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No Quarter by Christine d’Abo

No QuarterNo Quarter by Christine d’Abo
Reviewer:  Tj
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.
Novel:  63,805 Words
Purchase at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Roses:  2

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.