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Reckless Rescue (Barren Planet #1)

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  481 Ratings  ·  78 Reviews
This is an Alternate Cover Edition for B00BLOI13C

Stranded on the dying planet of Zerris, Marlee longs for the one thing she can’t have…a family. Due to the noxious gas covering the planet, she can’t conceive a child, and the Council, determined to repopulate the planet, have ended her third—and most precious—relationship. They insist she pick a new mate and try again, but
Kindle Edition, 279 pages
Published March 2015 (first published February 27th 2013)
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Jun 14, 2013 So, I Read This Book Today rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: SciFi, Fantasy, Romance Readers
Recommended to So, I Read This Book Today by: The Author
Reckless Rescue

I am one of those "sometimes" romantic readers. In this case, this is a SciFi story with a romantic turn which is much, much deeper than that. This book touches on many of the important issues of today. Pollution, overcrowding, diminishing resources, political crimes, the list goes on and on.

Rinelle does a wonderful job of character development and world building. This is a backward world, lost in a corner of the galaxy, left to its own devices and dying slowly from the effects of
When Tyris read the letter from the government which he had received one morning, wife Milandra was scathing in her response to the orders it contained. Realizing he had hidden something from her all this time caused her to react quickly and without thought. Tyris was devastated – the love he had for his wife was about to be put to the extreme test. What was he to do?

The Colonies were made up of various surviving planets, and Tyris lived on Urslat. It was the only life he had known, but as an ex
Circumstances make that Tyris and Marlee have to live together. He came to her small planet Zerris after being abandoned by his wife. He came searching for new anysogen sources, necessary as fuel for space ships, very scarce in Urslat and the Colonies. And to recover his lost prestige with an heroic action.

Marlee, on her side, has just had to break up her relationship to Nelor, because they had not been able to conceive any children together and that, following Zerris council’s rules, means fin
Jonel Boyko
Jun 29, 2013 Jonel Boyko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wowza! What a rush! I couldn’t put this one down for even a second. It was one of those stay up all night and read ‘one more chapter’ until there are none left.

There’s an intensity to Grey’s writing that you feel throughout the novel. Grey’s story is well laid out and intricately put together, but her writing style is what really puts you over the top. This is a show, not tell, type of novel, making everything completely and vividly real. The author combines typical Earthly activities, values, a
Part of a series. Duh! I should know better. Someone slap me! Well for those people who enjoy stories that continue on to another book then don't let my review sway you. I don't like continuing stories and I wish I'd put more research into series books. I wish I could say I'd continue this series but I won't.
Carolyn F.
I read this as part of the anthology Sing A Song of the Stars

I didn't realize this was a cliffhanger. I know the story progresses in book 2 but this ending I didn't enjoy. The love story was very slow going and if this weren't part of an ebook anthology I probably wouldn't have finished but I have an old Kindle and it's just easier to go page by page. Why is this part of the review - I don't know. Anyway, I liked the story but didn't love it. 3-1/2 out of 5 stars.
This book was not quite what I was expecting in many way and yet, I shouldn't be surprised based on what I read in the blurb. It's a Sci-Fi Romance, but its not a Sci-Fi Romance. Now what do I mean by this? It has elements of several genres- contemporary, historical, dystopian and sci-fi that are blended into one story. I make a point of saying this so others who may have been looking for a purer sci-fi romance won't be disappointed. Now, while that is what I was expecting, I wasn't disappointed ...more
May 18, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: sci-fi lovers
Recommended to Mary by: a sale
Shelves: romance, fantasy, sci-fi
At first when I finished this book, I was annoyed because the book doesn't finish. Instead, if you want to find out what happens, you have to buy the second book. But I enjoyed this one so much that I went ahead and bought the second one anyway. So with that in mind, knowing that the book won't be complete, here goes:

I liked it! A Lot! Tyris made a mistake when young that has come back to bite him now. He lives on a planet (Urslat) where birth is very regulated. Urslat's population is rapidly ou
Patricia  Scholes
Reckless Rescue (a barren planet romance) by Rinelle Grey

What a delightful story!

