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Destin's Hold

The Alliance
Written by: S. E. Smith
Narrated by: David Brenin
Series: The Alliance, Book 5
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Romance, Science Fiction
5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Internationally acclaimed, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance, S.E. Smith, brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport listeners out of this world!

Destin Parks will do whatever it takes to rebuild the city he calls home, even if it means working with another alien ambassador. Her predecessor left him hesitant to trust the alien diplomats assigned to Chicago's rebuilding, but Destin knows that if he refuses to work with them, he will be replaced, and he won't give them the satisfaction.

Jersula Ikera was assigned to Earth by the Alliance Council. The Council hopes her logical mind and calm demeanor will resolve the upheaval caused by the last ambassador. Jersula has fought hard for her position, and while not pleased with her current assignment to liaise with humans, she will do her best to help rebuild the world its inhabitants have destroyed. What she does not anticipate is her reaction to the hardheaded human male that she has been assigned to work with. His ability to get under her skin and ignite a flame inside her is quite alarming, mystifying, and leaves her questioning her own sanity.

When Jersula uncovers an alien cartel's plans to traffic human women and children, a near fatal attack leaves her unable to trust anyone but Destin, who can't bring himself to trust her in return. Together, Destin and Jersula race to stop the cartel before anyone is taken off-planet, but the traffickers are not the only ones they are fighting against; Waxian and Drethulan forces have targeted Earth.

Can Destin and Jersula stop the traffickers and prevent the deadly forces of the Waxians and Drethulans from destroying the progress they have made? Will the Alliance be able to protect Destin when the enemy discovers his connection to a powerful Alliance family? The battle for Earth has just become personal.

©February 2017 S.E. Smith (P)2017 S.E. Smith

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  • Dawm
  • 2017-06-26

It's Ok.

Would you try another book from S. E. Smith and/or David Brenin?

Yes

Would you be willing to try another one of David Brenin’s performances?

I enjoyed the narration, more than the story. David Brenin has a wonderful voice for this type of story he does a good job with male and female voices alike.

Any additional comments?

I am about 1/2 way through and not sure I will finish it. I liked the book with Razor but this one, not so much.

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  • lionsheart 26
  • 2019-03-09

Love the action!

I really enjoyed that the story line gets more complicated and filled with action and aliens. Sex scenes are great but I enjoy having a good plot where the sex fits in perfectly. I felt that more in this book. Loved Sula, she made me laugh on more than one occasion.

I’m loving that, in this one, the love interests are flipped around. I loved the previous books, where hot alien men fall in love with human women now, in this book, you get to see an alien woman with a human man. I’d like to see a book about Trig and Beth too. I’m black and it would be the first book in the series that focuses on a black women being noticed by a Trivator. It may take a bit of research about black women but I do believe it could be a fun and humorous book.

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  • MsNing
  • 2017-10-15

Love

I love this series any book by se smith who s an auto buy for me every series I have read has all been very well written with the right amount of romance and action I hope to see more of the alliance series

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-04-07

Exciting

I love how this narrator brings the excitement as well as the humor alive.
This story is about a human male finding his alien woman instead of the opposite. Destin is on the Trivator homeworks for Kayley's wedding when he meets Jersula. He attempts to save her from drowning when she really didn't need it as her species can form gills and breathe underwater.
Jersula/Sula is an ambassador. She is attending the wedding too in scope of her ambassadorial duties. She is then assigned earth as her post. She then travels back to Earth with Destin and they form a relationship.
On earth they must work together to stop a slave trafficking ring. They must also stop the Waxians and their allies from trying to destroy earth and take over.
More thrilling things are happening in this part of the series. There is definitely plenty of intrigue to keep you on the edge of your seat!

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 2019-04-06

More action and mystery for the Alliance

Destin finds love and happiness with an alien woman. They help fend off an attack on Razor and Kali, and on Earth from enemies of the Alliance.
Too bad that bad guy Primus got away. Also, there’s still much mystery about the ring, and who’s in the conspiracy; and why Jean Paul and Luc keep sending messages; and what Jarman is doing about Jane?
The main issue that bugs me is the messages to protect Destin - but we never get any specific reason why before the end of this story. Another point dangling out there.
Brenin does a really decent job of narration.

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  • R. Currier
  • 2020-04-18

Great book!

Found this author thanks to audible escape. Great story and narration! Will be buying entire series and will look for more from this author.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-11-25

Destin

Another winner. Loving the developing story line, not to sure about Female lead, seemed abit soft but still enjoyed story. Love the narrator, he brings the characters to life

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  • Jeanne
  • 2019-05-12

Destin's hold I'm just

as usual SE Smith out did herself looking forward to the next book like the story built around Earth and many of the people that are reflected in other stories

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-14

good see series

this is a good series. i have enjoyed listening to it. i am looking forward to more of this series.

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  • Kelly D Brewer
  • 2018-08-24

Reading the entire series!

I’m hooked. On to the next book! A good mix of action and romance. Love it!