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Her every wish is his command. He lives only to serve her desires. A warrior. A sex slave from a conquered world. What will he do to her if she sets him free? Shaylah Graymist, ace fighter pilot for a brutal intergalactic Coalition, is given a slave as a reward for heroism in battle. The incredibly virile slave named Wolf wears a collar which controls him completely, allowing Her every wish is his command. He lives only to serve her desires. A warrior. A sex slave from a conquered world. What will he do to her if she sets him free? Shaylah Graymist, ace fighter pilot for a brutal intergalactic Coalition, is given a slave as a reward for heroism in battle. The incredibly virile slave named Wolf wears a collar which controls him completely, allowing her to make him do anything she wants. Yet Shaylah has an old-fashioned belief in love and refuses to take advantage of him. A tense friendship grows between her and Wolf, along with deep desires he refuses to admit. The Coalition destroyed his people. He won't betray their memory. When Shaylah returns to battle, Wolf rebels and is sold to a prison colony. She frees him, and together they journey to his home planet. As she learns more about Wolf, she begins to question her loyalty to the Coalition, and the passions between them burn out of control.


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Her every wish is his command. He lives only to serve her desires. A warrior. A sex slave from a conquered world. What will he do to her if she sets him free? Shaylah Graymist, ace fighter pilot for a brutal intergalactic Coalition, is given a slave as a reward for heroism in battle. The incredibly virile slave named Wolf wears a collar which controls him completely, allowing Her every wish is his command. He lives only to serve her desires. A warrior. A sex slave from a conquered world. What will he do to her if she sets him free? Shaylah Graymist, ace fighter pilot for a brutal intergalactic Coalition, is given a slave as a reward for heroism in battle. The incredibly virile slave named Wolf wears a collar which controls him completely, allowing her to make him do anything she wants. Yet Shaylah has an old-fashioned belief in love and refuses to take advantage of him. A tense friendship grows between her and Wolf, along with deep desires he refuses to admit. The Coalition destroyed his people. He won't betray their memory. When Shaylah returns to battle, Wolf rebels and is sold to a prison colony. She frees him, and together they journey to his home planet. As she learns more about Wolf, she begins to question her loyalty to the Coalition, and the passions between them burn out of control.

30 review for Lord of the Storm

  1. 4 out of 5

    Dangermousie

    Ahhhhh! Come here to me, my perfect book! Is Lord of the Storm great literature? Nope. Is it everything I want in a romance novel? Hell yeah. If I had a paper copy of this book instead of e-copy, I bet it'd be dog-eared and kept under my pillow. So, what does it have that hits all my kinks? 1. Space opera/scifi setting. Scifi/space opera romances are pretty much the rarest subgenre out there. I have no idea why, as cyborgs, spaceship pilots and aliens are a lot more fun than yet another blood-suc Ahhhhh! Come here to me, my perfect book! Is Lord of the Storm great literature? Nope. Is it everything I want in a romance novel? Hell yeah. If I had a paper copy of this book instead of e-copy, I bet it'd be dog-eared and kept under my pillow. So, what does it have that hits all my kinks? 1. Space opera/scifi setting. Scifi/space opera romances are pretty much the rarest subgenre out there. I have no idea why, as cyborgs, spaceship pilots and aliens are a lot more fun than yet another blood-sucker or cravat wearer. 2. Heroine who is a fighter space ship pilot. YES PLS. 3. Eeeeeeeeevil intergalactic empire versus a perfect utopian world. (even if Trios made me think of Futurama's neutrals :P) 4. A ton (and I do mean a TON) of angst, hurt/comfort, PTSD and sloooooow fixing of hero (by heroine and otherwise). Mmmmm, come to mama! 5. Hero being rescued by heroine. And I don't mean 'she saves his bitter manly soul through her ladylike love' (though that also happens) but she saves him by breaking him out of prison and helping him lead a rebellion type stuff. 6. Hero being a tormented, mind-controlled sex slave wandering around in a skimpy loincloth. I am sorry, I am sorry, but the heart likes what it likes. He suffers so prettily and heroine is so good at rescuing him and restoring his pride and heart to him (with one glaring exception which was WTF but I handwaved because she grew up in a weird slave-owning place with no concept of consent and she learns from her...episode. Or maybe because I was enjoying the book too much to protest). The second book in this series, with a skypirate (!!!!) hero and heroine who is a slave-owning former friend of heroine from the first book is objectively better. But it doesn't have green-eyed blonde royal heroes who tried to cut their own hand to escape slavery and wear a control collar, so it's not as good for meeeeeeee. This review is brought to you by my brain high on the awesomeness of this book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mareli

    The only bad thing about this book is that ugly cover!!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ Campbell

