Heat, Apr 5 2011, $15.00
The Imperium forces are creating a gizmo to destroy space portals. If successful it will devastate economies of most worlds as inert space travel would halt. A Depression would occur leaving countless people in trouble.
In Asphodel, the Federation Military’s Phantom Corps leaders assign top assassin Andrei Solace to prevent the calamity from happening. To assist him, they hire his former girlfriend mercenary Piper Roundtree as his pilot. As they work together, eleven standard years since they last saw one another seem like last night; as their passion is hotter than a sun. However both understand the mission comes first though sex is not a distant second.
Readers will feel Laura Dane Mesmerized us with this exhilarating second chance in space military romantic science fiction. The story line is faster than Piper can pilot a vessel through canyons, but it is the relationship between the mercenary who has people depending on her and the military assassin who has a universe depending on him, who make the tale work. Sub-genre fans will enjoy the Phantom Corps entry (see Insatiable) as the only time out is for bickering and lovemaking.