Tyris had everything he wanted. He lived on Urslat in relative luxury. He had married the General’s daughter, Milandra, the girl of his dreams. As a starship pilot, his job gave him both challenge and pleasure. What could be better?

He and Milandra had talked about having a child, but she wasn’t ready. In reality, neither was he. It was not a subject they discussed often. But that changed when he received a notice th
Mar 02, 2013 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, just to let you know where I'm coming from, I'm not a huge fan of romance as a genre, I'm more of a fantasy reader, though I like a strong relationship or character driven book - think Melanie Rawn's Dragon Prince Series or Anne Bishops Black Jewels books. I'm NOT a fan of Mills and Boon type romance.

The cover and title of this book made me a little concerned that it would be more romance than fantasy/sci fi, and in a way it was - a good way :)

I loved the male main character, Tyris. He's off
Mar 26, 2013 Mei rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf
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Clare O'Beara
The premise is interesting in this romance between a man from a world with all modern conveniences and a woman from the make-do and mend society on the planet where he crashlands.

While this is not in itself new, the traveller has come from a world where the anysogen fuel for FTL travel is scarce and valued, to seek it on this primitive colony world. The anysogen is here all right but the gas in the atmosphere has accumulated to make the settlers gradually more sterile. A formal arrangement exis
Pippa Jay
What I liked:

I loved the premise about the essential FTL fuel becoming scarce, a similar situation to present day with fossil fuels running out, but combined with the horrible side effects of nuclear power when it goes wrong. Marlee and her people are in a terrible, emotionally desperate situation on their planet, with a real moral conundrum that promised much conflict. I liked the idea of Tyris's quest, and the concept of the contraceptive chip being forced on anyone with a criminal record. Th
I am a big fan of Rinelle Grey's Barren Planet books, and this is the one that jump started it all. In this story, Tyris crash lands on Zerris at the beginning of the planet's long, hard winter season. He is rescued by Marlee, who is herself part of a community of people who have been stranded on Zerris for many years. The marooned villagers are very focused on repopulation, so Tyris is a welcome addition. The main theme of this book is a love story, but there are strong sub-themes related to ...more
Marina Fontaine
Aug 14, 2013 Marina Fontaine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-scifi
This is a very interesting book in that it shows two different societies, each dystopian in its own way, with procreation being the main issue in both cases. One society is prosperous, but the price of maintaining this prosperity is depriving those deemed "unworthy" of the right to procreate. The other, set on an inhospitable planet where pollution is making both people and animals infertile, demands procreation, more or less at any cost. While the two setups seem on the opposite ends of the ...more
Jun 07, 2016 Kristin rated it liked it
Shelves: nob
Tyris lives on an overpopulated planet that actually regulates who can have children. Anyone with a record is automatically on that list. Unfortunately for Tyris, his one moment of protesting caused him to be on the list. No matter the fact that he serves in the military on his planet, his record means he has to be implanted with a contraceptive chip to keep him from having children. His wife leaves him over this which is when he comes up with the idea to set off looking for a planet that has ...more
I liked this book at first. It had everything (well, almost) that I love in a book- scifi, survival and romance. Should be right up my alley. Unfortunately, it fell flat.

Quick Rundown: After Dude's wife leaves him for a government directive that punishes him for participating in a protest once while in college, he leaves on a mission to find a fuel source that is becoming harder to find and the people are extremely in need of it to survive. Easy peasy, right? Find another planet with this fuel s
Kathryn Frame
Jun 04, 2013 Kathryn Frame rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, sci-fi
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Sarah Oxford
*This book was provided to me in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

Well I really wanted to fall in love with this book because I have a little soft spot for sci-fi and dystopian novels. I am, however, addicted to romance at the moment and so I read very little in these genres unless I know it is also fundamentally a romance novel. Because of this I didn't quite fall in love with this book because although I thought it did the future world business quite well, I found the characterisatio
Not worth the the way, did I mention this is free on Kindle?

