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400 pages, Paperback
First published January 31, 2014
The story is about Renna who is an unapologetic thief and mercenary. She’s on one last job before she retires but things go wrong when she discovers a little boy held hostage in a crate. Renna can’t leave him there but she has no idea that freeing him will change the course of, not only her career, but her life as well. Soon she finds herself embroiled with none other than a secret military faction, as well as a ghost from her past, and the weight of the galaxy on her shoulders.
Of course, things become complicated for our girl when Finn gets the dickhead chip off his shoulder and sparks fly, but once again Renna shows her awesomeness by not becoming obsessed with him. There’s some great sexy times throughout this book too, great tension, and though it’s not a triangle there’s another man in the picture. His name is Viktis and if you’ve ever read the Jax series you will be excited to hear that he reminds me of Vel. Viktis isn’t exactly like Vel of course but I got the same vibe from him. He’s a mercenary too and a gorgeous one at that, plus his presence is so strong that (in my opinion) he overshadowed Finn. And Finn’s no slouch, but if I was picking between the two I’m grabbing up Viktis and chaining him to my bed. Inside our spaceship. I need more of Viktis. Like a series. Yesterday.
I highly recommend this series if you love space operas, scifi, perfectly written stories, or amazing characters. Basically, I recommend this if you like reading.
The woman stood up straighter and puffed out her chest. She did have a nice rack. Renna would have puffed them out, too.
The entire world had shifted, like she was fucking Alice in Wonderland and had just fallen down a rabbit hole.
“What the hell are these? Do they actually expect me to wear this?” They were soft white briefs, military-issue-a far cry from her lacy thongs back home, the bras with the special enhancements and frilly cups.
A squat gray alien with a thick, fleshy neck and four large eyes spread horizontally across his face appeared at the door.
The kid had been nothing but trouble since she’d found him. And Finn…he’d already left her once. Why stay and watch a repeat performance?
Gods, she hated working with other women. They were always so catty and competitive. Always so ready to stab you in the back if it meant getting ahead.
"Gods, she hated working with other women. They were always so catty and competitive. Always so ready to stab you in the back if it meant getting ahead." p56
"Men usually only stayed angry for one reason: injured pride." p103
"With a sigh, Renna followed Viktis from the ship. Good thing she'd washed her sexy underwear." p115
"He tasted exactly how she thought Finn would, like warmth and sweetness and strength." p226
"A tall alien with bright green hair and three eyes set in a triangle on her forehead studied her with interest. A Xestu." p159
"Blur had bought her a bottle of Scottish whiskey to celebrate." p180
"The bad thing about space travel was how dirty it always made her feel--the recycled air, the metal coatings, the space particles." p100
Stealing another galactic secret will get her arrested, but playing by the rules might just get her killed.