Futuristic space fantasy romance with a ménage is the easiest way to explain this book but that sure doesn’t tell you about all the great parts of this book. There are some terrific chases with jumps through space. There is a former lover who shows up after years of separation but the attraction between them hasn’t lessened a bit. There are secrets galore. And, the sex is out of this world! Yeah, there is a lot of that as Mace, Alec and Byron streak through the galaxy. The characters are fantastic and the plot very entertaining. I loved everything about this story. Now, this is a second book in a series but can definitely stand alone. You will meet the characters from the first book when our trio reaches the pirate ship. Yes, there are even pirates in this story and they are great too! Just remember that this book is probably half sex scenes and half other stuff so it will get you hot and bothered.
Mace has been working for Alec for months hoping to find an antidote for a poison killing the man who raised her who also happens to be her brother’s husband. She also finds herself attracted to the genus scientist. Suddenly, a bounty appears on Alec’s head and his former lover, Byron shows up to collect him before someone else kills him. This starts a race for all of their lives as others show up shooting. With all the sexual chemistry going on, this race is going to getting interesting quickly, if they can stay alive!
For months, Mace Simms has been seeking an antidote for the poison killing her mentor. Her only hope is Alec Roiten, a brilliant scientist hiding on a backwater planet. Posing as a research assistant, Mace offers the elusive genius all the help she can, ignoring the explosive chemistry between them. Soon they’re close to a cure.
But then Alec’s former love Byron shows up, attempting to claim a bounty on Alec’s head, and all that careful research gets left behind when they’re forced to flee. And when Byron realizes the tip-off about Alec was a ruse by his rivals to lure him out into the open to kill him, the bounty hunt turns into a three-person scramble for survival.
Byron wants his old lover back, Alec is consumed by a haunting secret about the poison he’s desperate to defeat, and Mace is caught between them. But she’s beginning to think that’s exactly where she belongs as the three are drawn together in their race against death.
Publisher's note: This title is an edited second edition, previously published in 2011.