TBR Reviewer: Brutally Honest
(Oddly, the only thing I don’t like about Mr. Alders is the titles he picks. Eh, to each his own.) This particular book is about David who been on solo space missions for years. On a mission from Ardross Major David comes upon a stowaway. One that isn’t quite human but sexy as hell.
Mr. Alders has done it again. Mouse in the Wainscott is a fantastic, unique and sexy novel. He has more wonderful one-liners. His descriptions are almost poetic and really pulls the reader in. This ship was well detailed, the hot men even more so but without any dragging. Naru is the stowaway who’s actually a shifter. His background story is very interesting and deep. I loved reading about his world, why he’s being hunted and why he considers himself a murderer. David’s only companion has been a female computer, Miranda. She’s fantastic and witty, although she didn’t sound like a normal AI, it was still a fun character.
There’s a good amount of action as Naru’s hunters find the ship and attack. There are a few editing issues but nothing major. There isn’t much sex in this as Alder’s usual novels but I think that was a good call. David and Naru had a chance to really connect and form a relationship. When they did finally discover each other it was more meaningful and really hot.
As I said, Mark Alders books are some of my favorite to sink into. The stories are fuel for fantasies and dreams. Mouse in the Wainscott is another great addition to Mark Alders successful book shelf.
If you haven’t read him yet – what the hell are you waiting for?