Monday, May 18, 2015

Star Dust Award: Code Name: Luminous by Natasza Waters

Title:Code Name: Luminous
Series: A Warrior’s Challenge, 4
Author:Natasza Waters
Publisher:Secret Cravings Publishing
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/F
Word Count:92,022
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Tony Bale must stop a deadly virus before it’s launched on the United States, and resist an undefeatable desire to take Lumin’s innocence. Mission success probability: slim.
Since their brief meeting, Lumin Edenridge can’t squelch her dreams of the handsome Navy SEAL who moved through her life like a shadow. By daylight he was gone, but the craving in his gaze left a mark. When she wakes up next to a dead scientist involving her in a terrorist plot, street smarts won’t help her survive. She needs Tony.
The stunning aerialist Tony left in Las Vegas lingers in his memory. A seven month deployment looms when he answers Lumin’s distress call. Defending her is his first priority. When terrorists turn her into a weapon, Lumin hides to protect him. His team name is Tinman, and he has twelve hours to rescue the woman who possesses his heart in “Code Name: Luminous”.

Looking for a book that will take your emotions on a roller-coaster ride?  Then look no further than Natasza Waters’ Code Name: Luminous.  This story grabbed you by the throat from the beginning and didn’t let you go until the end.  I laughed and cried throughout this story so it’s best to have the box of tissues handy from the get go.  Lumin has a problem and she trusts one man to help her.  Finding him is the problem and when death follows her, Lumin is sure she made the wrong choice.  But Tony hasn’t forgotten the woman in the months since he last saw her and while he doesn’t like the reason she contacted him, he is happy to step in.  Lumin was kick ass in such a subtle way you couldn’t help but love her.  She didn’t see herself as anything special but Tony did.  Lumin had a strength of character and a courage that was awe inspiring.  Ms. Waters put together two characters that appeared to be such opposites and wove them together in such a way that it felt wonderful and natural.  She started this story with a bang and kept the action flowing even as she allowed Tony and Lumin an opportunity to bond on a deeper level.  Ms. Waters engaged my emotions throughout this story and I was sad to see it end.  From joy to pain, from sadness to hope, from love to hate,Ms. Waters had it all.  The fourth installment of A Warrior’s Challenge is well worth the read and will definitely be one that I will return to time and time again.

                         Five Shooting Stars and Star Dust Award

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