Blue Vision by Marie Lavender

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Score: 4/5

Genre: Romance/Sci-Fi

Synopsis:

Brooke Sanders just wants to get away from her life for a while. A remote cabin in Montana fits the bill. She doesn’t expect to encounter a mysterious stranger with unusual blue eyes, or events that cannot be explained…

Colin Fielding is on a mission – scout a planet and return home to Endhivar. Simple really. What he doesn’t anticipate is that fate has a pretty twisted sense of humor. Suddenly, this human calls to him, every part of him, like the call of a true mate, and he can’t deny the connection as he gets closer to her.

Little do they know, someone is out to do them harm, as well as the world Brooke holds so dear. Can they stop what’s coming before it’s too late? Or will the universe lose a perfect gem?

Review:

Blue Vision primarily follows two characters. One is Ganardebragh (who later goes by Colin). Colin is an explorer from another race. As this story halfway involves aliens—I feel it’s worth covering some of their traits for those who like the Science Fiction aspect more than any potential romance.

Colin’s race isn’t violent. The last war they were in involved in was with another race for unique resources—that didn’t work out. They’ve since become more academic as their race reorganized. Now Colin’s race is willing to brainwash their own to keep peace and order. They’ve got androids to do their bidding. They also insert themselves into other world’s cultures with memory downloads—in the name of science of course. In addition, we learn that the idea of soul mates isn’t species bound and interstellar travel does not assume a lack of piety. So, the aliens are relatable but distinct from the mishmash that is humanity.

Aside from aliens, we also have Brooke—the other part of the romantic entanglement. Her story starts with escaping valentine’s day—far from the city up in a cold lodge. Brooke has lingering emotional damage from an estranged and violent father—while her remarried mother is pushing for grandchildren. It’s not good or bad—but it can be fairly cookie-cutter. If it weren’t for the alien aspect I probably wouldn’t have looked twice.

Now, as for the relationship, plot, and ongoing events; we essentially have a boy scout alien who’s torn between lust and a need to be—and the emotionally damaged damsel with self-defense skills and an opening denial of her desires. Their attitudes—not new in romance. The plot goes on to do what most standard romance novels do—that is have a sex scenes without ‘cruder’ words—wooing of the lady—another sex scene where the male proves himself selfless—self-doubt being inflected as the story unfolds. The ‘I’m not human’ reveal and ultimately they’re brought together with a happily ever after. The ending does spice up a bit as another angry alien shows up.  That helped inject more excitement to the story.

I’ll measure it on the genre rather than a lack of explosives. In sum; if you want a space alien twist in the standard romance storyline—this one is a four out of five. I, for one, wanted more alien abduction jokes during the tastefully standard sex scenes.

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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