Orion Series #2
She can kill with her bare hands … but what will the lethal beauty do to his heart?
She’s a half-human, half-Serpentian warrior who’ll guard his ship with her life. He’s the tough, war-seasoned captain of the Orion. But in their battle of hearts, it’s winner take all.
As a member of the legendary Serpentian guard, Tessa Alligon has been trained to kill, with her bare hands if necessary. And with her legs? She can take a strong man where no man’s gone before. But when Captain Craig walks into the first Orion crew briefing, Tessa falls head over heels. Now to get the handsome commander to see how perfect they could be together.
Captain Steve Craig is a Space Forces veteran on his first peace-time assignment. The bridge of the huge, sleek space ship Orion is just what his battle-weary soul needs. But the alluring females in his ship’s guard are strictly off limits … until PTSD knocks out this tough, ex-soldier, and Tessa is there to catch him.
Their first embrace flames hot enough to heat the cold of deep space. But Craig knows the liaison is a mistake, and one he can’t afford to make again. Too bad he now has a hissing viper by the tail–one with revenge on her mind. Tessa aims to show him she’s not a woman to be trifled with, and she doesn’t mind doing it in front of the entire crew.
When Steve learns a saboteur is hiding on board his ship, perhaps even in the Orion’s ships guard, he now wonders … is Tessa merely a woman scorned? Or is she the saboteur he must stop at all costs?
This is the second book of Ms. Cade's Orion series I've read. Book 1 being the first. Just like the first time, Ms. Cade is off the hook with her world and character building. Each character, each place visited you feel as if you are there, sitting around the holo-vid, at the com or in the fight or bed. Her stories are lovable and exciting. Each page turned makes you want to turn another and another and another. This book will keep you up late and tired in the morning. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I'd never read a sci-fi/romance blend before, and let me tell you, I didn't know what I was missing! The chemistry betwen the hero and heroine, as well as the action, had me on the edge of my seat for the entire book. Hope to see many more of these types of books from Cathryn!