Author: Cindy Jacks
Rating: Five Siren Stones
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: Short Novel
ISBN E-Book: 978-1419933783
Publisher: Ellora’s CaveReviewer: Stacey Krug
For ten years, Kathryn has struggled to survive in a war-torn region that used to be part of the United States. Her country ripped apart and her husband presumed dead, she and her son need a miracle to find safe passage to the West. She’s not expecting that miracle to come in the form of Captain Brett Logan when he stumbles, injured, onto her front porch.
A privateer for the Republic of Texas, Logan keeps one eye on the horizon and one hand on his sidearm, knowing the life of a modern-day pirate is often short. When an enemy bomb nearly ends him, Kathryn nurses him back to health. Against her better judgment, she’s drawn to the enigmatic man with his tattoos and battle scars.
Landlocked by Cindy Jacks is a wonderful science fiction romance. It’s filled with action, intrigue, and mystery. The story takes place in a future time on earth or some might consider it an alternate reality. However you might consider, Landlocked rips apart the nation and sends part of the United States back into the dark ages through war and constant struggles.
The heroine of the story, Kathryn, is left to care for her young son in a very scary world. Her husband disappeared five years earlier and she is all alone. Kathryn relies on herself and good neighbors to keep going. Every day is a feat of survival in Gulfland.
The hero of the story, Logan, is a privateer that makes a living supplying the resistance. He happens upon Kathryn’s farm after being injured. Good old southern hospitality is not dead, as Kathryn tends to his wounds and helps him recover. During the process, Logan finds a part of himself that he didn’t know existed.
Cindy Jacks knows how to build up the sexual and romantic tension between her characters. The paradigm had me tearing through the pages. There is a great balance of their everyday reality and romance in this story. Kathryn and Logan have incredible chemistry and once the tension breaks it really explodes. Their love scenes are erotic, descriptive, and worth the tension.