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Galileo's Holiday

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Ice miner Riley works alone in the depths of space, and that’s the way she likes it. She’s proud of her independence, and when her ship gets destroyed by raiders on the icy surface of Galileo, she’s not sure she wants to rely on rakish trader Leo and the kindness of a band of settlers to survive.

Despite her attempts to keep her distance, it’s not long before Riley warms to
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Published December 3rd 2012 by Carina Press
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Riley has spent her whole life working as an ice miner, she has her own ship and spends the majority of her time alone but she is happy to follow in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother who were both miners before her. Everything changes when Riley is trapped on the planet Galileo after raiders destroy her ship. Rescued by trader Leo happy routine. Considering she has just lost everything she has ever known she is in need of a little TLC and that is exactly what she is and welcomed into t ...more
Stephanie Collins
Nov 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Riley has almost always been alone and that's what she believes she will always be. She hasn't had a lot of human contact as an ice miner but when a raider ship destroys her spacecraft she ends up finding something that she never realized she was missing... a partner and a home. She's incredibly intelligent and watching this woman soak up human contact and love was sweet to see. She just jumps in and immediately starts to try to help the people who have taken her in and given her more kindness i ...more
Diane Dooley
Dec 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Riley is an ice miner, a job she inherited, along with her ship, from her mother and her grandmother before her. It’s a solitary job and she has spent most of her life alone. When an accident leaves her helpless and shipless on an ice moon, she is saved from certain death by a space trader, Leo. He takes her back to the moon’s station, where Riley is introduced to the pleasures and difficulties of close living quarters, home-cooked food and a mish-mash of holiday traditions that the station dwel ...more
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Riley was born and raised on a spaceship. She hauls ice for a living, but finds herself suddenly stranded on an icy world when raiders appear. She is rescued and brought to the settlement, where the people are planning to celebrate the (Christmas) Holiday. Riley has never spent much time with others, and her experiences have mostly been related to shipping and electronics. So, she's stunned by the warmth and community she's welcomed into.

While Riley has mad skills with electronics, Leo is also
Jill Sorenson
Mar 18, 2013 rated it liked it
I really liked Riley, the independent "ice tugger" heroine who knows how to fix things. She's small and pale and pixie-ish. I also liked Leo, the hero. He's a nice guy who wants Riley but doesn't try to take advantage. She jumps *him*. Refreshing!

I didn't understand some of the scifi stuff. Riley has a communication device but can't contact her crew? Why wouldn't they miss her for a month? I faded out after the 2nd sex scene faded to black.
Nicole Luiken
Interesting setting on Galileo and a likeable and very competent heroine--a mechanic. I liked the contrast between 'tugger' and 'station' culture and the food scenes were funny.
Quibble: No hero POV. I missed this.
Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
Read as part on an anthology
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Galactic Holiday Antho
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful story. I would love to read a sequel.
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