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I generally review romance, paranormal and urban fantasy. I tend to pick review books that I want to read, so generally my reviews will be positive. I always give my honest opinion: good, bad, and indifferent. 


Note: on my blog I use a letter grading system. I've listed the ratings below. For sites with stars, I have listed the equivalent rating. If I didn't finish the book, I will not rate it with stars.


A+  Personal Favorite (5 stars)
A    Loved It (4.5 or 5 stars)
A-   Enjoyed A Lot (4 or 4.5 stars)
B+  Liked It A Lot (4 stars)
B    Liked It -- Recommend (4 stars)
B-   Liked It -- But I had a few small issues (3 or 3.5 stars)
C+  Liked It -- But I had issues (3 or 3.5 stars)
C    Finished It -- Liked some, didn't like some (3 stars)
C-   Finished It -- Liked a little, didn't like a lot (2 or 2.5 stars)
D    Not A Big Fan (2 stars)
E    Don’t Waste Your Time (1 star)
TW: Reading this book was like watching a Train Wreck
DNF: Did Not Finish


updated July 9, 2015

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Progress: 27 %

Review: Beneath a Trojan Moon by Anna Hackett

Beneath a Trojan Moon: A Novella (Phoenix Adventures Book 4) - Anna Hackett

Relda Dela-Cruz carries a huge secret, one that threatens not only her life, but those around her. Relocating to the market planet of Souk four years ago, Relda remains in hiding as a market businesswoman.


Marshal Hunt Calder recently moved to Souk to be marshal after retiring from Galactic Security Services. When two baddies attempt to rough up Relda, Hunt makes it his personal mission to protect her. With his alpha side taking control, Hunt can no longer hide his desire for Relda.


Beneath a Trojan Moon is an incredibly sexy and well-developed novella set in the Phoenix Adventure series. The title is completely stand-alone, although a few familiar characters make a cameo appearance. Hunt and Relda are HOT! The pair steams up the pages and develop an excellent rapport in the time given.


The story behind Relda’s secret and the lengths she’ll take to protect those around her is engrossing. I really enjoyed Ms. Hackett’s voice and the complexity she obtains in the novella-length format. I didn’t figure out the tale’s twist until the last moments, and I found the plot well-written and exciting.


Overall, I really enjoyed this novella. Beneath the Trojan Moon is super sexy and fun! It had the right mix of action, romance, and intrigue. Relda and Hunt are likable characters, both of whom I connect with immediately. I loved their sparks and enjoyed the back and forth play. They are mature and caring, not willing to play games. This stand-alone story is a must read for fans of sci-fi and romance.


My Rating: A, loved it!

Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking About

Review copy provided by author.