Publish date Nov. 7, 2017
Paperback $7.99, e-book 3.03
In a world made up of electronically enhanced humans, cyborgs who look and act human, and a populace of people who live in fear of their government, one hopes that a group such as Vivien Jackson created will exist.
Perfect Gravity is the second novel of the triad series “Tether” with our main characters being Senator Angela Neko and Kellen Hockly whom readers first met in the prior book, Wanted and Wired. Senator Neko plays hardball with dignataries, cool disdain against her husband Daniel, toys with the public’s emotions to win campaigns, and generally isn’t a very nice person if you were to get to know her. Yet, far from being Cruella, Jackson writes some of the best traits for this heroine whom I couldn’t end up liking by the end. Now, to be fair, some of this thinking was due to her previous introduction in book one. Yet, in Perfect Gravity it takes one man, and one cat, whom Angela had never forgotten, for me to see her redeeming side.
Kellen, also introduced in the prior book, is your all-round soft-hearted, loveable character. He’s the cute puppy who is not afraid to bite those who threaten him, yet knows which people are good and who is not to be trusted. Along with Kellen is an adorable, fluffy kitty named Yoink, who in my opinion steals the book away from Angela and Kellen. I could go on and on about Yoink, but I know there’s only so many cat lovers out there who would understand “Yoink blurred into the room, a comet of wild fur, screeching. She hooked her claws on Kellen’s jeans leg and literally climbed him.”, ““Lucky cat says sum of luck is proportional to number of belly rubs sustained,” Yoink communicated.”, and one last one ““My human. I want you to pet me. I also want to bite you.”
To be honest, it took a while to get entranced in this book due to all the back story back flashes. I have it on the DL Author Jackson was a bit concerned about this aspect, but ‘The Powers That Be’ asked her to keep it in. For me, this slowed down the first portion of the book, but then some people love to know all. I personally felt it would have been better to cut some of it out and spread it out a bit more. Once the background was fully fleshed out, the story took off at warp speed on a wild ride of espionage, intrigue, and war– which I was hooked on with super-glue and wouldn’t let go until the wee hours of the morning.
Overall, I loved this book! The symbiosis of the triad-characters along with the updates of formerly introduced characters made for a well-balanced, entertaining, movie-for-the-mind type novel. Get your copy today and enjoy the ride Jackson is know for.