Thursday, July 7, 2016

4 Wine Glass #Review of All That Glitters by Erin Kellison

30367804Title: ALL THAT GLITTERS
Series: Sol Sisters #1
Author: Erin Kellison
Format: Kindle, 95 Pages
Published: Fire Flower Publishing, LLC (June 14, 2016)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Author
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

From New York Times bestselling author Erin Kellison, All That Glitters is the first science fiction romance in the exciting and passionate adventures of the Sol sisters.

Cheated out of a fortune by the Sol royal family, lowborn Simon Miner will do anything to get his revenge, no matter how ruthless. When Princess Mica Sol, a terraforming expert, is shot out of the sky on the way to her sister's lavish wedding, she fears the worst—scavengers—and flees into an alien jungle to avoid capture. But the man who pursues and captures her is none other than Simon, her former lover. Passions reignite as violence rocks Sol City, and Simon and Mica must fight for love, family, and their world...or lose everything.

*This novella was originally published in the RONE award-winning Hotter on the Edge anthology, which is no longer available. 

Linda's Thoughts:
Oh, please, no. The tag was a six-moon survey permit for Encantada, a cluster world at the edge of the Han System. It was the kind of tag a xenobioform engineer would need among a crew exploring a new world. He'd seen one once before. Five years ago. When she had left him.
His balance faltered. Vision narrowed. The universe condensed to a name, printed above the tag code.
Mica Sol. Once his. Forever his only.
He could've killed her...

Erin Kellison takes readers out-of-this-world in the fast-paced debut of her new Sol sci-fi series with ALL THAT GLITTERS! I discovered this author with her fantastic Reveler series and, since then, have inhaled everything of hers I can get my hands on. ALL THAT GLITTERS is the story of two star-crossed lovers, lowborn Simon Miner and Princess Mica Sol.

The two share an explosive past and they come back together in ALL THAT GLITTERS literally with a bang! A lot has transpired since they were a couple with shared plans for the future, and, even though they obviously still have smokin' hot chemistry, the chances of taking up where they left off five years ago appear to be slim.

The romance between them didn't feel like insta-love since the two had a prior history. Simon's present actions are shaped by a cruel betrayal. Mica becomes his hostage as he seeks justice and revenge. Mica, herself, has survived these years they've been apart against all odds, and, it's a hoot when she turns the tables on Simon. Even though this was an alien encounter in a strange, deadly world, the characters felt real and I found myself pulling for them.

Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from this hot romance:

Homo sapiens simonus, aka Simon Miner. Only one of his kind. Male. Predatory. Highly adaptable. Dark brown hair and deep blue eyes. 6'3". His well-muscled frame was agile and strong. His deadly smile incapacitated his victims. Voice promised safety. Sexual prowess compromised victim's intellect (temporarily). Yet he was intent on one vital organ - the heart.

A dark-haired woman with old eyes and young cleavage finally leaned her bosom toward him. "I'm sorry, sir, but I don't think I caught your position in the Sol business affairs."
Consort. Mica could have easily named him her personal guard. Her secretary. Even her research assistant. Well, two could play.
He bowed his head slightly, happy to oblige. "I see to the sexual needs of Mica Sol, firstborn and heir to the Sol corp."

He'd captured her a couple of days ago. It was fitting that she capture him right back.

The world and characters Erin has created in ALL THAT GLITTERS are incredible. The associated word building is captivating. It is a quick read, but the story and characters do not lack in depth. At the end of ALL THAT GLITTERS, there's an excerpt to whet your appetite for the next novella, GOLD LIKE THE SUN, which will feature Pilar, Mica's sister. I'm certainly stoked and can't wait for it! I would recommend ALL THAT GLITTERS to anyone who enjoys exciting, passionate, action-riddled romances with plenty of heat.

Suggested Reading Order: 
All That Glitters (Book #1)
Gold Like The Sun (Book #2)

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