !! Hmmm, what I liked about the book ???Well pretty much everything !! We get to see Thargen at his best , or worst, depending on your perspective !! We get to see him protective , and even learn a little about the past that he can't remember.....We get to see him even More funny !! And we get to watch him in impossible situations. And we get to read as his love for Yuri, Gorgeous Rock !!!I absolutely Love this series !! In this book , that Crazy VORGEL , THARGEN, gets bitten by the love - bug !! Hmmm, what I liked about the book ???Well pretty much everything !! We get to see Thargen at his best , or worst, depending on your perspective !! We get to see him protective , and even learn a little about the past that he can't remember.....We get to see him even More funny !! And we get to watch him in impossible situations. And we get to read as his love for Yuri, begins......Yuri is a new comer to Arthos. She works at a bar. Where she waits on our crazy vorgel. Now , if you have read the previous Infinite City books , then you know that one of Thargen's favorite things to do is Fight . Well, this book gives us Plenty of that !! I thought that the story was totally different than what I expected it to be. I enjoyed seeing But I and Tharge n navigate their way through the difficulties that they found themselves. And I found myself cheering and crying in some spots....Isn't that the mark of a GREAT book ??? All of the " feels " were here for me, and the only complaint that I had was that it was Over !!!! Can't wait for the next book !!!!
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  • Hyacintha Chow
    January 1, 1970
    Favorite in the seriesHoly orc. Action, adventure, aliens and romance..this book has it all! This one is definitely my favorite in the series because Yuri and Thragen are just so funny and real with each other. I loved how Yuri isnt trained as a fighter, but has a warriors heart. Yuri is one of my favorite heroines because she wasn't a whiny b!tch, and tried hard at everything she could and accepted help when she needed it and wasnt afraid to admit she needed help. Theres strength in weakness, a Favorite in the seriesHoly orc. Action, adventure, aliens and romance..this book has it all! This one is definitely my favorite in the series because Yuri and Thragen are just so funny and real with each other. I loved how Yuri isnt trained as a fighter, but has a warriors heart. Yuri is one of my favorite heroines because she wasn't a whiny b!tch, and tried hard at everything she could and accepted help when she needed it and wasnt afraid to admit she needed help. Theres strength in weakness, and Yuri does a great job of showing that. One of my biggest pet peeves in books are when heroines are constantly fighting the hero about dumb stuff, like getting upset about being carried even though they admit that they secretly like it. I love how Yuri admits she likes being carried by her big strong orc and enjoys it...because duh who wouldnt! Read this book today. Actually read the whole series. Period.
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  • Mikael S.
    January 1, 1970
    First of all—idk why the character art isn’t the cover because it is gorgeous. Second, I can’t tell you have many terribad books I’ve read on KU lately, like, it’s staggering. I added this book to the latest slew of to-be-reads a few days ago, saving it for when I hit rock bottom—when my faith in good writing bled down to the last, dying ember. And thank the universe I did. Because Tiffany Roberts never disappoints. And. This. Book. Was. Awesome. The writing, the characters, the story, the way t First of all—idk why the character art isn’t the cover because it is gorgeous. Second, I can’t tell you have many terribad books I’ve read on KU lately, like, it’s staggering. I added this book to the latest slew of to-be-reads a few days ago, saving it for when I hit rock bottom—when my faith in good writing bled down to the last, dying ember. And thank the universe I did. Because Tiffany Roberts never disappoints. And. This. Book. Was. Awesome. The writing, the characters, the story, the way they write relationships and even steamy, spicy scenes is utter perfection. Now off to the next ten KU books. 🤞🏼 Wish me luck.
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  • Charde Jackson
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely amazing! This story was amazing! Thargen is my favorite! He meets Yumi in a bar and is the ultimate in sauve! I loved that Yumi had her aversion to blood! It was hilarious! The chemistry between the characters was off the charts. Lets talk about all of the action and fight sequences in this book. EPIC! They were all soo good. So glad this story was as long as it was! Inwouldnt have minded it being evemn longer. Such a good read!
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  • Melanie S
    January 1, 1970
    Yuri and her "orc"Thargen is a fantastic alien hero - berserker edition. Yuri is his rock, his anchor to reality, and the love of his life. There's no way to predict the action, no way to slow the fast pace, and no reason to want to. This is a perfectly written, finely detailed, sexy but never crude romance - another endlessly entertaining addition to the Infinite City Series by Tiffany Roberts. MORE, PLEASE!!
