I love a good sci fi romance, so I was looking forward to getting my teeth into this book.
It is understandable that a Captain couldn’t fraternize or worse with his crew members and still command respect.
What I didn’t like about Craig’s relationship with Tessa, is that it was so unequal. Not because he’s ‘her commander’ but because she seemed so emotionally immature in comparison to Craig. In many ways she behaved like a school girl with a crush on her teacher, and he really seemed to love the fact that she was young and inexperienced which had a certain ick factor for me. Tess is firstly described as being a strong woman, not just physically, something her species is known for but emotionally, and she was horribly submissive, something else I dislike, in main female characters.
I also have a problem with characters who fall in love after a really brief liaison, so the romance did not really work for me. I couldn’t take their ‘love’ seriously.
I was more interested in the subplot regarding the threat to the ship, which was gratifyingly meaty and well written. The world building was superb. If you like your romance to have some hot elements then you’ll have no problems with this very erotic novel.
*The same book that formerly appeared as by Cathryn Cade*
She can kill with her bare hands … but what will the lethal beauty do to his heart?
She's a half-human, half-Serpentian warrior who'll guard his ship with her life. He's the tough, war-seasoned captain of the Orion. But in their battle of hearts, it's winner take all.
The Orion Series, Book 2
**Author's Note: This book was previously published in 2009**
As a member of the legendary Serpentian guard, Tessa Alligon has been trained to kill, with her bare hands if necessary. And with her legs? She can take a strong man where no man's gone before. But when Captain Craig walks into the first Orion crew briefing, Tessa falls head over heels. Now to get the handsome commander to see how perfect they could be together.
Captain Steve Craig is a Space Forces veteran on his first peace-time assignment. The bridge of the huge, sleek space ship Orion is just what his battle-weary soul needs. But the alluring females in his ship's guard are strictly off limits … until PTSD knocks out this tough, ex-soldier, and Tessa is there to catch him.
Their first embrace flames hot enough to heat the cold of deep space. But Craig knows the liaison is a mistake, and one he can't afford to make again. Too bad he now has a hissing viper by the tail--one with revenge on her mind. Tessa aims to show him she's not a woman to be trifled with, and she doesn't mind doing it in front of the entire crew.
When Steve learns a saboteur is hiding on board his ship, perhaps even in the Orion's ships guard, he now wonders … is Tessa merely a woman scorned? Or is she the saboteur he must stop at all costs?
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