Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Naked Truth by Lilly Cain

Title: The Naked Truth
Author: Lilly Cain
My Rating: B

Genre: Sci Fi Romance
Series: The Confederacy Treaty #2
Main Characters: Sue and Asler
Release Date: June 2011
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: Carina Publishing
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: hot

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
Captain Susan Branscombe was the victim of brutal torture at the hands of terrorists. Though rescued, she's now facing an equally brutal accusation: treason.
The only way she can prove her innocence is to allow Asler Kiis, a Confederacy Examiner, to delve into the depths of her mind. Asler is Inarri, the alien race that made contact with Earth just months before. His duty is to find the truth, but when he explores Susan's mind he can't resist drawing her into a more intimate experience.
Susan takes comfort in Asler's heated sensuality. Their erotic sensory exploration chases away the darkness and her body aches for more. But as their desire reaches new limits Susan finds it difficult to suppress the memories she is desperate to forget.
Is the passion they share enough to let Susan push aside her fear and trust Asler, not only with her mind and body but with her ever-opening heart?

My Review:

I continue to really like this series. This is book #2 in the series and takes place just a few months after book #1 when first contact was made between humans and the Inarri. The two cultures are in the midst of working out a treaty, but that has been threatened when Sue is kidnapped and tortured and reveals the location of a base which is then attacked. She's accused of treason and everyone is trying to get to the bottom of exactly who the enemy is.

The Inarri have a foolproof way of questioning suspects where there can be no subterfuge...only honesty and truth so they take over Sue's questioning. The method though requires a deep mental connection that is strengthened by how close the two people are physically. Obviously sex is the closest possible physical connection so it makes sense to use it for this kind of questioning. The Inarri accept that as a norm...the humans, not so much.

Sue is in a bad place. She's been tortured and broken, but she has an incredibly strong will, although it is taking further beating by this trial. To now have everyone questioning her motives is just a further slap to who she is. Asler is an empath and he immediately senses her vulnerability and is drawn to it.  His automatic reaction is to want to shelter, heal, and protect her. How can you not fall in love with a guy like that? 

He's an alien, but the only thing truly different about them is their mental abilities and the nerve endings they have on the outer layer of their skin which look like tribal tattoos. For men of this race, these actually harden and raise when they become sexually stimulated. Can you say hot?? I have a thing for tattoos and these are used for sexual stimulation. That. Is. So. Sexy.

Overall I am really enjoying this series. The third book, Undercover Alliance, comes out at the end of the month and I can't wait!

About the Author:
Lilly Cain is a wild woman with a deep throaty laugh, plunging necklines and a great lover of all things sensual - perfume, chocolate, silk! She never has to worry about finding a date or keeping a man in line. She keeps her blond hair long and curly, wears beautiful clothes and loves loud music. Lilly lives her private life in the pages of her books.
Lilly lives in Atlantic Canada, although she spent eight years in Bermuda, enjoying the heat and the pink sands. She returned to her homeland so she could see the changing of the seasons once again. When not writing she paints, swills coffee and vodka (but not together), and fights her writing pals for chocolate.
When not living up to her pen name, Lilly is a single mom who loves reading and writing, dabbling in art and loving and caring for her two daughters. She loves romance and the freedom erotic fantasy provides her imagination. She loves the chilling moments in her novels as much as the steaming hot interludes. Her stories are an escape and a release, and she hopes that they can give you that power, too.
Media Links:
Website – www.lillycain.com
Publisher (books also available on Amazon etc, and available as an audiobook at Audible.com) www.carinapress.com

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