Monday, December 2, 2013

Book Review: Progeny


By:  S.A. Huchton

Publish Date:  December 2, 2013

Format:  eARC

Genre:  Romance with Science Fiction Flare

Series:  3rd in Endure series; 1st Book ~ Maven, 2nd Book ~ Nemesis

Recommendation:  Oh hell yes!  You get all your answers!  To Daniel and LYDIA!!  Eeep!  Oh, you'll want to know.

Heartbroken over Lydia's unexplained departure, Daniel Brewer is barely functional. When she left the Endure, she took everything important with her: his purpose, his heart, his reason for breathing. Daniel's convinced Nick Miller has the answers to his questions, but Dr. Gorgeous isn't talking.

A world away, Dr. Lydia Ashley struggles with her choices and mistakes. With one small discovery, everything she thought was true is shattered in an instant.

The buried secrets of the Maven Initiative surface.

No one is safe.

And Daniel and Lydia must both decide exactly how far they'll go for love.

First Sentence:
One month and still nothing.

Purchase At:
Amazon  /  Barnes & Nobles  /  Smashwords

**I requested to read this book as a beta reader.

My Thoughts and Summary:
Lydia has left Endure and with what she learns in Brazil, she trusts no one and she's alone.  Daniel is struggling without her and no word from her.  To make it harder yet, Nick has returns to the Endure and not sharing any news with Daniel on Lydia.  Still looking for a cure to the deadly bacteria Lydia questions why she's still working this project with the secrets she learns.  But she's got the genius to figure it out, to save them and the world.  Daniel is working on finding who at the UN is involved with the bacteria.  Someone high up in the UN and military is, as we learned, is involved with the Maven Initiative.  But who? On the run for their lives, our trio will come to learn many secrets.

Hold your breath, maybe even pinch your nose!  We are diving in and it's a deep, deep pool here.  You are not going to want to come up for air.  Lydia has left Endure, for research of the current project, and other intimate reasons.  The secrets she learns will blow you and her out of the water!

OH, oh oh!  So many answers to the small questions, and HUGE ONES I've wondered about and now I get to know.  And now, there is more questions created as well. But Oh Boy this book is full of story!  You have your romance and you have your smiles and tears.  But I love what I learn of the story here with Lydia.  Even with Daniel and Nick.  Soooo much here!!

Oh goodness do I love Daniel.  He is hanging by a string with Lydia leaving unexpectedly and not talking to him.  Brooke is that thread holding him together.  A great friend and she knows a few of Lydia's secrets, so even though she can't tell she knows the truth deep down. We even learn a great deal more of Brooke.  We even see one of Daniel's past flings. *giggle* I do love this woman and her tactics.  I don't want to mention to much about Lydia as that will give away a big play here.  But she's a bit on the emotional side with all going on.  At times I had a hard time connecting with her, but I've known others to have the same responses as she.

The dual POV is amazing here so easily we get information for the case.  And even though I know I'd be just as worried and paranoid from either Daniel or Lydia's side of things, we see how crazy all the self induced stress is and keep it light for us as a reader.

In the end, I can't wait to get the fourth book!  I think we are safe at the end, at least for the moment, but I just want to make sure!

Want to start the series? Maven, the first book, is only 99c in ebook!

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  1. I'll have to pick up this series sooner rather than later, now that I've seen your enthusiasm! And considering the price of book 1, I see no reason to wait.

    1. Maja (The Nocturnal Library) Oh I do hope you get to try this series and enjoy it. :) I'm really excited about it and surprised how much I've enjoyed the characters and world. :) Thank you!

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    1. I know Blodeuedd. But the cool thing, Huchton has made the books available in print. :) I think this one isn't yet, but the first two are. :)

  3. This sounds fab. You also had me at answers. So many books leave me hanging I'm so happy to hear this.

    1. Melissa (B&T) Yes! I love getting answers and this book did that. But I want the last one asap. lol. Thank you!

  4. I think it's fantastic when you get those answers that you are really looking for! Then being handed more things to ponder :D Excellent review! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. Thank you Jaclyn Canada! It's nice to progress this way in a series. :)

  5. Wow, this sounds like quite a series. I may have to snag the first book up, especially for that price.

    1. Christy @ Love of Books, Oh I hope you enjoy the books. Thank you!

  6. Love finally getting the answers to so many questions in a series. Happy this was a good one.

  7. Great review! Yet another series I need to read! :)

    1. Hi Alexia! Oh I do hope you get to try this series. I really enjoyed it. :) Thank you!


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