Author: Sarah Madison
Genre: Science Fiction
Length: Novella (120pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (7th November 2011)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: The now-extinct Brill gifted humankind with the technology of space travel, but the implacable Swarm is determined to wipe all humans from the face of the universe. But the human race won’t give in so easily. On board the spaceship Fearless, a team led by Dr. Rhys Aubrey and Major Jim Tanner is tasked with developing technology for the fight and making new allies to trade for whatever edge they can get.
Every day the Fearless ventures forth to new worlds and faces challenges that forge strong bonds of friendship among the crew—and perhaps something more between Rhys and Jim. In a life filled with danger and trouble around every corner, are Rhys and Jim ready to risk their hearts too?
Review: Rhys is a genius on board the Fearless and he has a huge crush on his team leader Tanner. Tanner is a Major and he leads expeditions to new planets and has good friendships with his team mates.
This book has a good science fiction story-line and plot and is quite well written. This story is from Rhys’s POV and he comes across as a know-it-all and that’s because he is. but he isn’t very good with interacting with other people and he always second guesses himself when it comes to anything outside work. We don’t really get a good feel for Tanner because Rhys thinks that Tanner still blames him for an explosion that happened on Fearless. All we get is that he is a strong leader who goes with his gut instincts. The secondary characters are great and I would love to read more about them (especially Grylis).
Tanner does seem to be receptive to Rhys but Rhys keeps pulling back; adding doubts upon doubts and straining their friendship. When they have a close call Rhys decides to take the plunge and risk his heart as he knows that in space anything could happen. I really enjoyed this story and I really liked the way it started where they were already on a mission and arguing about it. It plunged you right into the story and you got immersed immediately. I also liked that we got a really good background on how the human race got its start into space travel and the means to do it. I think that would make a great story as well.
So I recommend this to those who enjoy science fiction, hot sex, adventure, a great story and a happy for now ending.