Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet @AuthorABouchet @SourcebooksCasa

Posted January 1, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 14 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet @AuthorABouchet @SourcebooksCasaNIghtchaser by Amanda Bouchet
Series: Endeavor #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 1, 2019
Genres: Science Fiction, Romance
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
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Captain Tess Bailey and her crew of Robin Hood-like thieves are desperate and on the run. Pursued by a vicious military general who wants them dead or alive, Tess has to decide if she can trust Shade Ganavan, a tall, dark and arrogant stranger with ambiguous motivations.

Shade Ganavan had oodles of arrogance, oodles of charm, and oodles of something that made me want to kick him in the nuts.

What Tess and Shade don’t know about each other might get them killed…unless they can set aside their differences and learn to trust each other—while ignoring their off-the-charts chemistry.

I didn’t expect space opera, but I couldn’t be more pleased. For those who are more focused on romance, there’s the start of one here.  Nightchaser is an unexpected pleasure. Of course, it’s the characters which make it great.  There is definitely the urban fantasy feel of a longer story arc with a crew of quirky, beloved friends who are like a family.

Tess is young and does have some flaws. She hasn’t had an easy life and it isn’t easy now. She learns more about her own history and I suspect there’s plenty more to learn. Her heart is in the right place and she easily puts others before herself.   I had worries about Tess being overconfident and too trusting, ie TSTL. Luckily, she has that crew to support her when problems arise.  Shade has been drifting since his parents died and now he is intrigued. I rather like him. The man has some talents.

There is a lot of action and politics; this is only the beginning of the Endeavor series. I need to know lots more about the world and these characters.  I liked the amount of information and details though, enough without being overwhelming. I am definitely looking forward to more; it’s exciting!

About Amanda Bouchet

Amanda Bouchet grew up in New England where she spent much of her time tromping around in the woods and making up grand adventures in her head. It was inevitable that one day she would start writing them down. Drawing on her Greek heritage for the setting and on her love of all things daring and romantic for the rest, her debut trilogy, The Kingmaker Chronicles, took form. She writes what she loves to read: epic exploits, steamy romance, and characters that make you laugh and cry.

A French master’s graduate and former English teacher, Amanda lives in Paris, France. She met her husband while studying abroad, and the family now includes two bilingual children who will soon be correcting her French.

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Posted January 1, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 14 Comments

14 responses to “Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet

    • That sounds like a plan. I do rally well with Netgalley but I have had to develop a better system for my audiobooks since I went a little overboard when I didn’t expect publishers to be so great to me. I requested a bit more since I wasn’t sure I could get things. Now I know I can get some things, I’m not as worried. Plus I still do some relatively new stuff from the library even.

      I am finding I am more interested in urban fantasy, fantasy, pnr, dystopian, and mysteries than romance, since they usually have an additional plot. All of those can have romance and I like them to have romance, but I want more plot. On the other hand, a “straight” romance does allow much deeper development of two characters in particular which can be amazing. I just find I have to pick those much more carefully. Yeah I just want ALL the books.

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  1. I love the sound of this book! I’m adding it to my TBR list now. She’s an author that I’ve been wanting to try and this seems like the perfect place to start! Great review!

    • I listened to the first tow of the Kingmaker series on audio and read the last one. I like this new series better so far. But I suppose it depends on if you prefer fantasy romance with mythodology or space opera scifi stuff. I love both.

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  2. Great review! I haven’t read anything by this author before, but this sounds like something I would enjoy!