Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Legend Of Michael By Lisa Renee Jones

The Legend of Michael (Zodius #1)

Genre: Paranormal Romance



One of an army of human soldiers injected with alien DNA, Michael is a legend within this new race, split between good and evil. Untamable, he has walked on the dark side and returned to the light. Feared and misunderstood, he leaves everything behind, including the one woman destined to be his mate.


Fate leads Michael back to Cassandra Powell, for she holds the key to defending his comrades. With their loyalties divided between duty and the people they love, only together can Cassandra and Michael overcome insurmountable odds to save humanity from the wrath of a madman.

But no ordinary woman can control a creature such as Michael, and only one thing is clear—the world will never be the same…

Cassandra works at a facility run by her father to create super humans, GTECH soldiers using alien DNA.  She is working on a gene called X2 that leaves the modified soldiers with an anomaly of a special unique ability but her father isn’t as accepting of this ability and decides to lock up all the soldiers with this gene, including her lover Michael, but things don’t go quite to plan when fellow GTECH Adam who also had the X2 gene revolting and planning to start a colony of Zodius;

“As you know from prior conversations,” Adam announced, “we are here today because our government is failing our people, and you want to be a part of a better nation. You want a country free of corruptness, free of human illness.” He tapped the table. “You want a Zodius nation...”

Not is all that it appears with Michael and as Cassandra soon finds out, Michael didn’t betray her, he needed to go along with Adams plan and Adam soon finds out about Michaels false loyalty which has dire consequences for Cassandra. So many times I wanted to hit Michael over the head and get him to wake up to himself and just be with Cassandra and stop trying to protect her when she was capable of doing that for herself and deciding what she wanted, but I was glad how it all turned out in the end. It was sick what Cassandra’s father was prepared to do to get what he wanted, even it if meant hurting his daughter, total nut job. Adam and Ava aren’t exactly on the sane side either, though Ava was particularly unlikable. There are plenty of twists and turns in this book, one of them being who Michael’s mother is doing the dirty with.

There are plenty of hot steamy scenes, mixed with some butt-kicking action which is just the way I like my romance. I love the way this was written, it flowed perfectly and even though the story had plenty of detail, it wasn’t hard to keep up with or follow. Lisa Renee Jones knows how to write a great read and I cannot wait to pick up the next in the series.



kimba88 said...

This looks like a promising series.

Jet said...

I think so as well :)
I hope I like the second one as much as I loved this one!

Diana (@Offbeat Vagabond) said...

Ooooh, this one does sound a little better than book 2. I am very intrigued to see how this plays out, sounds action packed. Great review hon, thank you :)

Jet said...

I liked Michael more then I did Sterling as a male lead, I think due to the fact I am a sucker for a brooding sexy man ;P

Diana (@Offbeat Vagabond) said...

@Jet - LOL! Same here. They are always more interesting, so much more to decipher, more depth. Why do you think Zsadist is the most loved out of all the BDB? Exactly the same reason LOL! Great review again hon :)