“No Quarter” by Christine D’Abo is a fun and exciting m/m science fiction adventure with a romantic twist. I love the way it gives glimpses of other beings and space travel but almost has that Old West quality to the story. I felt that some of the ‘surprises’ were a little predictable and the instant attraction wasn’t quite believable to me but I still enjoyed the story and the way things unfolded. There is somewhat of a cliffhanger to the happy for now ending that makes me anxious to read the next book, especially because I enjoyed the author’s imaginative world.
This first book in the ‘Bounty’ series provides an exciting introduction to bounty hunter Gar Stitt as he prepares to apprehend the infamous Captain Faolan Wolf. Unfortunately, nothing is as it seems, and Faolan somehow convinces Gar that there is more to the assignment than meets the eye, especially once Gar’s life is at risk as well. The growing bond between the males forces Gar to re-evaluate everything he believes and conjures up ghosts he’s been haunted by forever. Now, if he and Faolan can survive long enough to determine why everyone wants a particular stone, maybe each can find a reason worth living for.
When bounty hunter Gar Stitt is given a simple locate-and-retrieve mission, he’s convinced it’s a waste of his skills. His success rate is legendary, after all, and Captain Faolan Wolf isn’t hard to find. He’s the most notorious pirate in the galaxy, and when he shows up planetside to take his pleasures, he’s far from subtle.
Faolan never expected a hot but tightly wound hunter to walk into his private party and try to apprehend him single-handedly. And when an unexpected betrayal forces them to work together, Faolan’s even more surprised to find himself drawn to Gar personally—especially since neither of them do personal.
Gar had intended to put Faolan in prison. Instead he finds his solitary existence shaken by his desire for the pirate. And when the bounty hunter becomes the hunted, he must put his faith in Faolan and his pirate crew, or run the risk of ending up dead.
Publisher's note: This title is an edited second edition, previously published in 2010.