I really really wanted to like this book because I love sci-fi romance and wish there were more of it. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get into this one. It started with the writing which was very confusing; Vivien Jackson throws out made-up words and terms and references things and names in this futuristic world but she barely ever explains what they mean. Some you can infer from context but overall I was left feeling very confused over what was going on.
Then came the characters, which I just couldn’t get into. Mari was beyond messed up and I only saw what got revealed in the first quarter of the book. I don’t understand how someone who is so jittery, anxious, and neurotic could possibly be a gun-for-hire. She was so all over the place that she practically gave me whiplash with her thoughts and emotions. Heron actually had potential and I was intrigued by the idea of “whole-organics” (unmodified humans) and Cyborgs (tech-modified humans), however, even my interest in following that storyline couldn’t compete with how confusing and uninteresting I found everything else.
••• Book Details •••
Tether #1 • Romance, Science Fiction • Sourcebooks • April 4, 2017
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…