Laurann Dohner returns for a third time to the spaceship Star's crew of half-machine alpha males and the captive women that might melt their cold exteriors. As seductive as the couple's heated sexual tension, Mindy Kennedy's performance captures the slap of sassy, smart Dawn's verbal barbs, the hard-as-his-name Iron's mechanical logic, and the distrustful vulnerability they secretly share.
The fiery heroine and icy hero must overcome their differences, their pride, the challenge of letting down their guards, and a society that wants to tear them apart - but may bring them closer together.
Being a female mechanic on a space station for eight years has taught Dawn a lot of tough life lessons that have hardened her heart. She's got a temper and a mouth to match her red hair and has never backed away from a challenge.
Then she's kidnapped and blackmailed into agreeing to be a cyborg's personal sex slave. Iron is one big bastard with long, fiery red hair, intense, dark blue eyes and a stubborn streak as thick as his dense muscles. If Iron thinks he can tame her, he's about to learn that "meek" is not in Dawn's vocabulary. But with that handsome face, a body to die for, a wickedly talented tongue and those magical hands, the guy just doesn't fight fair.
Dawn is intent on melting Iron's icy resolve to never fall in love with a human. He's winning her heart and she's determined to win his right back. These two redheads have just met their matches. Let the battle for love begin.
Reader Advisory: The big cyborg using his "research" on his new captive during a smoking-hot bondage scene. Woot!
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Good continuation... This review will focus heavily on Book 1, 2 and 3. So if you haven't read those... you may be confused..
I do believe the order of these book can be shifted around...or the plot from all the books are either happening at the same time or just before/right after one another. Although these are stand alone books, the main action from this book was also in book 2.
I am a bit confused on the order here... And in book 2 at the very beginning, Flint (from book 1) gave Rena to Steel. There was no mention of Flint's (human) female.. so I am not sure if Steel's story was just before Flints or right after.
However, in book 2 Fiona (female cyborg) tried to join a family unit with Steel when they where rescuing them... But in this book... we meet Fiona again and she is really, really trying to join a Family Unit with Iron. Dawn (female heroine) was not having that so she attacked Fiona... but here is the thing... Where is Steel and his crew, now that Iron and his crew is now rescuing Fiona and her crew...???
Anyway... Dawn was a kick butt mechanic and Iron was well cold as Iron.. but they made a great match. I love. love . loved the slight bondage scene when Iron had to strap Dawn down...
This book was well worth the Credit or Sale.. even a Buy depending on if you are invested into this series or not...
Narration.. yet again was awesome...!
"anglo tiny red head earth female w red head cyborg"
Male lead cyborg (Iron) with red hair sees & grabbed short anglo 36 y.o (Dawn). female with red hair that is a master mechanic. Falls for her kidnapper and has lots of sex. Laurann Dohner fans will not be disappointed.. One statement gave me pause. Iron was having a heated converations with a cyborg female he had sex with awhile back. She wanted to make a family unit & give Iron's human female away. The statement describing the female cyborg. " The cyborg skin was too dark to be pretty" Didn't sit well with me..
"Another winner in this series!"
My Laurann Dohner obsession continues! Melting Iron melted my butter! This author really knows how to write erotic lit that will really rev your engine, however, the storyline and the character development is still interesting enough to engage you and make you root for their love! Iron wasn't so loveable in the previous books, and I wasn't sure I even cared to hear his story, but, true to the title his defenses were melted little by little and I really began to love him as the story unfolded.
These books have been quick, intense, and erotic listens for me which I highly recommend if you're looking for something a little different from standard paranormal romance.
"among my top 10"
I love this series. I have almost 600 books in my library & this series is among my favorites. I prefer smexy romances with a decent narrator, interesting story line & good character development of strong heroes & heroines. I detest whining & never ending introspection of insecurities. If you are like me this entire series is well worth the credits!!
Jeaniene Frost, Thea Harrison, Suzanne Wright & Diane Duvall are also among my favorite paranormal romance writers.
"Iron can Melt me any day !!"
Dawn has spent the last eight years working onboard a space station as chief mechanic on an all-woman crew. When she and four other women are grabbed off their shuttle by gray-skinned cyborgs – enhanced beings that aren't supposed to be alive anymore – and thrown into a cage on their ship, she's sure that they're all going to be killed for spare body parts. To save her young friend from such a horrendous death, she agrees to be Iron's personal slave. She'll do whatever he asks, including having sex with him, if it'll spare her young friend from being hacked up for useable parts. One look at Iron in the nude however, and she begins to wonder if slavery might have some fringe benefits.
Having no intention of cutting anyone up for parts, Iron doesn't mind taking advantage of the sexy little red-headed spitfire. All he wants is a human woman just like Flint and Steel have, but he's not about to let Dawn take over his life, like the women Flint and Steel have chosen. There is no way that he'll ever let Dawn get any closer to than sex allows. No sir, he wasn't about to let her get under his skin and make him need her worse than he needed his next breath. And he damn sure wasn't about to trust her. What he doesn't realize is, in Dawn's way of thinking, that road goes both ways. If he owns her, well she damn well owns him too. And not even the Cyborg Council is going to make her share him.
L D's Cyborg Series is just as good as her Species Series, maybe better! Dawn's character was my favorite. She is definitely a tough cookie. She doesn't take crap from anyone. She gives Iron a "run for his money". The theme of LDs books seem to be, in my opinion, changing preconceived notions on the part of both the Cyborgs and Humans.
This was yet another entertaining listen. I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.
"I think I'm done reading this series"
I am going against what most people think as the series has great reviews. I really enjoyed book 1 and book 2 was good but, the familar pattern started to appear. They are all from the same plot, but with each subsequent story the resolution becomes even more contrived. Its always the same thing. Hero gets saddled with heroine who doesn't want him either. Then the hero spends pretty much the entire book trying to win her over. When he does, they are hit with "his duty" to his people, she's upset, then some corney reason is put in place saving them from his fate. All of them follow the same storyline just change the names. The sex scences are very repetative and the same in very book.
I may give the series another try if, the books come on sale. But to me the rest of the books in the series would not be worth a credit.
I gave the book 3 stars rather than 2 because Mindy Kennedy is such a fantastic narrator and she made the book entertaining.
"4 Melting Iron Stars"
Iron… Iron and I don’t see eye to eye at the beginning and I think that is why I rooted for Dawn so hard, she was feisty. She doesn't let Iron walk all over her. She fights back. Fights for what she wants. I really enjoyed that part of their story.
Trust plays a big part of Cyborg life and past and present. Most all the stories have trust to be had and fight for. Really like that this is part of these stories. It’s not always about love and lust but trust on both sides really plays a big part. And I like that we see that with these big guys. When they have to learn to trust the humans just as the humans have to trust the Cyborgs not to hurt or harm them for being human.
Again a great book! I am looking forward to continuing my marathon of this series!
*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*
Excellent book. She uses some rather dramatic wording like "shock TORE thru her" quite a bit...(you know, if I had to nitpick and complain about something) but other than that, Laurann Dohner has a great writing style and an even better imagination.
"My only issue.."
I love the series, but one line in this book got me a little upset. It reads 'her skin was too dark to be beautiful' understanding that this is a work of fiction, we have dark skinned people in this very real world we live in.
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