Title: Pretty Human
Author Name & Publisher: Kayleigh Sky (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: February 23, 2016 – 255 pgs
Seeking absolution for his past in a fiery death, a young space force pilot crashes his ship on a desert planet.
When Ellis Ligoria, King of Xol, witnesses a space ship hurtling to the planet’s surface, he rushes to the scene of the crash and joins the search party for survivors. As night descends, a strange compulsion leads him to the site of an underground city. Here he rescues a badly injured Jem. During his recovery, it is discovered that Jem is part Xolan. Not only that, but he’s a genetically submissive variation called a Xolani. Ellis has no desire to care for a Xolani but cannot resist his desire for Jem. Taking him under his protection, he brings him home to his family.
Desperately wanting this new life, Jem claims to be a solitary Vagabond, a loner without family or home. A man nobody wants or is looking for. Safe for the first time in his memory, Jem has hopes for a happy future. He is falling in love with Ellis and adores his new family. All he wants is to live a quiet life as Ellis’ consort, but as his secrets sink him deeper and deeper into a prison of lies, he knows that he cannot hide his true identity forever. Marrying Ellis is a dream come true, but he’ll never escape the brutal man he is running from.
Soon called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice, Jem must fight to stop a powerful monster bent on revenge.
I was very wary about this book after reading some of it. This not the kind of book I normally read but I did enjoy it. The reason I gave it a three was because parts of it was confusing and at times I did start to give up on reading it but I pushed through the confusing parts and read on. I am glad I did because it was a good book.
This book has a lot of self hate in it. Jem views himself as a bad person and hates himself most of the time. But I honestly think that the self hate is not because he is a bad person but because of the bad things that happened to him over the years that he had no control over. He blamed himself for the things that Bell did to others and to Jem himself. Like he believed that he deserved the pain that Bell inflicted on him when realistically it was no ones fault but Bell himself.
Jem meets the man that he has dreamed would the one to save him and love him….Ellis. Ellis is a good man that believes in peace and not war but he would fight that war against Bell if it lent saving his husband, Jem, and the father of his children. Ellis has to constantly fight the battles against Jem himself to prove to Jem that he is not to blame for the wrong doings of Bell and that he deserves to be treated good and to be loved as well as love.
In the end this book in my opinion is about how good when’s out over evil and that love can and will conquer all.
As previously stated, even though some of the book was confusing, it was still a good read. I enjoyed it and suspect others will also.