    Only 99 cents right now! FINALLY

  4. 4 out of 5

    Leyla

    So I decided a 4 Stars rating! This is the story of a complicated relationship between two people who find each other in very different social circumstances. A Sci-Fi Romance that you will enjoy and find yourself punched by a myriad of emotions. Some made me uncomfortable but others redeemed the characters and won my heart. Shaylah Graymist, ace fighter pilot for a brutal intergalactic Coalition. She is rewarded a slave for her heroism in battle and finds herself drawn yet disturbed by her gift. So I decided a 4 Stars rating! This is the story of a complicated relationship between two people who find each other in very different social circumstances. A Sci-Fi Romance that you will enjoy and find yourself punched by a myriad of emotions. Some made me uncomfortable but others redeemed the characters and won my heart. Shaylah Graymist, ace fighter pilot for a brutal intergalactic Coalition. She is rewarded a slave for her heroism in battle and finds herself drawn yet disturbed by her gift. A warrior. A sex slave from a conquered world. The incredibly beautiful slave Wolf wears a collar which controls him completely, allowing her to make him do anything she wants and erase any memory he has if she wills it. Yet Shaylah refuses to take advantage of him and forms a tense friendship that will bring feelings she's not sure she can handle. Her attraction and growing love for him might push her to a point she might regret in all the ways you can imagine. When it came to finishing this book I had no issue. The writing flowed nicely and the story was captivating at all times. The plot is predictable but in a way, you will enjoy despite its obvious crumb path. The read was fulfilling and a little frustrating when it came to the characters. The MC's have this tense relationship throughout the whole book that might throw you off. But given the circumstances and backgrounds of these MC's, I found myself forced to understand their flaws and survive their hardships. The way they relate to each other and the mutual mistakes, make it so tangible that might make you uncomfortable and all fuzzy inside at the same time. It's definitely a read that provokes mixed emotions. I have to say, they are well-done characters and far away from perfect. The heroine, above all, finds herself in a moment that breaks the rules that she morally believed in. And she does something that I find disturbing, despite the fact that it's because of her passionate feelings for the hero. It is what it is, I will not say, but I love that the MC recognizes it as something awful and a mistake in a society where it's considered something normal. It is as beautiful, as it is disturbing and complex. And I loved that about it. Love is not simple nor is it perfect. And the way MC's evolve and learn from each other makes all the trials and patience worth every minute. The pace is wonderful and the world building is enough to paint the picture and place yourself in a world were humans actions are questionable. So it was a fresh take on Sci-Fi tropes in these genres that offer the usual plates to make aliens evil or powerful conquerors. Usually, humans are enslaved, invaded, abducted, etc. By the terrible and very advanced alien races... So this doesn't happen here and it certainly has no issue with portraying how humans advanced technologically and the contrast of their moral regression in the society of the Coalition. A tyrannical group of people if you ask me... Yet the main thing I like that shines in this books is how politics and war drive people to do nasty things. Any race, including humans of course. DUH! (view spoiler)[It also explores what happens when the roles are reversed. She helps free the hero but his people take her as a prisoner of war and things get sizzling if you know what I mean. I refuse to spoil further, but I loved that detail. It made sense that the love cemented itself at that point. (hide spoiler)] AMAZING TWIST OF EVENTS! The cover does not do this book any justice, so ignore it. You will find passion and explicit sex that I enjoyed thoroughly... It is erotic, as it is romantic and heartbreaking. HEA ending. BE CALM PLEASE! I totally recommend this book but be warned it is not a light read. For me, it turned out to be an amazing exploration of feelings and humanity. It's not a read for just any romance reader if the subjects of rape, social injustice, and psychological trauma disturb you. So move along if you can't handle that... The beauty is how the characters overcome these things so it was definitely worth my time!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lyndi W.

    This one is hard to review. The h is an odd mix of strong and weepy. The H was like 3 different levels of tortured asshole. That sounds gross. Why did I say that? I'm literally passing out right now so I'm gonna have to try this review again later. This one is hard to review. The h is an odd mix of strong and weepy. The H was like 3 different levels of tortured asshole. That sounds gross. Why did I say that? I'm literally passing out right now so I'm gonna have to try this review again later.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️

