Reviewed by Riley
A dedicated Defender…
Bryce fell in love once, but after Lalia was ripped away from him, he locked his heart from feeling anything for anyone else. Instead, he devotes his life to the Galactic Alliance, killing every bloodthirsty Erebus he comes across.
A shunned princess…
Lalia Comosova fell in love with the wrong man. When her parents learned of her transgressions, they sent her to Earth to hide her error in judgment from the rest of the kingdom.
A second chance?
When these lovers are reunited after many years apart, they have a chance to find happiness together. But fate steps in and threatens to rip them apart as it did years ago.
Review of Bryce
This is a novella – so not long. Like many novellas I read, it comes with the usual complaint – too short. In this case, more background story on the hero, heroine and other characters is what I felt I needed to really appreciate the story. Basically, I needed more of what motivates these characters.
Without that detail though, Bryce is a short feel good adventure and romance. Despite the fact that there are icky monsters. Make that gross, horrible monsters. The presence of the Erebus on Earth is what brings Bryce to this world to protect the inhabitants from those creatures. Lalia just happens to be living on Earth, and apparently, attracting Erebus. After thwarting the Erebus attack, Bryce recognizes the lost princess of Hemera and his former lover. Princess Lalia ends up bound for her former home on a ship with her daughter and the man she thought she would never see again, Bryce.
The exiled princess is unsure of her position on her home world and now she has a daughter to worry about. The daughter, who’s father was killed by the Erebus back on Earth, is headed for a completely foreign world and she too, is wondering what awaits her. Her presence in the story add a nice level of complexity to an otherwise straightforward story.
Bryce is the strong Defender of the Galactic Alliance, faithful and bound to follow orders, to do his duty. How can the princess and her defender possibly find a life together? The story is one of regrets for lost love and hope for a better future.
Do you want to see fated lovers overcome banishment, duty and icky monsters to enjoy a HEA in a short SciFi Romance. Then might I suggest Bryce?
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