Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I Could Handle This Renegade Passion!

I have a love/hate relationship with novellas. On the love side, they are quick bites from an interesting course at a literary buffet. On the hate side, quick bites are just that - quick. One bite and they're done. Usually leaving me wanting more. Such is the case with Renegade Passion by Lisa Renee Jones. It's a quick look into the world of the Zodius that left me wanting more!

I always wonder why authors choose certain characters to star in novellas as opposed to full length novels because I usually end up wishing that the story was more fleshed out, longer. Once I enter the lives of characters I like, I want to spend a lot of time with them. Such is the case with Kel and Sonia. They are wonderful characters who could easily carry a longer story and I would have loved to learn more about them. Kel is one of those amazing super hunk heroes that you secretly (or maybe not so secretly) wish would come rescue you in your time of need - and stay for a little something special afterwards. He is strong, loyal, and vulnerable where his heart is concerned - what more could you want in a hero? And Sonia is the perfect foil for him. Loyal, supportive and forgiving. Together, they make an amazing couple and I really would have liked to spend a lot more time with them and read more about their story.

If I had one complaint about this book, it would be its brevity. Although I gobbled it up in one bite, I was left wishing there were more to it. I would have liked to get more into the action, back story and love affair between the characters, although I understand that is not the purpose of novellas (which is why I prefer novels). Despite that one minor flaw, I really did enjoy Renegade Passion and meeting all of the characters from previous books in the series. I just might have to check them out. And if the author ever decides to delve more into the story of Kel and Sonia, I'm there, too. All in all, an enjoyable read!

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