“When the cards tell Ophelia Leoni she’s supposed to marry the Prince of Hansarda, the gunrunner grits her teeth and boards the starship that comes for her. It doesn’t matter if the ship’s commander is the gorgeous stranger she just spent a wild, drunken night with. As a Diviner, she’s painfully aware the cards don’t lie. Ever.
Boone O’Keirna knows Ophelia is trouble the second he sees the way she moves. Not about to let the deadly little hellcat marry his sadistic half-brother, Boone pretends to be the Prince’s emissary and kidnaps Ophelia. Too bad they can’t be in the same room without him wanting to throw her out an airlock–or into bed.
Even as they fight each other–and their explosive attraction–Ophelia and Boone sense something is wrong. Too much is going their way. Soon, they realize while the cards may never lie, the truth is sometimes hidden between them…and the future king of Hansarda is not one to take defeat lying down.”
18+ for content
Deluded, contrived and boring. Reading this, I had one question:
No. It doesn’t have a point.
I was so looking forward to a sci-fi romance! I love my Sci-Fi (have you seen my site? it’s galactic themed.) And I do love my sappy romances now and then (especially when Sci-Fi is involved.)
I’m hard pressed to call Queen of Swords romance. There were zero romantic things about it. I know this was published before Guardians of the Galaxy, but this book comes off as some sort of tragic cross between Star Trek, Star Wars, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
No-no. Don’t do that. Just don’t.
I also couldn’t give a flip about any of the characters. I didn’t feel for them, they didn’t have flaws, so logically speaking, I had nothing to cheer for. Pretty much everything came easy-peasy for Ophelia. Most of the time, I found her to be really bratty. I’ve read some books where there are major ‘alpha’s’ that I end up liking. This was not one of those books. Boone wasn’t horrible, but I didn’t find him attractive either.
There was also a really lame attempt at foreshadowing. I don’t want to be super brutal, but all the supposed ‘plot twists’ that were supposed to be surprising/shocking, weren’t surprising/shocking at all. They weren’t.
The whole thing came off as a pathetic/slapped together attempt at a sci-fi romance. There were more fantasy elements than Sci-Fi. Did I mention that neither of the characters fell in love?
They didn’t. Neither one changed or had a change in thought process by the end. I mean they ‘did’ but I definitely didn’t feel/see it.
It had a hard time keeping my interest. I pretty much skimmed the last 30 pages or so. I’m not even sure how to make this a coherent review. Just skip it guys. Really.