Book Reviews of The Challenge (Rystani, Bk 1)

The Challenge (Rystani, Bk 1)
The Challenge - Rystani, Bk 1
Author: Susan Kearney
ISBN-13: 9780765357335
ISBN-10: 076535733X
Publication Date: 10/31/2006
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed The Challenge (Rystani, Bk 1) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
this book kind of reminds me of a dara joy book. pushy overbearing man and a woman determined to get her way.lol i liked it
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Helpful Score: 4
Hmmm...let me see.
All sex, no story?
Playboy without pictures?
Kearney has no 'klue'?
I give up...
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a fun, sexy book.
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Helpful Score: 2
The Challenge is a really good read- I couldn't put the book down or wait to get the book next in the series!
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Helpful Score: 2
Fab paranormal romance Must Read
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Helpful Score: 1
Unable to put this book down. Very good read. I have ordered the second in this series.
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Helpful Score: 1
It was ok but not a "keeper"
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Helpful Score: 1
A hunk named Kahn, who told Secret Service agent Tessa Camen an outlandish story about traveling through time, saving the world, and a Challenge only she can accept. Kahn offers her proof she can't refute: Tessa has been brought forward through time to save Earth by winning an intergalactic challenge.

Kahn only has a few weeks to train Tessa to use the psi-abilities he insists she has. He is confident in the success of a time-honored method that uses sexual frustration to bring out her powers, but Tessa is dubious. She's a martial arts expert and can fight her way through anything, but she's never had much luck with emotions.

Luckily for Earth, Kahn can be very convincing...

i loved this book and its hard for me to part with it you'll enjoy it.
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Liked it alot. I will check out the previous books and the next ones.
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More Sci Fi than I normally read in my romances but a good read. Interesting premiss,kept my interest well.
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Tessa Camen....Secret Service agent...shot in the line of duty but now has been chosen to save the world....

Kahn, her trainer....hmmm....he has only a few weeks to train her to use her psi-abilities through a method used always....sexual frustration!!!

Can he do it? Can she save the world? Please read to find out!!!

Great book !!! Also meet Dora Tessa's friend and computer!!!
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This is the first in her series. The second is the dare. Both are very good. I am waiting on the third
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A book from the Tor Paranormal line
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As the two cultures collide, Tessa and Khan will find much to admire and respect in each other's customs. The greatest
challenge after all is of the heart. When you throw an alpha male and an alpha female together there are bound to be
fireworks, and that's what makes this story so much fun to read. Sparks fly as the two go from being combatants to becoming
soul mates. The Challenge is all that and more! Tessa and Kahn are the most three dimensional characters I've seen
in a while and both couldn't be more opposite if they tried--background, species, temperaments, beliefs. It's exactly
why they're perfect for each other and watching them come to the same conclusion was an adventure not to be missed.
I really truly wanted to hate Susan Kearney's "The Challenge." To my consternation, it was written rather well and the
story was genuinely interesting. At the end of the story I found that I did not hate the story so much as I loathed the hero
of the book for being such a "me big strong man, you weak woman" kind of guy. In the end, I not only loved the hero, I
was rooting for the little bugger. You have to read it to understand.

A sequel featuring a secondary character from this story. I am anxiously awaiting Dora's story!
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I love this book! I read it like 5 times. The two character's chemistry was hot!!! She wanted to save earth, and he wants to save his on planet and people, and she is the key. So he helps her to be a stronger person and he ends up mating with her. But their differences are what made them struggle and come together through out the book...
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I found this book to be just ok. The lead, both female and male, were overly simple. The male lead went from no compromising for most of the book to a complete compromise in the last chapters. It felt off. The biggest reason I can not give the book a good review is I did not immediatly get online to paperback swap to order any more of her work.
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Pretty cheesy in a me Tarzan you Jane kinda way. There were way too many gratuitous sex scenes but I expected that due to the synopsis. The computer was adorable.

I picked it out because I thought the plot had promise...could have been better.
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This is a story about an earth woman pulled through time to meet the "challenge". As the back of the book says, it starts with her trainer trying to use sexual frustration to bring on her psi powers.

Luckily the book moves past that into the story of their romance, his world, and more adventure than sex.

It was not the best written book out there (see Nanili Singh for that) but I still couldn't put it down. I'll be ordering the next book in the series.

There are domination overtones in the sex scenes.
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I really enjoyed this book, after I read it I went and bought the next one.
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loved this one
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Decent story line but way too sexually explicit for my taste.
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Very intense future romance.
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Great futuristic romance
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not bad at all
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Another good one in the series.
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I disliked this book so much that I could not even finish it. The main theme was how much sexual frustration could both characters endure. Definitely not much of a story in the beginning. It may have gotten better if I had read further, but I just could not endure any more stupid games.
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Tessa was a secret service agent protecting the president when she was flung into the future to complete a challenge that could save the USA.
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First in the series and what a wonderful start. Susan Kearney makes you want to keep going to find out what will happen next.
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She was shot protecting the president, and woke up naked, in the arms of a hunk....A hunk named Kahn, who told Secret Service agent Tessa Camen an outlandish story about traveling through time, saving the world, and a Challenge only she can accept. Kahn offers her proof she can't refute: Tessa has been brought forward through time to save Earth by winning an intergalactic challenge. Kahn only has a few weeks to train Tessa to use the psi-abilities he insists she has. He is confident in the success of a time-honored method that uses sexual frustration to bring out her powers, but Tessa is dubious. She's a martial arts expert and can fight her way through anything, but she's never had much luck with emotions. Luckily for Earth, Kahn can be very convincing....