It is definitely starting to get harder now and I’m going to have to start purposefully reading books for specific squares rather than hoping one will just fit. This fortnight I’ve chosen to cross off the square (luckily I read a book just last week that fits) Themes of science fiction.
I read a new release by Aussie author Shona Husk called Mercenary Royal: Dead Suns. This is book #6 in The Obsidian Rim series, but book #1 in the Dead Suns series. I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in space when resources have been used up and mercenaries are everywhere as well as ultra rich people determined yet again to be powerful despite everything.
This novel plunged me into a dangerous adventure in a previously unknown location. Nyssa, our heronine has a seriously bad situation to escape from, and for the most part I found her brave, smart and savvy. Jessie made a great hero and leading man who had some major issues of his own that come to the fore when meeting Nyssa. There was plenty of sexual tension between the two and many issues to sort out. Bad guy Riel is one dispicable person and I was on the edge waiting to see if the team could take him down. This was an action packed read with plenty of twists and I couldn’t put it down once I started reading, I look forward to the next book.