"Prodigal" [Maelstrom Chronicles, Book 3] by Jody Wallace (aka Ellie Marvel)
Author's Book Description : He nearly destroyed the world, but with her help, he can save it.
Adam Alsing—at least that’s what they tell him his name is—has no idea who he is or why he’s huddled naked in the snow next to a mysterious silver pod. When a gorgeous, no-nonsense sheriff by the name of Claire Lawson rescues him, she explains the planet’s under attack—and he’s been missing for over two years. The problem is, what he doesn’t remember can kill them.
Keeping the peace in her post-apocalyptic town is all the trouble Sheriff Claire Lawson can handle. Until the MIA Chosen One—the guy who could have prevented the apocalypse—interrupts her supply run. The Shipborn aliens want to study him, and what’s left of the Terran government wants to lock him up. But his charming demeanor and his desire to help, along with his sexy smile, has Claire fighting her better judgment to keep Adam around. For now.
Book 1 of the Maelstrom Chronicles is "ANGELI."
Book 2 is "TRAITOR."
Read Scene 1 of "TRAITOR" from Ship’s POV at Literary Escapism.
Read a Tour of the Universe article about sentient space ships at Bitten by Romance.
Listen to a Blog Talk Radio show with Linda Mooney where we talk "PRODIGAL" and peens.
My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!! The “Chosen One,” Adam Alsing, returns in the most unexpected way ... a pod with the remains of shades. He doesn’t remember who he was. He learns that he now has extraordinary powers (ones that no one can account for) so he’s not sure if who he use to be is who he truly is anymore. Nevertheless, even if he isn’t completely the old Adam Alsing, who Adam is now is the man who can help everyone out and actually save the world. But will the mystery of how he came to be, make it so no one will trust him, let alone himself? Claire helps him navigate his “new world” and together they try to save it before it’s all too late…
I’ll admit that this is the first novel I’ve read from Ms. Wallace’s Maelstrom Chronicles. Though it felt like it dragged here and there, I never felt lost in this novel’s action and suspenseful romance. Thrilling, exciting, and romantic! This world hooks you with its wit and charm then reels you in for more! Engaging characters make you fall for them all and hope to read more about them too.
Yet it was Claire’s relationship to Adam that lights up this novel and makes me wish it didn’t have to end. I enjoyed how prickly Claire was, with her being her vivacious-self. I loved how Adam seemed to calm her down in a way to make her see the “bigger picture” of it all while opening up her heart too. In addition, how they deal with Adam’s “skills” while still supporting one another was very heartwarming to read.
Even though this was my first time getting into this world, it enticed me enough that I really hope it’ll continue. I am hoping that Ship will finally get its Android and possibly a love of its own too. *hehee* Basically, what I am saying is that I HIGHLY recommend it, especially to those who are fans of this series and/or are looking for an enticing series-driven standalone sci-fi romance!
Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Paperback) USD : Angeli (Book 1) | Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Paperback) USD : Traitor (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Angeli (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Traitor (Book 2) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Angeli (Book 1) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Traitor (Book 2) | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Angeli (Book 1) | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Traitor (Book 2)
My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : September 2016
My Previous Guest Post(s) by this Author : Fortune Tellers - Fact or Fiction by Jody Wallace - August 2016
My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Pack and Coven
My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Entangled Otherworld Fortune Teller Booth at Entangled Publishing's Summer Carnival | Blog Tour, Guest Post, Spreading the Word & GC Giveaway | Blog Tour - Prodigal by Jody Wallace | Interview, Spreading the Word, & Critter Prize Pack Giveaway
Author's Novel Extras : New Release: PRODIGAL
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Book Teaser(s) :
The crown that made her the Queen of Assholes, but hey, she got shit done. ~ within Chapter 1
For this lady, he'd cast aside his exhaustion and doubt. "What do you say I get you out of here, ma'am?"
"You don't know me?" she asked, eyes big and wet.
"Should I?" He'd like to know her. She wasn't as tall as he was, but there was something solid about her, something reliable and strong. He couldn't remember what he'd done to be tossed into Hell--in fact, he was starting to realize he had zero memories of anything--but the fact she was here meant it wasn't all bad. ~ within Chapter 28
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