Archive for February, 2014
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Posted by The Literary Melting Pot in Book News on February 3, 2014
CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE AND SEX.
The Earth’s atmosphere is swiss cheese. To avoid the oncoming oxygen crisis, black-sheep heiress, Maeve Aypotu, has been chemically suspended in one of the Archive’s plush, multi-million dollar chambers, located underground. Scientists claim they can patch everything up in about 15 years, so, just to be safe, the Archive programmed the chambers to open in 17 years.
And then, everything on Earth went wrong.
Up on the surface, Pluto has taken control of the planet, scorching away all signs of human civilization and reconstructing the environment to suit the Plutian’s lucrative dragon trade. Humans that survived weree forced to be laborers, divided into five Houses, each handling a different stage of the dragon harvest. Survival and repopulation have become a currency among the Houses. To make matters worse, Rha Diem, the rugged leader of the Fly House, has gotten word that the cost of existence just rose to a price that no human should have to pay. And now there is a whole Archive of survivors that will be expected to pay too.
Learning to trust one another may need to start small–with the fusion of one powerful Rha and one bad ass black sheep–before a damaged race can even hope to regain control of their alien Earth.
Connected by the Sea (Hawaiian Crush Book One)
Posted by The Literary Melting Pot in Reviews on February 1, 2014
Sydney is attending University of Hawaii on Oahu where she’s majoring in Marine Biology. She loves her friends, her job, and her school. Since her ex-boyfriend cheated on her six months ago, she hasn’t moves onto anybody new yet. When Coen catches her eye, she’s immediately attracted to him in a very carnal way. She refused to let herself feel that way because he’s a heartbreaker just like her ex was. But when she’s called to her professor’s office because she’s asked to tutor someone, she doesn’t realize it’s Coen. Will he convince her that he really is boyfriend material or will he turn out just as she suspects?
This debut was a quick, romantic read!
Ah, to be young again! Sydney’s a sweet and very intelligent college student, that’s full of ambition. Her brilliant mind, academically, isn’t matched with common sense; however. She’s in denial about her best friend, too accepting about her “family”, and not aggressive enough with her own needs. I couldn’t help but like her, though, as she has a heart of gold and carries a tragic secret that would break a weaker person.
Coen’s my type of hero. A sexy bad-boy with a reputation was always my green flag, and I just love the quiet ones! The stories have a way of twisting into the worst thing imaginable, which leaves no room for the truth. In Coen’s case, he’s been pegged both right and wrong. I had fun as he revealed both the devil and angel inside of him to Sydney.
There were scenes that were sensually enticing, and some that were downright erotic. I was entertained, frustrated, and intrigued throughout. The ending satisfied a few things, but left plenty of room for more. I look forward to the rest of the series!
Connected by the Sea (Hawaiian Crush #1)