I love a good story. Unchained Memory by Donna S. Frelick is certainly that and more. She has created characters that all of us can easily identify with and trust me, Asia and Ethan are people you will not forget and won’t want to forget. You can get so caught up with these characters that you find yourself talking to them. Intrigue and suspense abound and if you like a good hot and steamy story this is one that will satisfy. All I can say is bring on the next one in this series. Can’t wait.
Unchained Memory (The Interstellar Rescue Series Book 1)
by Donna S. Frelick
This book was an incredible read. I was drawn in from the beginning and I had a difficult time putting it down. The details in this story were so vivid that I felt like I was right in it. This is the kind of story that makes you think these people are real and this is really happening, and that makes this an exceptional book by an exceptional author. I loved the characters in this book and the love story between Asia and Ethan. This book packs a punch with mystery, danger, aliens, and love. I don’t want to give anything away so I will just say that this is a must read that you don’t want to miss out on. I highly recommend this book and I can’t wait to read the next one!
Unchained Memory by Donna S. Frelick was a thrilling science fiction read. I would give this book a five out of five. I was hooked from the first chapter. Asia is a strong character that I just loved reading about. She was a fighter and you could see it through the trauma she dealt with. Ethan was a crushing read, I had so much empathy for his character. I could barely put this book down, I enjoyed the story building and while a long read it was well worth the story.
Unchained Memory by Donna S. Frelick
(The Interstellar Rescue Series Book 1)
My rating 4 out of 5 stars
This book was a wonderful read. Not normally my style but I got hooked. The characters are very well written and the storyline is incredible. A nice mix of romance, action and sci fi.
I really liked the character of Asia, she is such a strong woman and that really shows with her determination to fight and regain her memories. Ethan was touch and go for a while but, I grew to like him and, more importantly, liked him for Asia. All of the drama and action revolving around this couple such as the kidnappers and alien abductions makes for a crazy ride, and I enjoyed every moment.
I would recommend this book, there is so much going on and various twists and turns the book takes that anyone will become addicted to the story.
First off, I’d like to give Kudos to this author for choosing a book cover that had characters that perfectly matched their written description. So many times I will be engrossed in a book and learn the girl character has long brown hair… just to close the book and see a blonde girl on the cover. Now I’ll commence my review.
Unchained Memory by Donna S. Frelick is the first book of the Interstellar Rescue Series. I read this novel as a challenge to myself, as it made me step way out of my comfort zone, because I have never read any book that truly contained science fiction elements. I’m thrilled to say that I am happy with the book I chose. I have no regrets in getting this book, nor was it hard for me to read it.
The book starts with Asia who has suffered a tremendous loss and can’t remember what she did for the three hours in the meantime. She starts seeing a therapist, Ethan, who is trying to help her either remember what happened during those hours or realize its insignificance and move on. During their sessions they start to develop deeper feelings for one another. Ultimately things get hard for them as they have people that start following them. As they run, they find out more and more of the truth.
This book had me on the edge of my seat until the very end. I adored the relationship between Asia and Ethan. As soon as I thought I knew what was going to happen next I would turn the page and be shocked to my core. I was so emotionally invested in this book, that after putting it down at night to sleep, my mind would run over all the scenarios. Donna is a brilliant author. Her character descriptions were immaculate and the story line just contained sooo much and it just flowed together effortlessly.
This is a great story with twists and turns and romance.
Asia is a loving hardworking mother to her 3 children until a evening out with her friend leaves her losing everything she loves. Add to that devastation the fact that somewhere on the journey home she loses 3 hrs with no recollection of where or what happened in that time.
Asia starts having “dreams” about working in a mine however they seem to be too real to be just a dream. So she starts a journey to find out what actually happened to her. With the help of her psychologist Ethan they both try to figure out what the truth is. Is Asia insane or is there really another world than the one we know.
Its a fantastic fantasy adventure which keeps you hooked from page one.
Unchained Memory: Interstellar Rescue Series Book 1 by Donna S. Frelick is a Sci Fi thriller that is a compelling mystery romance and a great start to the series. What would you do if you lost three hours? Three hours where you have no idea what happened or where you were. What happens when the dreams or is it reality? threatens to steal your sanity.
Asia Burdette wakes to find she has lost three hours of her life and when she arrives home she finds her life has been turned upside down with something that will haunt her for the rest of her life. But when she decides she needs help, what she stumbles upon is more than she ever thought was real and will change the way she sees the world.
