Series: Tether, #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on November 7, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Romantic, Science Fiction
Sexual Content: moderate sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kristina
Second in a snarky, sexy sci-fi romance series with the perfect balance of humor, heart, and heat. When someone tries to kill powerful continental senator Angela Neko, Texan outlaw and old flame Kellen Hockley is the only man who can keep her safe...and help her save the world.
Kellen Hockley usually keeps quiet about his past, but once upon a time he loved a girl named Angela. He hasn't seen her in a decade, but now he has to break the news to her that his team of rogue treasure hunters accidentally killed her husband. He's had better days...
It's not the news that's delivered to Angela Neko that breaks her apart--it's the rumbly, Texas drawl delivering it. She can't believe she's hearing Kellen's voice again. But there's no time for distractions. When Angela's own life is threatened, yielding up all of her lies and secrets, she and Kellen must figure out how to reverse the geopolitical firestorm she lit to save the world, to save Kellen's cat...and just maybe to save each other.
PERFECT GRAVITY picks up pretty much right after the events of its prequel WANTED AND WIRED. Characters from that book play significant roles in this one but its not really a necessity to have read WANTED AND WIRED to understand what is going on here. I loved the dystopian setting of this series where technology has advanced to the point where robots can pass as human, space stations are common, and animals and people can be altered with various sorts of technologies. The plot in PERFECT GRAVITY felt very much like a sci-fi political thriller with the addition of a very romantic second-chance romance.
I enjoyed the political aspect of PERFECT GRAVITY as it gave an excellent glimpse into how this world works and functions through the eyes of those who run the world. Angela is an amazingly intelligent and determined character and is so without having to be necessarily be an expert in physical weapons, that's what her friends are for. Her weapon is her mind and her connections in the political and military sphere. She is difficult to like but I kind of get it because of how she was brought up and her experiences. I didn't really understand Angela and Kellen's attraction to each other in the first place as they seemed to be such opposites personality-wise. The romance was fine and has some very sweet and sexy moments but I just felt like I was missing something in the reason they fell for each other. One thing I loved about their relationship though was their snarky banter and love for quoting bad poetry as a way of flirting with each other.
PERFECT GRAVITY is full of twists and turns, intense action, and complex political dealings all set on a backdrop of a futuristic dystopian world where technology rules but nature and humans pay the price for the actions of the powerful elite. While I wasn't super thrilled by the main couple, I am looking forward to seeing what is in-store for this world in future books.Series Titles:
- Wanted and Wired - 4/5