Letís meet our rugged hero Udo
Vosstien known as Hunter by his comrades in arms. He is a very hard
working young man. His word is his bond and everyone knows it. He is
very much in love with his young wife Terrin known as Starlight and
he is also a little worried, she is just now getting her strength
back and it is almost time to return to work. All he can hope for is
the best but if anything happened to her he does not think he would
Now for our heroine Terrin Vosstien known as Starlight. A young
woman that would give her life for those she loved and almost did.
She has came on her Honeymoon for a little rest and relaxation
hoping to get to know Hunterís parents better. She is still a little
tired but will soon be her old self again. But she can never forget
what she had to give up to save a world - her child.
This is a story of two of the most noble of the Guardians. Hunter
and Starlight were destined to become one. It started with a
manipulation but ended with a dream come true. They have come to
Hunterís home planet to get Starlight's strength up and on the way
find out about Heart Crystals and actually get one, never dreaming
that it would one day save their lives and the lives of their future
I loved this story; it had all the elements of my favorite Genre,
SciFi romance. Ms. Mooney again has brought amazing characters to
life and made them seem real. She has magic in her fingers when it
comes to her stories. Her books are full of wonders and dreams, and
they pull you into them and you never want to leave.
This book left me with a feeling of what it could be like to travel
with such wonderful people. I cannot wait to get my hands on her
next novel. She never disappoints and always leaves you wanting
more. In my humble opinion she is one of the best authors EVER.
Whipped Cream Erotic Reviews
In this fantastic follow-up to
HeartFast, Ms. Mooney once again takes us into the fascinating
world of Star Light, Master Hunter and the Guardians.
First, I want to say that this is a wonderful sequel or companion
story for HeartFast, and while HeartCrystal can
stand alone, it does reveal and refer to events that happened in
HeartFast as it provides background for the characters. So to
gain a better understanding of the characters, what they have
experienced, and the world that they live in it might be best to
read HeartFast first unless you donít mind a few spoilers.
As a whole, I loved HeartCrystal and its touching story. We
once again meet Star and Hunter and get to see how they are
adjusting to married life while honeymooning and dealing with their
job. It is a big adjustment to both of them as they are both still
dealing with some traumatic events and what it means to be married
and do their job as Guardians. I really enjoyed watching as they
deal with all the changes that married life has brought them.
Star in particular has a lot to adjust to as she isnít used to
having a family. It was interesting to see how she deals with
Hunterís family as they and Hunter try to make her feel at ease and
loved. Her hesitancy is obvious as the story progresses and you
canít help but feel for her. Hunter still worries about Star and it
is touching to see his concern and love for her. The two share an
obvious bond and passion that is very touching.
As for the title for the story, it comes from a fascinating concept
or legend involving crystals that act as a sort of ďperfect mateĒ
indicator when the right couple finds the right crystal. Star and
Hunterís crystal is particularly special and plays a big part in
this touching story. I really enjoyed this whole aspect of the story
and how it ties into a major plotline, a plotline that came as a big
surprise to me.
Once again, the author definitely knows how to blindside the reader,
as well as pull at the heartstrings, as events occur that I never
saw coming. I donít wish to spoil anything, but the events really
touched me and I definitely shed a tear or two. This was an
emotional read filled with breathtaking events and adventures that
captivated me. Each page seemed to bring something new and I loved
how characters and events were interconnected and everything made
sense. The author did a wonderful job of weaving everything together
without confusing the reader.
I also really enjoyed the secondary characters of the storyÖmainly
Star and Hunterís fellow Guardians. They were all unique and
fascinating and I could sense some potential for some more books as
Iíd love to see more of them.
Ms. Mooney is a talented author and I look forward to reading more
of her work. So if you enjoy touching futuristic romances with
wonderful characters and exciting plots, then you might want to read
The Romance Studio
After a near death experience with the Ombitra, married Guardians
StarLight and Master Hunter set out on their honeymoon. Where do
they go but Hunterís home planet of Abernath. Why? Because Star
needs the energy from Abernathís sun to complete her healing and
with Hunterís family visiting Guardian Command, the newlyweds get
some bonding time. Of course things donít go quite the way Hunter
planned and outside life does its best to interfere. Hunterís family
eventually returns home putting an end to the "honeymoon." While on
a shopping expedition with Hunterís mother, Star learns about the
HeartCrystal. What she learns sends Star and Hunter on a quest to
find their own HeartCrystal.
Linda Mooney has done a top notch job of world building. She has
created this wonderful world of superheroes who are not cut from the
usual cookie cutter mold. In spite of their careers, the Guardians
come across just like regular people. They have the same trials and
tribulations that we do. They just have special powers and abilities
that help them triumph, usually. In some instances that can make the
situation worse though. Starting just after HeartFast ends,
HeartCrystal gives us a couple who has made the ultimate sacrifice
and now has to rebuild not just their personal life but their work
relationships too. We are given a more intimate look into Hunterís
family and the inner workings of the Guardians. Throw in the start
of a possible secondary romance, a little time travel and a history
lesson on what may have led up to the HandFast coming into existence
and you get a story that will make you laugh a little but mostly it
will twist your heartstrings to pieces. You may want to keep a box
of Kleenex nearby while reading this one.