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Black Ice Heart (Space Grit Book 1) by [Drake, Ella]
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Condemned and in transit to an asteroid prison, he found what he'd never had before--a chance to love.


Ensign Joan Holly has one last mission before transferring to a secretive, elite unit, the Nex. It's what she's wanted since joining the military as a child. All she has to do is escort the most reviled prisoner on Geonate to meet his fate. Simple, since he's immobilized and nobody has ever escaped the Asteroid Pit.

Cenak Bronson never had it easy. He's never been free and never had a future. He accepts his doomed fate until he's rescued by a band of half-aliens, the Scoriah. After the chaos of his breakout, Cenak finds himself reluctantly bound to the only other survivor, his jailer Joan.

But they aren't the sole survivors by coincidence and they weren't captured by the Scoriah randomly. To survive, they join forces, uncovering secrets and lies that change everything. Including the future of Geonate itself.

Black Ice Heart is a full-length science fiction romance novel that begins the Space Grit series and can be read stand-alone. It has a guaranteed HEA.

This novel contains explicit scenes, language, violence, gore.

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3.0 out of 5 stars One Element Was a Turn Off for Me 29 September 2015
By J. Jones - Published on
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There are many things to like about Black Ice Heart. The world building is very well done. The back story is told when and where needed. The plot is interesting and moves at a nice pace. The characters are well developed and interesting. Everything is in place for a very good Science Fiction Romance story. I should have loved it. Instead there was an element that I did not like and as a result I could not enjoy it as much as I should have.

That element was how the story started. It started with the deaths of many of the occupants of the space station that serves as a prison. It was not the deaths but who did the killing that bothered me. I want consequences for actions and instead the killers ended up being portrayed as the good guys who were not responsible for their actions..

The Scoriah start as killers and end up looking like long lost puppies. It just did not work for me. Joan Holly should have been running away from them screaming. Instead she was cuddling with them. While the Scoriah got away with murder their creator get the punishment she deserved.

Something similar turned me off of Frost Station Alpha and my review is very similar.

I like danger and tension. I also like the bad guys who run around killing people to stay the bad guys. When that does not happen it is a complete turn off for me. I would like to see what others say about the story and if any had the same reaction as I did.

I have enjoyed other stories written by Ella Drake so it was surprise when I reacted to this on as I did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Reading the Paranormal Review 8 June 2016
By Kelly Rubidoux - Published on
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I read this series out of order, so I wasn't entirely certain if I'd enjoy Cenak and Joan's book as much as the others because the Scoriah weren't the main characters. NO WORRIES, Y'ALL! Cenak is all types of screwed up and I liked him JUST FINE. (He has some very Scoriah-like mannerisms--mostly the way he likes to spontaneously brawl with people. THAT AMUSES ME!)

Frankly, Joan and Cenak are an unlikely pair. She's gunning to join her planet's version of special ops and he's a convicted murderer. Except, Joan doesn't know the half of what the Nex are capable of and Cenak is at the center of all of it. Which makes them having to rely on one another fun in a cutting sort of way.

For all I knew (and liked) the Scoriah from previous books (again, read out of order), it took a while for me to warm up to these guys. I blame that on their "Mother" and the things she made them do. She was a nasty sort, that one.

To make a long story short, I liked this one. It was dark and sometimes bloody and it gave me aliens and danger and an unlikely romance all rolled into one. YES!

-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
5.0 out of 5 stars Grit is apt for this one. 26 April 2016
By B. Rosenberg - Published on
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I was surprised how much I liked this one. The beginning is a bit rough, and there definitely is a horror element, but it's pretty well presented, and very well written. I like the characters and how they develop a lot. The male characters are not universally good by any means, but protect their family fiercely. The story starts with the heroine outside the family, which is part of why those who seemed to be monsters appear to change. They don't, the relationships do.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too much horror - some parts made me queasy 8 December 2015
By Starfall - Published on
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I normally like Ella Drake's novels; however this one is very choppy and I found myself having to re-read paragraphs over. It was hard to tell who was saying what. Just wasn't smooth. Plus, the horror element was a complete turn off. Too much gore and too little actual romance.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 21 April 2016
By .gladys Parker - Published on
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I liked the bad/good guy in this book, looking forward to more of the series