    3.25? stars

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lover of Romance

    Lord Of The Storm was the first book I had ever tried out from Justine Davis and it certainly won't be my last. I was swept away by this story and I couldn't believe how much I fell in love with it. It really shocked me especially considering its been a while that I have had this sitting in my kindle. Lord Of The Storm is the first book of the series. It features our two main characters Shayla and Dare. Shayla is a captain of a ship of the coalition. She is good at what she does. She feels a con Lord Of The Storm was the first book I had ever tried out from Justine Davis and it certainly won't be my last. I was swept away by this story and I couldn't believe how much I fell in love with it. It really shocked me especially considering its been a while that I have had this sitting in my kindle. Lord Of The Storm is the first book of the series. It features our two main characters Shayla and Dare. Shayla is a captain of a ship of the coalition. She is good at what she does. She feels a connection to one world that was the Coalition's greatest sins and abominations. Shayla's parents were bonded at Trios, and even though everyone else she knows mocks her, she still believe in love and bonding with one person for life. When she is given leave, she visits a friend. But what she doesn't expect, is that her friend would hand over a slave, a man that is regal and is so beautiful. The last thing she wants to do is accept the gift from her friend, since she doesn't approve of slavery at all. But when he is punished over her ignorance, she takes him in. Shayla shows Dare that not all coalition officers are cruel. They spend a week together, being honest with each other and Shayla showing Dare to be himself. Dare was taken away from his home and believes he is the only one left alive from the beautiful and honorable world and forced into slavery, the kind of slavery he can never escape from. Its been five years and Shayla shows Dare how to fight back in the only way he knows how to. When Shayla leaves on a mission she is called away on, she learns upon her return that Dare has been sold in one of the worst places. She goes to rescue him and to return back to his home. What a incredibly written romance this story turned out to be!! I loved seeing these two together. Both character were fantastic and well written. I just loved Shayla, she is a heroine you can relate with. What was most endearing about her character, was how she treated Dare from the beginning. It was quite heartbreaking at times seeing the way Dare had been downridden and beaten over the years. But with Shayla, he comes alive. The world building was amazing, with seeing how strong people were to fight against tyranny that the Coalition is. I couldn't get enough of the plot and seeing how it was full of surprises and sweeps the reader off their feet!! If you like sci fi romance or want to try one out...LORD OF THE STORM is a MUST READ!!! Its passionate, adventure packed and thrills you from head to toe! A HEART-WRENCHING ROMANCE

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mari (Smut Duchess)

    3 *** I bought this book in August '14. It would get buried deep in the dark recesses of my kindle then I'd do a clean out and I'd move the book forward. I've been juggling this book for years. The first thing I realized, the title has _nothing_ to do with the story, neither does the cover image. The next thing is that it reads just like a HQ. I looked the author up this morning and sure enough she writes HQs. That's not necessarily a bad thing. We all know what we're getting when we read a HQ. I 3 *** I bought this book in August '14. It would get buried deep in the dark recesses of my kindle then I'd do a clean out and I'd move the book forward. I've been juggling this book for years. The first thing I realized, the title has _nothing_ to do with the story, neither does the cover image. The next thing is that it reads just like a HQ. I looked the author up this morning and sure enough she writes HQs. That's not necessarily a bad thing. We all know what we're getting when we read a HQ. I wasn't expecting a HQ story. Shaylah is a Captain in the Coalition (think evil Empire from Star Wars). Slavery is a common and slaves are collared with a device that is implanted into their brain to control their bodies and minds. It can also issue pain. The slave's owner carries a remote to control the slave. Shaylah has always had problems with some of the Coalitions practices but she wants to fly so she looks the other way. While visiting a friend on leave she encounters a slave named Wolf. Wolf is one of the few survivors from Coalition conquered Trios. Shaylah becomes enamored with Wolf and walks a fine line between duty and trying to rescue him. For the majority of the book Shaylah and Wolf navigate one misunderstanding to another. They resolve one issue, have sex then are back to being wary of each other. It got old. Eventually they make their way back to Wolf's home world of Trios and wouldn't you know, he's a prince! Gah!!!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    SmittenKitten

    Setting: futuristic, space, planets, slaves wear collars used to control their minds and bodies Heroine: Shaylah Graymist – dark haired, young Captain / fighter pilot in the Coalition Hero: Wolf (Darian) – blonde hair & golden skin, a sex slave from the planet Trios, believed to be the last of his race, just a few years older than the heroine Villain: the Coalition – responsible for destroying Triosian people and enslaving Wolf Highlights: A page-turner, quick read, original story line with the hero Setting: futuristic, space, planets, slaves wear collars used to control their minds and bodies Heroine: Shaylah Graymist – dark haired, young Captain / fighter pilot in the Coalition Hero: Wolf (Darian) – blonde hair & golden skin, a sex slave from the planet Trios, believed to be the last of his race, just a few years older than the heroine Villain: the Coalition – responsible for destroying Triosian people and enslaving Wolf Highlights: A page-turner, quick read, original story line with the hero as the victim/slave, believable tension between hero and heroine that pulls on your heart strings.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Maraya21 (The Reading Dragon)

    The only reason I not only added but bought a book that appeared on my timeline because of the Trash Panda is that it was only £0.49. 😂 The only reason I not only added but bought a book that appeared on my timeline because of the Trash Panda is that it was only £0.49. 😂

