Alinna is part of an intergalactic task force, and her job is to monitor Earth to get a feel for how humans act and behave, and determine if they're ready to find out about other life besides their own. When her ship crash lands on a military base, it looks like she might get more intel than she'd bargained for...
David is part of a group being sent to guard the space around Mars for hostile alien attacks, but before he can do that he must first pass a psych exam. When he gets called out to investigate the crash site, he finds an unconscious woman. Believing her to be the doctor sent to evaluate him, he rushes her back to base to get her patched up.
The attraction between them is immediate and potent. As the days go by, Alinna gets sucked into his dreams, and begins to form a mind link with him. All is going well until a hostile alien ship gets too close to Earth. Suddenly, she must decide which is more important to her—her secrecy, or her heart.
In this world, Earth had developed colonies on Mars, and they send the best pilots to patrol around the new settlement, keeping their eyes open for aliens. What they don't realize is that aliens have been watching them for some time now, waiting for the right time to come forth and offer a treaty and trade agreement. Alinna was tasked with listening in to the radio waves, trying to learn as much as she could. Because she monitored the air base where David works, she feels like she already knows him. Once they meet face to face, even though David doesn't know who she really is, the attraction is immediate, and in their shared dreams they can act out their deepest fantasies. This is a wonderful story about sacrifice, obligation, duty, honor, and above all else, love. I would recommend this for fans of romantic science fiction looking for a mid-length story that will whisk them away into the stars for a few hours.
Carla gives this book a