Friday, November 11, 2016

Shining Star Award: Five Minute Longer by Victoria Sue

Title: Five Minutes Longer
Author: Victoria Sue
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 211
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Talon Valdez knew when he transformed into an enhanced human, his life and his dreams were finished. Reviled, mistrusted, and often locked away, the enhanced were viewed as monsters, despised by the public, and never trusted to serve in the military or any law enforcement agency.

Years later he gets a chance to set up a task force of enhanced to serve in the FBI, but with one proviso: each enhanced must partner with a regular human.

Finn Mayer dreamed of joining the FBI from the time he was fourteen and made every possible sacrifice to make it happen, including living with his selfish mother and bullying, homophobic brother and never having a boyfriend. But his undiagnosed dyslexia stopped his aspirations dead in their tracks. His last chance is to partner with Talon, an enhanced with deadly abilities who doesn’t trust regular humans with their secrets and wants Finn to fail.

Four weeks to prove himself to the team. Four weeks for the team to prove itself to the public. And when another group threatens their success—and their lives are at stake—four weeks for them to survive.

Five Minutes Longer by Victoria Sue is a fast paced action packed love story I could not stop reading. Finn had me from the get go. I loved how he never gives up. He keeps on trying. He has a lot of things not going his way but he keeps his dream alive and works for it. He has no problem with enhanced people. His best friend was one before they took him away. He also has dyslexia. I liked that he is flawed but strong all at the same time.
Talon has a chip on his shoulder that is huge. He has been a part of the FBI enhanced unit. Now they all have to be paired with a human. Talon doesn't want that. He wants his unit to be all enhanced people only. He never counted on Finn and him being a nice, loyal, and the kind of man Talon could love.
I love this beginning of the enhanced people unit. I want there to be more stories in this world. I love the premise and I loved how this story unfolded made me want much more. I highly recommend this one if you love action packed love stories. I know I am hooked on this one. 

                  Five Shooting Stars and Reviewer's Choice Award