By Nina Croft
Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera, Romance
Publication date: 2.24.2014
Amazon link: Death Defying
Date read: 2.23.2014
Recommended by: Read 2 Review
Summary: Captain Tannis of the starship El Cazador is part snake, part human, and—according to some—all bitch. She is one job away from her lifelong goal—to achieve the immortality she craves. The assignment: protecting the most powerful man in the Universe.
After five hundred years, Callum Meridian, founding member of the Collective, is bored out of his mind. Until he realizes he’s physically changing—into what, he isn’t sure. Callum is determined to discover the truth, but his own people will stop at nothing to prevent it from coming out.
With a coup brewing and the crew of El Cazador close to tossing him off the ship, Callum turns to Tannis. Sparks fly as they work together to make it out alive. But can Callum really trust the one woman hell bent on using him? Defying death has never been more dangerous, more sexy, or more fun.
During this month, I have been reading a few books that are part of my goal to take myself out of my "I hate romance" shell and give a few things a try. Seeing that this was based mostly on Science Fiction and Space - in the future, vampires, werewolves and other such creatures - I decided it couldn't be that bad (haha). I must say, the romance part of it wasn't actually as gross as I thought it would be :)
This is the third in the series and, in all honesty, the only one I've read. The author did a decent job at making this story stand alone (which I think is something that other authors fail out) - there were no places I was confused, but plenty of places that made me want to go back and read the first two.
There were some issues, but on the whole I found it to be enjoyable. I grew attached to the members of El Cazador's crew and even Callum as well. (The change that came over him during his time on the ship was really well done.) They were all completely different, yet so much like a family and the emotions they felt when one was hurting was really well written. I like the ending, but at the same time it felt like it all ended just a little too easily. I sure hope the series continues because there is much more that I want to know.