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Perfect Gravity

(Wanted and Wired #2)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  238 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Second in a snarky, sexy sci-fi romance series with the perfect balance of humor, heart, and heat. When someone tries to kill powerful continental senator Angela Neko, Texan outlaw and old flame Kellen Hockley is the only man who can keep her safe...and help her save the world.

Kellen Hockley usually keeps quiet about his past, but once upon a time he loved a girl named Ang
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 7th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Angela had her goals set and nothing was going to keep her from reaching them. That means she made sacrifices along the way. One of the biggest sacrifices Angela made was walking away from Kellen, her old school best friend, and lover.

Years later, Kellen’s team is hired to take out an android replica of Angela’s husband only to find out that it was the real deal, killing Angela’s husband. Angela has not lived with her husband in years and her marriage was a marriage of power not love so she wasn
Marta Cox
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Three and a half
Having read Wanted and Wired I was desperate to learn more about the varied characters this author has dreamed up. I was really looking forward to seeing how this dark future envisaged for mankind could be somehow turned around. We met the wonderfully caring Kellen previously and it was clear he has some sort of past connection with congress woman Angela but in this story we get not only more of their backstory but fresh insights into just why Angela is the tough no nonsense woma
Originally posted at SmexyBooks-

The world has undergone an environmental disaster, humanity is becoming more technologically dependent, and TX is its own separate entity. Two young lovers are separated by lies and end up on the opposite sides of a war (I think). Angela is a continental senator and the war minister. Her goal is to help re-elect her mentor as the president-no matter what it takes. His control over her life from childhood has warped her to so
I loved book one Wanted and Wired, (which I think is a must-read before delving into this one) but Vivien Jackson takes the creativeness into the stratosphere with this one. Think raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy, but as a cat, wired into the animal kingdom. BLOW. MY. MIND. Next is the relationship between Kellan and Angela, which is a little angsty for sci-fi, and told in flashbacks. Jackson, again takes us where sci-fi romance doesn't usually go with the tone and style of the romance. No a ...more
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Perfect Gravity picks up where its prequel, Wanted and Wired, ended. These two stories slightly overlap each other, so I was already familiar with the characters Kellen Hockley and Angela Neko. Although I did not know their backstories and history together. So, I was very excited to read the story behind them and I just adored Kellen’s character. I didn’t think I was going to like Angela’s character, but I most certainly did. This story is told initially with present/past recollections. I learne ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

PERFECT GRAVITY picks up pretty much right after the events of its prequel WANTED AND WIRED. Characters from that book play significant roles in this one but its not really a necessity to have read WANTED AND WIRED to understand what is going on here. I loved the dystopian setting of this series where technology has advanced to the point where robots can pass as human, space stations are common, and animals and people can be altered with various sorts o
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Perfect Gravity is the second in Vivian Jackson’s series that starts with Wanted and Wired. I’m not really sure what the series title is. Goodreads says it is Tether. Amazon says it is Wanted and Wired. It doesn’t really matter. Both books are set in the same world with the same set of characters. Both books are complete stories that stand alone.

Vivian Jackson can really write a nice sentence. A lot of nice sentences. And then string them together to make a story that is one of the best investme
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

I had not read the first book in the series and really struggled with the characters.
This is really forgettable with far better Science Fiction / Romance out there.
Jeffe Kennedy
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this sequel, too! A complex and powerful heroine in this one, with a storyline more devoted to her arc and coming to terms with wielding her formidable intelligence. Excellent read!
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
In a dystopian, alternate reality world, the world is basically a mess, where nature is sacrificed for technological power.

Angela, a senator was actively campaigning for her mentor's presidential election when the world crumbled around her. Managing to escape a bomb blast meant for her, she enlisted the help of her old sweetheart, Kellen. Kellen, a rebel whom with his group helped unfortunate humans and animals who were abandoned by the UNAN government.

While the plot is predictable, it is quite
Oh boy. I had such high hopes for this one. The blurb for Perfect Gravity immediately caught my attention. Sci-Fi Romances are a weakness for me. I haven’t come across many so when I do, I gobble them right up. I get so excited to see what authors create as a future for us and when they throw in romance, sign me up. I didn’t read the previous title which makes me new to this series. However, I do think there is more than enough in the book that I had no problem catching up so that’s not my probl ...more
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series! In the first book in Tether we were introduced into a post apocalyptic world where the most of the earth and its wildlife has been decimated. Half organic half cyber robotics humans reside in this new earth and politics and endgames dictate people's fate. Perfect Gravity runs parallel on the latter half of the first book in the series (so it would be best that they be read in order) and this time we concentrate on the powerhouse senator Angela Neko, who has a very personal pa ...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This had a very interesting start. Perfect Gravity starts at the same point in time that Wanted and Wired, book one in the Tether series, started. While the time line is the same this time Angela Neko and Kellen Hockley are the main characters and we see things from their point of view. Seems that someone wants Angela dead. She runs to her old flame, Kellen, for protection. Turns out that many things are not as they seem as Kellen and Angela try to stop a war only to find out that the war is als ...more
Danielle Annett
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Entertaining and highly engaging. Perfect Gravity was a whirlwind adventure I couldn't put down.
As the second book in the Tether series, we see both some old and some new faces.
There was the perfect amount of romance for my tastes and I loved how unique the storyline was.
The relationship between Kellen and Angela had a lot of ups and downs and there were so many moments when I wondered how the author would pull everything together but she didn't disappoint.
If you're a fan of sci-fi romance, you
Rachael Orman
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I absolutely loved the first book in this series so I was more than happy to jump on the second installment. However, I must say that while I still enjoyed the book, it wasn't as good as the first. The plot was twisted in unexpected ways, but I just didn't feel the same chemistry between the main characters perhaps because their bond started years and years before the book takes place.

