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Ambushing Ariel

The Dragon Lords of Valdier, Book 4
Narrated by: David Brenin
Series: Dragon Lords of Valdier , Book 4
Length: 8 hrs
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Summary

At 28 Ariel Hamm is ready to start focusing on what she wants. After her fiancé unexpectedly ends their engagement, she seeks to redefine who she really is. A pilot for Boswell International, Ariel knows flying is not her first love. Unhappy, she finally makes a decision based on what she wants - to live on the property she purchased in Wyoming and care for the stray and neglected animals that have always captured her heart. Her plans change suddenly when she finds herself on a warship headed for a distant planet. Determined never to let another man distract her from her dream or break her heart, Ariel makes plans to escape and make her way back home - no matter what. What she doesn't expect is an alien male just as determined to keep her by his side.

Mandra Reykill never thought he would find his true mate so unexpectedly. His dragon recognizes her immediately and falls in love with the delicate beauty, and his symbiot is enchanted with her gentle touch and kindness. Unfortunately, all Mandra gets is a stubborn female refusing to acknowledge his claim to her and determined to escape from him at the first available moment. To top it all off, his nice, orderly life is turned upside down when he finds his home - and his warship - suddenly infested with creatures from all over the galaxy. Now he must find a way to convince Ariel he is the alien for her while trying to keep his sanity. But Mandra is not the only alien wanting to claim Ariel; another has set his sights on her and is just as determined. Can Mandra convince the stubborn beauty that they have a future together?

©2015 S. E. Smith (P)2015 Blackstone Audio

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Ambushing Ariel

I read the book first, the found that there was an Audible version, I have listened to and really enjoyed it, it was every bit as good listening to the audible version as reading it I am now getting all of them as and when I can I loved hearing the story told hearing is a very good experience keep them coming please.

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I love this book.

this book is good could not stop listen to it and can't wait to here the other books by this writer.

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Another Great Audio Book in the Valdier Series!

Would you consider the audio edition of Ambushing Ariel to be better than the print version?

I like the audio book edition just as much as the print version but for different reasons, I really feel as if I've been "entertained" when listening to the audio book but the paperback edition is lovely, the cover and binding is beautiful and the font size isn't too small it's a great addition to my collection.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ambushing Ariel?

I really enjoyed when Mandra's dragon destroyed his living quarters trying to catch and eat Ariel's pets - David Brenin did a really good job of reading this.

Which character – as performed by David Brenin – was your favourite?

Has to be Mandra when he's talking/arguing with his dragon.

Any additional comments?

You can't go wrong with a S.E. Smith Book, I've liked every series I've read of her's and I think I've read most of her SciFi Romance's.

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  • K. April Holgate
  • 09-10-15

Love this series more with each book!

There are some who may not like the recaps of the beginning scenes, I love them. You get to see events over again with new eyes. Each of the characters has a very unique take on the events. This book does jump things forward a touch. I adore all these stories and seeing how they interlock. It is great seeing things come together and finding out what couples were together when events occurred. You also have that timeline to follow, so you anticipate things to come.

I really liked animal lover Ariel, but there are times she takes things a bit far, still, she is extremely likeable and you can tell she means well. When she isn't bringing home every stray she is a fierce warrior. Girlfriend kicks serious butt!! I love her matched with Mandra and all that goes into their romance! Such opposites at times, but they really work!

This book is uber hawt!! I am talking plenty of detail for the mating and also sexing while in dragon forms. Good golly that is a smexy read!! Get the ice cream and cold shower ready!

David Brenin once again uses his scrumptious voice to bring the story to life. He is a delicious treat for the ears!! Definitely one of my favorites. He has a wonderful energy and pace that fits the book perfectly. I am thrilled he is staying with the whole series.

The overall plot progresses more with this story and brings up closer to the confrontation with their uncle. We also meet more supporting characters and gear up for some battles. I am very eager to see what will happen with Carmen, as her story will definitely be emotional. This series has been a whirlwind that never fails to entertain.

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  • Cheri
  • 26-11-16

Same Story, Different Character & Perspective!

I really like the Dragon Lords of Valdier series; however, the beginning of the each book is retelling the same plot but from a different captured women's perspective. If it wasn't for S.E. Smith's creativity, strong characters, and steamy love scenes, I'm not sure if hearing the same plot from a different perspective would hold my attention, but I've come this far, and determine to listen to the rest of the series.

Love David Brenin's performance. He's got a great voice and does an excellent job on both the female and male characters.

Well worth the time and credit for any Sci-Fi/PNR romance fan!

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  • Kelli
  • 22-11-15

Interesting world... story a little boring

This storyline is funny and interesting but a little boring. This entire series was is so similar that the most interesting parts of the story is learning about the different world and the exploits of the women.
Cara's story was still the best so far.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-11-16

Absolutely Great!

I loved reading this book, and found the audio version great for bed time & commutes. This series is both hilarious and heartwarming. All of the books in it are very entertaining and imaginative in their own ways.

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  • Yajahira
  • 28-07-16

Yesssss

I'm so hooked. I'm trying to control myself so I didn't skip books but I'm so ready for Carmen and the parents story!!!

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  • Michelle
  • 09-06-16

Read me

Love it. This is a wonderful series. So many possibilities and beautiful creatures. I'm off to the next.

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  • Daisy
  • 03-10-15

Download!!! You won't be disappointed

Ariel story is great.. With her love for animals and the trouble she find herself in. This story is filled with humor hot sex and adventure. Like always the Narrator is Fantastic....

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  • Miranda Floyd
  • 11-09-18

now that's what I'm talking about

this is the best story of the series so far I'm really happy with the plot line and I identify so much with Ariel

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  • MzDew
  • 23-08-18

Good

This book is good overall. Characters better defined in this book, from introductions of the characters in earlier books.
Ariel Hamm pilot for Boswell International, is caught up when Abby is rescued from a man who kidnapped her.
Ariel, Trishia, Carra, and Carmen, Ariel's sister had raced to the rescue.
Carnen was fatally injured by the kidnapper, in order to save her life, they had been transported onboard a Dragon Warriors fight to be healed.
Mandra Reykill and his brothers said the women couldn't be returned to Earth and has to be taken to their home planet.
Mandra's dragon recognized Ariel as his true mate! Then, the fight, and chat was on!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-08-18

loved it

I own the book but wanted to listen to it on a trip so bought the audible book. glad I did. I love the entire series including the dragonlings.

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