  11. 5 out of 5

    ShortyS

    DNF At the very beginning of their acquaintance she did something unforgivable, something soul crushing, something that would normally kill any trust he could ever have in her. And then she makes one crude and hurting comment after another, one stupid decision after another and again and again she makes decisions for him she has no right to make without even talking with him about it. She never really explains herself, not her feelings, not her decisions and not her reasons, at least not early or s DNF At the very beginning of their acquaintance she did something unforgivable, something soul crushing, something that would normally kill any trust he could ever have in her. And then she makes one crude and hurting comment after another, one stupid decision after another and again and again she makes decisions for him she has no right to make without even talking with him about it. She never really explains herself, not her feelings, not her decisions and not her reasons, at least not early or sufficient enough. And again and again she betrays his trust. Someone who tried to do what she thought was right… and ended up doing everything wrong. But the whole time she plays the victim whenever he questions her motives or doesn’t blindly trust her. It’s always the same. She does something wrong and then, if he is even a bit distant or wary, she gets prickly and acts as if she is the victim of such great injustice and he is heartless. She is a self-righteous hypocrite who is just wallowing in self-pity, always thinking about her own misery and who is way too demanding. “You do that well, Captain. You don’t believe in slavery, just fight for the system that enforces it. You didn’t kill the last of my people, just helped the man who will.” I think there are things that are really unforgivable and what she did in the beginning is one of those things. It was very hard to like her after this and for the most part I didn’t succeed. It could have been so very good, if it weren’t for this one major mistake she did that I just couldn’t forget or let go and all the irritating aftereffect. I liked the rest of the story idea; I liked the world building; I liked a lot about it; but I hated her.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Wallawoo

    Writing was okay, no real problems there. Plot was alright too, although I thought they should have brought in the rebellion thing earlier. The slave-or-not plotline got a bit draggy after a while. I liked that Shaylah retained most of her agency even after Wolf was revealed as the King of not-Earth and leader of the rebellion and became the unattainable beloved wild lion or whatever. But there's one thing I cannot let go of. She freaking raped him, then consciously kept vital information from h Writing was okay, no real problems there. Plot was alright too, although I thought they should have brought in the rebellion thing earlier. The slave-or-not plotline got a bit draggy after a while. I liked that Shaylah retained most of her agency even after Wolf was revealed as the King of not-Earth and leader of the rebellion and became the unattainable beloved wild lion or whatever. But there's one thing I cannot let go of. She freaking raped him, then consciously kept vital information from him, and even after that continues hurting him in little ways. Sure it's a story about how they overcome the hurt and angst and such, but this is a little too much. Wolf was too forgiving. I didn't want to relate to someone as insensitive as this. In the end I had this far-fetched hope that they'd just end up as friends - but of course it didn't work out that way. Last thing: can I throw a violent fit in objection to the book cover? I can't believe they have a male slave character who literally spends a huge part of the book under the female MC's power and yet they draw her kneeling at his feet like she's the slave! /flips table/ I also object to the yellow skin. He looks diseased. Overall not a bad story. Enjoyable and satisfied my wants, but not too memorable.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Heather *Undercover Goth Queen*

    I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was pleasantly surprised by this one! Sure, the synopsis sounded intriguing, but secretly I expected this book would let me down simply because of the genre. But I was invested from the beginning. Lord of the Storm wasn't perfect, and it was even corny at times, but I loved the lead characters. It was such an interesting dynamic between Shaylah and Wolf. Sometimes Shaylah's insipid dialogue made me wince a little, but overall she w I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I was pleasantly surprised by this one! Sure, the synopsis sounded intriguing, but secretly I expected this book would let me down simply because of the genre. But I was invested from the beginning. Lord of the Storm wasn't perfect, and it was even corny at times, but I loved the lead characters. It was such an interesting dynamic between Shaylah and Wolf. Sometimes Shaylah's insipid dialogue made me wince a little, but overall she was a competent female character. She was a pilot! A captain! She had a career! The author was really good at holding information back and delivered plot twists skillfully. The ending made me feel all mushy inside. I really hope the publisher decides to release The Skypirate as well, because I would love to read it.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Hollie

    Lots of potential but the plot was tiresome at times At times I found this book to be incredibly draining but I cant deny it had great potential. I just never really cared much for the hero or heroine. All she seemed to do was apologize. The storyline was creative and could have really been amazing but I just felt myself losing interest at times. I also feel it is quite over priced a it's current price of over $4. It was ok but I'm not sure if this is a series I will continue. Lots of potential but the plot was tiresome at times At times I found this book to be incredibly draining but I cant deny it had great potential. I just never really cared much for the hero or heroine. All she seemed to do was apologize. The storyline was creative and could have really been amazing but I just felt myself losing interest at times. I also feel it is quite over priced a it's current price of over $4. It was ok but I'm not sure if this is a series I will continue.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Evie Drae

