Scifi Romance, Futuristic
Paperback $14.99 (352 pages, ENTANGLED)
Quinn Conlan had it all: a fast ship, a great crew, a gorgeous girlfriend, money, and adventure around every bend. That was before he agreed to ferry a shipload of weapons to the besieged planet Marica. Now he’s stuck in the prison colony on Marica-3, enduring weekly sessions with the camp’s “medical team,” and praying for a quick death before he breaks under the torture and spills everything he knows about the Marican resistance.
When opportunity strikes, Quinn takes Elsa, a Rhenian med tech, hostage and heads into the inhospitable interior of the small moon where he formulates a plan for getting his crew out of prison, his ship out of impound, and everyone out of orbit. But when Elsa professes her love, can Quinn take the beautiful doctor at her word, or will trusting her—and his heart—condemn him and his crew to an eternity on Marica-3?
Author Site: jennabennett.com
Good FORTUNE for Scifi Romance Lovers (5 stars)
I love the blending of science fiction and romance. It's one of my favorite subgenres, but it's just not as popular as its cousins, paranormal and time-travel. So, when I find a new series of scifi romance that can blend the best of scifi and a sexy romance I sit up and take notice. If you're the same way you are going to love FORTUNE'S HERO.
While I wouldn't quite compare Quinn Conlan to Han Solo, scifi fans who love the hero with a questionable sense of morality will like him from the start. He's taken some stomach turning torture as the story opens and still hasn't betrayed the secrets he's holding even though it's of no real personal benefit to him to keep mum. When the opportunity to escape the Rhenian prison he's stuck in on Marica-3 pops up, he doesn't hesitate to take the med tech in the room hostage. Elsa's been doing her duty as a Rhenian, working under her mentor torturing information out of useful prisoners when Quinn kidnaps her. They're so opposite there's no way an uptight Rhenian could ever fall for a scoundrel like Captain Conlan.
Therein lies a great premise for a tense adventure in the wasteland beyond the prison. The hostile landscape leaves little chance for survival beyond the walls and Quinn refuses to leave his crew behind to rot. But being thrown together by circumstance and facing certain death no matter what they do finds chemistry burning between them but trust isn't so quick to follow.
Gah! I couldn't believe this clocked in at more than 350 pages because it flew by. There were moments when even I wasn't sure they'd live long enough to rescue the crew and had to remind myself that it's a romance and the formula of romance demands a HEA ending. Without that I'm pretty sure I'd have lost hope. Bennett really rakes Elsa and Quinn over the coals and then some. If you like romances where the hero and heroine face life-or-death circumstances to get to their HEA then you will be greatly rewarded with FORTUNE'S HERO.
Scifi romance lovers this is definitely not one to be missed! The series is looking to be really good as whole and I'm super excited to get my hands on the next Soldier's of Fortune book, FORTUNE'S HONOR, hopefully sometime later this year.
Notes: Review copy received via publisher.
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