Title: Prado’s Choice
Author: J. R. Pace
Series: Grim Reapers #3
The GEOX team is heading to find the Pangea Colony. The colony isn’t what they expected and Prado and Alix find themselves going against the aliens.
This book picks up shortly after the previous books ends. Like the previous two books, there was a lot of action and suspense in this book. The fight against the aliens is really ramping up, especially now that they are at the Pangea Colony and have help. This team is a group of selfless men and are determined to bring down the aliens. Their willingness to sacrifice everything can lead to some very emotional scenes, which we experienced in this book.
I feel this book focused more on the action than on Prado and Alix’s relationship. Their relationship was a forced proximity one but I felt like they were barely together in this book because of all the fighting. Not that I didn’t like them, but I didn’t connect to their relationship as well as the previous books. I do like both characters though. Prado was a very charming and sweet man. I liked how he never judged Alix for her past experiences. Alix was a strong woman who had been through a lot, before and after the invasion. She was a sex worker but that was never a source of shame for her. I loved that it wasn’t a big deal for anyone and Prado wasn’t bothered by it either.
This book does introduce a lot of new characters and technology after arriving at Pangea. But, I found myself not really connecting with any of those characters. They were kind of flat and basically only had one emotion. Hopefully the characters will be better developed in the next book.
Overall, this was a good continuation of the fight against the alien invasion. I do think the romance was a bit lacking in this one but I still enjoyed the characters. I am looking forward to finding out what is going to happen next.
Trigger Warnings: references to alien experimenting and impregnating women. Alix is infertile. Death of a side character.
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