Thursday, September 24, 2015

SFRB Recommends 42: At Star's End by Anna Hackett #scifi #sfrom #romance #ebook #novella #book

This week's recommendation comes to you from Rachel L. Smith.

Dr. Eos Rai has spent a lifetime dedicated to her mother's dream of finding the long-lost Mona Lisa. When Eos uncovers tantalizing evidence of Star's End--the last known location of the masterpiece--she's shocked when her employer, the Galactic Institute of Historic Preservation, refuses to back her expedition. Left with no choice, Eos must trust the most notorious treasure hunter in the galaxy, a man she finds infuriating, annoying and far too tempting.

Dathan Phoenix can sniff out relics at a stellar mile. With his brothers by his side, he takes the adventures that suit him and refuses to become a lazy, bitter failure like their father. When the gorgeous Eos Rai comes looking to hire him, he knows she's trouble, but he's lured into a hunt that turns into a wild and dangerous adventure. As Eos and Dathan are pushed to their limits, they discover treasure isn't the only thing they're drawn to...but how will their desire survive when Dathan demands the Mona Lisa as his payment?

Great introduction to a fascinating world. I'm in love with the Phoenix brothers already. The action was almost non-stop, so if that's what you look for you definitely need to read Anna Hackett.

The romance arc did fall a little flat, due to the book being so short. It's hard to put a satisfying romance into a 40,000 word novel, especially when you need to devote so much of it to worldbuilding. So long as a romance-first reader goes in with the proper expectations, it's all good.

Author site: Anna Hackett | Action Romance | Science Fiction Romance

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