Book Review

by Megan Hart, Lauren Dane

Genre: Erotic Romance, Futuristic

RT Rating

These two stories are both set in nondescript locations, and it takes time for the underlying stories to develop. The bedroom scenes are well written, but the conflicts with the societal enemies are not given enough depth to make them cohesive. More details would be helpful, but Hart’s tale turns into a decent thriller by the time all is said and done.

In “Land’s End,” by Dane, Loyal is a lawman charged with protecting the civilians at garrison towns, and he has developed a soft spot for Verity at one of the stops. She dreams of leaving home and, ultimately, making a life with Loyal. They are sure of their love but must find a way to make it happen. In Hart’s “By the Sea of Sand,” Teila is a lighthouse keeper who cares for the injured of Sheirra. Her latest patient is an amnesiac affected by the horrors of war, whose recovery is dicey at best and who possesses implants possibly triggered by violence. Meanwhile, implanted traitors are trying to destroy the outpost. (HEAT, Dec., 352 pp., $15.00)

Reviewed By: Jacqui McGugins

Publisher: HEAT

Published: December 2013

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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of There All Long

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on June 16, 2014 - 9:34am.

There All Along is two novellas by Lauren Dane & Megan Hart. Lauren Dane’s offering titled Land’s End is the story of Loyal, a lawman and Verity, a widow who runs the settlement’s mercantile. The setting is in a world where rapists and murderers run rampant in the areas surrounding various outposts. The only way that supplies and mail can get from place to place is by armed escort. Loyal is constantly on the move with shipment deliveries, but he is always drawn back to Verity. Verity dreams of seeing other places, experiencing new things. The chemistry between these two is strong, but Loyal doesn’t think he is a good enough man for Verity. But she thinks he is wrong. This is a sweet love story with hot sexual steam.

By The Sea Of Sand, written by Megan Hart is set in a harsh world where survival is a hard fought battle. Kason Reed is taken prisoner by off world enemies, tortured and experimented on. When he finally returns home, he is put under the care of Teila. Teila, the light keeper at the edge of the sea of sand, tries to help Kason regain his memory while having to keep a secret from him. A secret that could destroy him. By The Sea Of Sand is a fast paced love story that had me instantly hooked. The heat factor was very high throughout.