    This was one of those unexpected reads for me. I'm not sure what I thought I'd be getting into when I read the blurb, but the actual story far surpassed any expectations I might have had. It's a bit predictable, and yet it's also fresh and real. <3 This was one of those unexpected reads for me. I'm not sure what I thought I'd be getting into when I read the blurb, but the actual story far surpassed any expectations I might have had. It's a bit predictable, and yet it's also fresh and real. <3

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sometime

    This was a good sci-fi romamce. It touched on complex issues such as slavery, trust, war and rebellion. The world building was good and I liked the MCs. But something felt off. It's in part due to the circular nature of the plot with the romance. Shayla does a really cruel thing to Wolf and he doesn't trust her. I don't blame him. She was so selfish and stupid. But she luuuurves him! So she goes back and begs his forgiveness. Sexy times happen. But he's holding something back. She feels him pull This was a good sci-fi romamce. It touched on complex issues such as slavery, trust, war and rebellion. The world building was good and I liked the MCs. But something felt off. It's in part due to the circular nature of the plot with the romance. Shayla does a really cruel thing to Wolf and he doesn't trust her. I don't blame him. She was so selfish and stupid. But she luuuurves him! So she goes back and begs his forgiveness. Sexy times happen. But he's holding something back. She feels him pull away and is crushed that he still won't trust her. So she gets mad and sticks up for herself and determines not to take his bad treatment. But then he looks at her and touches her and she melts. But then he pulls away and she gets mad and sticks up for herself and says "this is the LAST time" and then he looks at her and touches her and she melts. And on and on. I just kept thinking, didn't we just do this? So, I guess it was ok. The smexy scenes were lukewarm and the ending twist was no surprise at all. And all the talk of "bonding" had me expecting a Shapeshifter/Alien mate type bonding. But it was just that they fell in love with each other. No chemical change or fated mates here. I enjoyed the big picture ideas, but the small picture was lacking.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Summer

    4.5 stars

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jesi

    Loved this book! Almost has a Sherrilyn Kenyon feel to it. Definitely worth the read

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tracie R

    A promising start to the Coalition Rebellion, Lord of the Storm is a good Sci-Fi Romance. I enjoyed the premise, the storyline and the characters and will look to read more.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Paranormal Romance

    Once upon a time the heroine wanted nothing more than the adventure and honor of captaining a ship for the coalition. But time and war and her beliefs have warn her down and she's beginning to finally understand the deeply flawed culture of her people. Always she admired the ease and devotion of the enemy. Her parents were bonded and dedicated to one another and this is something that she's always desired for herself even if this is against the way of her people who use sex as just a release and Once upon a time the heroine wanted nothing more than the adventure and honor of captaining a ship for the coalition. But time and war and her beliefs have warn her down and she's beginning to finally understand the deeply flawed culture of her people. Always she admired the ease and devotion of the enemy. Her parents were bonded and dedicated to one another and this is something that she's always desired for herself even if this is against the way of her people who use sex as just a release and nothing more. While on leave and staying at a friends estate, she meets a man who will change her life forever. She never could stomach the idea of slaves and to see such a beautiful vibrant man in chains makes her sick. He's given to her by her 'friend' and even though she could never live with the idea of using him is such a way, she soons realizes that to turn him away will see him severely punished. So, she takes him into her room. There she informs him that he is no longer a slave while in her presence and for the few weeks afterwards they talk and communicate as if they were friends. But the hero isn't so easy to put his trust in a woman who's supposed to be the enemy and though he makes improvements to cease casting his eyes down or repeating' as you demand' to all her suggestions, the heroine knows that he still holds a lot of himself from her. The heroine has become quite attached to him, maybe in her mind longing for that connection her parents had on top of wanting him to know a taste of the freedom he'll never have but either way, she's hurt when she learns that he's already had a wife and lost her in the war. She uses this memory of his beloved as an excuse to use the slave controller on him for the first and only time. She sleeps him with, tries to convince him she's his wife but forgets to implants the memory that it had all been a dream. When the hero wakes, he's angered by her betrayal and they part ways on bad terms. Called away on a mission, the heroine returns a few months later to discover he's been sold to a slave trader. She risks her career, her reputation and her life to break him out. She secrets him onto her ship and takes them into the dead of space. There the two reacquaint themselves with the passion they once had in her quarters all those months ago. But still the distrust, they betrayal and stubbornness remain between them. The heroine can't understand why her true feelings aren't broadcasting clearly to him and he still persists on thinking the worse of her at every turn. She can only assume that what she was and who she worked for will always keep them apart and thought breaks her heart. She frees him of his collar, vows to see him wherever he wants to go and even though it will sever something inside of her, she'll then leave him life forever. But the tables turn, on his home planet, she becomes the slave, the prisoner. And when she learns who he truly is, she realizes that if their relationship wasn't doomed before it's certainly impossible now. I loved this story. The heroine was such a lovely mixture of vulnerable and courageous. Though she's a bad ass space pilot, it's obvious from the jump she's a prisoner to her emotions. She feels too deeply and too quickly and the fact that she's kept in the dark about the hero's feels throughout the book causes her to think the worse about herself. Though she makes stupid choices at times, especially when it comes to how she makes choices for the hero, she always does everything from a place of love. The fact that the author has written the story only from the heroine's POV just deepens the sense of mystery towards the hero. He was very good at not revealing what he was thinking or what he was feeling. And this results in a whole bunch of misunderstands that could have been avoided if he had only told the heroine what was on his mind. And the same goes to the heroine. She says she is against slaves but at no point did she ask him his trust name, calling him by the name given to him by his masters. And she unconsciously treated him as a slave if only by making decisions for him. But I can say that I was hooked from the first page to the last and was 100% along for the roller-coaster ride that was their growing relationship. This was so not the cheesy romance as the cover might suggest. I found it to be a angst ridden story about learning to trust and how one earns that trust. Lovely book.

