Unexpected by Annalise Alexis – A Book Review

Posted May 23, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Reviews, Romance, Sci-Fi / 0 Comments

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(Her Illusian Warrior – Book 1)

by Annalise Alexis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Alien Fast Burn Romance

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

Fast paced and extremely steamy, this alien romance hits quite a few good notes, though it hits just as many poor ones. Free on KU.

What is it about?

(Blurb on GoodReads)


You know that saying, “You get what you deserve”? Well, I told the universe I was bored, and the universe decided to give me the middle finger.

As a medic aboard an out-of-date space station in the middle of nowhere, my life is a string of lonely nights and predictable days. Until a race of beings that’s supposed to be extinct shows up on our virtual doorstep asking for asylum.

The station’s crew hates me for letting them in. The UCom general in charge wants to blackmail me into spying on them.

And the race’s leader? He’s only the most perfect creature I’ve ever seen.

Aren of Illusia 

For half a century, I have kept my people safe. Out of the hands of those who want to destroy us.

Until a surprise attack forces us to flee to a human space station…and an infuriating female I cannot ignore.

Through a web of violence, deceit, and betrayal, Jayla stays by my side. Fighting. Risking everything. And driving me mad.

In the first book of the thrilling Her Illusian Warrior series, can Ren and Jayla survive an insidious plot to destroy not only the Illusian race, but all they both hold dear? Including each other?

For the grown and sexy only. This book contains strong language, sexual situations and mention of sexual abuse.



This was an interesting read, filled with heat, violence and the ever present stench of betrayal. Set in space, a human female comes face to face with an alien race long thought to be extinct. Her choices, and her sacrifices set the stage for a future none of them expected, and leads to revelations that try to shatter her.

It’s fast paced and rather thrilling, though I rated it only a 3 as it often doesn’t make sense, or required a reread of scenes to understand what was going on.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type



NC-17 to XXX. M/F


  • Very Interesting.
  • Sci fi rules need not apply.
  • Steamy. Very steamy.
  • Good intrigue build up.


  • Little in the way of emotional connection.
  • A bit disjointed or confusing.
  • Some aspects were very rushed.

Favorite Lines

may not know all the cuss words in Illusian, but my petty bitch is flawless. (61%)


Available free on Kindle Unlimited, allowing you to check out what truly is an intriguing story despite the downsides. Decent alien/human romance.

Published March 2nd, 2019

274 Pages

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