I missed Keishon's TBR challenge last month and was determined not to miss February’s so I started early this time.
The challenge theme: If you bought a book based on a DIK* review at
I didn’t buy Finder’s Keepers because of the recent DIK review it received at AAR – I already had the book; after reading Games of Command I went on a Linnea Sinclair glom and Finder’s Keepers was one of the books I got and there is sat in the TBR pile. So when I saw the grade I moved it up and figured it would be a good one for the challenge.
From the author’s website:
Now that they found each other, the universe won't know what hit it...
Blending hard SF with sizzling romantic suspense, Linnea Sinclair brings readers this red-hot adventure of two space outcasts on a collision course with destiny. Now that this star-crossed couple have found each other, the universe won't know what hit it...
Trilby Elliot is a barely legal independent trader. Rhis Vanur is the arrogant Zafharin military officer she rescued from a crash landing. It would have been a miracle if they survived each other's company on Trilby's slapdash starfreighter even under the best of circumstances. And these are far from the best of circumstances. For Trilby's best friend is missing and the warlike 'Sko are hunting both Trilby and Rhis. Suddenly they're in it together, for better, for worse--or until death blasts them to oblivion...
This is a SciFi romance and Trilby is an ordinary space trader who travels back and forth between planets with only her droid Dezi for companionship. She is holed up on a deserted planet making repairs to her space ship when another spaceship crashes on the planet. She heads out to see what’s going on and ends up rescuing and saving the life of Rhis Vanur. Although she finds him terribly arrogant, she is also quite attracted to him. But he is on a reconnaissance mission and although equally attracted to Trilby, he needs her ship.
Trilby was an incredible heroine. I find that Linnea Sinclair excels at writing heroines – ok and heroes too – and this book is no exception. She’s strong and competent yet she has hidden insecurities. These come into play when she finds out that Rhis is more then he has led her to believe. She’s one of those heroines who won’t take shit from anyone and that’s the kind of heroine I love.
And Rhis is an equally wonderful hero. He’s a lot more then he seems and not really the lieutenant in the Zafharin military that Trilby believes he is. He also has one thing going for him that I just love in a hero – he’s wrecked for the heroine. Totally and completely wrecked and determined to win her back again.
For steam level, I would give this one a warm. There aren’t many love scenes, but the ones in the book are quite well written.
I love SciFi/Futuristic romances. More then any other type of romance, they take me furthest out of real life *grin*. They are one of my favourite genres when written well and this one is very well written indeed! Linnea Sinclair is a fairly recent discovery and I urge anyone the least bit interested in this unique genre to give her a try.
I’m very happy with this months TBR book and I give Finder’s Keepers a 5 out of 5 and a hearty
Her next book, Hope’s Folly is coming out Feb. 24th and I’m counting down the days.