Reviewed by Marie Loring
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
What a story! Explosions, death around every corner, a kick-butt heroine and a savvy, smoking hot hero. Who could ask for more? This book grabbed me right from the first page, drawing me in with exquisitely crafted scenes and descriptive narrative that dropped the reader smack dab into the action. This was a story I read slowly and savored, not wanting to miss a thing. It was sweet, it was sassy, and the twists and turns just kept on coming.
The love story between the two protagonists built slowly and beautifully. No jumping right into the sack for these two, which I really appreciated. When they finally came together, it felt like they’d built comradery and trust before their physical relationship took flight. Kudos to the author for trusting her characters and constructing her story to support the pair’s bond, rather than use sex to build the storyline.
Even though I quickly figured out who the bad guys were, it didn’t give me pause, nor did it deter me from wanting to find out the “why” behind their actions, and to see—of course—their ultimate downfall.
There were several tear-jerking moments, lots of wonderful, nerdy references, descriptions of space and its vagaries, and most of all human—and inhuman—connections that resonated with truth.
I loved this book, and would highly recommend it to any reader, sci-fi or not. There is plenty here for everybody!