Monday, April 4, 2011

Review: Gambit by Kim Knox

Gambit is a novel by Kim Knox and a Futuristic Romance from Carina Press.

Book Blurb:

Captain Chae Beyon is a hustler, a mercenary pilot, a wounded woman who prefers her men to be easily thrown aside.

Daned Traern is a first-caste Ladaian bound by tradition and DNA to protect his race. He's willing to align himself with the hot space captain if she'll transport him home in time to ensure the right candidate is crowned-and thus prevent a bloody war.

Disguised as Chae's sex toy, Daned is erotically bound to her through living gold, alien tech designed to increase pleasure. When he frees himself, their passion only increases...but succumbing to temptation will bind them together-permanently.

But there's more at stake than their needs. As Chae is dragged into a world of insane princes and sentient stones, hired killers hound them across the quadrant.

And then, as only her lousy luck would have it, Chae must choose between the good of the galaxy and her own heart...

My thoughts:

Chae Beyon is a Runner - always looking for the next score, whether it be taking someone in a game of cards or transporting merchandise off planet.  Whatever will make the most money in the shortest amount of time.

Now she has been asked - a little forcibly, to transport cargo to Ladaian-Prime - and if the cargo arrives safely, within the given time frame - Chae will walk away with more money than she could make in ten lifetimes.

Daned Traern is part of the cargo.  He has to get to Ladaian-Prime or all is lost for his people.  Going undercover is the quickest and safest way for Daned to travel. 

But pretending to be a sex toy may not have been the best route to go.  The situation between Chae and Daned becomes all too real - and neither are prepared for the consequences.

I really enjoyed Gambit.  I have wanted to read Kim Knox for the longest time - so when I received my E-Reader, Gambit was the first book I downloaded.

I give Gambit 4 out of 5 stars.

On sale date: Sept 20, 2010
Category: Futuristic Romance
Science Fiction Romance
Space Opera
eISBN: 9781426890598


Blodeuedd said...

Yay for the first downloaded book :D

Kim Knox said...

Wow, I'm completely honoured, Michelle.
Glad you enjoyed, Gambit :)