Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Review:Dissident by Cecilia London

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Dissident by Cecilia London Bellator Saga #1 Publication Date: 17 March 2015

Genres:
Action / Adventure, Contemporary, Dark, Romance, Sci-fi, Suspense,Thriller

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She once was important. Now she’s considered dangerous.
In a new America where almost no one can be trusted, Caroline lies unconscious in a government hospital as others decide her fate. She is a political dissident, wanted for questioning by a brutal regime that has come to power in a shockingly easy way. As she recovers from her injuries, all she has are her memories. And once she wakes up, they may not matter anymore. Dissident is a blend of romantic suspense, contemporary romance, political thriller, and speculative fiction. Told mostly in flashback, it details the budding romantic relationship between our heroine, Caroline, and Jack, the silver fox playboy who tries to win her heart. Part One of a Six Part Series. Each part is a full length novel between 60,000-120,000 words and ends in a cliffhanger. For readers 18+. This saga contains adult situations, including non-gratuitous violence, explicit (consensual) sex, psychological and physical trauma, and an oftentimes dark and gritty plot (particularly in part two).

What I thought about Dissident

When  I was approached to review Dissident, it was the synopsis that had me saying yes.  Part romance, part political thriller, I thought this book had elements that I could really get into.  Dissident starts with an amazing scene in its prologue that will have you clamoring for more.  

But once past the prologue, the chapters go back in time to when Jack and Caroline met and fell in love.  The banter between them is entertaining and the romance develops as the story goes on. The political aspects of this story weren't my cup of tea, so I tended to skim over some of those pages. 

I thought this was a good start to this 6-book series, which ended in a cliffhanger, so you have a good idea of the time you are going to invest in this series.  I also liked that the love interests are older -- nice to see a romance developed around the over 35 age group. 

Overall, a nice start to the series. If you are into romance against the backdrop of politics, this might be the book for you.

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About Cecilia London

Cecilia is my pen name. I may or may not live in San Antonio, Texas. I've been known to apply quotes from 'The Simpsons' to everyday life. I live for baseball season.


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