Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
I'm just trying to light up the world as much as I can one SciFi/paranormal/fantasy/space opera/time travel book at a time.
This is the second foray into Tess, Shade and their crew's universe. Tess and Shade are one "ohhhh lawdy it's hot in here", sizzling duo that have weathered some storms, been tested and have come out the other end both stronger and more united... or are they?!? This Space Operatic, Fantastical Romance has action... its action has action and that's putting it mildly BUT things don't really get revved up until 60% or so which can definitely be a problem... don't let it! Even though the plot limps along like a wounded cyclodile until then, it is busy slowly building up the crux of the dramatic intercharacter relations/dilemas. If you stick with it and push through the school zone pacing, you'll see that the slowly building content crescendo makes the last 40% SO worth it!
Characters, characters, this has some well built, robust, dimensional characters. The chemistry between the crew is charming. The chemistry between the lovers is on fire! The writing is intense. The world development is grand and the characters are the very best part of this series and I don't say that lightly. This is one insane wimner take all, rush to save/rule (with an iron fist) the universe, space heist featuring a couple so hot they will burn right through those pesky late night hours. You'll emerge bleary eyed, heart ramped up to tachycardia levels and begging for more. This is the sweet release from the everyday monotony we all feel lately... and really, what more could you want from a great, sexy (at times) read?
Although I was not as enamored with this book as much as the first, I still found this one to be a solid read. This Space Opera/Fantasy/Romance is action packed. The characters are the stars of this show and you won't be bored or want for more action (eventually). This book has loads of twists and turns and action... did I mention the Action?? Did I love this one? No. Was it worth the time and emotion devoted to it? YES!! Go ahead, give it a try... especially if you liked book #1!!
Side note: I highly suggest that you read this series in order or else you'll be lost in the galactic sauce.
*** I was given a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ***