What a lovely surprise this was. I didn’t hold out much hope of it appealing to me tbh, as the fairytale/fantasy genre isn’t one I’m massively keen on, but hey, it’s Bey Deckard, and I’ll gladly give anything he pens a shot. And in fact this fresh take on the old classic is wonderfully sweet and romantic [although never cloying], and more surprisingly, marries seamlessly with the whole sci-fi element.
There’s some terrific world-building here, but thankfully it didn’t complicate the narrative or overwhelm the central romance between lovable odd couple, the beautiful Juniper and cantankerous Marrex. Once their initial barriers begin to dissipate, the somewhat old-school courtship that ensues slowly paves the way for numerous steamy encounters [you gotta love that natural stimulant, ;P], and later, their HEA. There’s a teensy blip when separation, miscommunication and two ugly sisters attempt to thwart the guys’ future together, but it’s resolved relatively quickly, ensuring a low-angst read overall.
A joyous tale. Sweet, sexy, and also humorous, with the stroke of genius that is S1N, the ship’s artificial intelligence/resident holographic moggie, who not only colludes with sidekick VAL to bring our guys together, but also offers great comedic value with his sharp wit and haughtiness. Cute read…and a gorgeous cover.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2958 KB
- Print Length: 179 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0994790090
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077X53G5F
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 18 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #272,363 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)