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Too Close to the Sun (The Sun Series Book 1)

Too Close to the Sun (The Sun Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Robin T. Popp
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Hunted and on the run, galactic smuggler Angel Torrence stole a ship to escape capture, not realizing until too late that the ship’s computer, not she, was in control. With its disembodied voice, arrogant, bossy and sounding very male, it blared out of the Icarus’ control panel, not to thank her for rescuing him and his ship from the terrorist attack, but to instruct her to set a course for the most perilous planet in the known universe.

On the riskiest mission of his career, Colonel Nicoli Romanof had allowed his life essence and his physical form to be separated. And the Harvesters had taken the bait; his body. Now he needed the cocky pilot who’d stolen his vessel to help him retrieve his person and destroy the deadly race of aliens. Then he discovered the young pilot was a woman and he kissed his chances of success goodbye.

When Nicoli refused her assistance because of her gender, Angel would have moved heaven and earth to prove she was up to the task. But she never expected the colonel’s physique to be so magnificent or his heart to be so courageous. When a passion she couldn’t deny flared between them, she wondered if they’d found love or flown…Too close to the sun

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 610 KB
  • Print Length: 281 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1491222859
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #329,561 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant debut book for Popp 3 Jun. 2004
By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAME VINE VOICE
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If asked, I would not declare myself an avid Futuristic Romance Fan...only I find myself reading a lot of really outstanding books in this sub-genre of late. Robin Owen's "Heart" tales about the distant planet of Celta are some of the best books I have ever read. Susan Grant seems to have charted this field with her "Star" series and now pilots the bold "2176 series" - Grant's conception - (The Legend of Bazai Maguire by Grant; Day of Fire by Kathleen Nance; The Shadow Runners by Liz Maverick; Patti O'Shea's The Power of Two; ending with Grant's The Scarlet Empress). Catherine Spangler and her great Shielder series keep us coming back for more. And nipping at their heels is C.J. Barry's amazing fulfilled UN"adventures. So there are some great books burning up the bookracks!
But add a new voice to those "Stellar" Starblazers...Robin T. Popp. I bought her book sometime back, but in a hurried packing to dash to the other side of the Pond, it was left behind, so I am just now getting to it. The book is breathtaking! Seriously! At times, the tension was just so intense I had to remind myself to breathe! Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration, but not by much. "Too Close to the Sun" is one great book. Had I known what a powerhouse tale this novel was, I would've bought a second copy and not waiting so long.
This book starts off with a frantic pace as galactic smuggler Angel Torrence, finally sees freedom in her grasp. She has just made the last payment on her nifty space shuttle and now she is her own boss. The last eight years she's been on the
run from the ruler of planet Coronado - her tyrant grandfather, so she is looking forward to this. But no sooner has she taken that first breath as owner, she watches in horror as raiders blow her ship.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but a few niggles 13 Mar. 2013
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I really enjoy sci-fi that comes with a bit of romance. I enjoy the escapism and world building and love to see what others imaginations come up with for the far off future.

This book started really well and action-packed. The hero, Nicoli, is willing to risk being separated from his body to track down the home world of a group of aliens who steal people's bodies, somehow wipe out their minds and then use the bodies for parts or mindless slaves. His body is taken by the Harvesters and his friend takes his mind to meet up with the pilot of Nicoli's ship to follow the signal implanted in his body.

Angel, the heroine, is on the run from her home world and making her way as an illegal courier. She's just managed to purchase her own ship, but a hiccup on her last run means that she is followed back and, whilst she is collecting her money, they are attacked. Her ship is blown up and a dead body lands on her. The dead body happens to be the pilot for Nicoli's ship and she decides it's as good a route out of there as any.

Angel finds herself stuck on a ship that she cannot control, heading for a mission she doesn't want to be involved in and dragged back into her own past as well.

What I didn't like:
I found the Harvesters a bit of a limp squid as far as the bad guy went. Very little about was properly explained and the ending just kind of fizzled out with 'see they're not all bad' kind of ending. Never mind that they kill people's minds and steal their bodies!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A gem 11 May 2014
By Ann
Format:Kindle Edition
I must say that this book is a gem. A story of sci fi with a balance of romance and love set on alien ground that so typically human. A jolly good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great writer 4 July 2013
By hugo556
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I really enjoyed this book. The author is clearly gifted and a great storyteller, the only criticism I would make is the amount of detail and many pages on the romance scenes. When I read science fiction I do not want to be distracted with soft porn. Nevertheless Mr Potts you have become one of my favourite top 5 writers
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, and it was free . . . 9 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Ripping yarn territory. But sufficiently away from current society to be lacking in any great "engagement" for day to day live.
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