Monday, May 25, 2015

Review: At Star's End (The Phoenix Adventures #1) by Anna Hackett

Book coverAt Star's End (The Phoenix Adventures #1) by Anna Hackett
Purchase link: Amazon

My rating: star star star star

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Dr. Eos Rai has spent a lifetime dedicated to her mother's dream of finding the long-lost Mona Lisa. When Eos uncovers tantalizing evidence of Star's End--the last known location of the masterpiece--she's shocked when her employer, the Galactic Institute of Historic Preservation, refuses to back her expedition. Left with no choice, Eos must trust the most notorious treasure hunter in the galaxy, a man she finds infuriating, annoying and far too tempting.

Dathan Phoenix can sniff out relics at a stellar mile. With his brothers by his side, he takes the adventures that suit him and refuses to become a lazy, bitter failure like their father. When the gorgeous Eos Rai comes looking to hire him, he knows she's trouble, but he's lured into a hunt that turns into a wild and dangerous adventure. As Eos and Dathan are pushed to their limits, they discover treasure isn't the only thing they're drawn to...but how will their desire survive when Dathan demands the Mona Lisa as his payment?

I grew up loving all things sci fi and fantasy, so I was particularly excited about this book. Thankfully, it did not disappoint.

I loved the world building in this story. It was not too fantastical that it was unbelievable and there were no weird, unpronounceable made up words. The worlds that were created in the space were believable and I could easily relate to them.

I also loved that the story and world building revolved around what they called "Old Earth" and uncovering Terran artifacts that I knew about.

Eos as a heroine was bright and clever. Dathan as a hero was Indiana Jones meets Space Cowboys. All great fun.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and am looking forward to reading the next in the series.

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About the author

authorI'm passionate about action romance. I love stories that combine the thrill of falling in love with the excitement of action, danger and adventure.

I write about people overcoming unbeatable odds and achieving seemingly impossible goals. I like to believe it's possible for all of us to do the same.

I'm the author of the award-winning, action-packed 'treasure hunting in space' romance series, The Phoenix Adventures, along with the Anomaly Series and other action romance books.

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