Mission he steals from other shipsbut he got than he bargained for when he took over the heroine s vessel and the conseuences are both dire to his mission as well as to his heart Kidnapping her pretending to be her master the hero tries to figure out what to do with her She is ignorant of what is truly going on in the universe and her tenacity and strong will are both admirable but frustrating as he can t know if he can trust or not She feels that same way No way could this hansom pirate be the one responsible for so much goodBut then she sees it for herself and her whole world is shattered No longer is she comfortable in ignorance She is determined to do her part to help to redeem herself for whatever she d did that inadvertedly aided the enemy And she comes to care very deeply for this man who feels so much burden and guilt over everyone he couldn t help She cries for him when an evil man begins to target his people and those who he thinks of as his family are killed Together they must find a way to stop this enemy and if it means her disobeying him and turning to her family and the police to do so then she will She can only hope that he can forgive herIn the time it spent to read this book I have been in uite a lot of pain My mind tended to wander and my eyes tended to droop but I still liked this book a great deal Despite my discomfort I can say that this was an enjoyable read and a very well written book I admired the heroine because of her strength and her ability to recognize her wrongs and work towards fixing them Even before she came to love the hero his mission became hers as she saw the pain and suffering of slavery and knew that she could help end it Sure she was an arrogant woman but she could handle herself and that fire helped the hero in his uest in so many ways It not only helped his mission but it helped him as a man When he was brought low by the death of his people it was the heroine who comforted him and pushed him to keep faith If I liked the heroine than I loved the hero He was a very special man A very stubborn man in his own right what with his refusal to relinuish control fearing that without him his mission would fail But what he failed to realize was that he saved these people so that they could take that gift and that fire and carry on the message It took him some time to see that he was no alone and it took the heroine to show it to him I mourned when he mourned because he felt so damn much Both love and pain Together they made a great pair Both were stubborn but both were dedicated to helping people other than themselves Both lost themselves in each others arms and felt safe and warm for the first time in a very long time They learned to trust though it was a long ourney and came to rely on one another Again I will say I was distracted while reading this book but the heartfelt story and message of hope resonated with me Torrie Masters is captain for her family s business She s tough muscled a good fighter and knows how to wield a gun aade Deter former slave turned pirate runs an operation to help rescue slaves While there are some trust issues the two oin forces to take down the leader of the slave ring and fall in love along the way The story is very surface level nothing too deep no angst only a little sex but still has it s moments of charm I really enjoyed the gym scene when Torrie is showing off her mad fighting skills Recommend for anyone looking for a light space themed read with a strong heroine and good guy hero The Unforgettable Series by CJ Barry began with UNEARTHED followed in short order by UNRAVELED and UNLEASHED With UNMASKED the author has brought us the most delectable hero of all aade Deter A man of many faces he s at once a plunderer known only as the Ghost Rider of the Dead Zone To law enforcement officials on a number of planets he To law enforcement officials on a number of planets he a pirate wanted dead or alive For the men and women forced into slavery and set free by an unknown hero he s laghato the savior To Torrie Masters a freight captain on a maiden voyage for her family s business the man in the mask is nothing but trouble with a capital T When the Ghost Rider and his gang of roughshod yet lovable pirates capture the Ventura2 Torrie refuses to bail This is her ship by God and if the engine core is going to melt down it will ust have to take her with it Fortunately or not depending on your point of view the inevitable breakdown doesn t happen Instead her ship is overrun by pirates and Torrie is taken captive In what could have been the end of a very short lived life as a Captain the leader of the Ghost Riders sets her free then turns around and demands her help in return The pirates are intent on setting free those in slavery and aade expects a grateful Torrie to assist him Torrie who had a hand in the rescue of her brother Zain from Premeditated Peppermint (Amish Candy Shop Mystery just such a fate admires aade and his gangly band of merry men in their endeavors But Torrie isn t sure thatoining forces with a man both feared and admired the solar system over is someone to go into league with As passions ignite tempers flare and forces unite in a bid to save the universe both Torrie and aade are thrown into and desperate and dangerous circumstances They ll have to trust each other to survive and dealing with the emotions of their hearts seems to be the least of their worries UNMASKED although the fourth in the series is a stand alone book that lovers of action adventure science fiction and futuristic romances can all enjoy The story is almost like a ragtag Robin Hood with the bad guys as good guys in disguise and a heroine that makes Maid Marian look like a wimp I thoroughly enjoyed this story and happily anticipate the next book in the series For some reason I am not a fan of these seriesMaybe there was some bad weather when I read this and the previouse books because other readers seem to like the feel of the blended sci fi and romanceI was not a hater but at times the romance seemed detached from the whole futuristic aspectAlsoeven thou the characters were by no
