What a wonderfully unique concept entangled with a sweet love story! Set in New Zealand, the world is divided between g-altered human hybrids, and ‘pure’ humans. The Defense Department is tasked with ‘maintaining’ control, and the g-altered humans are often targeted for experimentation, utilization and far too often, extermination. Siobhan has cat genes, a relatively common alteration, but has managed to ‘contain’ her cat-like reflexes, startle reflex and her purring, in most situations. During a rare night out with her friends, she is accosted by a drunken Defense agent and rescued by James, a stunningly handsome, intelligent and caring man; who also happens to have the ability to stop time.
Written in short form, with a palpable sense of tension surrounding the characters and their secrets, the author has managed to create a world that is unlike any I have seen before. The characters are tightly drawn and detailed, with funny but accurate descriptions of the animal tendencies that Siobhan tries to conceal. While the setting is 50+ years in the future, most of the scenery is familiar and comforting, for the action and possibilities are quite unsettling. A terrifically fun and engaging read, with a great stopping point that sets up a sequel perfectly.
A romance fraught with heart stopping moments, and time
Siobhan, a professional photographer with cat genes, is rescued
from a night club attack by James, a University Lecturer, who can
Set in the future these two genetically altered people fall in love.
Against James’ wishes Siobhan becomes pregnant and their
During a scan the baby disappears from the screen, alerting the Defense
Department of the child’s possible talents. James and Siobhan,
interviewed separately, convince the Defense Agents their relationship is
over, but can Siobhan forgive James his continued absence, broken
only when he stops time to talk to her at a city Mall?
Determined to rear her child, Siobhan and her friend Anna prepare
for the birth.
Can James return in time to save the child, Stella, from her own talents,
which will put Siobhan and he, and their future together in jeopardy?
Secret Cravings Publishing
I rate Love’s Bright Star 4 out of 5 Bullets!
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