I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Unacceptable Risk by Jeanette Grey
Published by Samhain on 12/13/2011
Genres: Cyberpunk Romance
Plix spends her lonely, gritty life trying to solve the mysteries her father left behind. Armed with a variety of cybernetic enhancements and a talent for getting into places she shouldn’t be, she searches for clues to his murder-and who’s responsible for poisoning her city.
Waking up on a street corner with her brain wiring fried to a crisp, she figures she must have gotten close this time. There’s only one man she trusts to pull her back from the brink: a tuner who can retrieve the evidence hidden deep in the recesses of her mind. A man she dares not let too close to her heart.
When Edison downloads a secret SynDate schematic from Plix’s burnt-out circuitry, he knows with dreadful finality that nothing-not even the fiery kiss he’s been holding back for years-will stop her from pursuing her quest past the point of insanity.
All he can do, as he helps her plan her final mission, is ease her pain, watch her back.and hope one of them doesn’t pay with their lives.
Unacceptable Risk has all the elements of a full length Urban Fantasy SERIES but without all the unnecessary filler. You have a couple that have worked together for years and they are secretly in love with each other but with it a Novella you have a little of the “will they, won’t they” but it’s not dragged out like some series will do. Grey does a great job at giving you a feel for their romance without it being tired and with just enough hotness to leave any romance reader satisfied.
Plix is a gritty heroine that could really be kick ass if there was more action. The action in Unacceptable Risk is more on the emotional and mental side than physical. Although she does find herself getting beaten a few times during her life’s crusade to make things right in the world again.
Edison is Plix’s tuner and quite the hottie techie. He keeps fixing Plix with his very capable hands when she comes back after every beat down.
Once I reached the end of the story, I found myself wishing there was more. I really enjoyed Plix and Edison and wasn’t ready to let them go yet.
I very much recommend this book to anyone that wants a quick read with romance and futuristic elements.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).