Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Book Review: TUNDRA 37 by Aubrie Dionne

Title: Tundra 37
Series: A New Dawn, #2
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (February 7, 2012)
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Genre: Science Fiction Romance

Description: Gemme is a hi-tech matchmaker who pairs the next generation of Lifers aboard the Expedition, a deep space transport vessel destined for Paradise 18. When the identity of her lifemate pops up on her screen, she's shocked that he's the achingly gorgeous and highly sought after Lieutenant Miles Brentwood, a man oblivious to her existence. Believing everyone will think she contrived the match, she erases it from the computer's memory. Just as comets pummel the ship and destroy the pairing system forever. With the Expedition disabled, the colonists must crash land on the barren ice world of Tundra 37 where Gemme is reassigned to an exploratory mission, led by Lieutenant Brentwood. Only in the frozen tundra does she understand the shape of his heart and why the computer has entwined their destinies.

Review: A spectacular science fiction romance novel, Aubrie Dionne’s Tundra 37 excites and sizzles despite the chill of deep space and an ice-covered planet.

Gemme’s perfectly ordered world is about to be shattered. As a matchmaker aboard the Expedition, she has life all figured out, but then she’s paired with the handsome Lieutenant Miles Brentwood. Every lady wants him, especially her enemy Luna Legacy. In a haste decision, she deletes her own pairing and finds her world breaking apart in a shower of comets. When their spaceship crashes on the ice planet Tundra 37, Gemme is reassigned to an exploratory mission, led by none other than Brentwood. As Gemme struggles with her attraction to him, she must find a way to survive within the chaos of her new life.

Tundra 37 ensnares the reader and explodes upon the page in a fast-paced space adventure filled with romance, mystery, and fantastical creatures. Gemme is an unlikely heroine, but she captures the reader’s heart, and I couldn’t help but cheer for her and Brentwood. Dionne’s beautiful way with words can pour tenderness with a single glance, and yet strike the reader with the dangers and horrors of this new planet. The scenes between the past and present read seamlessly and draw the reader further into the characters’ motives. The romance is sweet, and the science fiction is out of this universe.

Tundra 37 may very well be Aubrie Dionne’s best novel to date!

Five Bookworms = I loved it!