  21. 4 out of 5

    VampireRomanceBooks ThatsErotica

    All Shaylah Graymist ever wanted to do was fly a ship of her own. Now she flies as a Captain for the coalition. There are things about the coalition she disagrees with, such as slavery, but what can she do to change it? While on leave she is sent a sex slave by a friend as a reward for her heroism. She has no intention of forcing this man to do anything against his will. Wolf is taken by the beautiful pilot, and is confused by the way she treats him. When it becomes imperative to rely on one ano All Shaylah Graymist ever wanted to do was fly a ship of her own. Now she flies as a Captain for the coalition. There are things about the coalition she disagrees with, such as slavery, but what can she do to change it? While on leave she is sent a sex slave by a friend as a reward for her heroism. She has no intention of forcing this man to do anything against his will. Wolf is taken by the beautiful pilot, and is confused by the way she treats him. When it becomes imperative to rely on one another to survive it is unclear they will be able to see past the great chasm that divides them. Shaylah is strong, brave, has brains, and a kind soul. Her respect for others and feelings of what is fair has her second guessing her path. She has a view about love and sex that her people find somewhat antiquated, but I found her views to be beautiful and romantic. Wolf has not seen kindness in a very long time. The coalition destroyed his home planet, the people he loved, and then he was enslaved; understandably trust does not come easy for him. Beneath this man's life of forced servitude lies the heart of a warrior. These characters are complex and highly emotional especially when it comes to each other. I am a fan of futuristic intergalactic romance stories, because you not only have the ability to see the possibilities of what the future could be, but you get to travel the cosmos! I love the feeling of being swept away to a whole new world; reading for me is about escaping reality if only for a short time, and what better way to do that than a journey through time and space? The concept for Lord of the Storm was amazing, but there were times I was a little disappointed with the whole flow of the novel. There were times that it was just way too slow. There were a couple of points in the book where my interest began to wane just a little. What kept me going was that Davis was able to depict the complex feelings of these characters with such ease that I felt I had to read on to see how the story of Shaylah and Wolf ended. She has this wonderful ability to strip the character down to raw emotion, and in turn draws an emotional response from the reader. Overall I would say Lord of the Storm was a pretty good read, and I would absolutely read more books by Justine Davis. **Reviewed by Teresa D. for VampireRomanceBooks.com**

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kristiej

    It's been a while but I seem to be on a SciFi kick lately and can't seen to get enough of them. Sinc this is one of my favourite of them all, of course it needed another reread. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* I don’t’ know how many times I’ve read this over the years. I’m thinking it’s close to double digits. When I switched from print books to ebooks this is one I always kept an eye out, hoping it would come out as an ebook and when I saw that it had I scooped it right up. I have a review already written som It's been a while but I seem to be on a SciFi kick lately and can't seen to get enough of them. Sinc this is one of my favourite of them all, of course it needed another reread. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* I don’t’ know how many times I’ve read this over the years. I’m thinking it’s close to double digits. When I switched from print books to ebooks this is one I always kept an eye out, hoping it would come out as an ebook and when I saw that it had I scooped it right up. I have a review already written somewhere and if I find it, I’ll post it. In the meantime I’ll just do a mini review. This is a Sci-Fi romance and one of my very favourites. Shayla Graymist is an excellent pilot, respected by all. She is up for some R & R after her latest assignment and she heads to the compound of a friend of hers. While she is a pilot for the evil coalition, a Very Evil Empire that has no problems wiping out entire planets to get what they want, Shayla isn’t really isn’t into politics, she just loves to fly. But she is confronted by the evils of her world when she is served by a slave from the planet Trios, a planet she had a special fondness for before it was destroyed. When she sees how badly “Wolf” the Triotian slave is being treated, she keeps him with her, at least until her leave is up and she’s sent on her next mission. When it’s up and she heads back hoping to see Wolf again, she discovers his life took a drastic turn for the worse and she is determined to rescue him – at ANY cost. This is Sci-Fi romance at it’s finest IMO. It’s a tiny bit campy but there is a good story. A great heroine and a great hero who has suffered great loss. After multiple readings the only thing I wish is that some of the story could have been told from Wolf’s POV. The entire book is from Shayla’s and since he’s a kind of larger than life hero, it would have been nice to get into Wolf’s head a bit.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Didi Mack

