Review: Pushed to the Limit by Nico Rosso

Filed in 3 1/2 Stars , Nico Rosso , Review , The Geeky Lover Posted on June 11, 2011 @ 6:33 am 2 comments

Format read: ebook provided by the author
Number of pages: 111 pages
Formats available: ebook
Release Date: June 6th, 2011
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Liquid Silver Books

Book Blurb:

Teryn Pilander lives in a world of secrets. She is a Shadow Corps operative for the Core Army in the Limit War, trained in espionage. Her latest mission takes her to the planet Viela, drawn by a communication that the local government captured a Dusk Warrior Officer for questioning. More interesting than the message, though, is the voice delivering it. A little shy, but deep and strong, the masculine voice sparks dormant fires in Teryn. She tells herself that once the mission is over, she might put her spy self away for a bit and live a little as a woman.

Drel Kol has secrets of his own. He is the one who sent the message drawing Teryn and her team to his planet. But he was just following orders and led her into a trap. Now, the woman he spoke with could be in grave danger. Her voice alone is enough to ignite a passion he has never known. Yet he’s only a technician. Can he fight against his own government and the Dusk to save her? And will the new bond between Teryn and Drel be torn apart when she learns his secret?

My Thoughts:

This was my first encounter with Nico Rosso’s writing. I’m a huge science-fiction fan and I couldn’t resist the lure of Pushed to the Limit. Our story starts with a chapter switching between the heroine’s and hero’s POV. I loved to get to know the characters before they actually meet each other- it was refreshing to see what they thought about each other and to compare their expectations with what we learned from them first hand. This way I actually fell for both them pretty fast. They are very likable and compassionate characters. It was easy to relate to them but they also never lost a certain amount of mystery around themselves.

After the introductions are done the pace picks up and we are thrown into and plot full of action and intrigues- I couldn’t tear my eyes away. It was nice to see these 2 get to know each other one tiny bit at a time. Their attraction was instant and intense from the very first moment they talked with each other, seperated by millions of miles. But when they actually got together in this rather life threatening situation it was even more sizzling. They don’t really know each other but the connection they share drew them together. Their need to explore and learn about the other and their species was also nearly overwhelming. It was fascinating for me to learn all the little details and facts about them. But I have to say that with the progressing story these two lost me. I understood the attraction but for me the love and complete abandon concerning each other took me by surprise. All of a sudden they were everything for each other, nothing else was as important as the partner and for me this was just too fast. We are talking about a plot happening in 24-48 hours. Most of the time they are running away from the Dusk so I always wondered when did they start to love each other. I still can’t say for sure but this made me like the story a bit less. I would have wished to see the emotional bonds develop.
The setting is wonderful scifi world that is made for genre newbies.It’s not one of those overwhelming info dump ones. For me it was pretty easy to keep track of who is who even though I haven’t read book one. The political conflicts are good to follow. Rosso’s writing is very smooth and keeps you glued to the pages. He mostly shows and doesn’t keep just telling us the facts.
Pushed to the Limit is a wonderful read for science fiction newbies who love romance in the mix. It has an easy to follow setting and enough action to keep you glued to the pages. The romance developed a bit too fast for me but these two characters are just too nice to not like them.

I give Pushed to the Limit 3 1/2 out of 5 bookies.

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About Susi

Susi is a geeky vegetarian from Gemany. She just finished university and now works as a civil engineer in steel construction. Besides her reading addiction she also knits like a maniac while listening to audiobooks. Susi also blogs at the Secret HEA Society.

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  • Blodeuedd June 11, 2011 at 8:07 am

    I do like romance and They work so well together ;D

  • SusiSunshine June 12, 2011 at 4:03 am

    @Blodeuedd I agree, they really do.

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