Camryn McNab knows love is a lie. Okay, maybe not for everybody--her fellow soldiers on Squad Nine have managed to fall in love in the middle of a vicious alien attack. But it's not for her. She comes from two people incapable of love. For now, her life is about survival, fighting to protect others, and kicking some alien raptor butt. What she doesn't need is a certain wild, bearded, tattoo-covered soldier always underfoot, messing with her things, and driving her crazy. But no matter how hard she tries to outrun Hemi Rahia, she can't seem to shake him, and a terrified part of doesn't even want to...
A member of the Squad Three berserkers, Hemi knows his squad has a reputation for not following the rules and being a little wild. Former bikers, mercenaries, and...other less savory things, they fight hard and party harder. But Hemi has known for a while now that there is only one woman for him. One courageous, sexy, attitude-filled woman he wants to claim as his own. But he has to catch her first.
Tasked with a top-secret mission deep in alien creeper territory, Hemi and Cam will fight side-by-side to achieve their dangerous goal. Their chemistry is off the charts, but persistent Hemi wants more than Cam's body...he wants her heart and soul as well. As their battle with the aliens turns deadly, they will have to fight not only for their love, but for their very survival.
Note to readers: This sci fi romance contains a lot of action (dangerous missions and deadly aliens), tough warriors (the kickass ladies of Squad Nine and the badass berserkers) and a steamy romance (lots of sexy times between a bearded wild man and his sexy soldier). So if you like it fast, and gritty, and sexy, this is for you!
Includes a preview of Gladiator, first book in Galactic Gladiators.
Hemi is part of the Berserker squad, rough, dangerous, and yet with a playful side that keeps getting him in trouble. He particularly likes riling up Cam as she's so defensive and apparently determined to remain footloose and fancy free! Well now, there's a challenge and it's high time Hemi claimed the feisty soldier that keeps running away. Is Cam ready for Hemi though? Is she about to take a chance or will the Gizzida snatch Hemi away before Cam decides it's time to run towards and not away from Hemi?
Like many readers, I've been anxiously waiting for the Berserkers to get books and must say Hemi's book does not disappoint. He's everything I want to imagine and more besides. Possessive, a little naughty (Okay, a lot), and with a sweetness to him but it's always going to be his crazy antics I will remember. Cam is very defensive and I struggled at times to truly understand why she wouldn't be brave enough to risk her heart, but luckily Ms Hackett decided to throw so much action into this book that Cam really had her eyes opened as to just what she was turning down.
As usual I love the camaraderie amongst these guys and it's always a joy to see men and women are equal in this war-torn world. As for romance, well if you don't like hot scenes that sizzle, then perhaps this series isn't for you. I however would willingly take Hemi up on any offer and luckily Cam finally does!
I loved that Ms Hackett caught up with previous characters and ended the story with a heartwarming surprise, but for me it's Tane's book my heart desires and I just cannot wait to discover what happens next.
This voluntary review is of an advanced copy of Hemi I've read and my thoughts are honest and I believe a fair opinion.