Review // Brute Force, Machine, & Primal Urges by Lizzy Bequin

November 08, 2022

After reading and enjoying Invaded by Lizzy Bequin, I knew I wanted to read more from her. I knew I needed more of her books in my life. So I went through and downloaded a bunch to my kindle. Here are the three I've read so far!

Brute Force

Release - May 20, 2021
Genre - SciFi Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 5 out of 5 / although it took a while to get there, it was filthy
Format/Source - borrowed through Kindle Unlimited
Length - 168 pages
Publisher - Indie

My Rating - 3.5 stars

Stripped of my dignity and locked in a cage.
My only chance for freedom?
A savage alien brute...

I am the rightful queen of Xaridia. In theory at least. But in reality, I’ve been betrayed by those closest to me. Locked away in a cage.

I am not alone, however.

My new neighbor is a captured Dugorim warlord, the enemy of my people. He is a massive brute of an alien. Seven feet of bulging muscles and growling dominance.

I am grateful for the wall of bars separating us. This beast could easily tear me apart.

But he says he has a plan for escape. His species has a protective instinct that makes him strong enough to bend solid steel.

There’s just one little problem...

For his instinct to manifest, he requires a mate. And the way he’s looking at me through those bars tells me who he has in mind. That look makes me flush with shame and quiver with anticipation.

To what lengths am I willing to go to win my freedom?

Am I willing to submit to the alien’s plan?

Am I willing to kneel before him?

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This was an instalove story of deliciousness. It wasn't super smutty, it wasn't super deep, but it definitely hit the spot just right.

She was sitting in her own dungeon for daring to want peace. He was sitting there because he was an alpha alien. They couldn't be any more different, but they had a common goal: freedom.

And the method of gaining that freedom was both ridiculous and entertaining. Mating to gain invincible strength. Mating through bars. Hilarious and hot!

And the epilogue, with everything coming full circle with their son... amazing!


Release - July 1, 2020
Genre - SciFi Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 5 out of 5 / not filthy, but explicit
Format/Source - ebook borrowed through Kindle Unlimited
Length - 108 pages
Publisher - Indie

My Rating - 4 stars

He’s got me right where he wants me...

As soon as I saw the lifeless, derelict research vessel, I knew we should leave it alone. But I never expected to find myself caught in a nightmare such as this.
Captured by a rogue A.I.
His bionic tentacles have dragged me deep into his lair. He says I’m his specimen now. He says he’s going to examine me. He says I will teach him how to be a man.
And to make matters worse, he’s creating an artificial body for himself.
A brutal, dominating body, layered with hard, bionic muscles.
I should be trying to run for my life. But my body is responding to his curious touch in unexpected ways.
Shameful ways.
Now escape is the last thing on my mind...

“She broke my programming. Now I will break her...”

I’ve never seen a specimen quite like her before.
When my digital mind was damaged in the catastrophe, I lost all memory of women.
Zoe will help me recover it.
I will study her habits. I will study her emotions. And most of all, I will study her soft and fertile anatomy.
I will be exceedingly thorough.
This female specimen belongs to me now. She is mine and mine alone.
I will not share her. I will never allow her to escape.
There is so much she can teach me about being a man.
And I’m so very eager to learn...

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This book had me wondering what it would be like to have a cybernetic man of my own. Eon was freaking yummy! Zoe was trapped with him after being duped into a suicide mission. He was her only hope for survival and his 'brother' was determined to wipe her out... along with the rest of humanity. Insanely hot times and the discovery of selves were the driving points of this story. I enjoyed the heck out of it. I wonder if they were still out there somewhere during the epilogue many years in the future.

Primal Urges

Standalone - Primal Alphas #1
Release - September 30, 2019
Genre - SciFi Romance
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat - 4 out of 5
Format/Source - ebook borrowed through Kindle Unlimited
Length - 97 pages
Publisher Indie

My Rating - 3 stars

At the Facility, I was used as a human guinea pig for the professor’s bizarre whims. Now I have escaped, but I don’t know how long I can last in this unforgiving wilderness. Lost and alone, I fear I will fall prey to one of the predators inhabiting this dark forest.

But I never expected the predator would come in the shape of a man.

The rough and rugged alpha warns me to stay far away from him. He tells me he is a beast with carnal instincts that he can’t restrain. He warns that if I stay, he will have no choice but to pin me down and use me in the most animalistic ways imaginable, shattering me with climaxes like I’ve never dared to experience before.

He promises he will break me.

I should heed his warnings and flee, but there is something about this man’s scent that tells me I was created to be his mate, and it makes me want to put all of his threats to the test. Now I’m about to find out what happens when an alpha gives in to his primal urges.

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The idea behind this story was so intriguing that I wanted more. I'm really interested in stories that delve into the madness of men. Trying to make supermen, enslaving fellow humans, changing our biochemistry, unleashing us on each other and the world... so interesting.

Once 'normal' humans, Gareth and Allegra were experimented on and controlled. Even when they were free, the facility was still trying to usher them into doing what they wanted. Their fight for freedom was very entertaining and I think it woud have only been better if this book was longer. I've seen what this author can do if she's given time and space to allow her story to grow. I can only imagine how much more I would have enjoyed this book. And her epilogues are so sweet!


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