Series: Matrix of Destiny #1
Published by Love Spell on September 1st 1997
Genres: Futuristic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Time Travel
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Fired from her job and exhausted from her miserable commute, the last thing Deana Jones needs when she gets home is to find an alien in her living room. But how else to explain the man who claims he is from beyond the stars? He says his name is Lorgin and that she is part of his celestial destiny. Deana thinks his reasoning is ridiculous, and she knows he's making an error of cosmic proportions. But his touch is electric, and Deana starts to wonder if maybe their passion isn't written in the stars?
I’ve had this book since….forever! I purchased it from a second-hand store years ago.
This is the first book within the Matrix of Destiny series and is a wonderful hybrid of fantasy, science fiction, and romance.
Deana is having a dreadful day: she was fired, sat in something icky on the train, and to top it off she can’t even get her car since it’s blocked by an accident. What the heck, why not go into a pawn shop? While browsing, she comes across an odd-looking necklace and decides to buy it. When she gets home there is a man (a very sexy man) waiting for her.
Lorgin is a knight from another planet. He has come to protect her. Deana, leery of Lorgin does accept his story – her person interest in sci-fi helps her. Not to mention Lorgin basically kidnaps her and whisks her away to his planet.
I don’t usually gravitate towards books such as this, but it is definitely worth a read. Lorgin is the typical alpha hero, who could be extremely annoying at times. There is such a thing as too mucho. Also, Deana could have been a stronger female lead. There were instances when he…compelled her to do things including sleeping with him. But as the relationship develops, Lorgin ease off a little.
I would have rated this book higher if it weren’t for the multiple misunderstandings the main characters had. The misinterpretation of words, phrasing, and culture between Deana and Lorgin was amusing at times, but irritating some other times – creating more drama than necessary. However, Ms. Joy’s storyline is unique. It held my interest the entire time while teasing with tidbits of the secondary characters. This a fantastic multi-genre romance.
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