I will say that the world building was s
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
The second book in the Tether series focuses on Senator Angela Neko and Kellan Hockley. Unique dystopian world with a feisty heroine and a sexy hero. Lots of action and romance will keep you quickly turning the pages.

*ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
Aug 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, scifi
I couldn't get into this round as much. Disappointing as I loved the first book. ...more
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This 2nd book was good but not as good as the first book. There were a couple of plot holes. Too many for a second book lol. I still enjoyed the story though.
Book Info
Expected publication: November 7th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Original Title Perfect Gravity
ISBN 1492648191 (ISBN13: 9781492648192)
Edition Language English
Series Tether #2
Other Editions (1)
Source:Netgalley EARC

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Second in a snarky, sexy sci-fi romance series with the perfect balance of humor, heart, and heat. When someone tries to kill powerful continental senator Angela Neko, Texan outlaw and old fl
Anne - Books of My Heart
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Wanted & Wired was the start of the Tether series , which might be in my paranormal romance category since the Perfect Gravity goes on to another couple, but it is also very science fiction. The world building is rather post-apocalyptic. The political environment with the governments keeps one guessing what will happen and provides a lot of twists in the plot. It seems whatever I think of a character, it twists around to something else.

Kellen and Angela get a second chance
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kellen is just a lovely man. Giving, loving, straightforward, and loyal. Angela's more complicated- and I loved her for it. She's playing a deep game, has wheels within wheels, and secret pain that nearly crushes her. I admire her and want the best for her. Yoink is also adorable. I want a cat like Yoink.
The world is fantastic cyberpunk. This book has less cyber in the conventional hacking and computing sense, but the way celebrity and news work, with essentially hacked emotions, is fascinating.
Sue "DavinciKittie" Brown-Moore
Read this review at GraveTells and listen to our podcast featuring author Vivien Jackson as she chats about Perfect Gravity and her lifelong love of gaming!

When a story starts out with a good looking "nondigital" man singing off-key holiday songs and a reminder that Christmas is part of an "old world" that people tried to destroy, you know you're not in Kansas—er, modern times—anymore. Perfect Gravity's opening pages set the scene for its high tech, grit
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
In a world made up of electronically enhanced humans, cyborgs who look and act human, and a populace of people who live in fear of their government, one hopes that a group such as Vivien Jackson created will exist.

Perfect Gravity is the second novel of the triad series “Tether” with our main characters being Senator Angela Neko and Kellen Hockly whom readers first met in the prior book, Wanted and Wired. Senator Neko plays hardball with dignataries, cool disdain against her husband Daniel, toys
Amy A
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Originally posted at Vampire Book Club

Senator Angela Neko gave up nearly everything to get into the position she inhabits today. A position that opposes the Texas Provisional Authority (TPA) and all it stands for. This power also makes Angela, and everyone in her orbit, walking targets. So, when Angela hears that her husband has been killed, she’s not really surprised (plus they really didn’t have the best/happiest of unions); what does give her a shock, however, is who delivers this message. No
Leigh Kramer
For as much as I adored the first book in this sci-fi romance series, it’s taken me entirely too long to pick the next book up. While centered on different characters, Perfect Gravity reminded me of how much I loved Wanted & Wired and I was thrilled to be immersed in this world again.

This is a second chance romance. Angela and Kellen first met at school, where Angela was Kellen’s only friend. They fell in love and then Angela broke his heart. He left the school and they haven’t seen each other s
K. Lincoln
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The cover looks like it bears the same heroine, Mari Vallejo, as the first book. But make no mistake, this is not a continuation of tech god Heron and muscle-for-hire Mari's romance (although they feature heavily as side characters). This second book does continue the story of a post-modern, futuristic, slighly post-apocalyptic Earth where Texas has seceded from the USA and now the two nations are gearing towards war.

The main thread of this second book is the romance between cowboy Kellen whose
G.L. Jackson
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I admit, I always hold my breath a little when I get to the second book in a series, especially after I've loved the first one. Will it hold up? Does it do justice to what came before, or does it play fast and loose with the facts the first book established? Is the writing as sharp and keen-witted? Do I still love the characters?

I'm happy to say that this sequel to Wanted and Wired checks all those boxes for me and more. Since I'm a sucker for kick-ass heroines who hold their own (or surpass) b
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked Kellen right from the start. He had a gentle character with a good sense of humor and came across as caring. Angela, on the other hand, I almost had a love/hate relationship with her. Sometimes I really liked her and other times not so much. I wanted Kellen to be happy. I stuck with it to find out what happened. And by the end, Angela finally became more human and more likable for me.

It's a good plot. An interesting view of a dystopian world where the government might be able to control
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This second book in the Tether series was just as absolutely awesome as the first and I loved it. We revisit some familiar characters from the first book, including Kellen Hockley, the taciturn Texan with a huge heart who lost Angela, the girl he loved, ten years ago. Now he has to break the news to Angela that the team of misfits that he’s made his family has killed her husband by mistake, and he’s having a hard time of it. Angela isn’t fazed by the news, she’s actually happy to be rid of the d ...more
Perfect Gravity is the second installment in the dystopian science fiction romance series Tether. I did not read the first book before picking up this one and did find myself a little lost at times likely because of this. Characters from the first book play minor roles, so I anticipate those who enjoyed the first book will like this one. This book features Angela and Kellan who are rekindling an old flame while dealing with the ramifications of political unrest in their technologically advanced ...more
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Vivien Jackson writes fantastical, futuristic, down-home salacious kissery. A devoted Whovian Browncoat Sindarin Jedi gamer, she has a degree in English, which just means she's read gobs of stuff in that language. With her similarly geeky partner, children, and hairy little pets, she lives in Austin, Texas, and watches a lot of football. ...more

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