    Great sci-fi This is more than sci-if, the characters are alive and real. The story powerful and draws you in. Just re-read this for the third time, keep finding more to love about it.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mollie *scoutrmom*

    I liked the characters in this book, especially the heroine. She had been raised under a set of society's assumptions, and only focused on her wish to be a pilot of fast spaceships. She wins battles and achieves recognition enabling her to fulfil her dream, but begins to become aware of the ugliness of the system that gives her this dream. In the end, she gives it all up for integrity and unselfish commitment to a set of values. It is almost incidental that she falls in love with the hero. The hero I liked the characters in this book, especially the heroine. She had been raised under a set of society's assumptions, and only focused on her wish to be a pilot of fast spaceships. She wins battles and achieves recognition enabling her to fulfil her dream, but begins to become aware of the ugliness of the system that gives her this dream. In the end, she gives it all up for integrity and unselfish commitment to a set of values. It is almost incidental that she falls in love with the hero. The hero has endured slavery and hopelessness, and has lost his ability to trust. The heroine's actions save him, but he must get past his misconceptions of her motives before he is able to fall in love with her. I like to think that the focus of this book is her dedication to her ideals which makes her unable to accept the status quo as she becomes more aware of the rot at its core. It would have been just as good without the love story, which seems almost like a subplot in this book. Worth re-reading.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kristi

    I really dislike the Coalition in this book. I know I'm supposed to dislike them but wow, what an awful society. I think Justine Davis did a good job showing how hard it would be for someone who was a slave in this society to trust anyone. There was a draw between the two characters but neither one could trust it for a variety of reasons. It didn't stop the attraction but it did complicate it immensely. There was quite a bit of space opera mixed in with the romance, so the book never really slowed I really dislike the Coalition in this book. I know I'm supposed to dislike them but wow, what an awful society. I think Justine Davis did a good job showing how hard it would be for someone who was a slave in this society to trust anyone. There was a draw between the two characters but neither one could trust it for a variety of reasons. It didn't stop the attraction but it did complicate it immensely. There was quite a bit of space opera mixed in with the romance, so the book never really slowed down.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Netanella

    Pleasure slaves with golden collars and space captains with Tolkein-y names, photon torpedoes, loin cloths and space jump suits - this one has it all. Beam me up, Mr. Sulu.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nessa

    THIS ONE WAS SURPRISINGLY GOOD! I RATHER LOVED THE REVERSE ROLE HERE, BECAUSE THE FICTIONAL WORLD IS OVER BRIMMED WITH ALPHA MALES AND NOT ENOUGH OF FEMALES WHO HOLDS THE POWER AND STATUS. OF COURSE, IT'S NOT FEM-DOM, I AM NOT A FAN OF THAT. THROW IN SOME SCI-FI, STATUS IMBALANCE AND SOME PRIMITIVE ROMANCE? YOU GET THIS. OUR HEROINE (usually I write about the Hero first, but this one calls for a special occasion!) is a Pilot. And I mean like the kind of space pilot you find in movies like Guardia THIS ONE WAS SURPRISINGLY GOOD! I RATHER LOVED THE REVERSE ROLE HERE, BECAUSE THE FICTIONAL WORLD IS OVER BRIMMED WITH ALPHA MALES AND NOT ENOUGH OF FEMALES WHO HOLDS THE POWER AND STATUS. OF COURSE, IT'S NOT FEM-DOM, I AM NOT A FAN OF THAT. THROW IN SOME SCI-FI, STATUS IMBALANCE AND SOME PRIMITIVE ROMANCE? YOU GET THIS. OUR HEROINE (usually I write about the Hero first, but this one calls for a special occasion!) is a Pilot. And I mean like the kind of space pilot you find in movies like Guardians of the Galaxy or Star Trek. Normally female characters are cast into more subservient roles or some scientist or basically something related to the field of science. Here we get Captain Shaylah who is not only a celebrated Captain but also revered by many. Deep down she may have understood the way the Coalition works, and she doesn't approve but has never had reason to rebel against it UNTIL she meets the man with tawny hair and Golden Skin, though a slave yet his aura speaks of authority and something more. She is appalled that her best friend (whom she later questions whether is actually a worthy friend) has purchased Wolf, supposedly the last of his kind to be a sex slave. It was rather condemning when he was viewed like a sex object instead of a human being. NOT to Shaylah though. She is horrified and goes with her heart's desire to seek comfort on his behalf, although she loses her heart in the process. Her actions often speak louder than words and I was annoyed when the hero just DIDN'T GET why she did and sacrificed so much for him. I doubt any woman would sacrifice their career for a man they didn't LOVE love, not even for HONOUR. I liked Shaylah. She's a very friendly and compassionate character, at the same time she's a fighter and adept at her job. OUR HERO on the other hand, is like a lost lamb. I'm not going to lie. This story sucked me in right from the moment I realised that the power play here is reversed. The female is the strong one and the male has become a sex slave. Interesting how it will all play out. When his Kingdom and mate was wiped out, he became a captive to the Coalition and his pride crushed to smithereens when he became a sex toy to the rich and disgustingly bored women or men of the high society. They titter about his prowess and stamina, yet in his own way, Wolf rebels against them. The poor thing was saddled with an explosive collar and slaves were controlled by a remote controller by their masters if so desired - no control of their thoughts, actions and whatsoever. So, he becomes extremely confused and wary when Shaylah treats him differently and his subservient role beaten into him for 5 years was a hard shadow to cast off, thus causing a lot of friction between him and Shaylah everytime she reaches out to him. OVERALL this was a spectacular story that kept evolving, I wasn't bored at all. AND I even snuck in time during lunch break just to devour it all! Truly amazing world the author has created, and vivid descriptions made me feel like I was there and watching it all from a front row seat.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Katherine

