An intergalactic cold war-and some heated passion- from an inventive new voice in futuristic romance. After a stint in an alien prison, Captain Ari Rose wonders why she even bothered to survive. Stripped of her command and banished to her father's scientific expedition to finish a Ph.D. she... show more
An intergalactic cold war-and some heated passion- from an inventive new voice in futuristic romance. After a stint in an alien prison, Captain Ari Rose wonders why she even bothered to survive. Stripped of her command and banished to her father's scientific expedition to finish a Ph.D. she doesn't want, Ari never planned to languish quietly behind a desk. She wasn't built for it, either. But when pirates commandeer her father's ship, Ari once again becomes a prisoner. As far as pirate leader Cullin is concerned, Ari's past imprisonment puts her dead center in Cullin's sights. If she hasn't been brainwashed and returned as a spy, then he's convinced she must be part of a traitorous alliance endangering billions of lives. Cullin can't afford the desire she fires within him and he'll stop at nothing, including destroying her, to uncover the truth.
Publish date: November 2nd 2010
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Paranormal Romance
, Space Opera
, Science Fiction Romance
, Science Fiction R...
, Futuristic Romance
Series: Enemy (#1)
This book is super dark and really sad. There's love from afar, torture, betrayal. It was hard getting through some of the book toward the end.
Awesome!Okay, there were a few instances where I thought Ari should've stayed mad at Cullen a little longer, made him pay for his idiocy... but yeah, awesome.
I really enjoyed this one, but what kept my rating down was the instant attraction and manipulation at the beginning of the book. The manipulation I get, because Cullen has a job to do, but instant attraction? Oh hell no. However, the story greatly improved after that and I'm glad I stuck with it...
4.5 stars After the first few pages it took me to get my bearing on what the hell was going on, I knew I liked this book, and I have no idea when it happened but at some point that like turned into love. The characters are multi-dimensional and Burnard created a complex world with a lot of politic...
This book had a very interesting plot, but also some mechanical issues that diluted my enjoyment. Several times over the course of the book I found myself back tracking to understand quick changes in direction, and many of the supporting characters weren't fleshed out enough to carry their dialogue...