Means One Dimensional I Was one dimensional I was and unable to like them Or even hate themThe only character that did bring forward a reaction from me was the villain and that was because he was very very VERY bedly written Especially compared to the main charactersI feel like somebody made me write this review and I had to literary pry words out of myself Nothing came to mind when I finished this bookIt was like it was already stored in to the back of my mind never to see the light of day againSo it would seem that the biggest problem of this read was that it did not motivate me to get involved It never made me get invested in to the plot line and it ultimately bored meWould I recommend it to others Not really But that is Words Get in the Way just me This book was given to me via NetGalley. T threat has emerged one that’s left no choice but for them tooin forces Entrusted with the fate of thousands Torrie has discovered aade’s impossible dream Only she has the power to help him Only she has the power to see himUNMASKE. ,
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45 Stars Unmasked is Definitely UnforgettableTorrie Masters fought long and hard for her own shipping run in the family business Masters Shipping She is captaining her freighter on her first run when her ship is wrenched from her control and boarded by pirates Her crew is safe and the pirates leave her alive but there is no way that Torrie is going to let them get away with her cargo nor allow any black marks to sully Masters Shipping s stellar reputationNot to mention her family won t let her anywhere near her own run again if they find out what happened and that s Official British Yuppie Handbook just not acceptable to her Once the pirates have absconded with her cargo and left her ship she does what any self respecting obstinate righteous younger sisterand professional shipping captain would do Race after them determined to get it backSpace pirate aade Deter and his crew steal They even kill For a legion of serious crimes he s a wanted man across the galaxy Still he left the pretty fiesty captain from that last ship alive He should have known that was going to come back and bite himWhen she turns up on the shady dangerous planet where he sells his ill gotten gains in the custody of a truly horrifying person he buys her to save her from a far crueler fate Again he should have known his moment of insanity is going to come back and bite him Or that she would But he couldn t let her become what he once was what he s spent all his adult life fighting stealing even killing if necessary to preventHe s a wanted man and has enemies than he can count who would happily make him dead but to the slaves he rescues then offers a new life he is hope A savior To Torrie he sust the sexiest and most singularly infuriating beast she s ever had the misfortune to meet And she doesn t care what he s up to she ll be damned before she lets him get away with her cargo Or her heartI ve enjoyed this series very much and I was thrilled to have it end on such a high note Unmasked is my favorite book of the four with a solid and well defined plot and an impressive cast of characters It s the most serious in theme of the four with less levity than its predecessors but it s still uirky and fun in places even as it handles some significantly weighty issuesI liked Torrie a lot as a character even when some of her characteristics were less than pleasant I could say the same about aade though he didn t frustrate me like Torrie did It was Torrie s character traits that I found the most compelling though even when they were annoying me spitless Fiesty and fierce I admired her passion for her I Gave At The Office (A Sally Forth Collection) by Greg Howard (1994-03-01) job her crew and her ship but she was also headstrong and obstinate and close minded with it The tight grip she had on those blinders over her eyes spoke to her immaturityThat s exactly what I found so compelling though She comes from a privileged and successful family raised on a planet where slavery is allowedeven if her own family didn t own slaves That still colored her personality and facilitated a willful obliviousness to her surroundings and situation I couldn t help but euate her character to Southern gentry who may have been Union sympathizers but wouldn t dream of lifting a finger to assist the Underground Railroad It was a surprisingly poignant and realistic if not necessarily always pleasant sense of characterAs the story progresses and she grows up a little and widens her worldview or galaxy view in this case I suppose she struggles to balance her personal values and goals against the good of the many It