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Rebels and Lovers (Dock Five Universe #4)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  775 Ratings  ·  63 Reviews
It’s been two years since Devin Guthrie last saw Captain Makaiden Griggs. But time has done little to dampen his ardor for the beautiful take-charge pilot who used to fly yachts for his wealthy family. While Devin’s soul still burns for Kaidee, she isn’t the kind of woman a Guthrie is allowed to marry—especially in a time of intergalactic upheaval, with the family’s politi ...more
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Published March 23rd 2010 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2010)
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Will Gwaltney
Apr 02, 2010 Will Gwaltney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book. Linnea Sinclair is one of the best science fiction romance (or "skiffy rom" to the inner circle) authors out there. I believe we've got every book she's written, and they're all great. (Gush, gush.) Seriously, this is good stuff. Her past few Dock Five Universe books have focused on the Guthrie family; this one deals with Devin, the seemingly shy, nerdy scion of the Guthrie clan. Trying to find his brother's runaway son, he meets an old flame, and both mayhem and romance ensue. N ...more
It’s fantastic when you start a book and have no idea of what you will find. Once again Linnea Sinclair presents a very original plot with brand-new characters. I find this an alluring feature of Sinclair’s writing. That’s what Rebels and Lovers (the last installment of the Dock Five Universe series) was for me: a total surprise and a bewildering experience. Our hero here, Devin Guthrie, could never be confused with Sully (from Dock Five)’s first two books) and neither with Phillip (from Hop ...more
Sep 21, 2009 Katie(babs) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rebels and Lovers is book four in Linnea's Dock Five Universe series. Devin Guthrie is the youngest brother of the very respected and powerful Guthrie clan. His oldest brother, Philip, who's an admiral and the newest commander of the rebel forced of the Alliance is now somewhat of a black spot on the Guthrie name. Devin is the complete opposite of Philip. He spends his days surrounded by a glass-walled office working at his family's corporation, the Guthrie Global System's financial headquarters ...more
The fourth book in the Dock Five Universe series by Linnea Sinclair. When his nephew, Trip, goes missing and Trip's bodyguard murdered, Devin Guthrie takes off with trusted GGS employee, Barthol, to search for him. After arriving on Dock Five, Devin tracks Trip to a seedy bar and also finds Makaiden Griggs, a former GGS pilot. Devin is stunned to see Makaiden. He has been in love with her all these years but never made a move because of her married status. And now his father is insisting he marr ...more
Oct 14, 2012 Kati rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great addition to the Dock 5 universe! I've loved each of Ms Sinclair's books, the ones set in the dock 5 setting as well as Games of Command and The Accidental Goddess - my only complaint is that I want more!

In this book we see more of the Guthrie family. Devin is the youngest brother, and as he sets out to find his 19 year old runaway nephew he runs head first into his long-lost and long-unattainable love Makaiden and a nefarious plot against his whole family. This is a touching love s
Summer Ann
Yet again Linnea Sinclair didn't disappoint. So far there's only been one book by her that I haven't liked, but all the others have been really good. Rebels and Lovers main character is Devin Guthrie, brother to Philip Guthrie from the previous book in the series. It was kind of interesting to have a bit more of a beta hero in the Dock Five Universe. He even has glasses! Woo! I wasn't in love with it as some of the other books in the series, but in general it's a good addition to it anyways.
Janice (Janicu)
Mar 13, 2010 Janice (Janicu) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

******* Warning: VERY MILD SPOILER about Philip Guthrie FOR THE FIRST TWO BOOKS (although I think this book can be read without reading them) ******

The Premise: In Hope's Folly, the focus was on Admiral Philip Guthrie, a commander of rebel forces of the Alliance. Now the focus on one of his brothers: Devin. Devin Guthrie is the youngest Guthrie brother, and the quiet, numbers crunching, computer guru. He's had a crush on Makaiden Griggs for years, but she
I'm a big Linnea Sinclair fan. This book is #4 in her Dock Five universe series, which begins with Gabriel's Ghost. The heroine of GG (and the 2nd book) is the ex-wife of Philip Guthrie, who is the older brother of the hero of this book. (Are you confused yet?)

Devin Guthrie is the youngest son of the mega-rich, ultra powerful Guthrie family. He's always done what was expected of him, and since he's good with numbers, he's been tapped as the CFO for the family business. Now he's been called home
Lynn Calvin
Jan 08, 2010 Lynn Calvin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I always like Linnea Sinclair and this was right on target. Good three dimensional characters, although I wouldn't have minded a little more exploration of Kaidee's early life.

