Stolen Moments

I really enjoyed the unusual premise of this story. It was interesting to see how Tereza, Lukha, and Liam interacted with each other. It was slightly unfortunate that I never really found Lukha as compelling a character as either Marr or Liam as he just seemed to be a much more subdued personality than either of them. Marr has to be one of the more appealing "villains" that I've ever met -- his history and what twisted him was very well illustrated and I thought it was something of a pity that an otherwise fine man would go to such depths. If possible, I would love see a story starring Marr, since I think that he shouldn't have to pay so much for a past not of his own making.

Book Blurb for Stolen Moments

For years, Tereza's only lovers were the engines on her starship. But now, after she nearly died when they exploded, she's a lost soul, an engineer without engines, roaming the decks of a worn-out space station and hounded by the enamored Colonel Marr to tell the truth about events she can't remember.

Twins Lukha and Liam know what happened; they just can't tell her. When Lukha is sent to protect her, he can't help the fierce physical attraction toward her, a biological change initiated by Liam during his own passionate affair with the unknowing Tereza.

When Tereza finds out the truth behind her physical attraction to the twins, Tereza's goal becomes to reclaim her body and mind to choose her lovers freely. But when her choices are Liam's determination and knack for suppressing memories, Lukha's conscience and ability to restore memories, and Marr's determination to have her body as well as her expertise, she might be better off choosing none at all even if it means dooming an entire race to genocide.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Dubious consent, ménage (m/f/m – twin brothers sharing the same woman) and voyeurism.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2008 3.00