Ambushing Ariel : Dragon Lords of Valdier

  • by S. E. Smith
  • Narrated by David Brenin
  • Series: Dragon Lords of Valdier
  • 8 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At 28 Ariel Hamm is ready to start focusing on what she wants. After her fiancé unexpectedly ends their engagement, she seeks to redefine who she really is. A pilot for Boswell International, Ariel knows flying is not her first love. Unhappy, she finally makes a decision based on what she wants - to live on the property she purchased in Wyoming and care for the stray and neglected animals that have always captured her heart. Her plans change suddenly when she finds herself on a warship headed for a distant planet. Determined never to let another man distract her from her dream or break her heart, Ariel makes plans to escape and make her way back home - no matter what. What she doesn't expect is an alien male just as determined to keep her by his side.
Mandra Reykill never thought he would find his true mate so unexpectedly. His dragon recognizes her immediately and falls in love with the delicate beauty, and his symbiot is enchanted with her gentle touch and kindness. Unfortunately, all Mandra gets is a stubborn female refusing to acknowledge his claim to her and determined to escape from him at the first available moment. To top it all off, his nice, orderly life is turned upside down when he finds his home - and his warship - suddenly infested with creatures from all over the galaxy. Now he must find a way to convince Ariel he is the alien for her while trying to keep his sanity. But Mandra is not the only alien wanting to claim Ariel; another has set his sights on her and is just as determined. Can Mandra convince the stubborn beauty that they have a future together?


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Same Story, Different Character & Perspective!

I really like the Dragon Lords of Valdier series; however, the beginning of the each book is retelling the same plot but from a different captured women's perspective. If it wasn't for S.E. Smith's creativity, strong characters, and steamy love scenes, I'm not sure if hearing the same plot from a different perspective would hold my attention, but I've come this far, and determine to listen to the rest of the series.

Love David Brenin's performance. He's got a great voice and does an excellent job on both the female and male characters.

Well worth the time and credit for any Sci-Fi/PNR romance fan!
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- Cheri "I'm a Romance Junkie! Love Whispersycn Deals! Tips I use: Sort reviews Most Recent; play with narration speed, some narrators sound better."


Mandra doesn't know just how his well structured life is going to change when he, his Dragon and his Symbiot all claim Ariel because she looks so sweet, dainty and frail.... sweet and dainty yes but Ariel is anything but frail. She's a woman of many talents including kick-ass self-defence moves that the Valdierian's have never seen or felt and unfortunately for Mandra he is the target of most of the moves leaving breaks, bruising and blood for his Symbiot to heal. Ariel is a soft-hearted sweetie who loves rescuing animals of all kinds and species which leads to some fun-filled scenes. But it's the scenes between Mandra and Ariel that are the funniest - when a sexually frustrated, beguiled and bemused Dragon Lord meets a Ninja Pet Whisperer.

There's a host of other likeable characters brought into the storyline as Mandra tries to claim his mate while Ariel slowly drives Mandra crazy.... with lust, built-up passion and the overwhelming need to bite and breathe Dragon Fire into a stubborn Earth woman who's slowly and unknowingly reshaping his life. Still S E Smith cleverly brings glimpses of what's going on with the parallel plots between some of the other frustrated Lords and their attempts to claim their mates whilst others have thankfully succeeded (all in the previous books).

Mandra and Ariel's story has all the same elements as the previous ones.... they're funny, very hot, have plenty of well meaning angst, they're sweet and tender and there is again drama with the evil Uncle as Mandra recruits Allies to confront and kill his Uncle who is trying to destroy the Lords and rule Valdier. However, he wants to do it without endangering his mate but Ariel's Ninja side has other plans.... which is very lucky for him.

Worth a credit? These books are all along similar lines with a great narrator and dual or multiple POV's but they are all very different too which makes them all a surprising, entertaining and enjoyable listen and, like this one, I'll happily be spending a credit on the next fun-filled, hot and humorous story..... which is happily already in My Basket..... and, at this rate, I'm going to have to swop it for a Trolley!!!
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2015
  • Publisher: S.E. Smith