January 24, 2015

Riding The Odds

Riding the odds is a romance novel written by Lynda K. Scott, it releases on February 2nd 2015.
Riding the odds was given to me as an advanced reader copy by Entangled Publishing, for an honest review. I am not being paid in any way, these are my honest and real opinions on this book.

"Spaceship captain Tara Rowan has her secrets. One is her Rider, Zie. Zie is an organic symbiote—like a living tattoo—that enhances Tara's physical abilities, including superhuman strength and reflexes. The other is the past she's tried so hard to leave behind her. But it's not until oh-so-sexy Trace Munroe decides to blackmail Tara that she realizes her secrets aren't so secret after all...

Trace is a Holy Knight who does everything by the book. Desperate to find a missing princess, he'll do whatever it takes to rescue her and bring her kidnappers to justice. Including blackmail. Yet something about the feisty ship captain draws Trace in and stirs his desire—even if she is a wanted criminal. Because the last thing he needs is any complications...especially when he has his own secrets to hide."

I'll be honest I picked this book because of the cover, I thought it looked really interesting and beautiful. I had no idea it was a romance until I was half way through it and decided to go back and check. I don't usually go for romances, they make me feel uncomfortable, but this book was actually quite good even with all the romance. I really loved the characters in this book, especially Tara's rider Zie. I fell in love with Zie only a couple pages into the book. I even found myself rooting for Trace and Tara to fall in love! I also really enjoyed the settings, I am a sucker for spaceships, space and weird planets!

Now the downside, why this book lost a star is because I was really confused for the first couple chapters, the author didn't seem to explain a lot of the strange words that were put in the book, for example them using "Creator" as a bad word. Obviously, I eventually figured it out but at first I was like -- does this belong here? Is that a mistake? Why are they saying that? -- I don't like to be confused in books, I would rather the author explain what it means. The other thing I didn't like about this book, and this is based purely on my own preference is the fact that this story is told from two different view. I know a lot of people who enjoy that in books, but I didn't like the jumping around as much. Both Trace and Tara get a viewpoint. 

Would I recommend this book? Absolutely! For those who love romance novels, or even someone who is looking for something new to read. Riding the Odds isn't jammed back full of romance, there is a lot of mystery, action and interesting details. I did enjoy this book, more than I thought I would!Thank you again Entangled and Linda K Scott for the ARC of this book!

You can pre-order a copy at any of the places below.
Amazon.com - Click Here 
Amazon.ca - Click Here

Follow me on Goodreads Here

No comments

Post a Comment