Cold Fusion by Harper Fox #mm #review @HarperFoxy


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Their love is the catalyst that could save the planet…or cost their lives.

As an environmental activist for Peace Warrior, Kier Mallory never hesitated to throw himself into dangerous situations. Until his hotheadedness costs the lives of two fellow crewmembers on an anti-whaling mission.

He finds no refuge in his hometown on Scotland’s north coast, where everyone knows what this son of a broken fisherman has done. Effectively homeless, Mal returns to one of his favorite places—Spindrift, a rustic colony of artist and crafter huts.

Spindrift is dilapidated and empty, save for a lone resident. Vivian Calder, a brilliant but emotionally detached scientist who appears to have done the impossible—mastered cold fusion. A clean, free, limitless source of power.

Despite Viv’s aversion to contact, a fragile bond forms between them, seemingly one atom at a time. Until Mal, determined to redeem himself by revealing Viv’s accomplishment to the world, brings down the wrath of an oil-dependent establishment, risking not only their love, but Viv’s life.

Warning: Contains a disgraced environmentalist and an autistic genius who go from strangers to lovers-for-life in thirteen days. Don’t believe in miracles? We’ll make you.

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My second book by this author and were both are entertaining, this one like the other I found pretty wordy. And because this book is based in Scotland, the dialectics and some phrases used left me confused.  Add the overly wordy, slower pace in spots and then the accents of charaters I’m trying to relate to all adds up to a novel I’m not really enjoying.

 

We start with a bratty know it all activist, trying to stop a whaling ship.  We get all the whole perfect storm moments, storm brewing, crew in discord, one guy saying it’s fine, this is it. But in just those few chapters a tone was set for me and Mal, one that I was pretty sure was not going to change.

Then the book changes, and we hit dry land and Mal runs to the only place he knows he’ll be safe.

Then we have Viv, a character that has so much going on in just himself he could be a book all by himself. Between his health mental and physical, his genesis, his ability to come up and run Cold Fusion and lets not forget he’s super cute.

These two together, I couldn’t decide if they were made for each other or if the worst paired off ever. At times it seemed like Mal was almost abusive towards Viv, but then they fed off each other and it seemed like they were healing each other like no one could.

Then to add another layer of an already multi layered novel we rush in at the end someone that wants to kill for the very thing Viv has worked so hard for. Oh and don’t forget the surprise relative that shows up.

It was all just too much for me.

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