For centuries, the Prime have been battling their brutal
enemies, the Antareans. Facing extinction as they struggle
against escalating Antarean attacks, the proud warrior race
begins the process of uniting with the Galactic Alliance to
ensure their future.
Captain Wulf Caradoc, as the heir of the Prime leader, is
expected to assist with negotiations on behalf of his
people. The secret, secondary part of his agenda is to look
for his gemate, the genetically ideal mate that will
be bonded to him mentally, physically and emotionally until
the end of his days. The ambassadorial team he is assigned
to escort is attacked by space pirates hired by Prime
malcontents. Despite their skillful defense tactics, Wulf,
his crew, and their charges are in danger until Alliance
forces can reach them.
Captain Melina Dmitros is a top-notch Galactic Alliance
officer who’s paid her dues. After receiving a distress
message from the Prime ambassador party, she steps in to aid
them. When she finally meets the future Prime leader
face-to-face, she is ambushed by the biological force of the
Prime mating urge. She is his gemate, his fated
match and a Lost One. Her body will not allow her to
survive without him, regardless of how she feels. Wulf is
willing to do whatever it takes to claim and protect his
mate so that they may persevere against their enemies.
The action kicks up a dust storm in chapter one of
Prime Obsession that never settles! I was convinced
that Captain Dmitros was a first-rate adrenaline junkie from
all the non-stop battles. I rarely encounter a novel with
multiple action scenes per interval. Melina takes on bad
guys, dodges hits, sniffs out/repairs sabotages, and keeps
time with her man. It’s all in a day’s work for a woman
that knows her way around the Prime as well as the Galactic
Alliance. Wulf is growls and nibbles when it comes to his
mate, although he’s more than earned his formidable Prime
warrior and sex machine title. However, Melina is always
center stage and in the thick of it all. I started to feel
that she was beginning to upstage her man. Ok, ok.
Admittedly, I do prefer strong, accomplished female
antagonists. Still, Melina proved a bit overwhelming at
Wulf’s growling seemed uh, well…ridiculous after a while.
I’ve read novels with alpha males expressing their
protectiveness this way, yet the constant repetitiveness
became excessive and silly after a while. Of course, it was
a relief to have Wulf take charge after watching Melina
prove just how tough and skilled she is over and over again.
I could better appreciate the developing relationship. The
author does an amazing job of revealing the awakening gifts
from a gemat-gemate pairing. Once I got a grasp on
the dynamic, it was okay for the plot to charge ahead.
is a fast-paced space opera outfitted in shiny new gadgets
and modern characters. If you’re looking for a sci-fi
novel brimming with loads of techno jargon, intergalactic
intrigue and angst, you’ve come to the right place. Melina
and Wulf’s chemistry decimates small planets. The
“foreplay” preceding their first time together behind closed
doors covers way too much ground; it dangled on the
storyline string a tad longer than I would have preferred.
The romance and dialogue occasionally feels dated, although
I could appreciate some truly cute moments. Monette
Michaels’ narrative style is clean and precise with crisp
visuals that flow easily from scene to scene. All in all,
it’s fun to be kept on the edge of your seat for the bulk of
the ride. That’s no easy feat in a story with so many
subplots and secondary characters. If this is just the
first installment, then the next episode will have to put in
some major overtime to keep up.