Liv Braxton's Felon Rule #1: Don't get emotionally involved.
Smash-and-grab thieving doesn't lend itself to getting chummy with the victims, and Liv hasn't met anyone on the mining colony of Nevarro worth knowing, anyway. So it's easy to follow her Rules.
Until her ex, Tonio, shows up with an invitation to join him on the job of a lifetime.
Until Zia Talbot, the woman she'...more
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The main relationship doesn't get going for quite a while, so if you're looking for the whole sci fi romance thing, just keep going because it gets there. And while I love a good romance, and this book has that, it's the whole sci fi action thing that I love the most, with twists that surprised me.
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If I got caught I’d end up in prison or a correctional mine, and there was no way I’d let that happen. My mother raised a felon, not a fool.I have to say that before I read this book, I had no idea it was a science fiction, so that was a nice surprise, haha. And well, the protagonist and narrator is Olivia, or Liv, a con artist and a thief, whose latest job is frustrated and finds her on the floor of a bank while said bank is being robbed by another group of criminals (don't you just ...more
Liv Braxton is straight up a thief. Oh no, she is not going to steal your purse or wallet, that’s small time. She is going to rob your bank! This bad girl is unapologetically ruthless. She takes what she needs and the bigger the payoff the better. So when offered to score mega bucks on a corporate h ...more
Felon's Rule Number One: Don't get emotionally involved....more
Felon's Rule Number Two: Don't bite off more than you were prepared to chew. Or get arrested for.
Felon's Rule Number Three: Be reliable, and have confidence in your crew mates.
Felon's Rule Number Four: Make sure any associates weren't going to screw
The plot is fairly elaborate. The worldbuilding is detailed enough to be believable. There is a lot of chemistry and sexual ...more
Location and characters were excellent, setting had an authentic future grime feel very much in the tone of a lot of recent sci-fi.
Where in failed to rise above the okay category for me was that the plot was decidedly flat for me and an obvious crime plot line. The baddies were 1 dimensional and a payoff could be seen from a very long way off.
Kudos to the author for writing a gender queer sci-fi book, but the romance between the characters didn't work for me.
I didn’t really buy the plot and I thought the world building was a little weak but I really liked watching two flawed women fall for each other and figure out what they were willing to risk for each other.
Alias Olivia Baines is pulled into a stunning multi-stage hit by her ex-husband, Tonio, who's still got it going on, she's painfully reminded. Blind-sided by her mother's surprise re-appearance in her life, she'll be helping the bad guys stick ...more
Liv Braxton has a whole list of Rules that if followed make her felo ...more
"At this point, I had no idea where the text would go. My sense of the narrative direction had been twisted too many times — I was being conned, and I was delighted. Everything depended on the characters' choices at this point: there was no one story shape (reunion story, Presents romance, redemption arc) that was controlling the narr...more
This is the sort of story that doesn't really need a villain as such. They are there, but the ...more
I really liked Liv and Zia and the heat between them was palpable and believable. I enjoy this series and will keep reading it. ...more
I think Talbot was very underdeveloped. This read more like I expect a stereotypical straight romance from that perspective: everything from the heroine's point of view only, we never get inside the head of the Fabio replacement.
Liv, a professional criminal, gets over her head with a group of gangsters that send her undercover in a company to find files that can be used for extortion on a massive scale. Part of the job is getting close to Zia Talbot, her sexy boss. Which goes really, really well, except Liv can't just ...more
Rulebreaker is futuristic-ish (I can't really say it's sci-fi since it's so light in sci-fi it could be about an oil company or something in the twenty-first century on good old Earth) book about a thief called Olivia who is running out of money and option. Then her ex-husband proposes her the big score every criminal dreams about. She must infiltrate one of the top companies of the planet, seduce the VP of R&D and get enough inf ...more