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Rulebreaker Kindle Edition

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 877 KB
  • Print Length: 247 pages
  • Publisher: Carina Press (15 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BZPIH6S
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
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I read the two lesfic books in this 3 book series the wrong way round but found that that didn’t matter too much – I complained in my review of book 3 “Deep Deception” that I would “have liked to have known more about the mined substance keracite” and in this, book 1 of the series we find out a bit more. Still don’t know why the exclamation of choice is “Damn the void!” though!

That said I again enjoyed this sci-fi romantic thriller set in the future on the planet Nevarro. Again it was pacey and engaging with well-drawn characters. Again the relationship between the two main girls, Liv and Zia was nicely developed. And it was again a pleasure to read something in which a gay relationship is accepted as entirely normal. Different was that this is told in the first person from Liv’s perspective and whilst she is definitely a bit of a ‘bad girl’, you get to see her vulnerabilities and like her. In fact I think I may actually have liked this a bit more than Deep Deception...

Very sensibly priced and definitely worth a read if you fancy some romantic lesfic a bit different from the norm…
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Liv Braxton's point of view is an engaging blend of edgy and humorous throughout this gripping tale. She has a strong physical presence and Cathy Pegau ensures we are right there with her as Liv navigates her close relationships and her commitment to the 'job'. This is a story in which you absolutely want to see the heroine break 'felon's rule number one', as she gradually loses the fight against her feelings for Zia Talbot, her mark. What I loved was Liv's heroism and fallibility and that she is a clear, strong bisexual hero; that's a wonderful and powerful thing. Nothing is quite as it seems and morality is a fluid affair in this sexy, romantic, Sci Fi thriller.
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I read these in the wrong order - I read books 2 & 3 first because I didn't know about this one. Since I liked 2 & 3, I decided to get the first one - this basically means I already knew some of the characters and I could have potentially spoilered myself if I was any good with remembering names.

I really liked Liv and Zia and the heat between them was palpable and believable. I enjoy this series and will keep reading it.
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I enjoyed this sci-fi romance novel. The tension was built very well throughout, and the main character was easy to empathise with. The end was very cheesy though, which was unsatisfying. It made me revise my rating from 5 to 4 stars.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9488539c) out of 5 stars 16 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x948a4f18) out of 5 stars Felon's Rule Number One 8 Aug. 2011
By Michael P. Hawkes - Published on Amazon.com
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Olivia has a bunch of rules she lives by, as she finds they help in her line of (often illegal) work. Felon's Rule Number One is "Don't get emotionally involved." When she is recruited by her ex-husband to do a bit of corporate espionage, she comes close to breaking this rule. However, she finds that while she still has feelings for Tonio, they both maintain a professional distance for the sake of the job. Olivia's part in the plot is to become an executive assistant for R.J. Talbot, a VP with a mining company. The crew believes she has information on a new air filtration system. if it comes out that the company was withholding a new safety technology, the company would face huge fines. The crew intends to find information about the system and blackmail the company for millions of credits.

As Olivia becomes a hyper-efficient assistant to Regina "Zia" Talbot, she finds herself becoming more emotionally, and romantically, involved with her boss. Without wanting to give away too much of the story, Olivia eventually breaks Felon's Rule Number One when it comes to Zia, thus the title of the book.

Like most science fiction and other works that are of another time and another place, a lot is left to the reader's imagination. With references to different technology and economic systems, the reader mind fills in the blanks as necessary... at least I do. For this book, I found myself thinking of the anime Cowboy Bebop and the film Outland. Cowboy Bebop was useful for getting an idea about what the cities might look like, but Outland was useful because it also involved mining, and had a ruthlessly evil corporation. Like Sean Connery's character in Outland, Olivia gets to the point where she isn't sure who she can trust.

The book is told in the first-person, from Olivia's point-of-view. As such, the book deals a lot with her feelings and thoughts, as well as her insecurities, hopes, and desires. The downside is that none of the other characters are as well developed. Though Tonio and Zia, characters that Olivia cares about, are described very well physically, they don't have a lot of personality. While there are a few obvious antagonists to Olivia's protagonist role, they're superficial and any tension seems to come as much from Olivia's worries and insecurities.

Overall, it's a good book. It's an interesting story, but I think telling it in the first-person hampered it.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x948a4f6c) out of 5 stars Not Much Science Fiction 31 Oct. 2011
By J. Jones - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Rulebreaker by Cathy Pegau is a female/female romance. This is not my normal read but the story sounded interesting so I gave it a try. Listed as Science Fiction if you moved the location back to Earth and the time to the present it would work just as well as a contemporary romance. To me location and time are the only things that make this Science Fiction.

