Obsidian (New Species #8) by Laurann Dohner


Heat Rating ♥♥♥♥


September 12, 2016


Laurann Dohner



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Obsidian is book 8 in the New Species series by always amazingly creative Laurann Dohner. I this story Dr. Allison ‘Alli” Baker absconded with a comatose 880 (Obsidian) breaking not just human laws but New Species laws. I get why she did what she did but also do not condone it because she clearly did try every avenue before running off with the New Species.

Obsidian starts out pretty slow and boring but starts to pick up the pace a few chapters in which helps a lot but even with that I think Obsidian will always be my least favorite story in the series. Don’t get me wrong the story is well written and has way fewer edit than what I usually find in New species stories. The thing that got me was the story line itself, because Dr. Allison is a good doctor and yes her heart was in the right place and Obsidian’s attachment was a definite save for the young Dr and all of that was going along bumpily making the story interesting and then the struggling couple is separated for a time. I get why it happened but I had hoped for more about the few months while they were separated instead of just jumping into them reuniting. I guess just like in the movies there have to be cut scenes to make the story a certain size, it could be worse but it wasn’t because the characters were likable and interesting, I just wasn’t crazy about the storyline.

I am still really impressed with how well Laurann Dohner maintains the continuity of her New Species realm. Her attention to the character’s details and personalities from one book to the next has continued to leave me in awe because she never seems to miss a step when addressing other characters from previous books in the series giving us much needed updates on how those characters are progressing in their lives while focusing on the current main characters. New Species is still my all-time favorite series.

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Dr. Allison Baker is obsessed with saving the comatose New Species male. She has tried everything and there’s only one option left. Alli will break every rule and put her life in danger by tempting 880 to wake, using only her feminine scent and touch. She just has to kidnap him and crawl into bed with him to make it work.

880 wakes in a different world with a small female who’s been sleeping beside him, caressing him and wrapping her sweet body around his, teasing his senses. He lies silent and still, listening and evaluating each arousing touch, fighting his body’s reaction. Hatred flares when he discovers she’s human, but Mercile stole everything from him so he decides it’s fair to take her in return.

But things quickly change and he wants her at his side and in his bed. 880 has chosen a new name—Obsidian—the personification of dark and dangerous. He’ll fight them all to keep Alli. No one will stand in his way.

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