Monday, June 21, 2010

Book Review: Rebels and Lovers

Rebels and Lovers by Linnea Sinclair is a fantastic sci-fi romance. I liked the nerdy male main character, Devin. At his basic he's a glasses wearing, data crunching, business guy who gets himself caught up in something he can't handle.

In comes Kaidee, a girl from the "interstellar" block so to speak. She's from a rough side of space, with a questionable father in an even more questionable business. The story interweaves through one action-packed adventure to the next. Through it all Kaidee keeps saving Devin and his nephew from trouble.

There was a bit of back story that at times had me questioning whether this was a trilogy or series. I kept checking the front information...as if it would change or something. It wasn't until I went to Linnea Sinclair's website that I saw it was, in fact, one of the Dock Five Universe series.

The detailed world Sinclair's built is a magnificent, realistic world based on sound social and technological assumptions. If there were one complaint - and it's a small one - they spent a bit too much time fighting at the space port and not enough time in space travel...but I'm not going to complain. I mean, I have to concede that the series is titled Dock Five, which is the port they were hangin' at.

If you want to read a great example of a sound sci-fi romance, pick up Linnea Sinclair's Rebels and Lovers. Now I just have to go get the first 3 in the series...and then wait anxiously for the next.
Good writing (and reading) all!

2 comments:

  1. Stephanie St.ClairJune 27, 2010 at 4:27 AM

    Linnea is on of my favorite authors. If you haven't read "Gabriel's Ghost," you should. It's an excellent read and one of the reasons I fell in love with Sci-Fi Romance. The opening chapter just drew me in. :-)

    Thanks for the link for sci-fi markets you left on SFR Brigade!

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  2. I will definitely check out "Gabriel's Ghost". She has an amazing voice that really meets the expectectation of both the sci-fi and the romance...it's a hard blend to do successfully.

    And no problem with the link...anything to help another Brigader!

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