Binding Krista, by Jory Strong is a 246-page Contemporary Erotica Paranormal Menage Romance. It is written from a third-person POV, three-sided. This book is the first of five in the series.
I give this book a 2/5.
I’m going to be honest, I’m not sure how I got this book…I definitely didn’t buy it, but somehow it is magically on my Kindle, so I read it. Do I regret reading it? Yes and no….
The book is…interesting. I will seriously read anything, but I’ll admit I do not really enjoy paranormal. I went through a period where I read a lot of it, but it isn’t my favorite.
Krista is on the run from her ex until she can testify against him for killing a cop. Come to find out, she was engaged to whatever this book is correlating to the mafia.
Then you have Adan d’Amato and Lyan d’Vesti from a different universe or planet? Wasn’t clear in the book who are hunting down their mate. Their planet is at risk of depopulation so their clever scientists have figured out who they can mate with on planet Earth who are descended from the “Fallon race” (ancestors to the aliens?) and their mate is Krista. Their job when find her is to mark her and breed her…so that’s fun.
Here are some things I really liked about this book…I liked the supernatural concept of it, basically, angels and demons (or in this case alien race, but the angels and demons was implied). There’s some really cool setup on the different races and their population plight. There are a ton of unanswered questions around that, but I’m not sure if it will get answered in later books as I don’t plan to continue this.
- Zero character growth. I sort of got tired of Krista. Understood her plight on trying to escape her psycho and criminal ex, but she wasn’t smart about it and she just kept falling into bed with the two dudes.
- There was a clear indication of what each character wanted and what their needs were
- The pacing and emotional connections were off. They basically fell in love just banging.
- If they weren’t in a casino, they were in between the sheets, so the settings weren’t too diverse…which I guess makes it easier?