Monday, April 9, 2012

Review: The Limit of Desire

Author submission in exchange for an honest review.

The Limit of Desire
Nico Rosso
Release Date:
November 5, 2011
Liquid Silver Books
Word Count:
approx. 36,000
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Captain Jessa Tok is a veteran soldier, but when an artillery strike separates her from the squad she commands, it may be the end of her career and her life. Then a single Dawn Soldier fights his way behind enemy lines to find her. The last man she’d expect. The one soldier she’d had a fling with and was trying to forget.

Sergeant Ryder Hiltop never thought of himself as a hero. He’s a career soldier, just trying not to get killed. But when his captain is lost during an attack, he has to go find her. And not just for the sake of the other Dawn Soldiers. A shore leave with Jessa left an indelible mark on him, and he’ll do anything to make sure she’s safe. But is it a suicide mission to find her? And if they manage to fight their way to safety, can their brief affair grow into something more?

Joey’s Review:
The Limit of Desire is Book Three in The Limit Wars series, though it is not imperative that you read them in order to keep up. It didn't take me long to get my footing in the continuing story, though I did not yet read the first two books. Nico Rosso's first two books in the series were reviewed earlier in 2011 by our reviewers, both times to positive results.

I can see why they were well-liked. Mr. Rosso is quite a capable writer, and is pretty darn good at world-building, which is especially necessary in sci-fi themes. Add to that the ability to include a romance that works, and you've got an enjoyable escapist read.

Jessa is that strong female lead we ladies love to root for. Ryder is right up my alley, amusing yet brave and determined. This story isn't heavy on the romance, though it is the glue that holds the plot together, if that makes sense. The action is heavy throughout, so if you're looking for roses and violins playing in the background, you won't find it here. However, this is definitely a read for sci-fi fans who want some sizzle with the action.

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