All Sandy wanted was some R&R in Sydney before joining the Earth Ship Siren as head of Military Police. What she gets is a night of mystery and pleasure with a man so wickedly fascinating he can't possibly be law-abiding.
For professional con man Peter Stanton, Master Sergeant Alanna Sanderson, with her kick-ass body and cool blue eyes, is the most fun he's ever had. Eight months later, on the Siren, he gets to meet her again, but now he's Prisoner 141, and they're out among the stars, half way to the penal colony on Solitaire.
When a micrometeroid shower strikes the convoy, Sandy and Prisoner 141 are stranded on a stricken ship. Will he pull off the ultimate confidence trick and sacrifice Sandy for his freedom?
If only she could command her heart as easily as she wields her stun gun, because when he betrays her, as he surely must, she's going to have to kill him.
Master Sergeant Alanna Sanderson had a night to remember before she left earth with a very sexy bad boy but what she hadn't known was her delicious one night stand, Peter, was a con artist. Now deep in space, it's time to try and help the stricken ship that accompanies them but when a call goes out for volunteers prisoner 141 is a huge surprise to Alanna. Yes, you've guessed it, he's the man who haunts her dreams! Pulled in all sorts of directions, Alanna has a job to do but danger is waiting and Alanna and Peter, who now calls himself Paul, quickly find themselves in the thick of it. Can Paul be trusted or will he see this as a chance and let's face it, as a con man, he's rather fond of grabbing opportunities!
I really liked that the heroine was a slightly more mature woman who has worked hard to achieve her personal success as it's a bit boring always reading about twenty somethings. Truth be told, she's a bit of a cougar, as Paul is her junior but that doesn't prevent the sparks flying and this couple heating up the sheets! Paul thinks he knows exactly what he wants in life and just where he's going; but has to face some hard truths and luckily he's not exactly a totally bad guy. I had visions of a Robin Hood type character, as he only preys on those who are wealthy and indeed has his own moral code.
I really liked both these characters and I'm so enjoying the journey. I think if we did set out to start a colony, people would be looking to hook up and find someone to share the hardships with, so this idea of couples connecting works very well. This is probably not the sexiest story in the series but my favourite character, Con, showed up, so I'm a very happy bunny. Great plot with action thrown in and I'm now off to read what happens next. Just one note and that's simply to say you don't need to be a fan of futuristic story lines to enjoy these books as they are all incredible stories that entertain and sometimes surprise.