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Sara's Review: Quantum (Atrophy #2) by Jess Anastasi


PUBLISHER: Entangled Publishing

RELEASED: August 8th 2016

GENRE: Paranormal Romance, fantasy

LENGTH: 325 pages

FORMAT: ebook, paperback







Someone wants Captain Admiral Zander Graydon dead. Like yesterday. Zander’s convinced his attractive assistant knows more than she’s willing to say, and if he can stop running long enough, he’ll find out exactly what she’s hiding. Lieutenant Marshal Mae Petros is determined to keep her CO safe. Before she tips her hand, however, Mae has to figure out if the alluring man she’s protecting is the real Captain Admiral Graydon. Or an alien shape-shifting imposter. On the run and no one to trust…not even each other. Captain Admiral Zander Graydon has seen a lot of action, but almost getting killed three times in one day is pushing it. Only the company of his new assistant, Lieutenant Marshal Mae Petros, makes things a little easier to swallow. Except the delectable Lieutenant Marshal Petros is hiding a number of secrets, and her presence might have something to do with the continued attempts on his life. It’s no accident Lieutenant Marshal Mae Petros finds herself in the firing line alongside the charming but very off-limits Captain Admiral Graydon. She’s taken the job as the admiral’s assistant to determine if a shape-shifting alien has killed the CO and assumed his form. Whether the admiral is human or not, Mae finds herself getting way too close to him as they run for their lives. Military to the core, Mae and Zander will have to overcome their suspicions of each other to work together, when they realize the fate of the entire universe is at stake.


It took me a little bit to get into this story because it had been so long since I had read the first one, Atrophy and I just didn’t feel there was enough recap to catch me back up. I feel if you were reading these stories back to back you would be totally fine. If you are like me and read hundreds, no exaggeration, hundreds of books a year some of the finer points get lost and I found myself scrambling to try and remember who was who and what happened.

As the story unfolds Mae is sent on a covert mission to capture Zander so Rian can determine if he is a shape-shifting alien. However, things don’t go as planned and there are three attempts on Zander’s life in a very short time frame. She and Zander are left stranded in a jungle for days, ALONE, with a budding attraction despite their suspicions of each other. He thinking she has something to do with the attacks, her thinking he is an alien. Tempers and sparks fly and attraction and chemistry overcome's suspicion. But that was just the beginning.

The story was jam packed with action and intrigue that didn’t stop and you really get two stories in one. Zander and Mae and then Rian. Ah, Rian who I feel is the real main character of this entire series. I keep wondering when he will get his own book. However, I am glad he gets equal time in each book so far. He is damaged, and dominate yet its hard not to want to be in his corner.

I really enjoyed Quantum and the only reason it isn’t getting a 5 is because it just needed more recap. If you even tried to read this book first you would be completely lost. As it was with so much of a gap in between my reading times (over a year) I felt lost.

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