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@Download Ebook è Breath of Life ⚢ Anika Jespers, a homesteader s daughter on a Gaian colony, thinks she s destined for a dull existence on her family s farm But when her father makes an impossible bargain with their neighbor, one of the alien Zhore, she faces a future different from anything she could have possibly imaginedThe familiar story of Beauty and the Beast takes on new life in this inventive SF romance novella, with the Beauty a homesteader s daughter and the Beast an alien on a faraway colony worldNovella , words, approximatelypages Hmm Innocuous I admired how the author found natural feeling ways to turn this unusual setting into the classic story Much of it would have made perfect sense plot wise even if it were an entirely new story idea.Except, well, instead of being pleased their daughter isn t a slave or being raped, the parents are outraged she s happily married In a fairy tale meant for children, that makes sense, but not in this context Also, as some other reviewers mentioned, I wish she had admitted her feeli Hmm Innocuous I admired how the author found natural feeling ways to turn this unusual setting into the classic story Much of it would have made perfect sense plot wise even if it were an entirely new story idea.Except, well, instead of being pleased their daughter isn t a slave or being raped, the parents are outraged she s happily married In a fairy tale meant for children, that makes sense, but not in this context Also, as some other reviewers mentioned, I wish she had admitted her feelings before she saw his face, after all the original story is not about falling for a beautiful man Quite the opposite.There is no explicit sexual content aside from kisses and fade to black It fits the quiet tone of the piece, the introverted nature of the heroine and the hero s explicit need for privacy And it was a bit of a relief The pay off of the story is HEA of the heart and family, not raunchy I liked that 3.5 starsI really enjoyed this SF version of Beauty and the Beast with quite atmosphere, slow developing plot and romance. Predictable in the way that all fairy tale retellings are predictable nobody goes too far off the rails with these things No real backstory or world building, just straight up Beauty and the Beast with gas masks. When an author pulls me in to where I can t put the book down, despite there being no hot and sexy scenes, it s a really good book My version of this book had a short story following this borderline novella which involved Anika s parents coming over to Sarzhin s and her house for Christmas where she springs the marriage and pregnancy upon them That was also good and very enjoyable and I was glad the author gave us just a bitof Anika and Sarzhin s story This is actually v 3 of the seri When an author pulls me in to where I can t put the book down, despite there being no hot and sexy scenes, it s a really good book My version of this book had a short story following this borderline novella which involved Anika s parents coming over to Sarzhin s and her house for Christmas where she springs the marriage and pregnancy upon them That was also good and very enjoyable and I was glad the author gave us just a bitof Anika and Sarzhin s story This is actually v 3 of the series bundled with this book called A Simple Gift In the novel, basically, her father agrees to give Anika Jespers to their alien neighbor, a Zhore named Sarzhin, after an accident that causes him to damage the neighbor s property Anika s poverty stricken family has moved to an inhospitable planet or moon that is being terraformed by it s inhabitants Anika is self sacrificing for her family and goes to live with the mysterious neighbor hoping things will turn out OK and gets so muchThe Zhore wants marriage but will not reveal himself to her and hides behind dark robes Nor will he explain why Anika wants honesty and Sarzhin just thinks she wants to see if he s a monster or not.If you like sci fi with a little alien romance, I highly recommend this book and will be checking out others in the series