This review is based on a complimentary book I received from NetGalley. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Perfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson
Series: Tether #2
Also in this series:Wanted and Wired
Also by this author: Wanted and Wired
Genres: Action, Dystopian, Romance, Science Fiction
Release Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Second in a snarky, sexy sci-fi romance series with the perfect balance of humor, heart, and heat. When someone tries to kill powerful continental senator Angela Neko, Texan outlaw and old flame Kellen Hockley is the only man who can keep her safe...and help her save the world.
Kellen Hockley usually keeps quiet about his past, but once upon a time he loved a girl named Angela. He hasn't seen her in a decade, but now he has to break the news to her that his team of rogue treasure hunters accidentally killed her husband. He's had better days...
It's not the news that's delivered to Angela Neko that breaks her apart--it's the rumbly, Texas drawl delivering it. She can't believe she's hearing Kellen's voice again. But there's no time for distractions. When Angela's own life is threatened, yielding up all of her lies and secrets, she and Kellen must figure out how to reverse the geopolitical firestorm she lit to save the world, to save Kellen's cat...and just maybe to save each other.
Perfect Gravity picks up where its prequel, Wanted and Wired, ended. These two stories slightly overlap each other, so I was already familiar with the characters Kellen Hockley and Angela Neko. Although I did not know their backstories and history together. So, I was very excited to read the story behind them and I just adored Kellen’s character. I didn’t think I was going to like Angela’s character, but I most certainly did. This story is told initially with present/past recollections. I learned about the history between both Angela and Kellen through their remembrances of their youth together. It was a wonderful way to give merit to the second chance romance between these two characters without it feeling like insta-love.
Kellen’s best friend Heron Farad offered Angela sanctuary without realizing what it would mean to Kellen. Suffice to say Kellen was not thrilled because seeing her meant remembering how things ended with Angela and that was not something that had ever stopped hurting him. The way she turned him loose had created a hole in his heart and he had yet to mend it. This time though he was not going to even give her a chance to hurt him, he was going to keep his distance and bide his time until she was gone. Angela though had other thoughts on the matter.
Angela has made many sacrifices to get where she is today but her deepest loss was that of Kellen. For a long time, she was not truly honest with herself about her true feelings but she had never stopped trying to contact him. When she was faced with seeing him again after all these years she was hoping that maybe there would be a sliver of a chance that they could be friends and possibly more. Though, before she even has much of an opportunity to rectify past mistakes she is pulled into a world of chaos where cities are being destroyed and civilians are being killed by drones of unknown origins.
Kellen and Angela have to, with the help of their friends, see beyond all the red herrings in order to find out who really is behind the destruction of civilization as they know it. With no shortage of political machinations, getting to the truth of the matter will be Angela’s biggest challenge yet. When that curtain is drawn and the culprit is revealed it will be a betrayal beyond imagining. This was a sweet love story but I felt that the political and science fiction elements were just as memorable. I love this series!
Who cannot love a story that is set in a dystopian world where artificial intelligence has become so advanced that robots can pass as living people?! Not to mention orbiting space stations, animals who have been altered in order to act as information gatherers, and a cat who is able to command them all. Perfect Gravity was a perfect continuation of the Tether series and I am eagerly anticipating the next installment of this series!
*Thank you to Netgalley & Sourcebooks Casablanca for this eARC of Perfect Gravity*