I just want to keep saying ‘love it, love it, love it – everyone needs a copy of this book!’ over and over again for this review but thought that you might actually want a bit more information than that, so here goes 😉
After reading Kithra I couldn’t wait to read Replicant and what can I say other than I love this series so much! (I’ll try not to say it too many times, lol) All the characters are so conflicted in their own ways that I feel an affinity to them and just want everything to work out for them.
Replicant focuses on Jarana who is tormented by her past. In the first few pages I can honestly say I didn’t think I would like Jarana’s character. She presents this cocky persona but I soon realised that she’s only acting this way because she doesn’t know how to deal with her emotions so buries the deep without dealing with anything.
Jarana has returned to Kithra to continue hunting for a Replicant that has escaped from prison. She is trying to keep her emotions about being back on her home planet buried and focus on her task. When she finds the Replicant, the situation is more complicated that she anticipated. The Replicant has taken on a female form and is engaged to Eric and has become firm friends with the other residents of Kithra. The attraction that she has with both Eric and Maska is instantaneous even though she tries to deny it. After spending time with both men she realises that Maska is not the same as the other Replicants she has encountered throughout her life and she agrees to delay taking him back.
Eric is struggling to come to terms with the fact that Maska is not the woman he thought she was. He has never been attracted to men so Eric finds it confusing when he discovers out that his ‘girlfriend’ is actually a man and that he still has strong feelings for him despite this.
Maska has been in hiding since his escape from prison. He took on the form of a woman and has formed strong relationships not only with Eric but also other members of the crew that are based on Kithra. He can see straight through the front that Jarana tries to keep in place and isn’t afraid to let her know that he understands.
Maska & Eric are both beautiful characters in their own right but the connection that they have with each other, and also with Jarana, is what makes them special. The relationship that unfolds between the 3 of them is sexy as hell. What starts out as a sort of mercy mission to try to help Eric get over his confusions about his sexuality, ends up with a bond forming between them that makes Jarana run.
I’ve got to say it again – you need to own this! The world that Dani Worth is creating is brilliantly colourful and original, the characters are emotionally troubled but this is beautifully balanced enhancing the connection you feel to the characters. I am so taken with by this series that I know it will be added to my collection of books that I can read repeatedly and never tire of and I’m already anticipating the next instalment to this amazing series.
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