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"A wonderful adventure through space"

The sequel to UNEARTHED, Ms Barry just gets better and better!

Tru is an intellect that was born and raised in the Majj community that strictly focuses on advancing the galaxy in technologies, medicines and being learned about whatever the genesis's in residence put their minds' to. The only problem is that in order to stay within the Majj, Tru has to complete a charter before she turns thirty. Since the age of ten she has worked on only her father's projects never on her own. With his death she discovers an artifact that she believes is her charter. One of her hang ups is she needs a guide to help her and who better than Rayce Coburne, a man who excels at acquiring objects - the very name of a man her father had in his records. Rayce didn't want to accept the job Tru proposed for multiple reasons. The woman was a Majj, she has no interest in him as a human or even a man, and oh yeah she's a Majj. However, he desperately needs the credits for the space station he is remodeling or it won't open in time. So what is supposed to be a quick three day trip to a planet and back to his half renovated station turns into just the beginning when Tru inadvertently blackmails him into helping her finish her charter. But unlike the Majj society he's heard of, she offers to split the finding 50/50 - after documenting his share of course!

So now the pair travels though hyperspace in a two- person ship with only each other to fight with. Forced to depend on each other a tentative relationship is formed that blooms into something that could be so much more. ...Except both know that True will return to the Majjsociety and how can Rayce compete with her greatest desire?

I really loved UNRAVELED. Tru is so clever and yet so innocent of the universe around her as she's never left the society. Even though she was emotionally repressed as a woman, I think her reactions were very realistic. Rayce is used to working alone, and not having problems with women. So Tru is an enigma for him. Most of what she does shocks him right to the "bitter" end. While I had an idea of what Tru might do, the reactions it caused where amazing! Rayce and Tru both have so many misconceptions about the Majj that when they discover they were wrong about events that have happened in each of their own individual lives, it is amazing the effects on both of them. But as they say, the truth can only set you free and Rayce is definitely carrying a burden only Tru can free him of! (Cryptic I know, but can't give too much away now can we?)

I loved reading about Elvis, Rayce's dog from Earth, a present from a friend. I have to say I love reading about animals but mostly the hero or heroine will have cats as a constant companion and having a dog was a nice change. It brought a whole different set of visuals to mind while reading that were fun and humorous.

Way to go Ms Barry, awesome story and I highly recommend having your senses UNRAVELED with Tru and Rayce!

Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted March 30, 2004

SUMMARY

Adventurer Rayce Coburne is a financially desperate man with a taste for vengeance. Scientist Tru Van Dye is a brilliant, single-minded woman with a priceless treasure to find. He's her guide and worst nightmare. She's his client and bitter enemy. Will they survive being...UNRAVELED?

To continue her father's life's quest, Tru Van Dye had to leave the insular colony of Majj scientists where she was raised. She had to find Rayce Coburne. Yet the virtual- reality program she acquired to gird herself against the man's touch, his innuendoes, his alien maleness was for naught--his presence overwhelmed her. With Rayce, all Tru's clever plans, her control, everything she knew was coming...

UNRAVELED

...that's how Rayce Coburne felt. He'd tried to give up treasure acquisition. It wasn't the danger that put him off; he despised dealing with icy customers like the Majj. And Tru Van Dye was worse than the usual-a prissy woman who would blackmail him with all his hopes and dreams. Still, while she was smarter than he, there was a way he could fight back: a kiss. A kiss a day was the perfect strategy. Unless the spinning he felt inside was Tru unwrapping his heart.

 

Unraveled
(Unforgettable: Book 2)
by C. J. Barry

Love Spell
October 1, 2003
Available: November 6, 2006
ISBN #0505525623
EAN #9780505525628
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