Shannon's Solace (The Unwanted, Pt.1) - Westbrooke Jameson When I read this author's LHNB contribution 'Nothing's Missing Now', which I really loved, I went right out and checked out what else he had published.I saw this series and it sounded just like my kind of series.Poor kids trying their best to make it. Loving and protecting each other as best as they can. Add in sexy aliens that come and save them from all that despair, I jumped on this book in a second. The aliens have travelled many light years in hopes of finding their bond mates, of finding love, and as luck would have it, they all happen to be gay aliens. This series covers each one of the guys in this down on their luck 'family' and I love how even though the Narsoreal save them from the life they are leading, these humans save their aliens right back, yes I'm sort of getting a 'Pretty Woman' flashback moment here. There are some very cool quirky results for the Narsoreal when they mate, let's just say when their human bond mate wishes for Price Charming , some of those wishes are going to come true. I had a few chuckles at the results. It's definitely instant love for the aliens and the humans like in any good fairytale fall pretty quickly too and considering sex is the key to bonding, there is a lot of bonding going on with these mates. Each is among the 'unwanted' of society, poor, desperate and looking for anyway to survive.They turn tricks, steal or contribute any way they can, but they all stick together and keep each other as safe and as well cared for as possible.Three years ago aliens from Nars came to earth, they brought technology and some medical advancement but nothing that has helped or improved Shannon's ( who goes by the name Shots) life nor any of his friends.The government will in return allow them to look for their bond mates but only in the 'dredges' of society. Now comes the hard part for me, there is some really cool, imaginative and sexy weird stuff that happens between the Narsoreal and their bonded mate. And yes people, you guessed it Shannon's sexy elf like alien, Alimund, has found him.The first encounter between the two wasn't as fairytale like as i thought it would be, considering this is in my opinion a total Cinderfella story, it wasn't love at first sight for Shannon, but possibly love at first taste. I am not going to explain, you will just have to read that part. I like to find quotes that show the characters a little better and Shannon gave me a great one : “You see me and you talk to me. Nobody does that. Not like you do.”When you live like they all do, it's just literally trying to survive every day and not really expecting more, but oh boy are they going to get more. So one sexy alien and a down on his luck rent boy who has a guilty conscience, add in some semi-insta bonding and a little teeny angst and I loved it. Lucky for the rest of the guys Shannon's bond mate Alimund is a bond matcher, so he's off to see if he can get the other men their Prince Charming from a land really really far away.