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Posted August 2, 2014
An enjoyable read
After reading a story Ms. Subject wrote for an event I attended I decided I needed to see more of her work, I am glad I did. She suggested I start with Never Gonna Say Goodbye (The Underground Book 2) as I prefer female leads. While it is the second in the series it was a fine stand alone book.
Set in a Corporate Machine future Earth, it is reminiscent of a Hollywood sci fi movie, but only for the setting. This story focuses on the daughter of the ruling class and her forbidden lover. These two strong, brave women fight against the binds of ignorance, prejudiced, family and the Company in pursuit of freedom. This story is fast paced and full of action and though the story ended in a perfect place, it is wonderful that the tale will continue. I will be reading books one and three soon!
Posted August 1, 2013
Into this futuristic world comes numerous secrets that an important man is willing to have others killed to keep hidden. His vileness further knows no bounds as he's set his daughter Brook aside since the day her mother was killed. His time is mostly spent trying to get rid of those in the Underground who favor rebellion and who he says did the killing. He has an agenda to get rich through deception and won't let sentimentality get in his way.
Brook's burgeoning relationship with Melina could get both of them killed as the laws of Planet Core frown upon same-sex relationships. Their mutual happiness has them ignoring the law but again lets Brook's father use their secret, and the threat of their separation, to get them to do his bidding. It soon becomes apparent that the lies are bigger than once thought and the secrets more far sweeping than we're led to believe as whole planets and races are in jeopardy.
Brook and Melina both had hardships growing up and are familiar with loneliness. Brook tried to find affection elsewhere but was betrayed when a chance encounter introduces her to Melina. From there their relationship turns hot and heavy with each of them willing to cheat and die to keep the other safe. Their sensual interludes are HOT and nicely paced alongside intriguing sci-fi elements.
Much in this story relies on what has happened before and this story is just one segment in a much bigger picture. This book sets up far reaching events that will greatly affect the next installment in this series and brought to light many secrets that brought an intriguing twist to the overall storyline. The females in this story are strong-willed and willing to put themselves on the line in the name of love and shows why there needs to be more f/f-centric stories.