wasn t always easy it wasn t always pleasant to read because there were moments when I didn t like her choices but it felt very organic to who she was and how she was raised By far Torrie was the most layered complex and fully defined heroine of the seriesAnd aade holds that spot for the male main characters He s certainly the darkest of the four and he doesn t have a personal history that inspires a lot of humor andokes or lends to a lot of raucous good times Barry did a nice ob with his character He S A Bit Of a bit of tortured soul heavily burdened by his commitment to the cause he started and the lives for which he s responsible driven by his own past and memories of a family long ago torn asunder The weight of the burden and the price of that drive perhaps misplaced to some degree is slowly crushing himBroody and intense street smart and daring and yes sexy his character has the sort of depth and dimension that really appealed to meNot to be outdone by the characters the storyline is also the most layered and meaty of the series Barry wove together plot threads of slavery mass murder pirating family obligation loss and then cozied that all up to a satisfying romance with two impressively well rounded characters that sparked off each other with heat and intensity That s a lot of story to tell and it took a deft hand to do it as well as it was done here Barry starts fast with a one two
Punch Of A Potentialof a potential disaster and the pirating then races along to the final page without letting readers have much time to rest or get distracted along the wayUnmasked wasn t as lighthearted or carelessly fun as the first three books in the series and it didn t have as many uirky characters or comedic moments It exchanges that for a story with gravitas and characters who were realistic and three dimensional flaws and all There were a few moments throughout the story that I felt were ust a touch implausible relatively speaking and there were times when I could have cheerily bopped Torrie over the head but the cummulation of all the pieces and elements made for a totally entertaining book with a lot of heart I ll miss this series now that it s done but I ll definitely look for from Barry Disclosure An ARC of this book was provided to me by Carina Press via NetGalley This rating review and all included thoughts and comments are my ownReviewed for One Good Book Deserves Another The overall rating for the series is 4 butterflies I had a great time reading these books I had fun I got a healthy dose of smutty galore and I was very very glad I got a chance to read themIf I were to say what genre they d go in since people are always big on tags and stuff like that I d think these are romance with a sci fi ish twist and not the other way around There is
A LOT GOING ON IN EACHlot going on in each and there s a whole universe weaved for them but I feel the main element is the romance So I d disagree with some reviews I read up on Goodreads that slightly bash them for not being solidly sci fi I don t think they were meant to be and I don t think I would have liked them if they would have been honestly Buuut then again I m not a sci fi buff I ديوان محمود درويش - المجلد الأول just like the occasional sci fi because the book was very well written and the writer is very talented not because of that genre AnywaysUnmasked UN To the merchants he plunders he’s the Ghost Rider of the Dead Zone To sector law enforcement he’s a wanted pirate To the slaves he rescues he’s the savior laghato To one determined female aade Deter is serious troubleTorrie Masters. Orgettable 4Aaaand my least favorite one this one was a 3 butterflies As I ve mentioned before a part of it may very well be the fact that I d sort of started to detach from the series knowing full well this one was the last book And because they re related one character being introduced by the previous book but they can very well stand on their own separately without any issue really there wasn t a bunch of tension carrying over from the previous twists and turns in the series Plus it came after a book I had a lot of fun reading so without my intending to it surely got compared and lost some points that wayI attribute my slightly less enthusiastic reaction to this read to Torrie really I mean aade didn t exactly outshine the other male characters of the series in my opinion but Torrie was decidedly less fun then she seemed to be when she was introduced in book 3 I mean I thought she d be fun and for some reason she wasn t uite as much as I thoughtOf course another factor is all the slaves thing and the tone of the book in general is sober the characters deal with some disturbing issues I dunno But I still enjoyed reading it and if we re talking series I say read all the booksThere are some patterns like the uber hot stud male character and the perky female character and the outrageous attraction between then you know the smutty ingredients for an awesome read This book really surprised me I was looking for a cool science fiction romance not one of those we re star crossed loversit s us against the universenow let s have sex for living kind of romance and I totally found it The writing style was very fast paced a little too rushed sometimes and the main plot was really interesting though it could ve been developed But the book s all about its characters which is what I look for whenever I pick