ISBN# (13) 978-1-60504-626-6 (eBook)
Samhain Publishing, Ltd
Rating: 2 Cups
Steve Craig is the commander of the Spaceship Orion. As the captain, he has the power of life and death over everyone on board the Orion, a power he refuses to abuse. A hero of the Solar Wars, he is also haunted by his experiences during the war and the decisions he was forced to make.
Tessa Alligon is a cadet in the Serpentian Guard. Serpentian women are very attractive and highly sexual, with a reputation for giving and receiving pleasure without any expectations. Tessa is half Serpentian and half human and as a result she finds herself experiencing feelings for the Captain. She was also raised by her human father and as a result lacks the promiscuous nature common in most Serpentians.
Tessa catches Steve when he is reliving one of the darkest moments of the Solar Wars, and they spent the night together. Steve attempts to dismiss the night as moment of weakness, but Tessa will have no part of it. However there is a potential saboteur on board the Orion, and Steve cannot afford any distractions, no matter how pleasurable.
I really enjoyed the scenes between Steve and Tessa. Their attraction to each feels real and their scenes together were hot. Their relationship is well developed, and I especially liked how the young and innocent Tessa helps Steve come to terms with his demons. However, I found the back story and other characters to be poorly written, especially the Serpentians. The characters written did not fit the profile of an elite guard, and as it result it made me want to skip through the story to get to the scenes with Steve and Tessa. Her Commander has some hot moments but also some slow points that drag it down.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More