Heir of Arcadia
Deborah Adams, Kimberley Perkins
Publication date: July 24th 2020
Genres: Adult, Adventure, Science Fiction
Can Collins and Quinn call a truce long enough to survive?
Quinn’s hectic job as a special agent keeps her busy, but never busy enough to tamp out her inconvenient attraction to CEO billionaire Julian Collins. He is usually the biggest pain in her side, but he can also be recklessly charming. When Collins asks her to open a secret investigation into his company, she worries that extra time alone with him might test her resolve to stay away.
Julian Collins always dreamed of being on Arcadia, a fictional world from his favorite video game. But lately, he’s been seeing things from the game in real life. He feels like he’s losing his mind, and now is not the time to go crazy. His company is going to be split into a dozen pieces if he can’t discover the secrets hidden in the Special Projects division.
After three years of quasi-friendship, Collins and Quinn have honed arguing into a true art form. As far as he’s concerned, she’s off-limits, but also quick-witted and sexy as hell. She’s the perfect person for the job.
As Quinn and Collins delve deeper into their investigation, secrets will lead them to things no one on earth can explain. Will they discover that searing hot kisses can be even more fun than well-placed insults when a whole new universe is spread before them?
Yup, I’m hooked! This is what I thought after getting a bit more into the action of this book. We have a very interesting plot, we have friends-to-lovers and we have Sci-Fi! For me, it is a very sensitive combination, but our dear authors did an amazing job!
You already know a lot from the blurb, as it tells you enough to realize this is a good, interesting book. But that’s not enough. What we have here is actually a very entertaining story, a real page-turner, with many, many twists. It kept me reading and reading and I could barely put it down to sleep.
Politics mix with romance. When Julian enlists the help of his long time best friend Quinn to investigate some aspects of the firm for which he is a CEO, they come to spend more time together and discover each other as more than friends. But when things start to become dangerous and they find out too much, that’s when the action really becomes intense!
Probably the most interesting part is to see how the lines between the video-game and real life are blurred and how Julian struggles at some point between the two worlds. Living in his head and outside of it becomes difficult. Thoughts about one world distract him from the other.
All in all, I really enjoyed the story and I cannot wait to read the next installment. The ending leaves room for a continuation and I cannot wait to read it. It was a bit slow in the beginning, which is why I am decreasing one star, but other than this, it was a fantastic read!
DEBORAH ADAMS and KIMBERLEY PERKINS are authors of the Award-Winning Waypoint series. They are friends and coworkers sharing a love of coffee, literature, and teenagers saving the world. Both live in Huntsville, Alabama, working by day for a contractor supporting the Department of Defense, and by night writing spectacular adventures. For more information about Deborah Adams and Kimberley Perkins go to http://www.adamsperkins.com.