Colonist's Wife

Goodness I hate it when the grocery store replaces an advertised item with something else. Poor Louise has husbands swapped out on her without her knowledge or consent. But since she’s in WITSEC she really doesn’t have any say in the matter and that becomes more than obvious as she disembarks the shuttle to Jupiter’s moon Esther for her new life in hiding. The substitute husband, Adam, is everything she doesn’t want and their first meeting is absolutely horrible. As they get to know one another outside forces are working against them in the form of pressure from “the company” and Adam’s friends. Can Louise adapt?

This story intrigued me and it was an engaging read. We are familiar with WITSEC in our time, but this is in the future and as expected it added dimension to the story for me. Added dangers from a hostile planet added edginess as well as a new frontier to start again. Hope plays a big part in Louise’s methodology I further enjoyed that I didn’t pick out the bad guy right away but felt I was missing something about Adam’s relationship with his best friend and wife. I couldn’t find a previous story though. Adam and Louise do marriage backwards but end up where they want to be – together. An author to watch.

Book Blurb for Colonist's Wife

It’s 2088, and having testified in a gangland murder trial, nowhere on Earth is safe for Louise. Witness Protection has organized a new identity and a marriage contract for her on the mining colony of Esther, one of the moons circling Jupiter. The man who meets her there is not the groom she expected.

Adam Elliot is neither sweet nor sincere, and he looks like he was hosed off a barroom floor. But soon a memorial service reveals Adam’s soft underbelly. Throw some stellar sex into the mix and the two decide that maybe marriage to each other might not be so bad after all.

But an assassin is already at work. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues on the planet’s frozen surface. Louise is determined to live long enough to draw the maniac away from the husband she just might have fallen for.

A Romantica® science fiction erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2013 4.00