SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY
New Concepts Publishing
Rating: 4 Cups
The migration from Earth is becoming a much-needed respite on Earth’s resources, and First Lieutenant Sybil Hunter is excited to be one of the pioneer settlers on Mars. Her first assignment hits a snag however, and she is diverted to Venus on a reconnaissance mission.
Time is running out for the Sumpturians, and Commander Anka l’Kartay is painfully aware of just how quickly they are losing the battle to colonize Venus. Their tiny band of refugees are so specialized in their fields, that many of the most common problems are beyond their abilities, and that combined with very little left in rations has everyone weary.
This is just one more problem that Anka and his people do not need, but the humans are on their way, and there is nothing he can do to stop them. Sybil meets the commander under the worst conditions, but even that cannot stop the spark of awareness between them. She and Anka have an instant connection that is sure to bring nothing but trouble for both parties involved, but that is something they are going to have to get used to. The American and UN governing bodies see her relationship as an inside track to new technology, but Sybil cannot bear to put Anka or his people at risk, especially now.
The tension building, both political and sexual, is as unrelenting as it is invigorating. Anka and Sybil are going up against almost impossible odds to be together, and it makes their story that much more exciting. The passion they feel for each other and their cause is clear and well defined, even if it may seem unfeasible. I am a huge fan of anything sci-fi, but by adding in some seriously hot romance, Ms. O’Connor has made this one very happy reader.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More