Date read: May 2, 2016
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Can love take root in the cracks of time?Thoughts on Stars Across Time: Two things: This cover makes me weirdly happy and SEX-AY SCI-FI YASSSSSS! (I almost feel like I should stop this review here because it can't get any better than bellowing in all caps. CAN IT?!?!)
Air Force pilot Andromeda “Andie” Kim dreams of being chosen to join NASA so she can go to space. Instead, she’s stolen by savage kidnappers from a dystopian future where fertile women are needed for breeding purposes. One of her kidnappers, a man named Mace, goes out of his way to protect her from the other slavers, but she’s not about to trust him. All she wants is to escape and find a way back to her time before she's sold as broodstock and stuck in this ruined world forever.
Colonel Aloysius “Mace” Theron of the Cascadian Alliance is a battlefield commander, not a spy, but after twenty years of service, he’s also trusted by his superiors. That’s why they choose him for a top-secret mission: to infiltrate an organization of thieves using a time machine to plunder the past. He’s supposed to find and destroy the machine, not fall in love with one of the captives, but Andie is as much of a fighter as he is, and he’s drawn to her from the beginning. Yet if he fights too hard to protect her, his identity will be discovered and his mission will fail, leaving criminals to terrorize the past, perhaps irrevocably changing history and endangering everyone he knows and loves.
(Spoiler: It can.)
Okay. So things didn't start out too smoothly between Theron and Andie. You know, because he's one of the kidnappers and everything. But sometimes you have to go with your gut and trust someone who looks like a savage even though he hasn't really done anything to indicate he's going to be a better choice than the other men. I mean, he tried to protect the women kidnapped, but his hands were tied to a point and it's hard to be a good guy when you're playing a bad guy. You know what I mean? No? It's cool. Just roll with it.
Just know that Andie and Theron have their moments. Good moments. They have to trust one another in several sticky situations and they get to do it with style. Sometimes naked style. Because that happens.
What can I say? I like slightly broken worlds. I like good guys trying to make that world better. I like kick-ass women. *thumbs up all around*