Liz Braxton's Felon Rule #1 is Don't get emotionally involved. She breaks this rule when her ex Tonio shows up with a job she cannot turn down. All she has to do is fool Zia Talbot and steal information about a new process that will improve the safety for miners. The only problem is Liz really likes Zia, in fact it goes beyond like into love and the process is not safe at all.

Liz is caught between two opposing forces. The story is fast paced, the character well drawn and there are surprises throughout the story. All in all it was a pleasant read.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x948a53c0) out of 5 stars Five star read! 5 Dec. 2013
By shlafe - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm not much of a sci-fi/futuristic girl, but something about this book called to me. There's not a lot of out-there sciency-stuff, so it was absolutely perfect. Great storyline and I loved the heroine. I also loved the interactions with her and her ex husband. This is also the first time I've read any f/f action, and it's not normally my thing, but it was fine to read. Loved the ending, loved the middle, loved it all.
HASH(0x948a53a8) out of 5 stars Top notch sci-fi romance 9 Mar. 2014
By R Nicole - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Olivia "Liv" Braxton lives a modest life on the planet Nevarro by committing petty robbery and other not-so-legal ventures. Calm, cool, and controlled Liv follows a specific set of rules:

When another crew botches her planned hit, she recognizes her ex-husband, Tonio, as one of the robbers. Back on Tonio's radar he presents Liv with a deal that could set her off with enough to live in paradise on the planet, Pacifica. All she would have to do is infiltrate Exeter, a major mining corporation, and obtain documents proving a cover-up and secretive activities. Sounds easy right? Well when Liv shows up to work she finds Rule Number One is harder to follow when R.J. "Zia" Talbot is in the picture.

I cannot start this review without saying that this book took a night away from me. Seriously. I was up until five a.m. sucked into the action, intrigue, and plot of this book. Liv is one of the best characters I've had the opportunity to read about this year. She's got a great sense of humor, fiercely intelligent, and exactly the type of heroine you'd want in a fast-paced novel.

I was pleasantly surprised that the characters in this novel didn't waste time defining their sexuality- all connections were solely based on desire and not gender. In the first half of the book Liv enters a friendship with her ex-husband and feels some "left-over" feelings for him which become squashed just as quick. When Liv begins to feel for Zia we truly feel the sensual awakening Liv experiences and nothing is rushed but taken at just the right pace.

The first page of this book begins with a bank robbery and the action doesn't let up until the last page! In the future there are many planets where people can live and the characters in this book live on Nevarro. There are cars that zip through the air and high-tech devices the characters use throughout the story. I thought the world-building of this book was excellent and interesting without being too far out there in science fiction. This is a world that is actually believable for the very distant future.

Surprisingly I absolutely love science fiction/futuristic movies (The Island, Gattaca all time favorites) but I haven't read too much in the genre. That being said this book blew me away and I will be reading the next two for sure and highly recommend you pick it up as well!
HASH(0x948a5870) out of 5 stars Thief with a good heart! 28 April 2016
By The Romantic Reader Blog - Published on Amazon.com
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My reviews can always be found at theromanticreaderblog.com. 100% dedicated to reviews of lesbian romance novels!

Futuristic crime! Okay I can dig that especially if I can grab that book for less than $1.00. Let it be known that this book is a gem at this price point. You literally cannot find one that is better.

Liv Braxton is straight up a thief. Oh no, she is not going to steal your purse or wallet, that’s small time. She is going to rob your bank! This bad girl is unapologetically ruthless. She takes what she needs and the bigger the payoff the better. So when offered to score mega bucks on a corporate heist, she is all in, even if she has to work with her ex-husband.

Zia Talbot is the corporate mark. She is the one that Liv needs to become besties with and get all the precious knowledge from. She holds the key to millions of dollars just waiting to be stolen my Liv and her unscrupulous partners. All is going to plan until Zia captures Liv’s heart.

I really liked this book, but I could not fall in love with it. The main issue that I had is you know so much about Liv but I felt a bit isolated from Zia. I wanted to know more about her and what made her tick. She was set-up as very interesting character but everything was basically surface after that. I also thought a few of the sub-characters played too much of a role. Overall this is definitely worthy of your time. This is a sci-fi that is not overly world building but more focused on a thief with a good heart. 3.25 stars out of 5.
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