Timtur by Veronica Scott @vscotttheauthor #ThriftyThursday @sophiarose1816

Posted July 16, 2023 by Sophia in Book Review / 18 Comments

Timtur by Veronica Scott @vscotttheauthor #ThriftyThursday @sophiarose1816 Timtur by Veronica Scott
Series: Sectors New Allies #2.5
on February 9, 2018
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction
Pages: 170
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Genetically engineered soldiers of the far future, the Badari were created by alien enemies to fight humans. But then the scientists kidnapped an entire human colony to use as subjects in twisted experiments…the Badari and the humans made common cause, rebelled and escaped the labs. Now they live side by side in a sanctuary valley protected by a powerful Artificial Intelligence, and wage unceasing war on the aliens. The luckiest Badari find their mates among the humans.

Far from her home in the human Sectors after the mass kidnapping, teacher Lily Garrison is making a niche for herself in the valley by running a school for the Badari young. Although she yearns for Timtur, the pack’s healer, another Badari male has his eye on her and won’t take no for an answer.

Timtur feels the weight and responsibility of being the pack’s only healer, constantly on call as the soldiers fight ferocious battles against the alien scientists and their troops. With scarcely a moment to himself, he’s drawn to the gentle Lily but worries he won’t be able to juggle his duties, his loyalty to the pack and a relationship with a human woman.

When Lily’s stalker takes direct action to kidnap her and steal her from the safety of the valley, she’s forced to reach deep inside to find the strength to battle for her life. Timtur realizes too late how foolish he’s been to resist the bond with his fated mate and leads the rescue effort.

Timtur and Lily Garrison are both secondary recurring characters from book one.  Their unresolved, mutual attraction has been brewing and it was fabulous to see how it all finally resolved in a heart-stopping adventure of their own.

Timtur is technically book 2.5 in the series, but it is not shorter or less developed.  It simply got written later and slipped back into its chronological place in the Sectors New Allies– Badari Warriors series.  It definitely works best read after books one and two since Lily is the sister of those romance heroines and Timtur is a strong recurring Badari character.

Timtur is a feline Badari and is a special member of his pack as their healer and spiritual advisor who is most in touch with the ‘Great Mother’.  As such, he feels a great burden that his pack’s needs should always come first.  This leaves him in a quandary regarding his feelings for Lily Garrison.  Duty or mate?  He isn’t sure he can have both since they are both high priorities.

Lily Garrison, unlike her older sister, is no strong soldier nor is she a dedicated and strong-willed healer like her older twin.  She sees herself as weaker because she has phobias and is ‘merely’ a teacher of the young.  And, look, she can’t even hook the handsome and dedicated Timtur to be her mate.

But, through a series of circumstances and a final harrowing experience involving Lily’s life and both their freedom, Timtur figures out quickly what he can and can’t live without and how it all can work out.

I love how there is a sweet connection between this pair who grew from friendship and shared circumstances in their escape from the Khargish alien scientists who experimented and tortured, but they became something more.  I liked seeing Lily learn she is as strong as her sisters, and have a man like Timtur respect and love her even when he wasn’t sure how to make it all work.  And, seeing Timtur figure out his life now that he and his pack are free was heartwarming.  All this set against some intense action scenes and a well-built climax made for a solid story in the series and my favorite so far.

Sci-fi Romance fans really should have this and the original series on their reading stack.


Kindle freebie on January 2, 2020  (currently $2.99 on Amazon and Barnes & Noble as of writing this post)

Overall rating 4.08 with 107 ratings and  12 reviews


About Veronica Scott

USA Today Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance author.

Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.

Seven time winner ~ SFR Galaxy Award

Proud recipient ~ NASA Exceptional Service Medal but must hasten to add the honor was not for her romantic fiction!

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt – I’ll improve your process (mwahahahaa)!

Elvis Presley’s best friend once serenaded Veronica on a local TV telethon…now that could be a novel…

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Posted July 16, 2023 by Sophia in Book Review / 18 Comments

18 responses to “Timtur by Veronica Scott

  1. Gill

    Yes, one of my favourites, quite moving in parts. And our introduction to Yonn

  2. oh yay for another Veronica Scott! I know how much you love her stuff and I really need to try her stuff out. You know me, always itching to find some more sci fi romance out there. I do have a soft spot for characters that have shared experiences. Just adds more dimension to their connection.

    Lovely review.

    • Yes, I’m an enthusiastic fan. The connection of partnering on the adventures is a solid part to each of the stories. Hope you get the chance at some of these when you go for some SFR.

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    • I was really lucky to score the first few books of this spin off series like that. In fact, this was the last of my freebies in the series so I’ll be taking a break and hitting her other spinoff starting in the fall so I can fit in more freebies for the Thrifty Thursday challenge.

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  3. I am glad to hear you enjoyed this one so much and I look forward to reading this one, especially hearing this one was your favorite in the series so far. I look forward to reading more about Lily and Timtur, after getting to know them a bit in the first two books.