I’ve never read something that could be called a science fiction romance novel–in fact, I’ve never read a romance novel proper. That makes Kidnapped, by Swedish-transplant-to-Florida Maria Hammarblad, my first time.
But before we start, here’s the product blurb from Amazon:
It’s a late winter night when Patricia Risden heads home in her car, on a road she’s driven many times before. She doesn’t have a care in the world, that is, until a man appears from nowhere, right in front of her. The next thing she knows is being a prisoner of the unscrupulous Alliance Commander Travis 152; an intimidating man who demands information and complete cooperation.
Travis soon realizes his mistake; Tricia doesn’t know anything, and is incapable of even getting a glass of water from the ship’s computer. Infamous for being a ruthless executioner, conditioned since childhood to feel nothing besides fear and pain, he still deems her harmless, and finds enough pity for the lost young woman to let her out of the cell; a decision that will change both their lives forever.
the Scattering’s reviews are coming haste-post-haste, but for now–it’s to my Kindle and the adventures of Tricia and Travis.