Format read: ebook
Release Date: 13 December 2011
Number of pages: 83 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Formats available: ebook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Amazon, Samhain Publishing, All Romance Ebooks, Barnes & Noble
She may learn to live for love…if vengeance doesn’t kill her first.
Plix spends her lonely, gritty life trying to solve the mysteries her father left behind. Armed with a variety of cybernetic enhancements and a talent for getting into places she shouldn’t be, she searches for clues to his murder-and who’s responsible for poisoning her city.
Waking up on a street corner with her brain wiring fried to a crisp, she figures she must have gotten close this time. There’s only one man she trusts to pull her back from the brink: a tuner who can retrieve the evidence hidden deep in the recesses of her mind. A man she dares not let too close to her heart.
When Edison downloads a secret SynDate schematic from Plix’s burnt-out circuitry, he knows with dreadful finality that nothing-not even the fiery kiss he’s been holding back for years-will stop her from pursuing her quest past the point of insanity.
All he can do, as he helps her plan her final mission, is ease her pain, watch her back.and hope one of them doesn’t pay with their lives.
The first time I saw this cover I was already intrigued- then I read the blurb and I was sold. I have a soft spot for science fiction romance and I couldn’t wait to dive into this world. In Unaccepteable Risk we meet Plix a mysterious woman living a world rather different from ours. In her world humans are able to enhance not only their body but also their mind. There are ways to become stronger, faster or to turn yourself into a living and breathing surveillance system- the latter is what Plix had to do. Plix, our heroine, has a mission and she is singlemindedly trying to reach her goal. She is more than determined and so focused that she has to ignore the other things, or persons, that mean the world to her.
One of those is Edison. He’s her tuner and her secret crush. As a tuner he does the actual enhancements or, as in Plix’ case, repair them after they were damaged. He’s not only caring for the mechanical part of her- over the time they “worked” together she took a piece of his heart and everytime she leaves to put herself in danger yet again his heart is splintering a little more. He wants to keep her safe but he doesn’t know how to get her to listen to him. It’s hard to get through to her.
The tragic of this story is that you do know that they both want each other but the circumstances just don’t permit it. It’s a heartwrenching situation and their feeling felt so real to me I actually felt my heart breaking with theirs.
As you can see this novella really touched me. It’s not often I feel such a deep connection to characters and even less in such a short format. Ms Grey reminds me of Megan Hart and her work- great characterisation and an engaging and facinating world-building hold together by a compelling writing style.
I loved the pace of this book. You jump head first into the story and everything unfolds slowy before your eyes. You learn all the essentials as the story progresses. At first this confusd me a bit but after some pages I was so engrossed that I lost track of time.
As you can see I loved this book. This is one of these rare gems you find. I hoped to like this book but instead I adored it. Unacceptable Risk will draw you in and not let you go. I know I will hunt down Ms Grey‘s backlist and keep her future releases on must buy list.
I give Unacceptable Risk 4.5 out of 5 stars!