Friday, September 26, 2008

Review: Warrior

Title: Warrior

Author: Angela Knight

Published: July 2008

Genre: Paranormal/Futuristic Romance

Stand Alone/Series: Time Hunters #1

From the Author Site: Warlord Galar Arvid is sent to the twenty-first century to protect artist Jessica Kelly from a murderous time-traveling art thief. But Galar soon realizes that the situation is far more complicated and dangerous than he thought. He takes Jessica back to the Outpost, where she must learn to adapt to a strange new world – and her attraction to her handsome savior.

Review: This is the first in Angela Knight's new series Time Hunters. Its based in the world she created in Jane's Warlord (2004) and Warlord (2007, Jane's Warlord plus short Warfem). Based on a world were time travel is possible and has to be monitored by time traveling genetically engineered warrior cops who's mission is to keep people from the future from messing with the past. It's like that 1997's show TimeCop meet 2000's Andromeda (with the every so yummy Kevin Sorbo).

Galar Arvid, the son of the hero and heroine from Warfem, is a lead time enforcer with major relationship issues. His last significant other was a spy for the enemy and basically sleeping with him for information and for the thrill of sleeping with the enemy. So he hasn't been with anyone in a while and sees Jess as a quick lay as they're waiting around for the bad guy to be caught. Not the greatest way to start a relationship. He's a very alpha hero but a bit of the stick in the mud, I excepted him break out in grunted responses at any time. I think he was supposed to be the "brooding" hero, but I got more of the "ho-hum" feeling. No really zing in him.

Jessica Kelly was not my favorite of heroines. I guess after reading such great kick-ass alpha heroines (Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels, Nalini Singh's Psy-Changlings, CL Wilson's Ellysetta etc.), Jessica Kelly left me wanting. She started out so promising (torched the bad guy in her first encounter) but then she just took a back seat. She forgives the hero for arresting and accusing her for espionage because he was "doing his job". Why not just lay down and let him walk all over her. I want a heroine who can take kick some ass and take some numbers. At least Angela Knight was equal when it came to Jess's reason for jumping into bed with Galar (basically he was really hot and she hadn't been with anyone in a while, guess they were both in it for lots of wild sex but no relationship).

I'd also come be expects some really steamy love scenes from Angela Knight, but was disappointed in that department as well. Still wondering what the hero and heroine ever saw in each other, other than a physical reaction. Big brawny hero meets poor wilting heroine just doesn't interest me much.

Keeper?: Maybe. We'll have to see how the next book is before making a final judgment.

Recommendation: Not the best Angela Knight I've read, but may be interesting enough for those who enjoyed Jane's Warlord (which in my opinion is much better) or Warfem.

Rating: 2.5 of 5


ames said...

I was on the fence about this one. Thanks for the review!

Aymless said...

Glad it was helpful!

little alys said...

Really? No steamy hot smexy scenes? Gah?
I agree, I've been totally spoiled by the wonders of Ms. Nalini. My heroines expectations have gone up a few notches. :D

Tracy said...

I'm glad I haven't read this one. There are so many others out there that are so good - why waste time. Thanks for the review!

Aymless said...

Alic: Up only one that was kinda steamy.

Tracy: So true.


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