Saturday, December 5, 2009

Most Recent SFR Read--Taking Liberty by Jodi Redford

More Celebrating Science Fiction Romance with a look at my most recent read: Taking Liberty by Jodi Redford.

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From zero to naked at warp speed…

Rini Campell’s one shot at keeping her field agent position with the United Galaxies’ repo department means bringing in the spaceship Liberty. Piece of cake. Except she didn’t count on the pilot still being on board. Or being buck naked.

Lucus Granger doesn’t have time to deal with a pain-in-the-ass repo agent. Not when he’s minutes away from dropping off a cargo haul for the psychotic alien dictator of Aquatica. Though he figures it’s just about the stupidest bargain he’s ever made, he allows Rini to tag along for the flight.

Big mistake.

Stranded in enemy territory, they find themselves fighting a battle on two fronts. Against a creepy dictator who’d as soon drown them as look at them. And against a blazing attraction hotter than the godforsaken planet itself. For these two wary hearts, love could bloom in the desert…if it doesn’t kill them first.

Warning: A feisty heroine and yummy hero getting sweaty in the desert. Squid aliens who bring new meaning to the word slimy. Oh, and some close encounters of the sexy kind.

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Taking Liberty is as fun a read as the blurb lead me to believe. The plot is action packed, the chemistry is sizzling, and the world-building is unique. It certainly doesn't hurt that the hero Lucus channels my first love, Han Solo.

Rini is a repo agent out to repossess the spaceship Liberty. Lucas has other ideas. The tension between the two is immediate and real. Lucas talks Rini into allowing him to make one last run to pay off the debt for the Liberty. Rini agrees, to get a shot at the bad guy. As you might expect, everything goes wrong, but the unique twists keep this story going and pulls you in. The tension between the couple is built perfectly. I couldn't put this story down and read it in one sitting.

This story has everything I love about SFR: spaceships, lust in space, squicky bad guys. It has none of the pitfalls. And, the cover by Kanaxa is gorgeous. If you enjoy SFR, you really can not go wrong with this one.

For more info, check out the Samhain ebook page, or Jodi Redford's website.

4 comments:

Jodi Redford said...

Oh wow! Ella, you really know how to make a gal's day. Thank you SO much for reading Taking Liberty and taking the time to blog about my little space adventure.You are all kinds of awesome. :)

Ella Drake said...

Jodi, the pleasure is all mine. Hope you're planning on writing another space adventure.

Jodi Redford said...

I am, as a matter of fact. I had so much fun with the world building of this book, so I'm definitely planning a sequel. Or two. ;)

Janicu said...

I LOVE the cover of this book and have been eying it for a couple of days now! Glad it's good.