I particularly liked that neither character ignored the fact that they were in imminent danger to boink and emote endlessly. Not that there wasn't adequate emotional story arc intertwined with character/relationship arc, but it didn't suffer from the "people, get a grip, they're trying to kill you" that rom
May 11, 2011 RogueHireling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this one wasn't my favorite, but its still fabulous!! I did figure out the ending waaaaaay too early.
Didn't matter.

Please Linnea Sinclair write more out of these!!
Kathleen Burket
Feb 11, 2010 Kathleen Burket rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have just loved all of the books in the Dock Five Universe by Linnea Sinclair: Gabriel's Ghost (Book 1), Shades of Dark (Book 2), Hope's Folly (Book 3), and now, Rebels and Lovers (Book 4). Devin Guthrie is the youngest of the four sons of interplantary tycoon J.M. Guthrie. The eldest son, Jonathon, assists with management of Guthrie Global Systems (GGS); next eldest is Philip, the only brother to defy his father to pursue a career in the Imperial fleet rather than employment with the family ...more
Wendy Clark
This is my first Linnea Sinclair book. I had really high hopes, but I felt kind of "meh." Part of the problem is that it's book 4 in a series so I think it expected me to know things from earlier books. The other part, though, is my wrong expectations going in.

First of all, it seemed like all the characters got together through sheer coincidence. (view spoiler)
Dec 26, 2016 Dena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the Dock 5 universe.
Nov 29, 2011 Michelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, romance, sci-fi
Devin is the youngest son of business tychon J.M. Guthrie. He has only been intrigued by one woman in his life, Kaidee Griggs, his pilot. But she was married and when her husband is fired she leaves her job as well. Devin just gets more wrapped up in his work until his father arranges his marriage to an acceptable socialite. Devin is attempting to resist his father's plans for his marriage, when his nephew goes missing. Devin's father is sure that it's a power play and that Trippy will be return ...more
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Jun 24, 2011 Anna (Bobs Her Hair) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sci-fi romance fans
Linnea Sinclair delivers another suspenseful science fiction novel that puts in the middle of the action. In this fourth installment of the Dock Five series, Devin Guthrie is searching for his missing 19 year old nephew, Trip. The boy’s bodyguard is found murdered and it appears the wealthy family is in danger as Admiral Philip Guthrie, eldest son and a leader in the Alliance, is wanted by the Empire. Whether the present enemy is megalomaniac and Imperial Prime Commander, Darius Tage is unknown. ...more
Jeffrey Grant
Mar 10, 2016 Jeffrey Grant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This entry in the series was still good, but not quite at the same level as the previous ones.

If there's a problem I have with Sinclair's writing, it's that the endings don't often provide a lot of follow-up. In the last book, I was curious about what the new relationship and shipboard status would be for Phil Guthrie and Rya, so I was hoping this book would expand on it like Book 2 did with Chaz and Gabriel.

No such luck, as this book deals with two totally new characters. I understand that if
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Apr 22, 2010 Book Calendar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
I think award winning author Linnea Sinclair is the queen of Science Fiction Romance and she has written another winner in Rebels and Lovers. The fourth book set in the Dock Five Universe Rebels and Lovers continues to add complexity to the world started in Gabriel’s Ghost. As in all of Linnea’s books the character building is right on target and the plot is filled with action and unexpected twists. The romance does not drive the story but is skillfully woven into the action adding to the appeal ...more
Aug 11, 2011 Ainslie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi
3 1/2 stars.

I still think Gabriel's Ghost is the best of this series so far due to the complexity of the plot and the characters, and the addition of some great supporting characters. But the others are pretty good too.

Sinclair has a tendency to use a formula for her heroes, of an admiral who has achieved his position early in his career. He is usually confident etc.--all the things you would expect an admiral to be. Sinclair doesn't always use this type, but quite often.

This time however, ins
Nov 19, 2011 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: futuristic
Hmm... More of a 3.5 Not sure why; just didn't grab me. Maybe the real issue is we're told this takes place over 3 days but there doesn't seem to be any real way of determining that. Or maybe it's because there's nothing really happening beyond a lot of handwringing after they take off from Dock 5. Well, there's sex...and more handwringing, punching things up on some futuristic iPad, etc. Wasted opportunity. The former ImpSec spent half the book unconscious due to an illness, so the only person ...more
May 27, 2011 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hands-down, this is my favorite Linnea Sinclair book ever! It had the perfect balance of science fiction and romance that I've been seeking.

