Publication Date: May 15, 2013
F6 got her name by bringing the sixth female baby adopted by a multi-governmental agency. She spends her life completing missions for a secret agency. In 2120, she encounters the very handsome Alex Knight while on a mission. She’s attracted to him but knows she must keep her distance. Their second meeting finds Alex in the middle of a murder investigation. Will F6 break her rules just this once?
Diana X. Dunn gave me a copy of this novel in exchange for my review. She is also the author of the Distania series.
My daughter and I truly enjoy the Distania series by D.X. Dunn. The series is one of Alex’s favorites. I wanted to love [easyazon-link asin=”B00CTWARPK” locale=”us”]Just This Once[/easyazon-link] as well. I won’t lie to you readers, it took some time to get involved in the story. Was it a mystery? Was it a romance? The one thing I was sure of is that Dunn really likes the name “Alex,” and who can blame her? Once I got about 10% in, the story picked up and this reader was hooked.
There were things that piqued my interest from the first page. Dunn hints at a rich history, bringing us to the moment when we meet F6 (known then as Sienna). We know that there were religion wars and that religion, for a time, was illegal. We know that mankind subsists off of fake food or supplements. Sienna has a real pizza early on in the novel and her first encounter with the food is almost sexual. Once the mystery aspect entered the story line, the narrative picked up momentum. Questions were answered. The plotline moved cleanly and logically though there were some unforeseen twists. Dunn’s future, while not a pleasant prediction, makes sense and reads in [easyazon-link asin=”B00CTWARPK” locale=”us”]Just This Once[/easyazon-link] as very well thought out and plotted. As interested as I was in the story, I was also interested in the environment and the social structure of the novel’s setting.
F6’s identity changes are very fluid in the narrative. She thinks out her character and acts appropriately. Once I started to get to know F6 and the motivations behind her, the story was compelling. [easyazon-link asin=”B00CTWARPK” locale=”us”]Just This Once[/easyazon-link] is the kind of novel that you don’t want to stop reading because you’ve simply got to know what happens next. I have to imagine that it’s hard to develop a character who is herself and many characters at the same time, but Dunn manages this feat to perfection. Each character, without regard to how minor a role they played, had a moment for us to get to know them and for them to shine. Dunn’s dialogue is also very character specific so that a reader gets the sense of voices.[easyazon-link asin=”B00CTWARPK” locale=”us”]Just This Once [/easyazon-link] is Diana X. Dunn’s first novel in the F6 series. The ending of made this reader giggle in girlish glee about what is sure to come next. [easyazon-link asin=”B00CTWARPK” locale=”us”]Just This Once[/easyazon-link] and I had a great first date and I’m a little infatuated with this series. Expectation says that the next novel will seal the deal to a very happy future as fan and series.
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