Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Marooned by Veronica Scott

Title: Star Cruise: Marooned
Series: A Sectors SF Romance, 4
Author: Veronica Scott
Publisher: Jean D. Walker
Genre: MF, Science Fiction, Romance
Pages: 140
Reviewer: Vela

Publisher’s Blurb
Meg Antille works long hours on the charter cruise ship Far Horizon so she can send credits home to her family. Working hard to earn a promotion to a better post (and better pay), Meg has no time for romance. Former Special Forces soldier Red Thomsill only took the berth on the Far Horizon in hopes of getting to know Meg better, but so far she’s kept him at a polite distance. A scheduled stopover on the idyllic beach of a nature preserve planet may be his last chance to impress the girl. But when one of the passengers is attacked by a wild animal it becomes clear that conditions on the lushly forested Dantaralon aren’t as advertised – the ranger station is deserted, the defensive perimeter is down…and then the Far Horizon’s shuttle abruptly leaves without any of them. Marooned on the dangerous outback world, romance is the least of their concerns, and yet Meg and Red cannot help being drawn to each other once they see how well they work together. But can they survive long enough to see their romance through? Or will the wild alien planet defeat them, ending their romance and their lives before anything can really begin?

In the story Star Cruise: Marooned is the fourth book in the Sectors SF Romance by author Veronica Scott. Meg Antille works hard to attempt to achieve a promotion on the cruise ship Far Horizon. Ready to impress her boss and to increase her rank among her coworkers and friends, the independent strong willed woman faces a larger challenge after the cruise ship lands on a resort beach with a surfacing threat. Romance threads its way in between danger and survival…
Red, trained ex-military, sensed something wrong about the beach resort they landed on. Discovering more secrets on the island after witnessing the cruise ship leaving them behind, his survival mode turns on. After meeting Meg on the cruise ship, he couldn’t stay away. But soon does he know she wouldn’t be another woman just passing through.
Over all: I enjoyed the beginning of this story because its introduction reeled me in due to building suspense with strongly expressed characters. The action was there, the description was there. The main characters Meg and Red couldn’t be more different and yet romance blossomed between the pair throughout the story during exciting and thrilling scenes. I think the author did a wonderful job revealing more secrets the resort hid from the group of cruise members. With quick action scenes to the romance woven into its pages, this story I would recommend to all readers because of its wonderful structure. Also this is my first time reading this author, and this is book four. But I was not lost at all. I feel anyone could pick this up and understand what is going on just fine. 

                           Five Shooting Stars


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