Hmmph! Where to begin... First off, this is pure YA with a few intimate scenes thrown in for good measure. Meaning it's not going to appeal to anyone over the age of 17, but it's inappropriate for anyone under the age of 18. Not much of a market there.

Second, guess what, it's a cliffhanger! And we have a Deus ex Machina, how fun.

Third, inconsistency after inconsistency. If I hadn't needed this for the Seasonal R
Oct 28, 2014 Wyrdness rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who enjoy teen dystopia.
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Nov 21, 2015 Bambi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting debate regarding population controls on both sides of the extreme

When I was a kid I remember hearing that China had approximately one third of the worlds population within its borders . It was at this time that they instituted the one Child Rule, in that people were only allowed one Child. Exceptions were made if financially the couple could support another. Being the patriarchal society it is boy babies were favored over girls. Now they have an imbalance of men to women . I bring th
May 18, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this novel, reading it in two or three sittings. I can't wait for the next one, even though it's not my normal genre (I'm more a fantasy than sci fi person). The beginning is strong, with a good introduction to the lead male character. The interaction between all the characters is well done: I felt Zerris was a real place and I managed to keep track of the different people and their individual stories. The community gave a depth to what is, essentially, a love story. The ...more
Aug 16, 2013 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of Reckless Rescue in exchange for my honest review.

3.5 stars

Just reading the synopsis of the book, I wasn't sure I was going to really enjoy reading this story. It sounded too Sci-Fi for me. However, I did enjoy it. It was a bit slow placed for me, but it felt true to the setting and people in the story for it to be slow since they lived in a dying world with little hope of survival of their people. I liked Tyris and Marlee. They were both kind people who wanted to be loved an
Jun 06, 2013 Lyndsey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to like this book but I just couldn't. The main characters just felt so unrealistic to me that I could never take them seriously. The amount of accidents that surround them just seemed a little to much like pushing them together. I never felt like the two characters actually connected. I couldn't feel any chemistry between them. Tyris seemed like he had two personalities the entire time. One minute he wanted Marlee the next Milandra. I was confused the entrie time over who and ...more
Rosie Amber
May 26, 2013 Rosie Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of those books that I didn't want to put down. Rinelle mixed the sci-fi with a society lost in space whose life style was similar to that of a couple of hundred years ago or from a few select communities of today. No modern medicine or technology the people of the planet live a simple life, but there is a dark shadow which looms over their existence. Can one lost space traveller save them? A very well written book, I enjoyed the romance and the relationship issues of the people on ...more
Apr 24, 2013 Elaine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! What a well written story that brought a whole new world to life. Tyris and Marlee both had such different upbringings and environments but were able to connect so well. I loved that it wasn't a typical romance book. It was about internal and external(environment) struggles as well. I found myself connecting with the characters right away. I look forward to the next chapter of Tyris's and Marlee's story in the next book!
May 24, 2013 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am suffering from a "book hangover!" because of this book. It was sooo good, that I am having difficulty starting another book, because I am still living in the world of Tyris and Marlee.

I loved the story, loved the characters and I cannot wait for the next book!

Brava, Ms. Grey! Brava!
Pat Elliott
Dec 16, 2013 Pat Elliott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love a good sci fi and am partial to the odd romance. This book satisfied both parts of me. The worlds created by this author are totally believable and the story kept me entranced. I'll be reading the sequel.
Aug 16, 2015 Amanda rated it liked it
All that boring, and then ends on a quasi cliffhanger? Rude.
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Rinelle Grey is no stranger to alternate lifestyles. She grew up in a variety of different homes, including a riverside shack with no electricity or running water, and even a tent. She and her sister spent their childhood chasing goats, climbing trees, eating peas and corn out of their mother’s vegetable garden, and occasionally rushing to get their correspondence school work in on time. Despite ...more
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