Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Review: Taken to the Limit by Nico Rosso - 4 Qwills

Taken to the Limit by Nico Rosso
Format: E-book
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books (November 22, 2010)
Price: $5.50
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-59578-771-2

Liquid Silver Books, Amazon.com, All Romance

Cover and Blurb:

"Welcome to the Limit War." E.R. Doctor Korina Antonakis thinks she has mastered the chaos of her work and life. In a flash of light, everything changes. A man appears, a soldier from another world. Sergeant Morrow is a Nightfighter, an elite soldier who always battles alone. But he needs an ally on Earth, a doctor. In the dark of night, he opens Korina's eyes to The Limit War. And Earth is on the front lines. More amazing than the interstellar war, is the soldier before her. He is strong and stoic, a veteran, but beneath the armor, Korina finds the heart of a man. And in Korina, Sergeant Morrow finds the soul of a warrior to match his own. Their lives had started light-years apart, but the attraction between them pulls like destiny. Their desire is real, but the enemy needs to be driven from Earth. Can Korina and Sergeant Morrow's passion survive in the Limit War?

My thoughts:

It's incredibly difficult to introduce a new series, world build, and provide action and romance in a novella of 68 pages. Yet this is what Nico Rosso has done in Taken to the Limit, the first novella in the Limit War Series. Taken to the Limit is a Sci-Fi Romance, and there is enough of both to keep both Sci-Fi and Romance fans interested.
The story almost literally opens with a bang as Sergeant Morrow, a Nighfighter, seeks out an emergency room to get help for a wounded fellow Nightfighter, Pynn. Sergeant Morrow had hoped to sneak into the ER cloaked and leave Pynn. Things to do not go exactly according to plan. Morrow ends up meeting Dr. Korina Antonakis. Her actions in trying to aid both Morrow and the wounded Pynn land her in the middle of an intergalactic war when the Dusk Warriors (the enemy) pop into the ER. The Earth is the latest battlefield.
Over the course of the novella we watch as romance quickly blossoms, but also learn about the history of the Limit War, the Dusk Warriors, alien technology, and Morrow's and Korina's individual histories. We are also treated to some well-written sex scenes including one at zero-gravity. The romance develops at light-year speed, but has to within in the confines of the novella's length. Both Morrow and Korina are mature adults so I don't find it impossible that they connected so quickly especially under the life-threatening backdrop of the war. The science fiction in the novella is well done. I'm particularly found of Morrow's weapon, SUZY.
Taken to the Limit is a quick, fun read. I have to say that I'm hooked and would love to read more about The Limit War.
I give Taken to the Limit 4 Qwills.

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Please note the the author provided the e-book copy of Taken to the Limit for review.


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