Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Take Your Best Shot by Starlight
Author: Yolande Kleinn
Series: 2015 Daily Dose – Never Too Late
Heroes: Halden & Isaac
Genre: M/M Scifi
Length: 23 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Halden Blake was a good soldier and a good man. He never intended to be a hero, and he definitely never intended the events that landed him in intergalactic politics. Now, three presidential terms later, Halden must decide if running for office again is worth five more years of putting his own life on hold.
Isaac Knox has been President Blake’s public liaison from the start, an ally and friend through difficult times. Halden has always carefully resisted thoughts of more, and Isaac has never given any hint of returning his guarded attraction. But when Halden finds himself struggling with questions about his own future, Isaac makes a surprising offer that could change everything.
When Halden was unintentionally made President, he didn’t expect to last three terms. Now that’s all he knows but he’s not sure he wants to do another term. When he’s contemplating his future, Isaac, his public liaison, offers Halden a surprising offer. Now Halden has even more to think about. Does he want to continue as President or should he finally make some time for himself?
This was a rather interesting story. I liked the premise of it and how Halden was questioning what his future would be like. I liked the ‘searching’ feeling this story had so I really got into that aspect of it. I also liked the relationship Halden had with his staff and how he came to be where he was.
However, while I loved the feel of the story, I was a little underwhelmed with the writing and overall story. I wish it had been more fleshed out because while I loved the struggle Halden had with his future, I didn’t feel like there was enough depth to the world or even to Halden and Isaac’s relationship. I wanted to get deeper into the story and the characters and their whole relationship.
All in all, I still enjoyed the story but I thought it was a little too shallow for my liking. I loved the premise of the story and I sincerely hope the author considers expanding the story to really flesh it out. Either way, I still think readers should still give this a go if they enjoy short scifi stories.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*