Reviews for AEquana
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Ex-operative John "Talon" Eagleton owed the
government fourteen more months of service. A medical discharge,
after taking a bullet in his back and losing a kidney, put him on
the reserve list. He is summoned back for a special assignment
involving Maja, the daughter of a scientist who recently died. Code
name "AEquana" is a 23-year-old, special ops agent, in need of a
partner. A birth defect sets her apart from other humans and the
government believes it owns her. After a few words exchanged, the
two quickly realize they're attracted and later just possibly in
love with one another.
Reviewed by Silapa Jarun, www.amazon.com...She was a government project
A story that will take your breath away...
he was a veteran of the system
they were from two different worlds
and they'll meet in the infinite blue...
I <3 Aequana
AEQUANA not only delivered a sensual and emotional romance, but also provided enough action to keep me mesmerized for two nights of non-stop reading. The love story kept my heart pumping and the adventure made me hold my breath. This is story is not a weepy angst-fest, AEQUANA will deliver the out of bedroom excitement too!
Mooney's prose was elegant and fast-paced as she skillfully balanced both the perspectives of the icy AEQUANA and the hot-blooded Talon. As I savored every word and line in this work I came to the conclusion that this romance really had a peculiar element in that it blends a touch of fantasy or the myth of "mermaid" with dash of technology. The world -is- our own yet the work has the undercurrent of something more and that may very well be the kind of magical love story we veteran romance readers find so rare today. Talon and Aequana are simply amazing.
This is a story you will treasure folks. It's a pearl.
I'm thoroughly impressed with this story. Linda Mooney is going places!
ONE COMPLAINT: It was too short and I want to read what happens next...
A favorite of fans of fantasy and romance
Reviewed by Zee, Enchanting Reviews
Maja Van der Beek is more commonly known under the code name of Aequana. In her early twenties, she lives a sheltered life and is allowed to indulge herself. However, the one thing Aequana does not have is freedom. She is a mermaid. More specifically – a ‘malformation’ which occurred while she was still in the womb has left her with gills and not-fully-formed toes. Consequently, Aequana can live as easily underwater as on land. There’s a catch though – she ‘belongs’ to the US military. Born and raised into their world, she has never known what real life is about.
John Eagletalon, commonly known under his code name of Talon, is a trained soldier from an elite detachment of the army. A past military intervention has allowed him to be medically discharged from duty. However, Talon still owes Uncle Sam fourteen months of service.
Aequana works for the army. When her partner falls sick and cannot continue by her side, the army decides she needs a new partner. Talon is called in, among others. But Aequana chooses him. He will serve his remaining service time by her side. They are sent on a mission, and both learn more about the other. The spark of passion that flared ever since their first meeting ignites, until both cannot deny their love for one another.
But the army is the nagging detail in this equation. Aequana will never be allowed out of their control. When Talon learns of the atrocities and scientific experiments army doctors conduct on Aequana, all hell breaks loose. He will save her, come hell or high water. Aequana wants only one thing – a normal life with Talon. Will love be strong enough in the face of all the obstacles in their path?
I wasn’t prepared for the depth of the intrigue and the plot when I started reading this book. A brief glance at the blurb had hinted at the plot, but I must admit going through the story one page at a time was a voyage of discovery. Ms. Mooney writes with a strong, clear voice. She knows how to pace tension, suspense, and action. Her mastery is also evident in how she builds up the love between this unlikely pair. Aequana is a profoundly human character. Despite all her sass, she is a little girl at heart. Ms. Mooney conveys this really well. Talon is a smart guy, ex-military, take-charge personality. He will fight for the woman he loves.
Overall, it is a good read. There is the right balance of elements. Romance is there, action has you hanging at the edge of your seat, and the suspense is carried through to the very end.