Series: Consortium Rebellion #1
Published by Harper Voyager on February 5, 2019
Genres: Science Fiction Romance
Reading Challenges: Romanceopoly 2020
A space princess on the run and a notorious outlaw soldier become unlikely allies in this imaginative, sexy space opera adventure—the first in an exciting science fiction trilogy.
In the far distant future, the universe is officially ruled by the Royal Consortium, but the High Councillors, the heads of the three High Houses, wield the true power. As the fifth of six children, Ada von Hasenberg has no authority; her only value to her High House is as a pawn in a political marriage. When her father arranges for her to wed a noble from House Rockhurst, a man she neither wants nor loves, Ada seizes control of her own destiny. The spirited princess flees before the betrothal ceremony and disappears among the stars.
Ada eluded her father’s forces for two years, but now her luck has run out. To ensure she cannot escape again, the fiery princess is thrown into a prison cell with Marcus Loch. Known as the Devil of Fornax Zero, Loch is rumored to have killed his entire chain of command during the Fornax Rebellion, and the Consortium wants his head.
When the ship returning them to Earth is attacked by a battle cruiser from rival House Rockhurst, Ada realizes that if her jilted fiancé captures her, she’ll become a political prisoner and a liability to her House. Her only hope is to strike a deal with the dangerous fugitive: a fortune if he helps her escape.
But when you make a deal with an irresistibly attractive Devil, you may lose more than you bargained for . . .
Polaris Rising is the first book in the “Consortium Rebellion” series and its a science fiction romance and what a BOOK!!! Wow…..I had no idea this book would fascinate me so and with the space opera feel to it this story worked for me in EVERY way. I have no clue why I waited so long to grab this up, I think I wasn’t sure about the level of romance but seriously….you never need to worry on that score, because this story has romance galore and I loved every moment of it. This author is going on my watchlist from now on because her writing is stellar.
This story begins with Ada von Hasenberg who is a royal princess, but when she decided she wants to craft her own destiny, she decided to be proactive and find her own path and so she has been on the run for over two years from her father and fiancee, who really only want her as a pawn to use in their political chess game. But her luck as failed her and now she has been captured and is thrown into a cell with the infamous and highly dangerous super soldier Marcus Loch, but they form an alliance to work together to escape. But as they join forces they find something more empowering than a simple alliance in striving for freedom….but love and finding their own happy destiny but they will both have to climb some difficult mountains of challenge and adversity and politics before reaching their HEA
Polaris Rising was such a pure delight and I had such a blast with this book from beginning to end. It was such a delight to read this book and honestly, if you love science fiction romance, I honestly couldn’t recommend a book enough because every romance reader needs “Polaris Rising” in their lives. This space odyssey was packed with many elements that worked for me in every way. Lets first discuss the plot….whew….the plot was so engaging and there were so many elements combined within this plot that made it so “on the edge of the seat” feeling. It’s packed with plenty of surprises to delight in. There were so many things going on from the hero being a military man on the run to our runaway princess forging her own journey in desiring freedom, to the friends they form along the way, the battles, the suspense, the adventure and the complex political game that forms…..you will never be bored in reading this book.
The romance was delicious in every way, from the first chapter, I knew the romance would be stellar amazing and it surely was. The connection that Ada and Marcus form together is powerful even from the start, you see how drawn they are together. But they are from two different universes and backgrounds but they are both fighters, both passionate and both on the run. They have much more in common than they realize, and their differences only complement each other in all the right ways that brings balance in their relationship. I truly loved how Marcus and Ada both are willing to fight for each other even when they have disagreements …..in the end, their relationship only thrives in this story.
Overall I found Polaris Rising to be a space filled gem of a story that lifts the reader to new heights and delights, its a book that will charm and thrill you from beginning to end…..AN EXHILIRATING RIDE