Fangirl Review: Affiliations, Aliens, and Other Profitable Pursuits (Claimings #3) by Lyn Gala

A desire for status has brought Ondry and Liam to a human world to trade, but dealing with humans has brought up all the old pain in Liam’s heart. Even though Ondry would do anything to protect his beloved palteia, he doesn’t know how to protect Liam from himself. Worse, Ondry isn’t sure how to shield Liam from the shifting politics on the Rownt ship where the Calti Grandmothers are nothing like the ones they left behind on the planet.

With everything in their lives changing, Ondry and Liam have only each other. If Ondry can’t find a way to defend Liam from the ghosts of the past and overcome the impossibly short life span of a human, their small family might be over long before either of them is ready to let go. Ondry has always been a dominant and possessive Rownt, and with Liam in danger, those traits are necessary as he challenges the world to protect his lover.

I feel like LG just performed the ilsil on me. My unicorn bits oozed with delight.

I don't know how she combines making me feel so relaxed and affected simultaneously, but I'll just accept it as the gift it is. You know how you read some series that focus on a couple and as it progresses it gets stale?

Nothing could be further from the truth where Liam and Ondry are concerned. Their story just keeps evolving and drawing me in over and over.

Like jumping head first into a rainbow vortex. Every single time they happen to me all over again.

I spent the entire day with either a smile on my face or fighting off my feels at the simple truths Ondry or the grandmothers uttered. As Liam struggles with his past and second guesses himself I found myself becoming increasingly verklempt over Ondry's desire to fix it because that's what a chilta does for his palteia. As much as Rownt pride themselves on their logic I continue to be filled delighted over Ondry's illogic when it comes to his palteia.

"I will not lose you. The story scrolls say only a palteia can defy the laws of the gods with impunity, for even the gods would hesitate to stand between a palteia and his chosen chilta. They fail to say the same is true of a chilta. I will defy the gods on this matter."

The fact that palteia are cherished by the Rownt and that's on display from even the eldest of the grandmother's only enriched my experience. 

I'm hoping Zach's story gets told. *doe eyes*

The world building was just a cherry on top of the best sundae I could ever ask for.

If you've not read this series you're really, truly doing yourself a disservice.

A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. Thank you. You just reminded me to move this to the top of my list, very remiss of me to leave it hanging with the mundane.

  2. Just finished all 3 books and loved Liam and Ondry all over again. I was't too sure a third book would work, but oh yes it did! Strongly recommend to anyone who doesn't think loving an alien is icky...

    1. I'm pretty sure I'll never get enough about Liam & Ondry. Glad you enjoyed this one too. :)