Break Out, by Nina Croft

9 Sep

Format: ebook, 140 pages
Published: July 1, 2011
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Back cover blurb:
Irreverent. Irresponsible. Insatiable. Who says immortals can’t have any fun?

The year is 3048, Earth is no longer habitable, and man has fled to the stars where they’ve discovered the secret of immortality—Meridian. Unfortunately, the radioactive mineral is exorbitantly expensive and only available to a select few. A new class comprised of the super rich and immortal soon evolves. The Collective, as they’re called, rule the universe.

Two-thousand-year-old Ricardo Sanchez, vampire and rogue pilot of the space cruiser, El Cazador, can’t resist two things: gorgeous women and impossible jobs. When beautiful Skylar Rossaria approaches him to break a prisoner out of the Collective’s maximum security prison on Trakis One, Rico jumps at the chance. Being hunted by the Collective has never been so dangerous–or so fun!

My review:
This novella read a bit like an episode of Firefly, with a David Gandy-like hunk playing Rico, the 1600-year-old vampire pilot of a pirate spaceship. So far it ticks all the boxes, right? I loved him and his snarky ways, and the sweet way his backstory came out through evenings playing cards with the crew. The UST between him and Skylar was hawt, but she had so many secrets she was a little hard to like at first. Still, she kicked ass when it counted, and that probably moved this from a three star to a four star read for me.

The rest of the crew were fun, too, especially tough alien Tannis and Al, who appears to have more of a story to come. I’m intrigued to find out what they will do with their cargo now they have him, and how the Collective will try to reclaim him and Skylar. Luckily, this appears to be the start of a new series – yay! I’d also like to give a big thumbs up for the cover – it’s very cool.

My rating: 4/5

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