Title: Maestra Rising: Project Enterprise 8
Author: Pauline Baird Jones
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
She’s a gifted scientist. He’s a robot with a human mind. Can they save a lost ship and find love among the stars?
Nivi awakes from cryosleep plagued by guilt. The scientific genius had hoped her people would avoid war if she went into cold sleep, but she learns her sacrifice was in vain. And now a vicious enemy approaches a stranded Earth spaceship. Desperate to reactivate the technology she needs for the rescue, Nivi enlists the help of an attractive robot with a human consciousness and wisdom beyond his years…
Moose survived slavery but never forgot the feeling of worthlessness it forced upon him. After living in the body of a robot for years, he sees an opportunity to help the brilliant Nivi if he becomes human once again. In a new body with new dangers, he worries that the genius scientist will never see him as more than the robot he once was.
Outnumbered by a relentless foe, Nivi and Moose attempt to put their desires on hold to ensure humanity’s survival.
With time running out, can they defeat the enemy and enjoy a future filled with love?
Maestra Rising is the eighth novel in the epic Project Enterprise sci-fi romance series. If you like gripping adventures, captivating characters, and emotional out-of-this-world encounters, then you’ll love Pauline Baird Jones’ thrilling saga.
Buy Maestra Rising to take an interstellar adventure today!
“Your people need you.”
Nivi awakens from a deep slumber to find her people (and the rest of the universe, for that matter) are on the brink of disaster. War is coming and the relentless enemy is hellbent on destroying everything in its path. She must reactivate the urclock in order to stop the enemy. She befriends Moose, a robot with a human spirit, and work together. The more she’s around Moose, the more he means to her. When the opportunity comes for him to be transferred to a human body, will she only see him as the robot or will she let love guide her? As the stakes rise, Nivi must put her feelings on hold as she leads her people into battle. Will the enemy crush her people or will she rise and be victorious?
Wow, what an incredible read! There’s a lot going on in this book and I, for one, loved every minute of it. Like Star Trek: TNG, there’s plenty of action scenes and a lot of characters to keep track of but the reader will be so engrossed in what’s happening, it won’t be a problem. The concept of Maestra is new to this series and added suspense to the plot. The romance between Nivi and Moose is a classic trope but one of my favorites: friends to lovers. But don’t fear science fiction fans, the romance is secondary to the main plot.
Why is this a five-star read? The action scenes are intricate in their detail yet captivating. While reading, I kept gripping my tablet to see what would happen next. The complex character arcs impressed me and the world building from previous books are spot-on. Continuity is a must in any series and Pauline Baird Jones nailed it. While this is a standalone, reading the whole series is recommended.
If you’re a big science fiction and/or science fiction romance fan, you’ve got to read this one! Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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USA Today Bestselling author Pauline Baird Jones never liked reality, so she writes books. She likes to wander among the genres, rampaging like Godzilla, because she does love peril mixed in her romance. Loves chocolate, bacon, flamingoes, and mid-century modern anything.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N