I loved the main characters, Makaiden and Devin, wholeheartedly. Devin, who is reserved and wears glasses (eeeee!) but has an inner core of steel, is exactly the kind of guy I've always wanted as the hero in one of these books. Makaiden, who at the beginning of the novel has been dumped into a terrible situation that is truly not of her own making, is also
Yz the Whyz
I'm a big fan of Linnea Sinclair's Dock Five Universe series. Ever since I read Gabriel's Ghost, I have been fascinated by her stories and have fallen in love with her heroes.

Rebels and Lovers is about the youngest Guthrie, Devin. With the Guthrie's family's reputation tarnished due to his oldest brother's defection to the Alliance, Devin is slated for a loveless marriage and a life of duty and responsibility to GGS. But when his nephew disappeared, Devin's life took a different turn, bringing h
Ahh...Sci Fi romance - the best of both worlds. I have enjoyed all of the books in this series. I thought the romance was slighted just a bit in this story. We see Devin loving Kaidee which was great and believable and well written. Kaidee loving Devin back was a bit lacking. I did love her character though. I am fond of strong females and also of marginal just getting by sci fi characters. The story was strong and detailed. The plot was believable. The world is fully realized. You can totally p ...more
One of the (many) things I appreciate about Linnea Sinclair is that, while her books are all within the sub-genre of sci-fi romance, they never feel repetitive. In other words, she doesn't write the same story lines over and over, simply repackaging them for a new release. Not only are the plots original, so are the characters. Some authors write basically one hero who simply changes name and hair color from book to book. Same with the heroines. In Linnea Sinclair's books, however, the character ...more
Jun 18, 2012 Felicia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vaginal-sf
ALRIGHT after the train wreck of a Vaginal Fantasy when I picked Gabriel's Ghost for the group, I felt SO BAD because I really like this author, I just picked her worst work accidentally to feature. SO I am reading the rest of her books and I am NOT disappointed. This one is a really fun read, SF romp with a good relationship.

Devin and Makkaiden are a really well-matched couple, I appreciated how NOT Alpha male he was, in fact he was quite shy and reserved. I loved how there was unrequited histo
Mar 15, 2010 Missy~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I gave this book 4 stars. Normally, Linnea Sinclair is a 5* author for me. I have loved every dock 5 book.
This one was a slow start for me.
Things I didn't like. Even though the H/h had a history, in the book, they don't even meet up til page 95. I'm not a fan of that, I prefer h/h meet within first few pages, otherwise the romance feels rushed.
And this one did. Normally there is a very sexy intensity to Sinclair's h/h that I felt was missing from this book.
Devin was a very likeable character,
May 10, 2010 Nancy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Devin Guthrie’s nephew, Trip, disappears, Devin goes after the youth. He doesn’t expect to run into pilot Kaidee Griggs who used to work for his wealthy family’s corporation. He’d always admired her, but she was married back then. They locate Trip at the same time as some assassins, and the chase begins. The three of them team up to escape their mutual enemies. More is at stake than just a rich kid being taken for ransom. Betrayal, jealousy, and greed fuel a dastardly plot that originates w ...more
Jul 15, 2013 Elena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am so incredibly happy I discovered Linnea Sinclair. I have been looking for sci-fi romances like this for ages, and hers are top-notch. Characters to care about, always, always an extremely robust sci-fi plot that's more prominent than the romantic plot. They're so entertaining that I don't even care about the unoriginality of her science worldbuilding (as far as I can tell, all her terminology except the alien words is borrowed from Star Trek).

I'm not always hugely into the romance aspect, b
I believe this book is the first one I have ever read that had me worried and alarmed until about three pages from the end, at which time I got really worried and alarmed because there was no time for a resolution. O ye of little faith, I should have known that Ms. Sinclair would not leave me hanging on a precipice like that. Still, it was a little close for my comfort zone. Great addition to the Dock 5 series. There is not as much in the way of "other" species in this one, which is too bad beca ...more
Jadetyger Sevea
I enjoyed this novel, although not as much as its predecessor, Hope's Folly. The 'A' plot was a fun ride. One of Sinclair's strengths has always been her action sequences, and these were no exception.

The 'B' plot--the romance--faltered. Unfortunately, Rebels and Lovers falls into a typical romance trope--the impediments between Makaiden and Devin could have been easily resolved if they'd simply had an honest conversation.

Instead, the middle of the book is padded with dithering on both sides, a
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