The Alien Infiltrator (Interspecies Alliances #2) by Eryn Ivers

An intense addition to the continued fight for the Southern Tava in The Alien Infiltrator.

From the blurb:

“He gets under my skin like a splinter. Like shrapnel.”

Leon Hess has just started a war. As the Resistance’s new leader, the only thing that matters to him is driving out the Klah’Eel forces that have occupied his home for decades. He will do whatever it takes, pay whatever cost, deploy whatever tool he must.

But his best tool, the one that makes everything possible, is also the man he can’t bear to look in the eye.

Sebastian is a torvar—a parasitic worm physically capable of body-hopping at will and morally capable of body-stealing with impunity. As the most hated and feared of all races, instead of living a quiet life hiding his nature, Sebastian chose to out himself and use his considerable skills to fight for the land he loves.

But no matter how hard he works himself or how often he risks his life for his country, for the Resistance, for Leon Hess, the man won’t even acknowledge him!

As the war rages around them, Leon and Sebastian will be forced to settle their differences, to form an unstoppable team, and to sacrifice more than they ever imagined.

The Alien Infiltrator is Book 3 in the Interspecies Alliances series and features pining, power dynamics, and plot. It takes place right after—like, right after—The Alien Bodyguard and contains cameos and spoilers for the Bodyguard’s couple (and its big plot twist).

Nedra's Review:

As many glimpses as we have had, or mentions of Sebastian, I honestly don't know what to take of his character. His previous remarks appeared strong, confident, and very true to his beliefs and values. Don’t get me wrong, he was every single one of those, except his allegiance to Leon made him a little weaker imo.  

“𝔑𝔬, β„‘ 𝔑𝔬𝔫’𝔱 𝔱π”₯𝔦𝔫𝔨 π”žπ”«π”Άπ”¬π”«π”’ 𝔦𝔰 𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔯𝔦𝔒𝔑 π”žπ”Ÿπ”¬π”²π”± 𝔢𝔬𝔲𝔯 𝔣𝔒𝔒𝔩𝔦𝔫𝔀𝔰 𝔒𝔳𝔒𝔯 𝔭𝔬𝔰𝔦𝔫𝔀 π”ž π”­π”―π”¬π”Ÿπ”©π”’π”ͺ.”

The continued storyline was everything! The author really grasps your attention and allows you to feel the emotions of the characters. The intensity of the war was nerve wrecking, adding in the severity of the weapon choices, and the difficulty of the combat was fierce.  I especially appreciated learning more about the background, what and why the resistance was fighting. 

“𝔗π”₯𝔦𝔰 𝔦𝔰 𝔴π”₯π”žπ”± β„‘ π”΄π”žπ”«π”± 𝔣𝔯𝔬π”ͺ 𝔢𝔬𝔲 𝔱π”₯π”žπ”± β„‘’π”ͺ 𝔫𝔬𝔱 𝔀𝔒𝔱𝔱𝔦𝔫𝔀.”

On the other hand, Leon and Sebastian’s chemistry was ablaze throughout the entire show. Their level of intimacy was untamed and dangerous to themselves and to those around them. And, can we please comment on how exceedingly hot chapter ten was?!?! Their heightened connection was fiercely alive, emotions flowing freely through them both, and their intimacy was so powerful! 

Rating: 4.5 Stars

The Alien Infiltrator is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.