Review: Roark (Women of Earth #1) by Jacqueline Rhoades

June 30, 2015 Review 2

Review: Roark (Women of Earth #1) by Jacqueline Rhoades

The people of planet Earth have suffered the tides of war for six long years, but it’s not their war. Earth is the battleground for the thousand year conflict between the invading Hahnshin and the Godan warriors of the Galactic Confederation.
Mira Donazetto’s only concern is for her family’s survival, so when she’s offered work as a translator for the Godan, she jumps at the chance and right into the arms of the new First Commander, Roark. Her heart says she should trust this alien warrior, but how can she when he has the power to take away everything she holds dear.
Roark’s new command post is a disaster with a long list of problems that he must address, including dissension among his officers. The last thing he needs is to have his heart touched by a woman who may be a traitor.
It’s a whole new world and a whole new love story in a whole new series called Women of Earth

Title: Roark
Author: Jacqueline Rhoades
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Alpha's Mate , The Alpha's Choice, The Alpha's Daughter, Guardian's Faith
Series: Women of Earth #1
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: June 28th 2015
Genres: Sci Fi Romance
Pages: 385
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames

It’s not often I get to indulge in a SciFi romance. Most I have come across are all about the boinking and I like my stories to have a bit more substance. Which is why I was completely delighted with Roark by Jacqueline Rhoades.

Godan warriors have been at war with the Hahnshin for a thousand years. Their current battleground is Earth and the people on the planet have been paying the price for six long years. The survivors are doing all they can to stay alive. While this premise is not an original one, it’s one that usually works for me especially if I can engage with the characters. Mira and Roark, Oh yes, I liked them a lot. Mira is such a tough woman doing what she can to keep her family going. Roark is all male and strong, even when he goes all caveman I still found him sexy. The heat between them was a nice perfect simmer. Things can’t run all smooth for them and as the story progress we find out both are harboring some fairly powerful secrets. Hers was easy to guess them but his…yeah didn’t see that coming. They do eventually work things out, although not without some serious issues, but in the end their HEA was a perfect, and surprising one.

This isn’t just all romance between these pages. Their survival, action, intrigue and some giggling moments as the Godan solders get educated in the fine art of English and human women. Not sure there was a intent of humor in those classes but I found some of them funny. The cast of secondary characters were simply a delight. Mason, Ahnyis, Mohawk, just to name a few, had me smiling and cheering them on. I hope as this series continues we get to see more of them.

I’ve been a fan of Ms. Rhoades’ Wolvers series and this is my first taste of her book outside of that world. I’m really enjoying this bite and plan on sampling her other books. Anyone who wants to try SciFi without all the extra tentacles and eyes needs to read Roark. Lovers of SciFi are going love it, too.



2 Responses to “Review: Roark (Women of Earth #1) by Jacqueline Rhoades”

  1. Charlotte

    Thank you for the review. I loved it. I love Jacqueline Rhoades writting and always read everything i can get my hands on that she has written.