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Romance Schmomance | Book Review : Eclipse the Moon by Jessie Mihalik

Octavia Zarola would do anything to keep her tiny, close-knit bounty hunting crew together—even if it means accepting a job from Torran Fletcher, a ruthless former general and her sworn enemy. When Torran offers her enough credits to not only keep her crew afloat but also hire someone to fix her ship, Tavi knows that she can’t refuse—no matter how much she’d like to.

With so much money on the line, Torran and his crew insist on joining the hunt. Tavi reluctantly agrees because while the handsome, stoic leader pushes all of her buttons—for both anger and desire—she’s endured worse, and the massive bonus payment he’s promised for a completed job is reason enough to shut up and deal.

But when they uncover a deeper plot that threatens the delicate peace between humans and Valoffs, Tavi suspects that Torran has been using her as the impetus for a new war. With the fate of her crew balanced on a knife’s edge, Tavi must decide where her loyalties lie—with the quiet Valoff who’s been lying to her, or with the human leaders who left her squad to die on the battlefield. And this time, she’s put her heart on the line. 


Eclipse the Moon Review

After falling head over heels in love with the first book in the series, Hunt the Stars, I couldn’t wait to get to Kee and Varro’s story. It didn’t quite have all the romance I was hoping for, but you definitely get the adventurous ride in this space opera.

I read Eclipse the Moon in one sitting, Jessie never fails to pull me into her stories. And there’s more angst than I expected, which I loveeee, but Varro kept pushing Kee away one too many times. It was absolutely driving me up the wall. I understood the complexity that is Varro and his deep devotion to vows, but I couldn’t quite get on board with how he was so focused on that instead of being with Kee. Got close to me saying, “Kee can do better!”.

The adventure, suspense and mystery aspects of this story were great. I was on edge wondering what was going to happen next, especially with some close calls!

Overall, I did enjoy this, just wished the romance was more balanced out and we got to see more of it.

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  1. I agree that he took vows very seriously. Perhaps that leads to him in the future taking marriage vows extremely serious. I enjoyed it. It was a very welcome relief from an ARC that was killing me that I DNFed. Now I’m 2/3rds through another book with another one just appearing on my kindle and my TBR glaring at me.

    1. Oh there’s no doubt he’ll take them seriously, which I love of course. But thankfully won’t be pushing Kee away in the process, but he’ll be working on that 😉

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