Series: Tether

Early review: Perfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson

Posted November 2, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | | 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Early review: Perfect Gravity by Vivien JacksonPerfect Gravity by Vivien Jackson
Series: Tether #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on November 7, 2017
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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.Kellen Hockley usually keeps quiet about his past, but once upon a time he loved a girl named Angela. He hasn't seen her in a decade, but now he has to break the news to her that his team of rogue treasure hunters accidentally killed her husband. He's had better days...

It's not the news that's delivered to Angela Neko that breaks her apart--it's the rumbly, Texas drawl delivering it. She can't believe she's hearing Kellen's voice again. But there's no time for distractions. When Angela's own life is threatened, yielding up all of her lies and secrets, she and Kellen must figure out how to reverse the geopolitical firestorm she lit to save the world, to save Kellen's cat...and just maybe to save each other.


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 at love here. It’s emotional but rather uplifting and sexy. They are comfortable together and trusting, in spite of mistakes made when they were younger. This feels a bit romantic suspense with trying to figure out who the good guys are and the military of different groups being unpredictable.

We do see the first couple, Heron and Mari,  and their circle, which is a lovely support for the new story. I think you could read this as a standalone but I wouldn’t.  Wanted & Wired is very snarky and fun. It gets a bit more into the technology of this world which I especially liked. Plus I always prefer to read a series in order. I really enjoy these because they are so unique.


About Vivien Jackson

Vivien Jackson writes fantastical, futuristic, down-home salacious kissery. After being told at the age of seven she could not marry Han Solo because he wasn’t a real person, she devoted her life to creating worlds where, goldarnit, she could marry anybody she wanted. And she could wield a blaster doing it. She has a degree in English, a background in copy editing, a gamer-geek partner who stands in line with her for movie releases, two hairy little pets, and a home in Austin, Texas.

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Wanted & Wired by Vivien Jackson

Wanted & Wired by Vivien Jackson

Posted June 29, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 4 Comments

         I won Wanted & Wired in an April prize pack of 8 books from the publisher, Sourcebooks Casablanca. They all look interesting but I started here. This is a very different story with a bit of everything. There is science fiction, romance, action / suspense, and paranormal aspects. The world is a fantasy. Texas has seceded from the US. There are people who are technologically enhanced.  Travel is in ships. The world and characters unfold from Mari’s point of view. She is an assassin. Her handler, Heron, is one of the enhanced and she’s attracted to him, even though most would consider him in a different class. They do a hit which goes very badly. I spent considerable time confused because […]