Ethan is a psychiatrist and wants to help everybody but when he realises that there are a few that he has been unable to help he realises that they may all have the same thing in common.
Together they find something that is far bigger than themselves and shakes their beliefs and understanding of what is out there, and it is this that means that danger his hot on their heels.
I look forward to what is to come.
Reviewed by @jennadb
Unchained Memory (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 1) by Donna S. Frelick a spell binding read that sucked me in from the beginning and didn’t let go till I finished the last page. There was times I was on the edge of my seat. Asia and Ethan.Shes a smart independent woman who is determined to find out what happened to the three hours she can’t remember . He’s a Psychiatrist who has compassion for his patients and he’s very determined to help Asia. Will Asia get the answer’s she is looking for? What does these two future look like? Find out what happens next in this absolute must read. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.
I give Unchained Memory: Interstellar Rescue Series Book 1 by Donna S. Frelick, 4 stars.
Asia is missing 3 hours of her life. That small amount of time had a massive effect on her life. Now she is trying to find out just what happened in that time frame. This leads her to Ethan, a psychiatrist who specializes in odd cases. But the feeling they have for one another are not to be shared between a doctor and his patient. Plus, the deeper they delve into what really happened, the more they discover how little they really know. But this isn’t the only issue. Ethan has had other patients with similar experiences. Not to mention the people who seem to be after them. Will they get to the truth of what really happened? Or is the cost of information too great?
This was unlike any book I have read before. It was quite interesting, but I thought there was a little too much going on in the beginning. Later on though, it all evens out and is a little more cohesive, but again, this is just my opinion. The characters were done well, they are not just flat cardboard people put here to take up space. Even the secondary characters are enjoyable and have depth to them. There is plenty going on in this book too, so you will not be bored. Plus it has action, romance, and science fiction aspects to it, covering many genres.
If you enjoy science fiction with action and romance thrown in, this book is for you.
Review by @erinwolf79
Unchained Memory is the first book in the Interstellar Rescue Series by Donna S. Frelick. I have really enjoyed reading this book, and series- coming into it a little backwards by starting with book four and working my way backwards to book one. So, as you can probably guess from my last statement, the books in this series can definitely be read as a standalone without feeling like you are missing out on anything, or any important parts of the story. But, there are other recurring characters in this story/series who are really interesting, and you will find yourself wondering about them and what’s in the other books- so expect that one book won’t be enough, and that you’ll want to catch up on the other stories, too.
This is a bit of a racy space adventure- a science fiction story, full of danger, suspense, emotion, action, adventure, mystery, secrets, and intrigue- all wrapped around a sizzlingly hot romance. But it was the emotive content of the story that I really wasn’t expecting- it snuck up on me, woven through the storyline, but coming to a head towards the end, where I spent the final chapter/s bawling my eyes out. Then add to the mix some combustible chemistry, many intense scenes, heartbreaking details, violence, abuse, danger, hidden agendas, betrayal, friendship, adversity, conspiracy, risk, love, loss, grief, heartache, sacrifices, and memory loss- and you have all the ingredients needed to make this a completely riveting read!
Asia Burdette works at a talent agency in Nashville, doing her best to put the past behind her- but not really succeeding. Her days are plagued with thoughts of what ifs, guilt, and heartache- and her nights are haunted my terrorizing nightmares that leave her with more questions than she has answers for. In a desperate attempt to put it all behind her once and for all, Asia finds herself at yet another Psychiatrist’s office- without any real confidence that he’ll be able to help her.
Ethan Roberts takes on difficult cases- and prides himself on being able to help. He takes this responsibility to his patients very seriously and is respectful and professional, no matter what. But his latest patient is testing his resolve, both personally and professionally- her story is heartbreaking and frightening. He feels for her and is determined to help her. Will Ethan believe her? Will he be able to help her? What happens when danger comes calling? Is there really someone with a hidden agenda, or is it just a misunderstanding? What they discover is so much bigger than either of them ever expected and will change both their lives forever.
The story transitions from past to present and back again through the story- developing a lot of the backstory and character background information. Ms. Frelick cleverly wove the past and present together into a smooth and intriguing read that had me engrossed the whole way through.
There is definitely more to this story than first meets the eye, and it’s more than worth your time, money and effort!
Another fascinating read from a fantastic storyteller!
Thank you, Ms. Frelick!
Reviewed by @angelahayes