As I am currently under the weather, this review is going to be much shorter than I’d like, but release day is coming up and so I want this to be out in the world.
I LOOOVED Toxic Desire, the first book in the Planet of Desire series by Robin Lovett. It was one of those books that had a lot of buzz among the people I follow on Twitter and I decided to check it out on a whim one day, especially since at that time I was still trying to complete my Popsugar 2018 challenge (I’ve given up on that, y’all.) and it filled the requirement for set on another planet.
Book one covers all of the world-building, and book two picks up almost immediate where book one leaves off – Assura, one of General Nemona’s fellow rebels, was thought for dead but has been spotted, delirious with fever from the desidre, the condition of nearly lethal horniness caused by the toxins emitted from the planet’s atmosphere. Gahnin is one of the Ssedez generals, under the command of book one’s hero, Oten, and before Oten and Nemona leave the horny planet on a hardware errands to repair the rebel ship that crashed in book one, he is tasked with caring for Assura, making sure she is taken care of and well.
But It can’t be that easy. Even with the topuy, the antidote that lessens the more serious aspects of the desidre, continuous coupling is still basically mandatory. Neither Assura nor Gahnin want to feed that side of themselves, and Gahnin particularly has much prejudice against humans for killing his mate during the big war between the Ten Systems and the Ssedez. The Fellamana, who live on this horny planet, rope both Gahnin and Assura into their sex games, which is exactly what it sounds like, and apparently they are so great at it, that diplomatic relations are secured.
So much more happens in this book, but I feel like to get a real sense of it, you really need to read it. It’s a fantastic book, and the world building is amazing. It can technically be a standalone, as a lot of things that happen in book one are explained quickly throughout the plot. I found it a quick and fun read, and highly entertaining.