Thursday, March 1, 2012

Review: Taking Liberty by Jodi Redford

Synopsis (Goodreads):
From zero to naked at warp speed...

Rini Campell's one shot at keeping her field agent position with the United Galaxies' repo department means bringing in the spaceship Liberty. Piece of cake. Except she didn't count on the pilot still being on board. Or being buck naked

Lucus Granger doesn't have time to deal with a pain-in-the-ass repo agent. Not when he's minutes away from dropping off a cargo haul for the psychotic alien dictator of Aquatica. Though he figures it's just about the stupidest bargain he's ever made, he allows Rini to tag along for the flight.

Big mistake.

Stranded in enemy territory, they find themselves fighting a battle on two fronts. Against a creepy dictator who'd as soon drown them as look at them. And against a blazing attraction hotter than the godforsaken planet itself. For these two wary hearts, love could bloom in the desert...if it doesn't kill them first.

Warning: A feisty heroine and yummy hero getting sweaty in the desert. Squid aliens who bring new meaning to the word slimy. Oh, and some close encounters of the sexy kind.
My Thoughts: Jodi Redford scares me. Seriously. When I read her books I sometimes wonder if she doesn't sneak into my room in the middle of the night and attach a complicated tangle of wires to my forehead to suck out all the things that I like so that she can incorporate them into her books. You guys might think I'm joking BUT I'M NOT! It's like she has a direct line to all the things that make me tingly. Sexy sci-fi, tentacled aliens, BEING STRANDED ON A BARREN PLANET AND FORCED TO GET NAKED WITH A HOT PILOT! I'd tell her to stay out of my head but I like what she writes too damn much to deny myself.

Anyway. One thing that doesn't scare me about Jodi is her ability to write really fun characters. Rini, for example, is a hoot. She's strong-willed, skilled, and she just might be the tiniest bit OCD about her antibacterial wipes. How can you resist a girl who carries a virtual medical kit in her pockets "just in case"? You can't. She casts her antibacterial magic on you and is irresistible. Then there's Lucus, with his 9 inch... err, I mean, with his slightly battered outlook on relationships and his self-depreciating humor.

Did I mention the tentacled aliens yet? Because PLEASURE VALVE! Lol! Oh, man. That just cracks me up beyond belief.
"It's been proven that the males of our species have bigger brains."
"Too bad the same can't be said for your pleasure valve."
Funny and sexy with a side order of never-boring. Jodi Redford might have frightening mind reading abilities but she writes a damn good book. 

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  1. Just added this to my wishlist. It sounds like fun!

    1. Oh, YAY! Jodi gives good pleasure valve! *waggles eyebrows*

  2. Yep, the TBR pile just grew again. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Talk of the pleasure valve sealed the deal, didn't it?