Title: GOLD LIKE THE SUN
Series: Sol #2
Author: Erin Kellison
Published: Fire Flower Publishing, LLC (July 26, 2016)
ISBN: ASIN: B01HOR2EZU
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Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses
It’s the wedding of the millennium! Princess Pilar Sol and Hakan Frust are celebrating their union with sector fetes full of celebrity and pomp. Theirs is an arranged marriage to preserve the vital commerce of the Nyer Transit Hub, and yet Pilar is madly, unreservedly, passionately in love. She has all the excitement she has long dreamed of—and a little more than she bargained for when she discovers that Hakan’s grasping family wants her dead.
Hakan has done everything in his power to save his inheritance—the bustling but impoverished Hub—including marrying a wealthy princess for her dowry. His heart isn’t supposed to be part of the deal, but Pilar has all the beauty and joy his life lacks. When Hakan runs afoul of his uncle’s associates—criminal in nature, violent in approach—he refuses to risk Pilar, not for money, not even for his life.
But Pilar is not so easily cast aside, and negotiations turn into a gamble with the future of the sector in the balance. Hakan is about to learn about the high stakes his bride will hazard, as he now has far more to lose—and win—than he ever believed possible: a future brighter than gold.
A black void was sucking her down into a nothingness far deeper than sleep.
Her throat was parched, closing. She grabbed for one of his arms to hold her, to stop her fall, and he brought her close, her head on his chest. His heart boomed under her ear.
"Save me." Her vision was dimming.
"I am," he answered.
GOLD LIKE THE SUN by Erin Kellison is the second installment in the author's ingenious Sol sci-fi series. This book features the story of Pilar and Hakan. Pilar is the sister of Mica from the first book. She and Hakan had married on Sol in a grand royal celebration and, as the story opens, have now traveled to Hakan's world to celebrate their nuptials there.
But... she's not greeted with open arms there - instead, she's met with an attempt on her life. This tale is as exciting, if not more so, than the first book. Pilar, who had seemed a bit flighty in the first book, shows what she's made of herein - and, believe me, it's not fluff. This is a tale you will want to read in one sitting.
Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from this clever read:
Hakan cursed his plan. What had he done bringing that sweet girl here? She was as delicate as she was beautiful. Her life on Sol had not exposed her to the kind of danger present in the Hub. He'd thought her name would protect her, a great family that could trace its line back to the first convoys from Earth. Her wealth, too, which could command anyone's respect. But the Hub was in the deepest black of space, where starlight was a distant glitter.
Nothing could protect her here.
Hakan ducked his head inside. "You decent?"
Pilar couldn't contain her smile. "Give me a second and I won't be."
"I could use some seducing," he said. "I've had a bad couple of days."
A flash of irritation. "You drugged me and threw me on a bird for Sol."
"Good point." Hakan drew her closer. "I'll do the seducing."
GOLD LIKE THE SUN is a novella but it doesn't feel like it with lots of depth and spice to the story. I highly recommend this entire series to anyone who enjoys imaginative, fast-paced, action-packed romances! It's genuinely out of this world!
Suggested Reading Order:
All That Glitters (Book #1)
Gold Like The Sun (Book #2)
Moonlight Sol (Book #3) - coming soon!