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What follows is that story of survival. Meg Antilles is the hard-working crew member who takes charge when things go awry. Retired Special Forces soldier Red Thomsill brings his knowledge about surviving the unknown to the situation. As a team, Meg and Red will face the pirates, try to avoid the dangerous fauna and find a way to hold out against the violent Dantaralon storms. I liked the adventure of hiking through the forest to the abandoned station where they can plot their way off the planet. The situation brings Meg and Red closer together as they learn about each other, and admit to their attraction to each other.
There are other characters in the story, but most lack depth. Many of them will not make it to the end of the story. Star Cruise is about Meg and Red and their survival. Any one else that made it to the end of the book were just lucky, as they did not make much of an impression.
Star Cruise: Marooned is quick read – about 140 pages. The non-stop adventure aspect of it keeps the story clipping along. So it is a great way to spend a few hours.
What I find most interesting about this book is that the survival plot, while the main theme in this book, appears to be a side story in a much bigger tale. Here is what I noticed. There is far more than the fates of Meg and Red at stake here. For one thing, there is a war going on out there. There is also that mysterious research that was going on at the abandoned station. And there is the Mellurean prophecy. Can’t say more about the prophecy – read the book. What I am getting at is, Veronica Scott’s Sectors SF Romance universe reaches far beyond the tourist planet of Dantaralon. This is the first book I have read in the series, so I could be way off base here. I’ll just have to read some more to test my theory. :)
I'm surprised this author isn't read more widely. It's a shame as she really has a talent for story telling.
For the rest of you: Grab this book and read it at once. It’s a fabulous story. It starts off like a sci-fi rom and ends like a heart palpating Sci-Fi Adventure.
I couldn’t put the book down. The world Veronica creates is superbly believable. They land on a beautiful planet so the cruise guest can enjoy a lovely day on the beach. Unfortunately, obnoxious mega-wealthy cruise guests, randy crewmembers, and venomous native animals are not the main problems of the day. That would be something far more dangerous.
Meg is everything I love in a heroine. Specifically, under pressure, her brain not only works, but works really well. And she doesn’t fall under the spell of a guy just because he smiles at her.
Red, the hero, was once a member of special forces, and even he is impressed with Meg’s ability to think and survive when matters go south. But we soon find out he’s been smitten with her since he saw her at a mixer a few weeks before. In fact, he signed on as a crew member just to be around her, but he can’t seem to make any headway.
When trouble begins, matters between them start to change. Together, they try to save the guests. Best not get too attached to the wealthy spoiled guests for a lot of them die. Honestly, the fact anyone survived is amazing given all that Veronica throws at them.
It’s not often that I become so engaged in a book that my heart actually races, but while reading this book, my heart thumped double-time for the last quarter section of the book.
Final Warning: If you have a heart condition, you probably shouldn’t read this book either.
Since I lived, I give this book 5 stars
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