Sunday, April 5, 2009

Super Review for HEARTFAST!

The Guardians were sixteen people with unusual super powers who had taken an oath to protect the planets of their sector. Because of their super powers, and the great danger they underwent in their work, the Guardians had never been forced to participate in other customs of their planet, such as the Handfast. Each month, the Handfast required twenty couples to “marry” and take an oath to create a child within a year. But this time, two of the guardians, StarLight and Master Hunter, were chosen to become Handfasted, causing an uproar among the population and the rest of the Guardians. How would this affect Star and Hunter’s ability to do their physically dangerous work? And how would they react to this government-mandated mating?

When I started this book, I was very interested in seeing how the author had managed to mix standard science fiction with the comic book concept of super heroes. Though I thought the beginning of the story was a bit stilted and slow to get going, by the time I got a couple of chapters in, I was caught up in the action and in the lives of the characters. Star and Hunter are two sympathetic protagonists, and the reader quickly comes to care about them and their happiness. The love scenes are very erotic and romantically satisfying. For those of you who enjoy a science fiction romance, I think you will enjoy this one as much as I did.

Rating: 4 angels
Reviewed by: Jean

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