Title: Jaq’s Harp
Written by: Ella Drake
Release date: February, 2011
Source: Net galley, Carina Press
In a world of floating islands and bio-engineered beans, the bad guys are taken down by agents of the Mother organization—agents like Jacqueline “Jaq” Robinson. Instead of accepting her next routine assignment, she sets out on a mission of her own—to destroy Giant Corp, the company responsible for her sister’s wasting illness. Jaq must steal her cure from Giant’s headquarters high above the city…even though she’ll be brought face-to-face with Harper English, the man who left her to go deep undercover at Giant.
For Harp, Jaq had been a distraction the mercenary thought he couldn’t afford. But once he sees her again, Harp knows he’s made a mistake. Even though she vowed he won’t have her again, it’s clear they still have a powerful attraction. Harp’s determined to get a second chance with Jaq—if they can escape Giant Corp and get back to solid ground in one piece…
Every time I see a cover that just stands out from all the others it makes me want to read the story. It does often happen that I come home with books that I haven’t even heard of, but the cover made the book more interesting than the story so I bought it. Jaq’s Harps cover is just amazing. The city, the Beanstalk, the whole mystery feeling I get from it makes me want to read it. So I’m glad I got this for review from Carina Press.
Jaq is a young woman who is strong, caring and very protective of her sister. No matter what the costs are she wants to find the cure that will make her sister better and she doesn’t care about her own well being. Even without not knowing the depth of this character, she really stands out and as a reader I wanted her to succeed. The other main character in this story is Harp. From what I can tell in this short plot is that he is charming, kind and maybe in his younger years reserved. He really loves Jaq and isn’t afraid to let her know that.
The plot is great. There is action and romance, which I quite enjoyed. And I do love the world building. Right at the beginning it’s like I was in another world and it made everything more believable. I loved the idea of the beanstalk in the story, such fun.
I’m looking forward reading more from this author, because this short novella was such a delight. Jaq’s Harp is a short, futuristic romantic story that I def. recommend.
Title: Jaq’s Harp