REVIEW: Antidote by R.A. Steffan

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Rating 5 Stars

She’d somehow managed to stumble into the hands of The Rook – the most feared and hated criminal in the whole of the Seven Systems.

Absolutely fantastic read and a great series debut! This was everything I love about science fiction romance. The world that R.A. Steffan has created is really interesting and I loved that there were two different races living together but not totally in harmony.

Hunter and Skye were a great couple and I appreciated their somewhat quick but well written romance. Both Hunter and Skye were great characters with their own missions and their own goals. Once those goals crossed they found themselves working together in an unlikely pairing. Though they fall in love pretty quickly, I still felt like it was well developed. Skye is genuinely afraid of Hunter when they first meet because she believes all the lies the Regime has been spreading about him. The Vithii mating is a bit different *cough* prehensile penis tip *cough* so just be warned. Though I do appreciate the idea that an alien race wouldn’t be biologically the same as the human race.

Skye’s behavior was really spot on for me. It was hard to read but her shock, disconnect, and grief over her escape from the Regime was very real and heartfelt. I loved that R.A. Steffan included it because too often characters have something happen to them and they quickly move on.

The side characters were all fantastic and I CANNOT wait until more in this series comes out. The set up for each of these characters was done really well and now I’m anxiously awaiting their stories especially Draven and Ash.

••• Book Details •••

Love and War #1    Romance, Science Fiction    July 29, 2017 (from the Other Worlds Collection)

Skye Chantrell has just escaped a war zone. She’s carrying the stolen antidote to a deadly bioweapon. When her damaged shuttle crashes on a remote lunar outpost, she’s captured by the leader of a rogue group of barbaric aliens. Now her people’s survival-not to mention her own-rests in the hands of the Seven Systems’ most feared and hated criminal.

A man with the face of a brutal thug, and the eyes of an angel.

Hunter Tarthasian has every reason to hate the Regime. He and his comrades have gone rogue, vowing to use every means at their disposal to bring down the evil Premiere. Now, they’re hunted and on the run, holed up in an abandoned outpost while they plan their next move. The last thing Hunter needs is a female human civvy with a terrible secret crash-landing on his doorstep. Especially when she starts to awaken feelings in him that he has no place for.

Feelings that could very easily get all of them killed.

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