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Gravitational Attraction by Angel Martinez
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Mar 06, 2012

it was amazing
Read from March 03 to 06, 2012

It is one thing to write a good romance novel with strong likeable characters who draw you in and create a magical relationship between you the reader and the story. It is even more rare to find that story sparking your imagination and prompting you to dwell there, making the characters come alive as if they were a part of your life. You have been drawn into the novel in a way that is most satisfying! When you find an author who does a good job in this, they are worth their weight in gold. However, it is quite another thing altogether to not only write a good story but to also create the entire universe in which the story takes place. To develop language and customs, rituals and history so in depth that you feel as though you could easily slip into that alternate universe each time you open the book. Welcome to Gravitational Attraction by Angel Martinez.

The story revolves around a discharged fleet pilot Isaac, who by virtue of a chip implant gone awry, will never again be able to pilot a fighter craft. His life now consists of his duties as a communications officer aboard a C-Courier ship--a commercial transport vessel. On mission they discover a ship in distress and onboard one survivor--a Corazin fighter named Turk. Now at this point I could go into several paragraphs describing what happens in this novel--and all of it would be fascinating and you would be awed by the depth to which Angel Martinez crafted her world and the characters in her novel. Suffice it to say that these two men endure countless hardships from the almost near death disruption and reprogramming of Isaac's chip which leaves him so physically wired that he can barely stand to be touched to the near fatal rescue Turk performs near the end of the novel when he must save his planet from destruction. Through it all the relationship between the two men blossoms and grows and is so incredibly sweet and poetic that you cannot help but fall in love with them yourself! Add on the most fascinating cast of side characters ever written and quite frankly you have a brilliant sci-fi novel that rivals the likes of Asimov and Bradbury.

I really loved this book!! It was a wild romp from start to finish with a dash of love thrown in to satisfy the romantic within me! This is the first novel I have read by Angel Martinez but I assure you it will not be the last!
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