- File Size: 877 KB
- Print Length: 247 pages
- Publisher: Carina Press (April 15, 2013)
- Publication Date: April 15, 2013
- Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BZPIH6S
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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I really liked Zia. She is the sexy lady boss of your dreams. She's demanding but not pointlessly strict or bitchy. There's a lot on her plate and she needs employees to be able to keep up with her. And there's the softer side of her as well, which wants more than office affairs or loneliness. Not to mention, she tries to give off something of an untouchable aura, so every time she smiled or was impressed by Liv it was adorable. And she doesn't try to be really, inhumanly untouchable either. She does value relationships, she's just a little standoffish. Towards the end her shades of moral gray become more and more apparent and you sometimes have to hate her for some of the things she's done, but even then you still love her characterization.
Pacing is also good. The way tension slowly rises because of Liv's secrets and the pressure put on her by the gangsters is delicious. By the end I was completely carried away. But I also loved the quieter moments-the moments between Zia and Liv where you could almost forget Liv was lying to her and manipulating her. The one thing I would criticize here is that the book does start kind of slowly and it's a while before Zia and Liv even meet. But once they did, things really did get going.
Overall, recommended to fans of f/f romance with qualifications. I may have to look at more of Cathy Pegau's books sometime soon.
Futuristic crime! Okay I can dig that especially if I can grab that book for less than $1.00. Let it be known that this book is a gem at this price point. You literally cannot find one that is better.
Liv Braxton is straight up a thief. Oh no, she is not going to steal your purse or wallet, that’s small time. She is going to rob your bank! This bad girl is unapologetically ruthless. She takes what she needs and the bigger the payoff the better. So when offered to score mega bucks on a corporate heist, she is all in, even if she has to work with her ex-husband.
Zia Talbot is the corporate mark. She is the one that Liv needs to become besties with and get all the precious knowledge from. She holds the key to millions of dollars just waiting to be stolen my Liv and her unscrupulous partners. All is going to plan until Zia captures Liv’s heart.
I really liked this book, but I could not fall in love with it. The main issue that I had is you know so much about Liv but I felt a bit isolated from Zia. I wanted to know more about her and what made her tick. She was set-up as very interesting character but everything was basically surface after that. I also thought a few of the sub-characters played too much of a role. Overall this is definitely worthy of your time. This is a sci-fi that is not overly world building but more focused on a thief with a good heart. 3.25 stars out of 5.
After that happens, she's approached by her ex-husband, Tonio, with a multi-million job offer she can hardly refuse. What does she have to do? Infiltrate a big corporation as the vice president's assistant and do whatever it takes to steal the documents the company is hiding and that they can use to extortionate them. Not as easy when the VP is the alluring Zia Talbot.
Despite the futuristic setting, with some science fiction elements in it, it's very believable, and also very engaging. I wish we could have known Zia a little bit better, and maybe less of other characters, but it was pretty good either way. Liv is a great character, maybe a bit 'cold' at first, but she won me over with her attitude, which made the story very fun to read from her perspective.
The chemistry between her and Zia was really good. Very well done, with a lot of tension between them. We also see Liv lusting after her ex quite a bit, but it didn't bother me, although... I'd have preferred to use that time on Zia's character instead, haha.
Overall, a very good read.
I loved the development of the romance between the two heroines, Liv and Zia. It was sweet, sensual, and felt very natural. I'm also a sucker for a redeemed thief. There was plenty of angst and heartbreak, which are top of my wish list for a story with real emotional punch. The world building was solid, though a little lacking in SF elements for my usual fare, and very smooth and believable character development. I also like how the story fitted in with Caught in Amber and Deep Deception, but without requiring you to read either in order to follow the setting and characters.
What I didn't like:
The SF elements were a touch on the light side for my tastes. This, however, is a plus for anyone put off SciFi romance by the prospect of heavy scientific or technical description that might bog the story down.
This is an ideal starting point for those new to SciFi romance while still delivering a satisfyingly romantic thriller/action filled story for long-term SFR fans. Fans of industrial espionage might also enjoy this story, as will f/f readers.
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