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King of Pain (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 5) by Donna S. Frelick – Review by Melissa Saxton

King of Pain (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 5)King of Pain by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Trevyn, who previously a hunter of thrane is stuck in the legacy of his families brutality which is well known by many. He manages to break free of his families legacy and became captain of a ship of the anti slavery interstellar rescue squad.

Lael, a shape-shifting Hinarr survives a broken heart after the death of her father at the hands of Thrane and fights everyday for her people who are considered “less” as they lack the telepathic ability of the Thrane.

The thrane rule their home planets making the Hinarr slaves, but the deep secrets, conspiracy and political intrigue about to be uncovered is deeper than both of them could ever know.

Trevyn receives orders to intercept a pirate ship smuggling weapons for slavers and finds Lael leading the charge, and begins to question everything he knows.

Thrown togethet by fate, needing to rely on their differences to keep them both alive , can these enemies mend their broken hearts with unexpected Romance?

this was an outstanding read, fast paced, action packed and much like the other books in the series leaves you breathlessly wanting more

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Unchained Memory(Interstellar Rescue Series Book 1) by Donna S. Frelick – Review by Melissa Saxton

Unchained Memory (Interstellar Rescue, #1)Unchained Memory by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Asia wakes on the side of the road and realizes she’s lost 3 hours of her life with no memory of what happened, and what’s happened will shake her to the core.

cue Ethan a psychiatrist specialist in odd cases comes into the story to try and help Asia. At first Ethan is just there to help her while he realizes he has a few similar cases. however their relationship soon develops long past what’s appropriate for patient and doctor, and as they delve into discovery of the truth they have to outrun operatives bent on maintaining secrets of mind control, aliens, slavery and so much more together.

this story is well written, hooked me from the prologue and the characters are well developed with the stories dual perspective writing kept you wanting more

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King of Pain (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 5) by Donna S. Frelick – Review by Cindy Rushin

King of Pain (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 5)King of Pain by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All I can say is wow. This book was so good. It was a roller coaster from beginning to end. Trevyn and Lael’s story was full of adventure and suspense. This novel was epic and if you love space adventures, epic adventure, and love then this is the book for you. I am putting this author on my must read list.

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King of Pain (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 5) by Donna S. Frelick – Review by Ashleyann Sanabria

King of Pain (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 5)King of Pain by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great read! I definitely need to look into more from this author, because the the characters and the world are so complex that it feels like you have left the real world behind and are now living in the book. I will admit, I definitely skipped a few books in the series, so I can’t say if that would have made this a better experience or not, but I was able to keep up and understand the story none the less. The dynamic between Trevyn and Lael was so well done. I also love it when a book is told in multiple POVs and I definitely think it added to the story here. A fast paced, action filled read that will remain glued to your hands until you finish. Now, I must read the rest of the books in this series!

Reviewed by @asanabr1

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Unchained Memory (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 1) by Donna S. Frelick – Review by Ashleyann Sanabria

Unchained Memory ( Interstellar Rescue Series Book 1)Unchained Memory by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ll admit, I am not a huge Sci-Fi reader, but this book was awesome. I was invested from the very beginning. As if missing three hours of your life wasn’t confusing enough, the sequence of events that follow as Asia tries to uncover what happened and why was a roller coaster of emotion, action, and romance that I will definitely be reading again! The characters are all so complex and beautifully written, making it so easy to get hooked into the story. If you are thinking of taking a chance on this book, then my advice would be get a comfortable chair, a nice snack, and a warm beverage because when you start this book, you definitely wont want to put it down.

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King of Pain (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 5) by Donna S. Frelick – Review by stephanie nicole

King of Pain (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 5)King of Pain by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

While I am not usually a Sci-Fi reader I thought that this sci-fi romance might change my mind and boy was I right. While I have not read the previous installments in this series it can be read as a stand alone but I do plan to read the previous four. This book was full of multiple Pov’s, two broken hearts, old wounds, slavery, shapeshifters and more it really pulled me in from the beginning and kept me turning the pages. This is the first book that I have read by this author but it will not be my last. This book was also full of suspense, mystery, and adventure, and this author weaves a beautiful story full of fantastic characters and a wonderful plot. So if you like Sci-fi or your looking for a new genre to try, I highly recommend this story.

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King of Pain (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 5) by Donna S. Frelick – Review by Katrina Evanochko

King of Pain (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 5)King of Pain by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book. Lael Saphora is Hinarr, a race of people who can shapeshift into snow cats. Trevyn Dar is Thane, the race of people who subjugate the Hinarr, and who count hunting the Hinarr in their cat shapes to be the ultimate sport. Star-crossed is definitely a descriptor to use for them.

