"Fortune's Hero" [Soldiers of Fortune Series, Book 1] by Jenna Bennett (aka Jennie Bentley)
My Book Summary : Four months ago, Quinn and his crew were betrayed by Josie, the woman he was infatuated with at the time, who let them become captured by the Rhenians--an enemy group/planet that is trying to take over a part of space from another group/planet called Marica--while Quinn and his crew were trying to help the Marican people obtain weapons. Since then, he--and his crew--has been held captive in a Rhenian prison tortured on a constant basis in hopes that he'll give away the information he has about the Maricans.
Doctor Elsa Brandeis has witnessed and been a part of all of Quinn's torture sessions, since she is the head assistant behind the lead Doctor she is like the second-in-command. However, even though she believes in the reasons for trying to get the knowledge Quinn has, she really hates torturing anyone, especially Quinn whom she has found she respects a little.
Therefore, when Quinn finds himself with an opportunity to escape the prison, even if it means taking Elsa as a hostage, he takes the chance and finds having the "good doctor" to be a blessing and a curse. It's a blessing because she helps him escape with little to no difficulty. A curse because he starts to realize his fondness for her too during their time together.
As they battle the grueling elements of life outside of the prison walls, Quinn tries to come up with a way to save his crewmembers too, and finds himself questioning his feelings for Elsa and whether or not he's able to trust her. Will Quinn be willing to risk the lives of his crew and himself in the hands of another woman? Or will old hurts get in the way of everything he's trying to accomplish?
My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars, this suspenseful endearing novel will entrap you into a world of torture, unusual temperatures, and survival at all costs. Even though the beginning of this novel starts off on the slower side, I have no doubt the plot will pull you in and keep you entertained until the end, just like it did for me. Along with the suspense that builds up throughout this novel, it was the underlining humor that really got me to like it even more than I expected too.
Plus, I was frankly shocked by how it ended that I am overtly curious as to what will happen next in "Fortune's Honor" book 2 for this series. Especially since I'm so frustrated with the way, the ending just leaves you hanging. Yet I'm happy because I have a feeling that each book in this series will be sure (I hope) to carry out all of the crew's (Quinn, Toby, Isaac, Holden, and--now--Elsa) antics, so we'll still be able to learn what everyone is up too even if they aren't always together. *crossing fingers*
Either way ... no matter what happens ... so far, I feel this novel was a great start for this series!
I recommend it to anyone who enjoys suspenseful sci-fi novels with just the right amount of romance.
My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : August 2012
My Previous Guest Post(s) by this Author : Mysteries and More - November 2012
My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Tall, Dark, and Divine
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Author's Series Extras : A new frontier | Space guys are hot
Book Teaser(s) :
“Here.” She cupped the back of his head and lifted to shove the folded-up uniform underneath.
He looked at her for a second, his expression unreadable. “Thank you, Doc.”
“You’re welcome, Captain.”
Another weak grin lit his face. “I think you should probably call me Quinn. Seeing as we spent the night together and all. Wet and naked.”
Elsa could feel the blush creeping up but could do nothing to stop it. Hopefully the light was too low for him to notice. “I’m not sure I feel comfortable doing that.”
He looked at her for another long moment. “Doctor-patient issues? Or prisoner-jailer ones?”
“I’m not your jailer, Captain Conlan.”
“No,” he agreed. “Out here, I figure I’m yours. As long as I’ve got the pistol, anyway.”
“You won’t shoot me.” She wasn’t quite sure where the words came from, but she was sure she was right.
“You don’t think so?” ~ within Chapter 15
He looked around, searching for anything familiar. And saw white walls and bright lights. He was lying on something cold and hard. Everywhere he looked was white, bright, and icy.For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Jenna, then please check out her website.
A face swam into view above him. Pale, gorgeous. The most beautiful face he’d ever seen. Hair the color of wheat pulled straight back from perfect features, eyes the color of glacier ice under bird-wing brows.
His sweetest memory and his worst nightmare rolled into one.
He wasn’t dead, after all. He was back in his cell in the goddamn prison on that godforsaken moon. Again.
She smiled. “Oh, good. You’re awake. Finally.”
“I’m supposed to be dead, damn you! I asked you to kill me!” ~ within Chapter 25