Kraving Khiva by Zoey Draven

Published: August 21, 2018

I wasn’t going to review this book. In fact I even put the post that I was going to write for it in the trash. But I just couldn’t stop thinking about how different it was from the other books that I review and read so I guess I was going for a surprise factor with you all. Because it is so different than my usual romance trope that I’m not even sure what made me pick it up. This is a Sci-fi romance and I’m not all that into Sci-fi (Unless it’s Kenyon’s League series). Anyway, I got this novel through Kindle Unlimited and I had it on my kindle for like a good month before I decided to read it. I’m happy to announce that I enjoyed this novel. I was pleasantly surprised by the writing and the characters. I’m always a bit skeptical when I find a book by an author I don’t know so it was a good that this one sucked me in. Just the topic was an interesting change from my normal romance routine.

Eve is a modest and shy woman that comes from an affluent part of Everton. She is fascinated with all things old Earth and how Everton has attempted to make this colony as close to that time as possible. Only after her father dies she doesn’t have anyone to share her fascination with and she is increasingly lonely. After going out with a friend one night and learning about a brothel that have The Krave she can’t stop thinking about it. She is still a virgin at her spinster old age (of 25) and she wants the act of losing her virginity to be memorable. But when she visits Madam Allegria’s brothel she is in for more than she expects. And she comes to care for and crave her Krave like none other in her life.

Khiva has been at this brothel for over 10 years. He doesn’t think his life will ever change and he has made peace with that. Until one night a woman who has clearly never visited the Krave before comes into his room. He is instantly enthralled with her and wants nothing more than to make her his own. However, she is skittish and he would rather die than scare. That’s how instant his attraction to this human has been. Though they do not sleep together that first night she still comes back and he can’t wait to see her. He would do anything to be with her and when it comes to losing her, he needs to choose whether to stay or to go with her.

This book does have some very hot sex scenes in it so that is a warning for you all. But then again, anything with the word “brothel” in the description should have some hot scenes. I honestly thought that this novel would just be kind of a mindless read for me but the fact that I couldn’t put it down took me by surprise. I devoured it. Sci-fi isn’t really my thing but the author did the genre justice in this romance. There is a sequel to this one and if I have time I will post that review too because, yes, I read it too. Also, for my end quote I didn’t get one from the book but this one from a sci-fi classic seems to fit the theme quite nicely.

—“Take sides! Always take sides! You will sometimes be wrong—but the man who refuses to take sides must always be wrong.” – Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein (1956)—

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