Author: Jessica Marting
Page count: 134
TBR Reviewer: Victoria
Rating: 5 Stars - A Must Read!
Heat: 2 - Flirty.
There are bad guys a plenty, including a traitor and the aliens who originally froze Lily. Lily isn’t a shy,
retiring flower, though for most of the book she (understandably) wants to go home. When she finds herself in yet another bad position because of the evil aliens, she doesn’t sit back and wait for Rian to rescue her. Oh no, she takes the bull by the horns, a phaser and works to rescue herself.
She’s not a kick-butt heroine precisely, though she’s had self-defense classes and loves to play zombie video games in the 21st century. She’s courageous and willing and able to adapt. Rian was likable too, though more remote for most of the book. He had his own ambitions, which included being granted an actual captaincy of a battleship in the space fleet. He never counted on meeting someone like Lily though and his well-laid plans get thrown to the wayside when she pops into his life. He’s able to deal with the changes and ends up making as many adjustments to his life as she does to hers when she finds herself in the 29th century (though he doesn’t necessarily have to deal with being dropped into a future century the way she does).
Holy smokin’ space-ships, Batman! I’ve never read anything by Ms. Martin, but let me assure you I will leap at any chance to read more by her now. I’ve been looking for a good sci-fi
romance, rather than para-rom, and this gave it to me. The world building is top notch and you sincerely feel like you’re seeing the world (galaxy/universe) as it might be in eight centuries. Ms. Martin doesn’t
focus overmuch on the technology, which to my mind is a good thing, but does talk about some of the nifty technology available (replicators, custom-made clothes tailored to you – considering how much I
hate shopping, I’d go to the future in a heartbeat for this!, spaceships, and aliens). I loved this book.