Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bounty Hunters of the Heart by Trinity Blacio

Title: Bounty Hunters of the Heart
Series: Lovers of the Galaxy, 2
Author: Trinity Blacio and Ana Lee Kennedy
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books
Genre and Pairing: Sci-Fi and M/M
Page Count: 106 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
In this second book of the Lovers of the Galaxy trilogy, Miln and Oshki travel back in time to the year 1847 where they track down Randle Nyerscot, a potential killer, but their journey into the past isn’t the lovers’ getaway they thought it would be. Miln soon realizes there’s trouble in their historical paradise. It’s his duty to protect others, but his new, much-younger mate insists their love should always come first, setting them at odds with each another.
With the help of a local, Miln discovers an orphanage held hostage and a killer injecting victims with the Bone Eater virus. Forced to make drastic decisions, he must fight for everyone’s lives to save future Earth.
But can he make amends with Oshki? Or will Miln be forced to choose duty over love once more?





Review
Their enemy has stolen their alien technology and gone back in time. Oshki and Miln must follow and prevent him from changing the future in catastrophic ways. But it may be a good thing because it will give them an opportunity to explore their forbidden love. That is the premise of the second installment of Trinity Blacio and Ana Lee Kennedy’s Lovers of the Galaxy series, Bounty Hunters of the Heart.
I will warn you that this story does not end with a happily ever after or even a happily for now, which was disappointing to say the least. And while I am usually a fan of Ms. Blacio’s work this is one of my least favorite stories written by her. I struggled with Oshki especially. To say he was a spoiled brat is putting it mildly and he failed to grow as the story progressed. Ms. Blacio and Ms. Kennedy began well. Miln and Oshki were in love and their love for each other is forbidden in their culture. I was looking forward to seeing love conquer all but I would be disappointed.
I felt sorry for Miln. He loved a man that was selfish and focused on physical love or at least having an opportunity to express his love physically. But Miln has a strong sense of honor and was unwilling to allow duty to be pushed aside. I wanted him to have someone worthy of him and as the story progressed it became obvious Oshki would not be the one. While the story was technically well written, I wanted more. More love, more compassion, more honor. This story felt unfinished. I found myself with more questions than answers which I hope the next installment will answer. I also hope that Miln will get his happily ever after.
                             Four Twinkling Stars

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