Review: Torn (Life Tree – Master Trooper #1) by Alexa Kim

February 20, 2016 Review 0

Review: Torn (Life Tree – Master Trooper #1) by Alexa Kim

Anno 2354. Earth’s government had a breakthrough in their top secret research project Life Tree. They’ve created perfect soldiers whose abilities exceed scientists’ expectations, thanks to the predator sequence in their DNA. Now project Life Tree is entering phase two, genetic reproduction of the Master Trooper.

Betrayed by her boyfriend and sentenced to penal servitude for drug possession, Larona finds herself among several other women en route to the convict colony on Mars. Turns out it’s not Mars they land on, but planet Terra Alpha, where the women are to be part of a research project.

There, Larona is chosen for program INBREED – she’s to bear the child of a Master Trooper. Her body is no longer hers, but a possession of Life Tree. Upon meeting Torn, who seems to have no qualms about carrying out Life Tree’s orders, Larona is absolutely desperate…

Torn has proven himself as above-average in combat and every test. That’s why he was chosen for program INBREED – to pass on his genes – a task others envy him for because it means luxury in between tours: vacation time, good food, and clean women.

Torn never had any reason to doubt Life Tree, and especially INBREED is a duty he enjoys. To him, women just serve to satisfy a bodily need… but it’s different with Larona. When she tries to kill herself, Torn starts to question Life Tree. Because he’s developing feelings for Larona that he, as a Master Trooper, isn’t even supposed to have…

Title: Torn
Author: Alexa Kim
Source: Author
Published: January 12, 2016
Genres: Erotic Romance, Erotic Sci Fi Romance, Sci Fi Romance
Pages: 104
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames
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In Alexa Kim’s 2354 Earth is not the planet we know. Natural resources have been depleted. Oxygen comes from artificial oxygen plants. Criminals are sentenced harsh punishments at a convict colony on Mars where they will spend the rest of their limited days as miners. Larona finds herself on one of those transport ships after her significant other frames her for his crimes. It doesn’t take long for her and the others aboard the ship to realize that they are most certainly not approaching Mars. Upon landing things escalate quickly as they are subdued by the largest soldiers they have ever seen. This is Larona’s first but certainly not her last contact with a Master Trooper.

The United Governments has a top secret research facility on planet Terra Alpha. This is where project Life Tree has been attempting to create the perfect super soldier. They have their Master Troopers. These men have been created with predator DNA. The have been shaped by Life Tree to take orders and never ask questions. They have been given strict rules that they live by to survive. The Master Troopers have been given women as part of a genetic reproduction phase called INBREED. The Master Trooper who is given a woman has one simple task, impregnate her.

And this is why you don’t screw with genetics. Nothing is ever perfect. Sometimes nature takes over and runs thing the way it sees best. Larona sees her will to reproduce taken away from her when she is sent to Torn’s home. She sees there is only one option to free herself from the monster before her. She attempts to end her own life. Torn wants nothing more than Larona, preferably a Larona that is not petrified of him. From the moment he smells her he knows there is something vastly different in Larona that he has never noticed before in the other females that Life Tree has sent him. He wants her on a primal level. He wants her to want him, not fear him. He is also willing to do anything to see that that happens.

This was one hot read! I hope the author has plans to continue having her books translated. At this time I did not see English editions for the other books in the series. There are currently six German editions. Two of those Master Trooper’s had fairly significant roles in Torn. I’d love to see how these enhanced men adapt to and force others to adapt to how they were handling certain things at the end of this novella. I am impatiently anticipating more of these erotic sci fi romances.

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