Bring It On (Retrievers, Book 3)
by Laura Anne Gilman
Review by Gayle Surrette
Luna Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780373802401
Date: 01 July 2006 List Price $14.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Don't get involved. That's the credo of retrievers. They tend to be loners anyway. Wren has always lived by that rule, that is until her relationship with Sergei moved into the personal. As business partners, he found the jobs, she retrieved the object, collected the check and that was it. Adding a sexual relationship into the mix has muddied the waters. Sergei is still too involved with the Silence. Lonejacks are trying to organize. The nonhumans are tired of being used and tiredness is translating into anger. Things are getting complicated on all fronts and Wren is smack dab in the middle of it all. From official release/information:
Book Description: Nobody said juggling a career and a relationship would be easy... Wren Valere used to have a simple life. Her partner Sergei would negotiate the terms of the Retrieval -- all right, the theft -- and she would use her magical Talent to carry it out. Paycheck deposited, on to the next job.
Now? Her relationship with Sergei is even more complicated (sex will do that). Her fellow lonejacks are trying to organize against the Mage's Council. The nonhuman population of Manhattan is getting fed up with being ignored and abused. And the Council? Well, they have an agenda of their own, and it's not one the lonejacks are going to like.
And Sergei is far too involved with the Silence, his former employers, for Wren's liking.
When it comes down to choosing sides, the first rule of the lonejack credo is "Don't get involved." But when friends are in danger, and the city you love is at risk, sometimes getting into the thick of things is all you can do.…