I was given a copy of Ridding the Odds by Lynda K. Scott from Entangled via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
“An act of desperation
and the beginning of seduction…
Spaceship captain Tara Rowan has her secrets. One is her Rider, Zie. Zie is an organic symbiote—like a living tattoo—that enhances Tara’s physical abilities, including superhuman strength and reflexes. The other is the past she’s tried so hard to leave behind her. But it’s not until oh-so-sexy Trace Munroe decides to blackmail Tara that she realizes her secrets aren’t so secret after all…
Trace is a Holy Knight who does everything by the book. Desperate to find a missing princess, he’ll do whatever it takes to rescue her and bring her kidnappers to justice. Including blackmail. Yet something about the feisty ship captain draws Trace in and stirs his desire—even if she is a wanted criminal. Because the last thing he needs is any complications…especially when he has his own secrets to hide.”
I originally posted my review of Ridding the Odds in ’15 on Goodreads. For my sake of mind, I’m also posting my review here.
I knew what to expect when I read the synopsis for this book. What I didn’t expect, was all the detail and thought that went into the story. I mean, a living tattoo? That is something that really stood out to me while reading the book.
I was quickly swept up in the story. All the details we see through Tara’s eyes are astounding, really. And then there’s the aspect of Tara’s “living tattoo”, which is actually scientifically described in the book as a, organic symbiote.
I didn’t expect to read about romance in this book. Although, the romance was a nice surprise on my end!
I really wish there was more to the story. Sadly, (even though some of you would think otherwise) Riding the Odds is a standalone. And a great one at that. I’ll be remembering the fighting, the strength, the dragons, and Tara (with her symbiote) for a long time.
Thanks for reading my review!