When Leilani travels to the mountain region of her new planet, Lumineta, she discovers the remote mountain clan has a law stating that any unmated female in their sector can be forced to live there for one moon cycle. At first she’s livid—until she realizes that being held captive means that the warriors bring her gifts and simply try to impress her as part of their courting rituals. But she’s not interested in anyone except the sexy leader—and living under his roof makes her feel nothing like a captive. He has her rethinking everything she thought she knew about Luminet males.
The last thing he needs in his life is a complicated human female…
Con has never thought much about taking a mate. As leader of his clan, he’s too busy and females are too complicated—especially those mysterious humans. But the longer he’s around Leilani, the more he realizes she’s worth fighting for. Despite his planet’s tradition that says two males mate with one female, he has no intention of sharing—or ever letting her go.
Length: 31,000 words
Set on planet Lumineta, where males outnumber females, we meet human, Leilani, who travels into the mountains to help work on a project. Problems arise pretty quickly though when it's realised she is alone and isn't mated. The solution is to keep her one full moon cycle whilst the lonely males try to capture her interest but in their male dominated society it's two males to every one woman!
Okay, this was quick and I really liked the snarky heroine. Hold her hostage and just see how awkward a woman can really be! I also enjoyed the dialogue when the males tried to understand and learn more about human females. As for the romance, if ménage a trois is not your thing, fear not as Ms Stuart writes about a fierce alpha with no intention of sharing his prize! There's enough of a subplot to engage interest and the ideas, whilst futuristic, fit the story very well. Oh, and lest you forget, Con may appear human but there's a really big difference and it’s not the one you might think!
So, Claimed by the Warrior is science fiction but it's not hard core or dry. This is most definitely a romance and best of all a happy ending.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.