Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Slip Point by Karalynn Lee

Slip Point is a sweet love story set in the futuristic society of space.  Shayalin and Jayce met as children on an outer 'homesteader' planet while watching the supply ships dock at the space port.  They are drawn together by their love of space travel and their desire to join the Corps and become space pilots.  They are in love and waiting to apply for the corps together as soon as Shay becomes of age.  However, Shay isn't accepted into the corp because her long thought dead father is actually a very alive notorious space pirate.  Shay is so shocked by the revelation that she runs off embarassed and stunned.  Jayce is abandoned and left to go through his dreams alone.  Shay cannot possibly return to her home planet and face her mother who has lied to her for 18 years.  Instead she bargins her way on to a cargo ship and comes up with a plan to meet her father.  Once she meets him she demands he give her a ship and teach her to fly since it is his fault her dreams were crushed. 
10 years later, Shay is a notorious pirate in her own right.  Her father accepts a smuggling mission to get a special government official's wife off a medical planet and through a barricade.  The corp pilot assigned to the mission is none other than Jayce.  Sparks fly as he realizes that his Shay is actually the legendary pirate Lin Bailey. 
This was a novella of a 100+ pages and a quick read.  I enjoyed the premise and thought the romance between Jayce and Shay was sweet.  There are what I would call tame erotica.  There are sex scenes but they are very sweet and loving.  I really wanted to give this 3.5 stars.  I would recommend it as a quick read for anyone who enjoys a futuristic romance.  The only criticism I have is that it could have used some expansion on background for the characters and space society.  It sort of felt as the the world was very well though out but I was reading a book that was part of a bigger series that I had picked up out of order.  It does stand alone but I wanted more character development of Jayce and Shay.  I also would have liked to understand more about the governing body and spokes of the space travel she describes.  This is a good start for a relatively unknown author.

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