As soon as I read the extract from this book, I just had to have it. Mina Carter can write! From beginning to end I loved it -- the verbal sparring, the hot sex and brilliant story and characterization, this book has it all.
General Lyssa Ryland is a ball breaker, she wouldn't have got as far in her career if she wasn't good at her job, but because she's tough, and deemed uncontrollable, her superiors have decided to rein her in. Like any threat they want to pull her teeth. Lyssa is enraged when she is informed that an empath has been assigned to work with her. Lyssa sees through their blatant scheming, knowing that the empath has been sent to seduce her, and effectively putting a leash and collar on her. Empath's have the ability to link to a person's mind and feed information directly to their brain, making them more compliant, more biddable. A half Talatian, her father is from a snake like race. Her formidably forceful nature shows that she takes after her father's side. She is also somewhat isolated because most male Talatian's wouldn't even consider having sex with her because of the perceived physical frailty of her human half. Working mainly with humans, she never displays her Talatian traits, hiding her scales, which only appear when she is distracted or feels strong emotions. I liked that she's an older woman, though her Talatian genes mean that she doesn't age at the same rate as a human.
When she meets an attractive young man who isn't easily cowed by her take charge manner, and who has the temerity to call her `kitten'. She's intrigued enough to seek him out in a bar that evening. Neither of them know who the other is, the empath, Commander Jacob James Meyers, is big, beautiful and though younger is a perfect match for the feisty General. JJ thinks that his sexy kitten cannot possibly be the old battle-axe he's been told to seduce, and though Lyssa recognizes that he's an empath, she has no idea that he's the one she's been fantasizing about ridding herself of in any number of ways.
JJ comes to respect her as an officer and love her as the woman she is, accepting every facet of her personality. If you like your hot romance with real storytelling and a dash or two of humor this is one for you. I recommend it.
Even a rogue can be brought to heel by love. And the seduction of a sexy Empath.
Lyssa is feared and wanted by half the admiralty, but no one can control her. She commands one of the most fearsome battleships in the fleet and is friends with the largest mercenary clans in the galaxy. No one dares mess with her.
JJ has been tasked with controlling Lyssa and bringing her back under the authority of the Fleet. Instead of the crabby woman he’s expecting, he finds an unforgettable woman who makes him ache with the need to get her in his bed. Between the pressure from the powers that be, a mission gone wrong and Lyssa’s discovery of his real mission, JJ has his hands full. Can he convince Lyssa that his seduction is genuine and lust is only the beginning?