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Slip Point by Karalynn Lee review

Slip Point by Karalynn Lee

Egalley thanks to Carina Press

Synopsis from Goodreads
From childhood, Shay had one dream—to join the Space Corps with her best friend and sweetheart, Jayce. When the Space Corps reveals that the father she thought was dead is actually an infamous pirate and rejects her application, the dream dies and she leaves the planet without saying a word to Jayce.
Ten years later, Shay is a pirate herself. She captains her own ship and has earned a reputation as one of the slipperiest pilots around. That's why she's recruited for a dangerous secret government mission. But the cargo she's assigned to smuggle turns out to be a woman with a government bodyguard—Jayce.
Jayce never thought he'd see Shay again, and when the mission forces them together on her ship, he isn't sure he can forgive her for deserting him; but their desire for each other is stronger than ever. Jayce knows he wants to be with Shay, but how can he trust a woman who's both a pirate and the girl who broke his heart?
Amazon ($3.03)
Amazon UK (£2.36)

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Sci-fi always makes me feel alive and feed my inner geek. This short novel is no exception. I tell you space pirates beat normal pirates any day (Jack Sparrow is an exception of course).

The story is easy, full of humour, presents one spunky heroine and one clever interesting hero, adventures in space, kidnapping, cloning and discovering alien race. Perfect for a first forage into sci-fi.

Shay and Jayce grew up together as friends and sweethearts dreaming of joining The Space Corps. When the day came. Jayce was recruited, but Shay was not because of her father's dark past.

She runs away still dreaming of flying a space ship, but instead of a soldier becomes a pirate. 10 years later childhood sweethearts meet up again forced to work on a secret mission together which can possibly save the human race. No pressure here.

What I love is the ease of interactions and underlying tenderness between the characters. There is no usual drama and excessive rage or bitterness. Sadness because of what was lost and sweet memories. I found it much more realistic this way.  Shay's brilliant mind shows in her conversations and the couple generally works really well.

As for the plot, I'm not saying anything because the book is short as it is. I want to leave something for you to look forward to.

Overall, a quick and easy read.
Similar books:
Paradise 21 by Aubrie Dionne
Silver Shark by Ilona Andrews
Break Out by Nina Croft

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Неплохое короткое произведение в стиле научной фантастики, очень хорошо подходящее для новичков жанра. Ожидайте живую историю о космических пиратах, похищении, клонировании, открытии инопланетной расы и возможном спасении человечества.

Шэй и Джэйс выросли вместе как друзья и возлюбленные, мечтая в один день вступить в ряды Космических Войск. Когда этот день наступил, Джэйса взяли, а Шэй отказали из-за плохой репутации её отца.

Шэйс сбежала и вот 10 лет спустя она всё же водит космические корабли только в качестве пирата. Судьба снова сводит её с Джэйсом в качестве парнёра в секретной миссии, которая поможет её помиловать, и теперь от них зависит судьба человечества.

Оба характера получаются довольно реалистичными, полны юмора и живого диалога. Что мне понравилось - это то, что писательница отказалась от излишней драматики в отношениях, что я так не люблю.

Обычно в такой ситуации ожидаешь принятых в романах большую ссору, битьё тарелок, горечь и злость. Шэй и Джэйс испытывают грусть из-за потери друг друга и полны сентиментальных воспоминаний, чего и следует ожидать после 10 лет разлуки, но всего остального практически не наблюдается, за что большое человеческое спасибо Каралинн.

В общем, лёгкое, быстрое чтиво. Мне понравилось.

Похожие книги:

Paradise 21 by Aubrie Dionne
Silver Shark by Ilona Andrews
Break Out by Nina Croft



Jennie said...

I need to read more sci-fi books. This one sounds quite good. I'll check it out. :)

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Jeannie, this one is a really easy read for sci-fi. I also have few links in the review with other similar books mixing sci-fi and paranormal romance. Silver Shark is fantastic ;)

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