Entropy (Atrophy #4) by Jess Anastasi
Released: August 6, 2018
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Reviewed by Keyrsten
Captain Qaelan Forster is used to trouble. He lives on the wrong side of the law and he’s on the most-wanted lists. He’s mixed up in his cousin's mess who has problems on a cosmic level—like shape-shifting aliens who want them dead. But Qaelan’s not prepared for the cheeky kind of trouble called Camille Blackstone, whose infamous father has any man interested in his daughter executed.
After Camille drags Qaelan into an impulsive act of rebellion, she finds herself trying to defend the sexy captain from her overprotective father's wrath, even if she has to handcuff herself to the captain to keep him alive. However, it soon becomes apparent there are much more dangerous things lurking in the dark corners of the universe than a vengeful pirate lord. And she's just landed in the middle of it.
Qae and Cami's witty banter and sarcastic tone with one another was entertaining. When Cami was able to get the upper hand over Qae it was quite comical. Qae was charming and charismatic, yet often arrogant, and so when Cami was able to best him it was a good laugh. Their one night stand early on didn't do much for me, the lack of build up and tension made it hard to get into it. The issue I had with our lovers is that they didn't feel quite like lovers to me ... more friends with benefits. Sexual chemistry was present, but the emotional connection was lacking for me.
It was hard to pay our attention when Rian was present. He is such a big personality that you can't help to be drawn to him every time he is on the page. His presence demands attention when on the page, which most times tended to overshadow Cami and Qae. I felt more drawn to Rian and Ella than I did to Qae and Cami. This is a problem when our focus should be Qae and Cami.
The bigger plot line of the series continued to build quite well, even with the little detour of this side adventure between Qae and Cami. The direction of their story was a bit different compared to the rest of the series, but different in a good way. The series is meant to be able to be read as standalones, but personally I feel to really get a grasp on the overarching plot you need to read the series in order.
At the end of the day, Entropy wasn't my favorite book of the series. I wanted to be invested more into our lovers, and their love fell flat for me. I didn't feel it, therefore I didn't believe it. The series as a whole is still a pretty damn good sci-fi romance series. I'm hoping that Rian and Ella's story is coming soon.
Rating: 3 stars
Give me an alpha male with a woman who aces all forms of sarcasm and I'm putty in you hands -- bonus points if a Reverse Harem is involved. Supernatural esque romance and power plays tend to make my heart go pitter patter. I haven't met a book I wasn't willing to try, so if you've got recommendations email them my way. I'm a foul mouthed makeup addicted with slight wino tendencies.