For Voss, a Coletti Warlord, conquering the universe is a piece of cake. After all, he’s a master of psychic seduction; no one can resist him when he sets his mind to it.
Zoey Jones is determined to find her mother’s killer. Surrendering to a fierce Coletti warrior is the last thing on her mind. When Voss is determined to make Zoey his mate, she unleashes her own brand of whoop-ass to discourage his pursuit. When her clever disguises, skunk perfume, stun gun, and smoke bombs fail to stop the ruthless warlord, she’s forced to negotiate her surrender: she would mate with him if he would help her find her mother’s killer.
I am reading the series out of order. I started with Wulf and the Bounty Hunter (Coletti Warlords, #6) and loved it so much that I decided to read the others. Vexing Voss is actually the third book in the series. I was unable to find where to purchase the first two so I started here. Wulf in the Bounty Hunter read so well as a standalone, I figured the other books in the series would be the same. And I wasn’t disappointed.
I had a little bit of apprehension before I started reading because I loved Wulf in the Bounty Hunter so much, I was unsure if I would have a repeat performance in an earlier book in the series. I shouldn’t have worried. I laughed my butt off. If you need a pick-me-up then this series, I’m just going to commit now, I would highly recommend this one.
A little bit of background about the story, the Coletti Warlords are scouring the galaxies, raiding planets with psychic women. They don’t care if the women protested or not. On their own planet for every thousand males only one female was born. Zarek, the Overlord of the Coletti clans, discovered the Jones family on earth at special gifts that not only made them highly valued for their psychic ability but their blood also had healing properties. At the time, Earth had been attacked by the Tai-kok and Roden. Humans were harvested for food, but the discovery of the Jones family caused the Coletti to swoop in, take control, and safeguard Earth.
Zoey Jones is a very powerful psychic called a Siren. With the help of her mother she has been hiding all these years from not only the Coletti but from her father as well. General Thaddeus Jones only married Zoey’s mother so they could produce a powerful male child with the general’s mind controlling abilities and her mother’s clairvoyance. He was very disappointed when Zoey was born not only female but was very sick. So her mother found out she was being manipulated (he used mind control), divorced the general, and took her daughter with her on her adventures as an investigative reporter.
Zoey cracked me up from the very beginning, I almost fell off the couch. I was a little surprised at how much more ruthless the Coletti seemed in this book. But it would make sense because by book 6 Jones females would have worked their magic on changing things when it came to the Coletti.
“Testosterone was the bane of my existence.”
And that pretty much says everything about the Coletti men. They are alpha males who follow a strict code of honor, whose purpose when it came to their mates was to protect them from everything (whether they wanted protecting or not), bossy, pigheaded, and a pain in the butt. But put a warlord behind the wheel of the human vehicle, and see where their attitude gets them. I laughed really hard at that part. It was kind of funny, because Voss wanted Zoey to be… Not quite submissive—I guess am looking for word a for something like docile—and yet still be her.
“I made Attila the Hun look like a pussycat.”
What I loved was that Zoey didn’t back down on many issues. I did get a little miffed because both Voss and Zarek threatened her in certain ways to get her to back down. Zoey was a bit reckless but I felt they went overboard trying to rein her in. But I also knew that Zoey would find a workaround in the most hilarious way. I was also excited to see Bebo. He is the Gorum King, a very dangerous alien that is reputed to be able to eat 100 beings in one setting. He is a character in Wulf and the Bounty Hunter that I loved. I was excited to see how he and the Jones came to be allies.
This whole book is one hilarious romp across the galaxy. There’s battles, action and adventure, some romance the Coletti style, and Zoey doing her best to vex everybody. It is a wonderful pick-me-up that made me laugh time and again. This will definitely go on my reread shelf. And I highly recommend it to those who not only enjoy a bit of sci-fi and fantasy in their story, but who also enjoy romantic comedies.