This story is more than a sci-fi romance, there is suspense, danger, and conspiracy everywhere. There are multiple factions Lael and Trevyn have to beware of, and they are forced to rely on each other to survive. There are interesting creatures, the settings are described vividly, and if you read the previous books, there are appearances by a few characters you might recognize. Definitely give this a read!

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King of Pain: Interstellar Rescue Series Book 5 by Donna S. Frelick – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

King of Pain (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 5)King of Pain by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Trevyn Dar is from a planet called Thrane, he is one of the ruling class of the Thrane and is the son of one of the many Ruling Houses, the House of Dar, however, he isn’t anything like his father, known as the Butcher of the Four Systems, or brother and cannot understand their bloodlust or violent way of life, so he makes the decision to escape from that legendary heritage and strike out on his own and is now a member of the Interstellar Council of Abolition and Rescue. Lael Saphora is a woman also from the planet Thrane, however, she is from the other race who live on the planet, she is a Hinarr, a snow cat shifter who shares a mind and body with her Companion and who from a young age has experienced prejudice, violence and hatred from the ruling class who think because they don’t have telepathic abilities, that they are a lesser species and that they are only useful as something to hunt.

One day, Lael is bringing home a shipment of goods which her people are in need of, but on the way, she is arrested and detained by Rescue and her goods seized, however, when she sees that the person who has boarded her ship is a Thrane, she is even more angry. Meanwhile, Trevyn is trying to figure out why Lael has been arrested and when it is shown that she is a slaver, he knows that this is not possible because of her being a Hinarr and realises that she is a victim of an injustice in her own right, especially when he is told to deliver her to the Thrane Inquisitors for questioning. Trevyn knows that if she is sent back to Thrane that she faces torture and a slow and painful death at their hands, so even though he isn’t welcome on his home planet, he decides to escort her and delay her mistreatment as long as he can while he investigates the treasons for her arrest.

As Trevyn investigates and calls in some favours, he uncovers a deeper plot which encompasses more than just Thrane and has much farther reaching consequences than originally thought, but can a Thrane and a Hinarr overcome the barriers between them and a tragic past event to lead the Uprising, or will the conspirators win out in the end? This is a fast paced race to free the wrongly imprisoned before time runs out while love is trying to win over hate and prejudice in this story which will hook you in and take you on a whirlwind ride through rugged terrain and the peaks and troughs of an emotional rollercoaster all at the same time.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Unchained Memory: Interstellar Rescue Series Book 1 by Donna S. Frelick – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Unchained Memory (Interstellar Rescue, #1)Unchained Memory by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Asia Burdette is a woman who has experienced a lot of loss in her life, first she lost three hours of her life which she has tried to remember, but failed at every attempt and because of these three lost hours, Asia lost everything else she cared about and now she is using drugs and alcohol to keep the nightmares caused by this at bay. As she tries to hold down her job and live a normal life, she enlists the help of a psychiatrist to try and help her to come to terms with the event of her past which has so entirely destroyed her, he comes highly recommended, but she is doubtful that he will able to help. Ethan Roberts is a psychiatrist with a haunted past, although he doesn’t stop him from helping others, he still carries round the weight of his past and cannot seem to let it go.

The moment that Asia Burdette walks into Ethan Roberts’s office, he knows that he is in trouble, she is beautiful and smart, but he can see how the lack of sleep thanks to the nightmares have begun to affect her on a day to day basis however, as the treatments starts, he asks her to try something different in the way of therapy and after a few sessions, she realises that she is actually feeling better, but the entire way through the sessions she has been trying to ignore how she feels about Ethan.

Meanwhile, Ethan is under pressure from a colleague to update them about Asia’s progress, he has also been trying to suppress his feelings for Asia, however, when they embark on a necessary journey together, something has to give and that is the barriers between them, but they face more than just an emotional battle when they are attacked by black ops operatives and nearly kidnapped, but as they dig deeper into the mystery of Asia’s lost hours and the new nightmares she is experiencing that makes and how they don’t make any sense, but seem so real, they discover more than they bargained for.

Will Asia and Ethan be able to band together to solve this mystery which her nightmares unveil, or will their pasts be their undoing? In this thrilling extra-terrestrial race against the enemy, will their budding romance be strong enough to fight for each other, or will the opposition get to them before they even have a chance to try?

Reveiwed by @roxsannel

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King of Pain (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 5) by Donna S. Frelick – Review by Rachel Moss

King of Pain (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 5)King of Pain by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a really interesting read. The world building is unique and interesting and so was the storyline and plot. However, I don’t think this is meant to be a standalone, and I haven’t read any of the previous books in this series. The storyline felt like a standalone but I think all thr world building has been done in previous installments and I just feel like if I would have read them first I would have enjoyed this book more. This is a Sci-Fi novel, and one that is unique in my opinion just because I haven’t read another book like it before. Overall I did enjoy this book I just think I would have understood it better and enjoyed it more if I had read the first novels in the series before hand.

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