A Talent for Trouble (Bad Boys of Space) by Landra Graf – Review by Sarah Oakes

A Talent for Trouble (Bad Boys of Space, #1)A Talent for Trouble by Landra Graf
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about consequences. In a bid to get ahead in his career as a drug runner across space, Emillio Morales does a big time deal with the boss Gercia. But things get complicated with a double cross from his partner. By chance he is saved by a woman named Toni. On the run across space, Toni and Emillio attempt to survive it together, and brave whatever trouble comes their way. Can they make it out alive?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Emillio sure of himself but kind nature underneath
or Toni standing up for herself but also with a vulnerability to her. Great cast of supporting characters like the eager helpful Sampson or the annoying Gina. A great villain in Gercia as a people manipulator realistic in the space setting.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel in the sense of luxury of long corridors and red couches and the intricate gold plated doors vivid in colour and a sense of ridiculous wealth. Or the stars and open space full of wonder and beautifully written. and the spaceships as a source of adventure through the stars but also the feel of home with their homely comforting interiors.
And the beautiful and bizarre nature of Callisto with the bright lights or Mars with its cities and red dust for the otherworldly sci fi feel but still realistic.
The mix of the sci fi nature of spaceships and other worlds but the realism of drugs and cartels was combined perfectly for a wonderful read. I loved the sense of the chapters flowing into each other for a fast paced feel to fit the action of the story. Fast paced action and high stakes in a sci fi world made for a captivating read. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.

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