Zhiruto is book 2 of 3 in the Tamsin Ley series Kirenai Fated Mates that falls within a multi-author series Intergalactic Dating Agency. All of the authors' book series will be standalone, so I think it's safe to start with any author. This particular set would be best read in order, though you can start here without losing too much. The book is written in third person omniscient from both leads' point of view (alternating). This is an alien shapeshifter romance with an interesting twist. The book follows the first one but the main characters are the original's friends left behind on earth during the confusion that led to their hasty escape from the dating auction. Zhiruto is Arazhi's lifelong bodyguard who is now tasked with finding the assassin who killed several and was aiming for the prince. Lora is a local beat cop and friend of Georgie who was part of the dating auction and rather adamant about helping Zhiruto in his duty since her best friend is in danger. They make a decent team, and a better couple. The story takes us through the assassination attempt from their perspective, the subsequent debacle of having aliens killed on earth soil, some entertaining methods of blending in by our male lead, some explosive attraction between the two, an epic misstep that sees them separated by galaxies, and an eventual, and rather amusing, making up. I liked both characters' personalities and was actually most touched by the relationship between Zhiruto and Arazhi (I'm a sucker for strong friendships, what can I say). If you like your aliens blue, your romance spicy, a good dose of misunderstandings and angst, some solid friendships, and some amusing antics, this is a great read for you. Looking forward to the last installment!
He's responsible for the Prince's protection This is the second book in the series and I do recommend reading book one first. While this story could stand alone, the first book introduces the characters. Zhiruto is the prince’s security and when there is a threat, he sends the prince off for his protection while he investigates. Lora, a cop and friend of the heroine in the previous book, isn’t going to let him track down the bad guys alone, especially when her friend is in danger. Zhiruto and Lora are both likable and have more in common than it appears at first but it will take both of them and their combined efforts to stay alive. Fast paced adventure with great world building and a fun premise. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
This enjoyable story in this series is about Zhiruto, head of security and personal guard of Prince Arazhi and Police Officer Lora Griffin with her coon dog, Pepper. During the pet/dating auction a attack to kill the Prince occured which ended killing most of the Kirenai who attended into a puddle of goop. Prince Arazhi manage to escape with Georgie. Zhiruto missed his chance to be transported with his Prince to their ship. Zhiruto looking for survivors meets Lora looking for the attackers. When he sees her he knows she is his mate. Then the NSA agents approach them and Lora tries to show them her badge and Zhiruto goes to defend her. Taking them to where the others were rounded, they try to separate them but Zhiruto stops them, telling them she stays with him. Together they investigate to try to find the killer and as they work together their romance blooms in this engaging story that kept me highly entertained in this ARC that I volunteer to read and review.
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