Series: Tether, #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on April 4, 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Romantic, Science Fiction
Pages: 352 pages
Sexual Content: multiple graphic sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kristina
A rip-roarin' new snarky, sexy sci-fi paranormal romance series with the perfect balance of humor, heat, and heart. Now that Texas has seceded and the world is spiraling into chaos, good guys come in unlikely packages and love sprouts in the most inconvenient places...
Rogue scientist • technologically enhanced • deliciously attractive
Heron Farad should be dead. But technology has made him the man he is today. Now he heads a crew of uniquely skilled outsiders who fight to salvage what's left of humanity: art, artifacts, books, ideas-sometimes even people. People like Mari Vallejo.
Gun for hire • Texan rebel • always hits her mark
Mari has been lusting after her mysterious handler for months. But when a by-the-book hit goes horribly sideways, she and Heron land on the universal most wanted list. Someone set them up. Desperate and on the run, they must trust each other to survive, while hiding devastating secrets. As their explosive chemistry heats up, it's the perfect storm...
I love a book with really interesting world building and WANTED AND WIRED has a really fun semi-dystopian future world with augmented humans existing alongside non augmented humans and even clones. There is definitely a cyber-punk vibe going on with various sorts of implants humans can get to give themselves abilities like night vision, GPS, and even temporarily connect themselves with machinery. I would have been fine with more pages about just how the world worked.
World building aside, the plot was thrilling with Mari being on the run, double crosses, mysterious pasts, and surprising revelations that keep coming. There is also a fun romance at the center which was interesting as it involves an augmented human. The way in which Mari and Heron connect on physically and mentally was pretty cool and unique. Both Mari and Heron have really fun backstories that were unraveled slowly through the hyper fast paced story.
WANTED AND WIRED is more science fiction futuristic romance than anything paranormal. The characters are well developed and compelling. It's a highly imaginative, hyper sci-fi story filled with danger, cool tech, and a unique romance. I am looking forward to seeing more of this world in the future books in this series.Series Titles: