At some point in the future, earth fell, conquered by extraterrestrials. Humans were killed or placed into servitude. Jess, once a capable young business woman, endured the horrors of a brothel. Her will was stripped from her by otherworldly hallucinogens, and not only was she forced to perform and endure horrific acts with various alien species, she was made to believe she enjoyed them. Dangerously Hers starts a few years after Jess's traumatic experiences in the brothel. She's a spirited survivor, though still recovering, and is slow to trust. Enter a hunky, golden skinned warrior, and smexienss and drama ensue.
The heat level in this novel is off the charts HOT. That being said, the characters fall together physically early on in the story. I wanted to be teased a bit more, to feel that delicious tension that brings me back to romances again and again. Though I must admit, the angst after their first encounter kept me clicking pages. I also craved more universe building; to me the point of Sci Fi is to become immersed in the sights and sensations of space and other worlds. Dangerously Hers offers some descriptions of the political climate, the fall of earth, and the planet Sonis-- but I wanted more. Perhaps this is what I get for diving into the third book of a series; likely the first book more fully addresses these elements. Despite these areas of critique, Ms. Griffin has created an erotic, engaging tale. Well worth an afternoon's read.
Three and a half mugs.