Sunday, February 8, 2015

Review: "Riding the Odds" by Lynda K. Scott

Riding the OddsRiding the Odds by Lynda K. Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

An act of desperation 

and the beginning of seduction... 

Spaceship captain Tara Rowan has her secrets. One is her Rider, Zie. Zie is an organic symbiote—like a living tattoo—that enhances Tara's physical abilities, including superhuman strength and reflexes. The other is the past she's tried so hard to leave behind her. But it's not until oh-so-sexy Trace Munroe decides to blackmail Tara that she realizes her secrets aren't so secret after all...

Trace is a Holy Knight who does everything by the book. Desperate to find a missing princess, he'll do whatever it takes to rescue her and bring her kidnappers to justice. Including blackmail. Yet something about the feisty ship captain draws Trace in and stirs his desire—even if she is a wanted criminal. Because the last thing he needs is any complications...especially when he has his own secrets to hide.


Recieved and ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

An amazing sci-fi with humor, romance and detailed wold building.

Tara is a host for a symbiotic organism, a Rider, who has the name Zie. She works as a trader but when Trace Munroe enters her lifes, they both embark on an adventure.
I liked the details with which the author described the book's world. How the spaceships worked, the economy and the ruling system.
How Zie spoke and the funny moments between her and Trace as Tara and he got to know each other.
Especially Trace's condition was heartbreaking but in the end love prevailed.

Moreove I would like to see more of Jackson and Drummer, Tara's companions and I hope they'll get their own books!


About the author

Lynda K. Scott isn't really an alien or from another planet. If she was, she and her alien kitten, Wookie, would be headed to Alpha Centuri or Deneb to play tourist and write about what they find. Lynda is actually a 'ridge runner' from Kentucky, who likes to tell tales that entertain and amaze. Wookie, however, is an alien aka Queen of the Universe. At least, that's what she tells everyone.