The first book in the Once Upon a Red World is a science fiction tale full of action, suspense, romance and an evil stepmother.
Bianca is the Princess of the space elevator empire and her stepmother sends her down to the planet to acquire RedIce, the latest company she wants. Cesare is the owner of the RedIce Mines on Mars and will do whatever it takes to stop the merger from happening and to protect the secrets hidden in the mines. The attraction between the two is instantly smokin’ but both will have to overcome a lot of issues emotional as well as professionally before they can even think to accept it.
The author has created a vivid and intriguing world with scenes and emotions that reach out and grab the reader keeping them thoroughly engaged until the very end. The plot is very interesting with lots of action, murder, mayhem, betrayal and daring rescues and strong, bewitching characters that draw the reader deeper into the story. I love the heroine of this book, she a combination of personality traits that make her a very endearing character. I was very impressed with the dialogue and word substitutions that the Martians used. This was accomplished with great skill, humor and not with words that are can’t be pronounced or that the reader needs to learn an entire new language for to understand.
This is a well written and entertaining story that once started, I had to finish. I honestly can’t think of anything that I would change about this book. I can’t wait to read the next one.