"This story really pulls you in and won\'t let you go till the very end."
The war is over and Admiral Brit Bandar is bored. Stuck on
shore leave she has nothing to do. So far she has spent
her time sleeping with men and she hasn't even bothered
trying to remember any of their names. Her dreams about
the treaty falling apart are not coming true and all she
wants to do is be active again. When she finds out that
her ship is being put into retirement she isn't at all
pleased. Her next assignment is on a new ship called
The 'Unity'. It will be staffed by collation members and
she isn't happy to find out that she will have to work with
Humans. To make things even worse she has to work with ex-
enemies the Drakken.
The Drakken pirate, Finn Rorkken, will be Brit's new second
in command. Brit and Finn have already had a few run-in's
with each other and Brit came close to capturing him once
or twice during the war. Their past meetings were not
exactly friendly and he is certainly not on her list of
people she would like to work with, Drakken or not. So
when she finally meets him in the flesh she is shocked to
see he holds a likeness to someone in her past. It is a
secret that she keeps locked in a box that nobody is
allowed to open. Brit is left with a huge decision to
make. Can she trust Finn, trust him and fight the urges he
stirs up inside of her? Will she end up sleeping with the
enemy she fought for so long?
Brit is a warrior and has no experience being a diplomat.
So of course she would rather be out fighting and not
trying to play nice to a ship full of her not so old
enemies and Humans. Of course Finn brings even more
trouble into the mix in the shape of his crew. The cultural
differences in the crew are like dynamite waiting to go off.
This first book in a new series called 'The Borderlands' is
a sex filled romantic Sci-fi. Susan Grant has an amazing
writing style and makes Star Trek look boring. With some
hard to get used to terminology some readers will feel a
little lost at first. However after a while you will feel
so at home in this world that you won't want to leave.
This story really pulls you in and won't let you go till
the very end.
Not only is this romantic but it is also quite
funny. 'Earthlings' showing the 'alien' crew human
customs, food, and living lends a comical break from the
Science Fiction. It also offers a break from the gloomy
war filled storyline. Romance lovers will be rewarded with
a tasty and steamy love affair with a lot of the book
dedicated to the relationship between Brit and Finn.
Although some may wonder if such a strong character like
Brit could be so easy to break. Would such an independent
woman really let her guard down so quickly?
All fans of this author will be overjoyed to have a new
series on offer and 'Moonstruck' is a great start. Next up
is 'The Warlord's daughter' which should be coming out in
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted May 3, 2008