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"UN-doubtedly a futuristic reading pleasure"

Zain Masters had enough trouble in his life without having crash-landed on this unpopulated planet. When the power failed and stranded him with this stubborn Earth woman and her cat, it was one more regret in his life. His ship's computer, Reene was the only friend he'd had since his partner's death and he did not want the responsibility of another, especially another woman. He had to restore ship's power to save Reene and return Lacey to Earth and somehow find a way off this unsurveyed planet.

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While watching old western movies, Lacey Garrett made her New Year Resolution to "exit Wishy-washy door mat and Enter Warrior Programmer." Ex-fiancÚ and cheating business partner, Bob left no desire for another self- serving man in her life. So when she goes outside for the cat and finds herself transported to face a demanding and impatient man, she feels it is more a nightmare than a dream.

But it isn't a dream, this alien man has inadvertently stranded her with him and they have 5 days to pull off an escape. Fighting off "Bobzilla" (creatures who look like a cross between her ex on a bad hair day and Godzilla) and discovering the krudo (crab-like creatures fondly called sand-poppers) could communicate was not what Lacey had in mind when she made her resolution to be a WP (warrior programmer).

UNLEASHED may be a tale of 5 days, but there is ample action and new experiences for both Lacey and Zain. Ms Barry kept the delicate balance of expectancy as the plot developed with flash scenes to the villain and InterGlax. Her trademark style of snappy quips and clever dialog added to the plot but for me the alien life forms impressed me with their originality and contribution to the story. The occasional reference to Zain's friends (met in previous UN stories) added a touch of interest but did not detract from the focus of this stories characters and dilemma.

I can highly recommend this futuristic romance and look forward to seeing more from this author (Maybe the story of Zain's sister, Torrie?)

Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted May 2, 2004

SUMMARY

It's New Year's Eve on a planet called Earth, and all computer programmer Lacey Garrett wants is to design her software in peace. It's just another day in interstellar space, and all fugitive Zain Masters wants is to map the stars in peace.

Unfortunately, they are about to become the only thing standing between a ruthless villain and mass pandemonium on a galactic level. Can two outsiders learn to trust each other before the most powerful force in the galaxy is Unleashed?

 

Unleashed
(Unforgettable series: Book 3)
by C. J. Barry

Leisure Books
May 1, 2004
ISBN #0505525739
EAN #9780505525734
Paperback
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