Good afternoon, folks. Well, lunch hour has come and gone, so it’s time for our afternoon review share. Today, our featured author is Hywela Lyn, with a terrific review of her book Beloved Enemy. Hope you enjoy this one, and will have fun sharing it with the Immediate World. 😀 Thanks!
4.5 stars: a real page-turner!!
The best science fiction tv shows are the ones that have you eagerly anticipating the following week’s episode or have you zooming through the commercials because wading through 2.5 minutes of ads feels like eternity… pure torture. When a show is that good, you wish for a few more minutes. When a scifi/fantasy book is equally grand, you crave a several more pages.
When I was nearing the end of Beloved Enemy, I kept hoping 20-30 pages would magically appear — much like things in the book. No such luck though. However, despite my wish not being granted, I was thoroughly satisfied with everything I did read.
Each chapter in Beloved Enemy contained enough scifi, mystery elements/creatures that maintained my attention from the beginning to end.
Most memorable (for me):
The huge ass water and sand creature. They are the things of nightmares and deserve a spot on any otherworldly show! PS. I am rethinking ever washing off in a lake again.
bio-regenerator: This device enhances the body’s natural healing process. Imagine how many lives would be saved, children or an adult’s pain eased in minutes instead of days, and the profound effort it would have in combat missions. Medical marvel!
After dealing with inhospitable creatures, more than one crash, physical altercations with humans, and other WTF moments, I am not surprised Cat and Kerry relationship went from allies for a common cause, to becoming friends, and then progressed to full on love. When you been to hell and back, your troublesome times either break you or make you stronger. Their bond definitely became stronger. It’s what actually saved them. And that’s all you’ll get from me. To find out more…. read the damn book. No seriously, read it. It’s a page-turner, for sure!
Review by ‘Kam’
Cat Kincaid is obsessed with killing the man she believes is responsible for the torture and death of her sister, but when she eventually catches up with him, survival becomes a greater priority than revenge.
Kerry Marchant, haunted by memories, regret, and self-blame, shields himself from the pain of the past by committing himself totally to the starship, Destiny, of which he is part owner. However, the beautiful, red-haired woman who reminds him of his lost love, and who he suspects is working for a corrupt regime, represents a possible threat not only to the ship, but to his heart.
Marooned on an inhospitable planet, they need to work together to stay alive, fighting not only unknown assailants, but their growing attraction. But how can they learn to trust each other when he has vowed never to get close to a woman again, and she made a solemn pledge to destroy him?
Author Hywela Lyn
Virtual star traveller, incurable romantic and weaver of romantic adventures that are ‘out of this world’, Hywela Lyn lives on the Buckinghamshire/Bedfordshire border with her husband Dave, although she was born in rural Wales where she spent her childhood and most of her adult life. The rugged Welsh landscapes and the myths and legends of Wales inspired much of her writing.
She is published by the American publisher The Wild Rose Press. Although most her writing tends to be futuristic, the worlds she creates are usually untainted by crowded cities and technology, embracing the beauty and wildness of nature. Her characters often have to fight the elements and the terrain itself. However difficult the journey, love will always win in the end.
She is a member of The Romantic Novelists’ Association (UK) and Chiltern Writers, her local writing group. A keen animal lover, she is pet parent to a mare ‘with attitude’, a ‘feral’ stable cat, and a rescued terrier, who manages to twist her round his little paw. When she is not writing, she can usually be found enjoying the outdoors with her horse and dog, reading – or just eating chocolate!