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  • Sylvia McCullers
    January 1, 1970
    Good but not really good .As much as I like the authors , this book was just dragged out a little much . It was the same theme right up until the last 25% of the book , then it got interesting . I haven't been a big fan of this series but I have to admit I liked the previous book in the series alot . I am looking forward to the next book which must be about some interesting characters introduced in this book .
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    Thargen gets his rage on. So I liked the book, was a really good addition to the series, although Drakkan is still my favorite, followed by Arcanthus. It was nice to have a romance with a veteran who is battling his PTSD, which is what that rage sorta is about. Sure the berserker meaning is there but that's not all ir is. The only downside was the spelling errors. There were more than normal for this author team.
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  • Vixen
    January 1, 1970
    Awesome Loved it so much! He was so funny, sweet, strong & sexy. She was emotionally strong, there was a part where the female usually blames herself for what happened but not this time, she reassessed the situation & figured out it was his hang ups that were acting up. Can’t wait for the next, really looking forward to it. Awesome Loved it so much! He was so funny, sweet, strong & sexy. She was emotionally strong, there was a part where the female usually blames herself for what happened but not this time, she reassessed the situation & figured out it was his hang ups that were acting up. Can’t wait for the next, really looking forward to it.
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  • Nancy VanSpunky Reads
    January 1, 1970
    I just wanted to say a few words about this book. Yes, it's long, but the story is totally worth it! You have a budding love story/attraction, great suspense, and lots of action. Thargen is a fierce male, but he totally loves Yuri in the sweetest way. Yuri is a great heroine. She may be small, but she is also tenacious. I love this series! #arcanthusforever I cannot WAIT for the next book with Kayl and Kier!!
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  • Brandy Roseth
    January 1, 1970
    FantasticSuch a wonderful series. Never a disappointment with this writing duo. Infinite City is such a wonderful series and this one was a Fantastic addition. The action, adventure, love, and passion are the Tops. The fight sequences are adrenaline inducing and heart pounding.. Definitely an all encompassing story.
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  • Theresa
    January 1, 1970
    A strong well done story!I always enjoy reading Tiffany Roberts books. The characters and stories are always strong and rich in detail. I love how they can make their guys come off as good when they kind of, but not quite are, bad guys. And the women are always strong, no whining. They also always write their aliens as alien, they are who and what they are.
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  • Rosa Maria Garcia
    January 1, 1970
    Another Great Hit This book was just as wonderful as the previous ones and holds your attention from beginning to end? It's packed with adventure, action, survival, getting to how each other, love, and hot sexy steamy scenes that sizzles but not over the top with awesome characters? Definitely a must buy and keep them coming they are awesome?
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  • Kourtney McClain
    January 1, 1970
    FREAKING AMAZING!!I love anything Tiffany Roberts but this one might be my favorite one of all so far!!! The story kept me hooked and I couldn’t put it down!! I just don’t know how I’m going to keep doing these reviews. Their books get better and better and I am running out of words of praise!!!
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  • F. Freewel
    January 1, 1970
    Dayum! This was surprisingly great! I loved the humour, I loved the romance, I even loved the action! Everything was simply amazing! The main characters were so sweet and nice with each other, they were adorable.
  • Madeline Hernandez
    January 1, 1970
    What A Thrilling LoveI can't being to say how much I enjoyed this story being the 4th in the series must say still as thrilling the other 4 I read so can't wait for the next installment it's like I know these characters and can't wait to see what happens next to them😊
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  • Dawn Stewart
    January 1, 1970
    Page turnerI loved this book! I couldn't put it down. It was exciting and a page turner. I loved the suspense and romance in this book.I've read this whole series and this has been my favorite.
  • Jessica Stevens
    January 1, 1970
    I love Thargen and Yuri!Wow! This was an amazing installment in the Infinite City series! I fell in love with both Thargen and Yuri's personalities! I love each of these stories and can't wait for the next one with the twins!
  • Fernanda Bomtempo-Marzo
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars
  • Avegail
    January 1, 1970
    Two opposite personalities falling in love I finished the book in one day. I love it! I Love the action. Beautiful love story. You have to read it!
  • Brenda Walker
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely loved this storyI loved Thargen and Yuri’s story. They were made for each other. I can’t wait for the next book in this series!
  • Anita
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this installment of the Infinity City series. I especially liked the fact that the characters were thrown into situation that went beyond the borders of the Infinite City.
  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    slow burn but oh so good!!
  • Kam
    January 1, 1970
    I love the Infinite City Series! I love the Infinite City Series! I like the diverse characters. So glad each character gets there own story. Thanks
  • Tara C. Shaw
    January 1, 1970
    Great ReadThis book has it all, incredible world building, action, adventure, humor and an endearing love story. One of my favorites by the author. Well done!
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