a book Their personality traits were remarkable and you were immediately immersed in their feelings and thoughts Their backgrounds and history weren t deep enough as they could ve been but the chemistry between the two main characters aade and Torrie was amazing though I really wish the author could ve picked less corny names I couldn t help but roll my eyes every time I read Torrie calling the guy aade Sheesh Like someone said before me their relationship was pretty much like that of Star Wars Han and Leia and that was a total bonus to me at least I love strong willed charactersOverall I really enjoyed the story Give it a shot You definitely won t regret it Okay finished this one for the SFR challenge It was okay The sci fi element while definitely there was not really intense enough for me Some element of gritty realism was lacking for me I realize that many who like sci fi romance are not as into hard sci fi as I am so there may be plenty of sci fi for them I also had a personal problem with the story in that it was about saving slaves I wasn t real interested and I realize that slavery exists today so the topic is timely Iust needed of an escapist story right now since I currently have so much stress in my life I kept thinking I don t want to have to think about bad stuff Another time it may not have bothered meAbout the story itself It was competently written no big holes in the plot I could have used a little background on the characters the hero especially The whole thing came together nicely There was actual thinking and deciding to be done by the characters I did like Nod the little light ball computer He was cute without trying to be cute Which shows good writing Also while he helped the characters out he was not all knowing or all powerful He could do the things he could do but that was itThe supporting characters were very well written They all had solid motivations and were whole in themselves not cardboard cutouts The character that gave me the most problem was the villain His motivation was weak and his power too powerful without sufficient explanation of how he managed to know so much about the hero He his power too powerful without sufficient explanation of how he managed to know so much about the hero He the most cardboard cutout characterAll in all this was good enough for me to try another of this author s books Excellent read aade is a space pirate with a larger mission he s trying to rescue slaves and restore them in this story their memories are wiped and they are chipped to be obedient and stripped of free will He ll do anything he has to to keep his operation in placeeven steal from Torrie Masters She s jQuery for Dummies just trying to prove herself to her family doing her first shipping run on her own ship So when aade makes off with her cargo she goes after itand him But she s captured and aade has to come to her rescue She s introduced to his operation and it awakens her social consciousness Suddenly she ll do anything she has to notust to help aade whom she is falling in love with but to stop the evils of slavery and eradicate its
EXISTENCE SHE LL EVEN GO TOShe ll even go to authories that aade doesn t trust Even though she knows he ll see it as a betrayal Not a light and fluffy romance It s pretty great suspenseful adventurous and sad at the same time aade is a tortured soul a former slave who carries the weight of all the slaves he isn t able to rescue and who takes the burdens of his operation on to his own shoulders He s also fairly narrow minded and uick to ump to conclusions about his own shoulders He s also fairly narrow minded and uick to ump to conclusions about Torrie And while it s true that Torrie was a rather naive it was kind of harsh that aade came at her with all those accusations about condoning slavery especially when she didn t truly understand it One unfortunate thing about the topic matter was that in its seriousness it sort of masked Torrie s own personal struggles which were still very real to her and made it less possible to sympathize with them and aade seemed to have a similar problem I enjoyed this series uite a bit I wish the author had written On her very first mission the heroine is out to prove to his family that she can take car of herself and that she can successfully caption her shipThat very first voyage sees her ship being commandeered by pirates and a portion of her cargo taken Though they left her alive she vows to see them come to regret that decision With only herself and her ship she tracks her cargo to a seedy port and there she comes face to face with a man who both aggravates her and compels her The hero has escaped his childhood as a slave as has dedicated his life to saving others from that fate He s built a very large and very special organization who has successfully managed to steal and free hundreds of thousands of slaves But it seems that no matter how many he saves countless are created with the illegal drug the police either are ignorant about or are corrupted enough to let pass Either way the hero and his men are the only ones helping these people and if that makes him an outlaw then so be it To fund his. Had heard of the legendary raider but she’d never expected to encounter him Nor would she have expected that beneath his black mask lurked an enticing man destined to challenge her in ways she couldn’t shoot her way out ofBut a grea. .