Review: Open Skies by Yolande Kleinn

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Publisher:  Less Than Three Press

Publishing Date: March 2016

ISBN:9781620047224

Genre: SciFi

Rating: meh/5.0

Publishers Description: Partners for seven years, Ilsa and Kai are the best Professional Finders in the business. There’s nothing they can’t track down, no matter how hazardous the path or unfamiliar the star system. Eleazar Dantes isn’t the first client to hire them to locate lost family, but he is the most unpleasant. For double their usual fee, though, Kai and Ilsa will tolerate a lot—even Dantes’ insistence that he tag along on the investigation. A high stakes hunt is no time for distractions. When Kai realizes his true feelings for Ilsa, his timing couldn’t be worse.

Review: Kai is a love struck human that has the hots for his investigative partner, Ilsa, a cold robotic girl that likes her space and no attachments. This was a pretty solid read. Average characters that seemed to develop with the movement, aliens here and there and a mystery girl who disappeared during the wars.

Kai’s (why are all female authors naming their hunky men Kai?) relationship with Ilsa can only develop over successive novels as it really didn’t go anywhere in this one. That’s a good thing, as it didn’t dominate the early stages of the novel. While this was a solid read, it was average in complexity (mystery, alien interaction) and the no-love romance started to take storyline down drivel lane. Reader heartstrings are best pulled when the seeming dissolution of a relationship is rendered bare with the longing that loss creates….by both parties. This didn’t quite fulfill the reunion of kindred spirits but hints at more to come.

 

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