Review: Honey Moon by Arlene Webb

October 8, 2015 Review 0

Review: Honey Moon by Arlene Webb

Thousands win homes off-planet. Too-good-to-be-true questions turn deadly. It’ll take more than wedding vows to learn if happily-ever-afters are real.

On crowded Earth, people are thrilled as technology expands to colonize space. When a prominent dating site offers the chance for a better life, thousands apply to hop on board.

Owner of a famous political blog, Sam Dexter understands how to qualify to win a ride to the moon. What he doesn’t get is why it’s offered to so many. With a bride on his arm who hasn’t a clue concerning his real identity, maybe he can learn. Not as though much can go wrong through pretending to be in love with Laree and conning the woman into helping him, right?

Jenna Jensen is terrified. Fear concerning the potential fate of lovers worldwide is steadily growing in her mind. Shuttles geared up to launch, there’s little time to find proof of something nefarious. What she needs is to warn a naïve groom or two. After all, meeting up with a stranger and convincing him to help has to be safe, doesn’t it?

About Arlene Webb
Sci-fi, paranormal, thriller-mystery, indefinable—I’m an author who adds sweet and spicy layers of romance to any genre.

I was born in upstate New York, USA, land of cows, snow, drizzle and sometimes a ray of sun. I spent my childhood reading whatever I could get my hands on. Adolescence found me questioning the validity of everything I read. Early twenties, I headed for the Pacific Ocean. A stop off to visit a friend turned into years in Tucson, Arizona. My late twenties found me running family owned greenhouses and florist shops back in New York. When the reality of retail life became too mundane to handle, I began an obsessive love of creating more interesting worlds.

Title: Honey Moon
Author: Arlene Webb
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Harey, Last Request
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: September 22, 2015
Genres: Adventure, Sci Fi Romance
Pages: 196
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
Bailey Bradford

When I chose to read this book I was in a sci-fi type of mood.  I tend to be a bit geeky at times.  Love the sci-fi genre in general and well, sci-fi romance just kind of naturally falls in there.  I mean really, think of it, all the biggies seem to have some romance at some point or another as well as all that “out of this world” action and adventure.  The best of all worlds, so the blurb for this intrigued me.

Sadly, the adventures of this book never got off world.  However, the world was a different one than the one we know today.  But, upon further reflection, was it really?  The author did a rather interesting job of taking current world affairs and putting them in a fictional sci-fi story.  Overpopulation that leads to overcrowding.  Big business corrupting – everything from everyday life to government.  The little guy seeing an injustice and wanting to do something.  As I was reading this book that takes place in a future earth I was left wondering: “What really had changed?”

Oh yes, there are space ships to take “lucky winners” off world with promises of space and large homes.  And the only cost to them is the cost of a marriage license – $1000.  For that kind of money I would want more information before saying “yes” to some guy I may not know.  But as we know, a “sucker is born every minute.”

This book started out kind of slow.  The author took great effort in building her world and creating the characters.  It dragged a bit and almost lost me.  But, I persevered and stuck with it.   The machinations the main characters – Sam and Jenna – went through in this story were . . . sometimes believable, sometimes not so much.  But, being a sci-fi story I could go along with most of what was happening.

One of the huge saving graces of this story, for me, was the fun little “Easter eggs” that showed up.  Little references to some of my favorite sci-fi TV shows.  Some were very obvious, but others . . . only a geek will know for sure. *grin* I looked forward to finding them.

The action and adventure picked up toward the middle of the book giving a credible reading experience leading to satisfactory ending.

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