Never in Mac Flannery's wildest dreams did he imagine Jenny would be the one sent for him. He sees beyond the mad grin the sexy princess of Hansarda presents to the world, and that combination of vulnerability and wicked humor is a siren call he can't resist.
But Sanctify is always three steps ahead of them. On the run—and unable to keep their hands off each other—Jenny and Mac devise an insane plan: kidnap the leader of Sanctify, and stop this war once and for all. Unfortunately, they've just played right into his hands…
Jenny is tired of being stuck at home watching her brother and his new love as they learn to explore their relationship. Oh, she's beyond pleased Boone has finally found someone to make him happy but Jenny misses being in control of her own life and destiny. When a call comes in telling of their chief inventor needing protection, there's no way Jenny will sit around and ignore it. Overjoyed to finally have something to do, Jenny gets on her ship and takes her crew to rescue Mac.
Sanctify is determined to capture Mac and now that they have his location, will do all they can to take him and force him to work for them. Luckily, Mac is not exactly the scatty inventor everyone was expecting! Oh yes, he's obsessed by his gadgets and surrounded by electronics but he is no push over. He's capable of looking after himself and did I mention seriously built?
Jenny has an itch that needs scratching and she would like nothing more than to do it with Mac! On the run, Jenny has one of her amazing or maybe that's crazy ideas, to hide out at the last place Sanctify would think to look for them, a pleasure planet! Taking Mac somewhere dedicated to passion raises the temperature between Jenny and Mac and their mutual attraction only increases in intensity. What started out as a fun jaunt soon starts to be a lot more for Jenny but on a planet dedicated to pleasure there's still danger and it's heading directly for Jenny and Mac!
This is a great new series by an author who constantly surprises me. This space opera type of book may not appeal to all readers but it's such a fabulous world the author writes about, it would be a shame to miss it. This is a very fast paced book and, if honest, I thought that perhaps it was a little too rushed at times. I wanted to get to know the characters more but everything felt immediate. I do like Jenny and had empathy for her as her world has changed so much. Her family life has virtually imploded and she needs to find her own place within it but I'm not entirely convinced her actions suited her character.
What I did find terrifically engaging was the supporting characters and would like to read a lot more about some of them. As for our hero, Mac, well he is most definitely not a nutty professor! He may not always be the one to save the day but he most assuredly does have skills and it was fun to watch Jenny react to him.
A good sci-fi read with a sexy romance. A story filled with action and a great cast of characters. I will read more from Ms Robert and would suggest others do too.