"A terrific outer space romantic thriller"
The Argon Marten bought the brooch for his mother's
birthday, but stopped at a tavern to initially meet the
seller of the jewelry. A dancer put on quite a show and
somehow stole the brooch from Marten and vanished
immediately afterward. More irate that she fooled him and
that he has nothing for his mother, he tells the laughing
at him Daameon Traders he wants the bewitching thief caught.
Lysie, a feline Felys, ran away from home and her duty of
breeding the next generation of her endangered species. She
sneaks onto a parked spaceship to hide from a deadly cyborg
who wants her dead. However, her luck of thieving enabling
her to live a little better ends when the ship is captained
by Marten, who is stunned to see her. As they travel
together, Marten finds he is falling in love; Lysie
reciprocates, but assumes his feelings are lust as she is
going into heat. However, she might believe him when he
risks all including his life to keep her safe from the
killing cyborg that wants her dead.
This reviewer is already a big fan of Angela Verdenus for
her terrific outer space romantic thrillers (see LOVE'S
SWEET ASSASSIN and SOUL OF A HUNTER, etc.), but LOVE'S
BEWITCHING THIEF is her best futuristic to date. The action-
packed story line never slows down yet insures that the
audience believes in other worlds and other species
especially the Daameons and the Felys. The lead duet is a
fine pairing with each containing different personalities,
motivations, and needs yet sharing love.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted December 24, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 4, 2006