Flying a traveler to Leap celebrations on the luxury planet Crestal is no problem for intrepid partners Jake and Rill, even if they have to navigate a deadly meteor shower to get there. But their fresh-faced, privileged passenger is carrying more than Leap gifts: Lian has a message to deliver, treachery and murder to avenge, and a killer close on his heels.
Lian thought he was ready for independence from his overbearing extended family, but his first solo trip off-planet has landed him in a nightmare of deadly intrigue. Though he’s devastated by betrayal, and no longer able to tell friend from foe, he’s fascinated by the gruff pilot and scorchingly handsome first mate who’ve become his reluctant rescuers.
With a dazzling fortune at stake and the fate of the United Protectorate of Planets in their hands, there’s no time for the three men to fall in love. But with their future measured in hours, crew and passenger may have just enough time to discover that three can become one, and that together they are strong enough to beat any odds.
I am usually not a fan of Sci-Fi, but when I read the blub of Lucky Strike, I was immediately drawn to it, and yes, I’m glad I read it. Swashbuckler Jake and his genetically conceived nova, Rill are on a mission to save their lives, thanks to Lian Paradine, member of one of the wealthiest families in the galaxy.
Jake rescued Lian and accepted his proposition to return him to his home planet of Crestal. What they discover along the way was treachery, deceit and maybe a little love.
Jane Davitt’s adventure Lucky Strike interwove numerous facets into an intriguing element. She delivered enough nuances which made the book easy to follow the galactic terms, but still left enough to the imagination.
The characterization was well-developed. Jake was a brooding, smart-mouth individual with a soft spot, especially for his lover Rill. His insecurities were an underlying theme throughout but the author didn’t make them the focal point. His conflict was justified in light of the perfection of Rill.
Rill, on the other hand-genetically perfect and beautiful, befalls tragedy which leaves him less than perfect in his eyes. Ms. Davitt’s portrayal of beauty is in the eye of the beholder is aptly done with Jake’s view of Rill.
Lian, soft spoken and well-mannered is the antitheses of the other two men, yet complimentary in personality and word.
The three men develop a synergy traversing rhyme nor reason, forging a relationship based on mutual satisfaction and cohesiveness.
Lucky Strike~a lovely story, fast paced and full of conspiracy.
Book provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review
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