Book two of Tales from the Edge
Catherine Rodgers doesn’t like Mercy ships, or the courtesans who work on them—not after her husband left her for a Mercy woman. But after her yacht gets blown up to prevent her from cracking the lid off a corporate scam that’s left hundreds dead and a few people very rich, the only ship around to save her is the Bonnie Belle.
Sean Harrison has worked as one of the Belle’s courtesans for years, bringing happiness to countless women along the space lanes. When he’s asked to care for Catherine while the Belle brings her to safety, it should be just another job.
Somehow it’s anything but. Sean is captivated by Catherine’s sense of justice and responsibility. And Catherine finds a softer, more emotionally intelligent man in Sean than she expected. Drawn together in darkness under the threat of death, they find the beginning of something lasting. But with pirates after the Belle and a price on Catherine’s head, that beginning might be all they get.
Drawn together in darkness, Catherine and Sean find the beginning of something lasting but with a price on Catherine’s head, that beginning might be all they get in this thrilling sci-fi romance.
This steady to fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on their toes with lots of suspense, action and romance. The author captures the imagination with well written scenes and images that bring the story to life while the fascinating world ensures that the reader’s come back for more. The characters are strong, compelling and grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning and the well orchestrated suspense and action adds lots of thrills to the story.
Catherine and Sean’s attraction to each other couldn’t be more inconvenient for them. Catherine doesn’t like mercy ships or the courtesans that work on them and Sean is one of those courtesans. The reader can’t help but get caught up in their relationship as they work through emotional issues with some interesting help from the rest of the crew. The crew’s loyalty and friendship for each other adds lots of depth to the story making them seem like a family and the reader feels as if they are right there with them on their adventures which makes them cheer, cry or fight along with them.
Spine tingling tension builds throughout the story as the danger escalates through numerous attempts on Catherine’s life and the fascinating world and uniquely unconventional characters make for a refreshing change and add lots of their own special charm to each story. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the crew of the Bonnie Belle again and so far their conclusions are unique but and fit each couple perfectly and I can’t wait for their next adventure.
4 STARS 3 FLAMES
Carina Press, October 6 2014, 254 pages, ebook
About Sheryl Nantus:
Sheryl Nantus was born in Montreal, Canada
and grew up in Toronto, Canada. A rabid reader
almost from birth, she attended Sheridan
College in Oakville, graduating in 1984 in Media
She met Martin Nantus through the online
fanfiction community in 1993 and moved to the
United States in 2000 in order to marry. A firm
believer in the healing properties of peppermint
and chai tea she continues to write short stories
and novels while searching for the perfect
She loves to play board games and write haiku,
although not usually at the same time.
She has published multiple books with Samhain
Publishing and Carina Press. In 2011 she won
two second-place Prism Awards from the
Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter of
RWA for her steampunk romance, “Wild Cards
and Iron Horses” and the first volume of her
superhero romance trilogy, “Blaze of Glory”.
In 2013 she won a third-place Prism Award for
her paranormal romance, "Blood of the Pride".
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