    "Heroine" rapes the hero through use of a hypnotism device embedded in his SLAVE COLLAR! But it's okay because she was really afraid she'd never know what it felt like to bone him as it was her last night where he lives. No, really. Does Davis think that's an okay motivation for rape? You just have to want to know what they're like in the sack? It's disgusting. It was also a confusing addition because it added absolutely nothing to the plot. Perhaps it was added because the author wants to promo "Heroine" rapes the hero through use of a hypnotism device embedded in his SLAVE COLLAR! But it's okay because she was really afraid she'd never know what it felt like to bone him as it was her last night where he lives. No, really. Does Davis think that's an okay motivation for rape? You just have to want to know what they're like in the sack? It's disgusting. It was also a confusing addition because it added absolutely nothing to the plot. Perhaps it was added because the author wants to promote rape culture? Because this does promote it. Victims of rape (particularly those made vulnerable by alcohol, drugs, or being asleep -like the hero was in this book) may read this, see the "heroine" go on to have a romantic relationship with her victim and be punished in no way, and think that society will not judge or punish their rapist. Perpetrators or rape, or those who will go on to rape may read this, see a rapist "justify" her actions, go unpunished, and have a hea with her victim, and assume that having sex with someone when they are so incapacitated that they cannot consent to sex, and assume that it is no issue to have sex with someone through deception or through them BEING ASLEEP!! Authors have a responsibility in their writing. This is dangerous. This is wrong. This is not romance.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Thuan

    DNF @ 75% This was an okay read. However, with the blurb and the cover, I had envisioned something different, something more on the line of both the hero and the heroine kicking ass in an adventure. Instead, we have the heroine as a doormat for the hero's "tortured soul" to push down the heroine's actions. And the hero is a disappointment with all his angst. All he does is complain and complain and complain and so on. So instead of an adventure with two kickass main characters, most of th DNF @ 75% This was an okay read. However, with the blurb and the cover, I had envisioned something different, something more on the line of both the hero and the heroine kicking ass in an adventure. Instead, we have the heroine as a doormat for the hero's "tortured soul" to push down the heroine's actions. And the hero is a disappointment with all his angst. All he does is complain and complain and complain and so on. So instead of an adventure with two kickass main characters, most of the story is spent in the bedroom with the hero and heroine having sex, regretting it, arguing, and rinse and repeat... Pretty decent erotic scenes though but I needed more story, more adventure, more kick ass, and less arguing/complaining by the hero.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Graylark

    It was pretty hard to read about the pain and sheer hopelessness of the slave situation in the early parts of the book. It got better once he was away from all that. I like the complexity to their relationship and how they worked through the issues that came up from the power imbalance. I like that the heroine was a badass, and that the hero was no broken, beaten-down being. The big reveal was pretty obvious and predictable (at least to me), but nevertheless fun to read. *Nitpick: Do these descri It was pretty hard to read about the pain and sheer hopelessness of the slave situation in the early parts of the book. It got better once he was away from all that. I like the complexity to their relationship and how they worked through the issues that came up from the power imbalance. I like that the heroine was a badass, and that the hero was no broken, beaten-down being. The big reveal was pretty obvious and predictable (at least to me), but nevertheless fun to read. *Nitpick: Do these description writers ever actually read the books? Because she was NOT "awarded a slave for her heroism in battle". It was through another channel for another reason entirely. Fake descriptions annoy me so much because they dance on or even cross the line for false advertising.

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