A Stellar Affair, by Laurel Richards

A-Stellar-Affair

Sometimes the heart leads and the mind must follow.Ardra has no idea why she’s been abducted and thrown into a Roimarian interrogation room. She is simply a Tetch botanist on her way to a distant planet, not an enemy spy. She’s scared of the piercing eyes of the mind-reading precept assigned to uncover whatever secrets her mind might be holding. But even more worrying is the strange soul-deep connection between her and her captor.Jackson Deimos excels at slipping in and out of someone’s memories to retrieve military intelligence deliberately hidden away—even from an unwitting carrier. But Ardra’s brain is a labyrinth of defenses he’s never encountered before. Plus, her beauty shouldn’t be this much of a distraction.As their battle of wits and wills wears on, their emotions are the first to betray them.But if Jack can’t break through Ardra’s barriers, his superiors will turn her over to someone who will—by force. Leaving Jack having to choose between doing his duty or following his heart.Warning: Contains a plant expert whose brain is carrying around the seeds of rebellion, and a mind reader whose heart gives him a case of psychic dyslexia. Contains reference to attempted suicide and love scenes not appropriate for little sprouts.

A Stellar Affair, by Laurel Richards is an easy read. There’s nothing that requires a lot of thinking, and the story length is perfect to just knock it out one lazy Sunday afternoon.

I didn’t find the love interest interaction between the main characters particularly interesting; it was just something that transpired during the story. I was more interested in the interactions between Jackson Deimos and his contemporaries and his supervisor.

Although the story had a slow start, about a third of the way through I wanted to finish so I could find out what happens. It ended much as I expected, but that was cool, for I was looking for an easy read.

I could see another installment if this were to be a series, but I suspect I’d be more intrigued in the world than another love story.

Laurel Richards is a fiction author with a passion for shifters, space travelers, and other memorable characters. She has gathered inspiration from lots of different sources throughout her life and is here today to share her imagination through storytelling. Laurel writes sci-fi/fantasy, paranormal, and the occasional funny mystery, all with various degrees of romance mixed in.

Amazon
Goodreads
http://www.author-laurelrichards.com/
Twitter

Advertisements

About Mark Gardner

Mark Gardner lives in northern Arizona with his wife, three children and a pair of spoiled dogs. Mark holds a degrees in Computer Systems and Applications and Applied Human Behavior. View all posts by Mark Gardner

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: