Publisher: Berkley Books
My Man Michael is billed as the 4th book in the SBC series, but as another reviewer stated “If this book has been a standalone, rather than the 4th in a series, it would have gone down better. As part of the SBC series, I, the reader, feel betrayed and suckered.” I’m not sure that I feel quite so strongly as the above reviewer did, but this book is about a member of the SBC team being beamed into the future. Don’t get me wrong…..I’m a huge fan of the old Star Trek series and enjoy hearing the line “Beam me up Scotty”, but I spent money on a book that was billed as one of a series, not a futuristic romance! I’m not a fan of futuristic romances, not to mention the latest craze of paranormal books give me nightmares. I’m not part of the female population that finds vampires erotic!
I guess I should have suspected that something was a bit funky with this book if I’d just had a look at the YouTube Trailer for the book.
Not sure where to begin describing this book! I guess the premise of the book is that one of the SBC fighters (Michael) had been significantly injured and will never fight again in present day earth. A woman appears in his hospital room and offers to take him to a place where he will be whole. That she can fix him. She, of course, has another agenda as her future version of earth needs a strong man like Michael to help make them stronger (by breeding with them, of course) The story proceeds in a Gene Roddenberry kind of fashion with furniture appearing out of thin air to a virgin being left out as a sacrifice for the dragon. This book has some sizzling sex scenes like we can expect from Lori Foster, but so many plot holes a truck could have been driven through this book!
If science fiction is your thing, buy this book and enjoy. I had to force myself to finish it. I don’t think Lori Foster is a must buy from now on!
The Romance reader says: “My Man Michael is a good story, based on a pretty unbelievable premise. If you can swallow the space travel, futuristic colony and sacrificial virgins, then you will really enjoy the rest of the tale.”