No Quarter by Christine d’Abo
Book 1 in the Bounty series.
When bounty hunter Gar is given a simple locate-and-retrieve mission, he’s convinced it’s a waste of his skills. His success rate is legendary, and this assignment is almost too easy.
There isn’t a more prolific space pirate in the galaxy than Captain Faolan. When he walks into a bar with a proposition heavy in mind, he’s not expecting anything to go wrong.
Forced from his solitary existence to work with Faolan, Gar can’t deny his need and desire for a man who he should put in prison. When the hunter becomes the hunted, Gar must learn to put his faith in a man he doesn’t know, or run the risk of ending up dead.
This was a space pirate and bounty hunter book. The idea of which isn’t real new. Gar is a well known bounty hunter, known for getting who he is after. He is a cold man that has a fairly clean living reputation. Faolan/Wolf is a pirate. He lives in the now and makes the most of his time. He is also very successful and known as to never leave a crewmember behind.
The writer did a good job with the writing in the story. The world created wasn’t full but what was given was very well detailed. I think though that the author made it a bit shallow. There was very little background ever given about the world. You are actually left knowing very little about what seems to be a major conflict within this world. Also this is an action type adventure but I really didn’t feel the excitement of that type of read. It seemed like the sex scenes lasted the longest of anything.
The characters were vivid. I loved their attitudes. Gar’s decline in character from this cold fighter to a much warmer one was well done. I think because of this shift some readers will be turned off. Gar’s character in the beginning makes a much better read for some. I get that the character was hiding but there is something about a ridged man giving in to love that just makes some of us gush.
The read was good but not great. It just felt a little to cliché. It becomes boring and the characters didn’t click with me. I didn’t get into the feel of the book so it wasn’t what it could have been.
Posted on Saturday, March 8th, 2014, in Book Review, M/M Romance, Novel: 150 pages and above, Science Fiction, TJ, Two Roses and tagged Christine d'Abo, Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc., M/M Romance, Novel, Two Roses. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.