(The dates are confusing; the paperback is currently available on Amazon, but the ebook isn’t available until 7/22/2019.)
Blurb: The universe is a tough place to make it as a female cargo ship captain, and Remington Hawthorne fights every day to scrape by. A sketchy deal goes south, and although she doesn’t want anyone else to touch her ship, she’s forced to accept help from the stranger who calls himself Max Fletcher. He’s hot. And he’s trouble. Big trouble. But she’s out of time, out of money, and every crooked cartel is on her tail.
Max Fletcher has spent his life running from his past. So he has no idea what makes him offer to bail out tall, gorgeous, sassy Remy when she needs a pilot to get her illegal cargo to its destination—the last place in the universe he ever wanted to land again.
One thing’s for sure, it’s gonna be a helluva ride.
I considered adding Steel Coyote by Beth Williamson to my DNF pile but I struggled through it and was rewarded with the last quarter of the novel where there was action and sentence clarity. That last quarter did not substantially raise the rating of this review, but it certainly made me feel better.
I’m not going to belabor this review.
The writing was clunky. Some sentences meandered in confusion. The word choice frequently left me scratching my head. A character trait would be introduced but never again revisited. (Max supposedly sometimes talked like a country boy, but that happens only once and to tell you why it doesn’t work would be to spoil the story.) Thoughts and passages become repetitive. Frankly, this felt like a second draft of a novel and not a finished product, most particularly because of the writing.
So to say I was disappointed would be an understatement because the Entangled Sci-Fi novels I’ve read in the past have been really good.
Now, the ending was good. It was action-packed. The writing was tight. I just wish the rest of the novel had read this way.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
2 butterflies and a ladybug out of 5 butterflies