Sunday, November 17, 2013


Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Date published:
September 2013
Science Fiction Romance
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher.
Rating: 4

When Jenna Young’s doctor father dies, all she wants is to find a new medical practitioner who will give her the drugs she needs to deal with her incurable disease. She finds herself in situations far different from what she’s always known, and surrounded by cold, violent people. Luke Grafton appears from nowhere to help her, but it’s almost impossible to know who are the real good guys now, despite her attraction to him.

The beginning of this novel is very engrossing and it pulls the reader right in. It’s quite some time before the reader can draw breath and realize they’ve been hooked. Kudos to Ms. Croft for her excellent writing skills in achieving this. Almost 300 pages later I was still hooked, and found the book enjoyable and fulfilling. The characters covered many shades from black to white and often shimmer through a range of grays in a single chapter. Again, kudos to the author for doing this. Ms. Croft’s skills are undeniable.

So with good writing, a clever plot and fascinating characters why isn’t this book worth five stars?

1. There’s an annoying number of stupid typos and missed words. 2. Every single character “stands to his/her feet” over and over again. I started to wish that just once they’d jump to their feet, or stand to their hands, or even simply get out of their chair. 3. It’s a tad embarrassing when the publisher’s blurb has the hero’s name wrong. But mostly, 4. Why is it that far too many heroes and heroines firmly believe the only solution is to offer themselves in exchange for their loved one? They always “know” the villain, the multiple murderer with no honor, will happily release their loved one more or less unharmed and that they will then take out the villain during the exchange. I fail to see how any thinking person could ever believe this. Yet authors persist in writing it. As I reader, I’m totally over that plot technique.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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