Review: Wrath by Laurann Dohner

Wrath (New Species - Book #6)
by Laurann Dohner
Kindle Edition, 265 pages
Source: Ebook - Own

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Wrath volunteers to live and work outside Homeland, where he'll once again be confined in a small space with other males. He was subjected to horrific abuse and conditioning and forced to view endless sex tapes of human females while chained to Mercile's perverted machines. Wrath knows he's too dangerous and emotionally damaged to ever be with a female.
Lauren has just been detained by three big, buff, well-armed men-New Species. One of them really catches her eye. He's tall, sexy and . . . her new roommate, apparently. Having never met a man this spectacular, she decides to taste every inch of his amazing body. Wrath is definitely open to that plan. The sex is incredible and he gives her everything she needs-but he'll only go so far. Something is holding him back.
Lauren has to make him unleash his desire and Wrath has to get past his fear if the couple wants any chance at a future together.

In book #5 Prisoner 919 attacked Brawn's mate Becca at the time of their rescue. 919 was part of the breeding experiments and forced with a machine to give his sperm. So he was injected with some pretty powerful drugs that made him a bit crazy when it came to human females.

919 and his best friend whom he calls his brother were housed in the same facility next to one another and then taken together to this breeding facility.  They have both suffered the same grim circumstances and are very close to one another. 919 now goes by the name Wrath and his best friend is now Shadow. Together they volunteer to be part of the Human Task Force Team and to live in the underground barracks away from Homeland.  They both feel that they are damaged from the time spent in lock up and can not be trusted with a female at this time.  They both need time to process their new freedom and try to rectify within themselves the trust that goes with seeking out a mate.

Lauren and Amanda are just 2 single gals looking to have a good time. Amanda is very outspoken and super flirty while Lauren is a little more reserved and more hesitant to be in another relationship.  It has been 2 years since the last relationship but Lauren feels that it was so bad that more time is need to work on trusting a man again.

Lauren is called away from dinner plans with Amanda to show another real estate (Brent) agents listing. When Lauren shows up the surprise is on her. She is detained by 3 huge males looking for Brent. She assumes they are thugs to collect a debt of some kind but quickly realizes that they are New Species who are after her co-worker because he was one of the men that hurt them. They assume she is Brent's girlfriend even though she keeps telling them that she is not anyone's girlfriend.

Wrath and Shadow seem to take it a little easy on her even though they are trying to intimidate her but the 3rd New Species Vengeance is a "unhinged". Vengeance's mate was murdered and he is still trying to coup with her loss. When Vengeance crosses the line from intimidation to terror with Lauren, Wrath comes to her rescue. Lauren is now Wrath's problem and he needs to protect her. Wrath does not trust himself to have sex with a female and tells her this after Lauren makes her feelings known that she wants him.  They take this partnership/relationship really slow while Wrath tries to get a handle of his emotions and fears.

After Lauren returns home she waits for Wrath to pick her up and is instead kidnapped. Wrath must now rescue Lauren (again) and he is not happy to see she is sharing a cage with a New Species male.  Wrath needs to calm his anger until he can find out what is going on with the male and if Lauren was harmed. With being kidnapped she has found 4 New Species males and 1 New Species female who is very sick and needs medical treatment. The imprisoned Species do not believe her when she tells them about the NSO and that others of their kind have now be freed. And that they are looking for her and any New Species who have not been freed. They think she is being cruel to get their hopes up and think she lies. 

Wrath and Lauren's story is nice in the respect of they did not rush into it. Wrath really had to work through his emotions before he could have sex with Lauren. And even though it still happened pretty quickly it was good that the author let the characters step away from each other a little and give them a chance to think it through and really want to work on being together in a sexual relationship.

And I really liked Amanda's bluntness. Amanda would do nicely mated to a New Species male. Amanda has her heart set on Flame but in this part of the story they can not get together just yet. They have a friendship that you see could go into something more but Flame keeps getting sent on missions for long extended times and it makes it hard to make a date.


Happy Reading!


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