Cal Remus is in love.
But the object of his affection barely acknowledges his existence. Worse: She acts like he’s the dirt sticking to the bottom of her shoe. Weaker men might give up. But not Cal. Hell no, he loves a good challenge and Ariana Skyee has made this the most intriguing challenge of all.
Having read his father’s confidential military files, Cal should be concerned about the seemingly fragile new world order on Planet Novo and the events back on Earth. But he’s distracted
Securing Ariana’s love is his number one priority.
He’s going to win her heart, or die trying.
by Siobhan Davis
True Calling #1.5
March 19, 2015
Short and sweet.
One of the things I like about the series is how well scenes are depicted from completely different perspectives. This short story is basically a bonus chapter told from Cal’s perspective and set just about the time Ariana begins to notice him (in True Calling). Another thing I like is how natural and believable the banter is between the characters, particularly Cal and Ben. Just as in the series, characterization is strong in this installment. Everyone has a unique voice. I also love how easily the story evokes emotion. I felt the pain of unrequited love right along Cal. Painful and sweet all at the same time.
I think I got more out of this than I might have had I not already read True Calling. So, that being said, I’d recommend this quick read for right after True Calling. The series is highly recommended for fans of YA romance with sci-fi/dystopian themes.
The review copy of this title was supplied by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
A self-diagnosed ‘teenager forever’– at least when it comes to books, music and movies; Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. Siobhan loves baking, crime novels, shoes, bags, make-up, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).
Siobhan has forged a successful corporate career, in Human Resources, over the last twenty years. A member of the IWI writers group, Siobhan resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.