"An action packed sci-fi wrapped in a web of romance..."
Robin T. Popp writes a fabulous futuristic sci-fi
romance that will keep you glued to the pages in breathless
anticipation of what's to come. Too Close To The Sun is a
well-rounded novel that leaves you completely satisfied,
all the way from the primary characters to the secondary as
Angel Torrence is a woman who's been on the run from
her homeland of Coronado since she was 15 years old. She
will do whatever it takes to survive and not be thrown into
a loveless marriage just to satisfy the politics of the high
counsel and her grandfather. Thus she sets out to find her
way in the universe and escapes on a spaceship. From there
she makes her own way by turning to smuggling by piloting
her own ship.
Colonel Nicoli Romanoff is a soldier in the USP
Security Forces and determined to catch the Harvesters that
are snatching humans up, removing their life essence and
utilizing the various parts for their own immortality.
Nicoli devises a plan with his good friend Yanur to remove
his life essence and let the Harvesters take his body so as
to infiltrate their holding and destroy them once and for
all. The thing is Yanur must manage to track him and
replace his life essence in order for this to succeed.
Worlds collided when terrorists attack and destroy
Angels only source of freedom, her ship. In an effort to
flee the attacker and saver her own life she proceeds to
steal another ship. In the process she manages to help an
older man (Yanur) to safety with her. Unbeknownst to Angel
she has just entered Nicoli's ship and world. One that will
push her boundaries, opens her heart, and challenges even
her darkest fears.
I think sci-fi stories can be a little tricky to write,
as you have to bring the reader into an unknown world and
make them really believe and visualize the technology and
vehicles that drive it. Robin T. Popp does this with great
finesse and I found I could effortlessly follow the
concepts she presented along with the incredible plot she
wove in. There were so many twists and turns not only in
the Angel and Nicoli's relationship, but also in the
devious plans of the Harvesters.
This book holds a truly fascinating concept, with
highly compatible characters, fantastic romance, and deeply
disturbing villains. Is our leading man a tad alpha? Yes he
is. Can our lead woman handle him? I think you'll just have
to read the book and find out. And I don't think you will
be disappointed! Fantastic book Robin!
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted August 7, 2003