Released: October 2010
Mace is in a desperate race against time to find a cure for her mentor, who's slowly dying of an unknown poison. Her search leads her to Alec, a prominent scientist who agrees to help her find a cure. The two quickly develop a friendship, although Mace is pretty sure Alec's interest runs deeper than that.
Things to south when a bounty hunter is sent after Alec. He's shocked to see his old lover, Byron, is the one sent after him. He's even more shocked to find out that Mace isn't the quiet scientist's assistant he thought she was.
The three form a reluctant truce, and focus on finding a cure for Mace's mentor. But as the old flames from Alec and Byron are rekindled, the two both find themselves drawn to Mace, who fits perfectly into their triad. But can they convince her of their feelings, or will the ghosts of her past provide too big of a hurdle for them to jump?
In this story, Mace is trying to find a cure for her mentor, the man who raised her after her parents died. In desperation, she turns to Alec, the best and last hope she has of finding a cure. The attraction between them is there, but since Alec never made a move, she's not sure if she's reading his intent correctly. When Byron shows up, she sees the sparks between the two, although it seems like they'd rather kill each other than jump into bed. She already cares for Alec, but Byron has her initially wanting to bury her fist in his face. The character interaction was great, and I loved the dynamic between the three. The problems and emotional baggage are all too real (although sadly, the space travel is not), and I found myself riveted to the story, unable to put it down until I was done. I was very satisfied with the way the story unfolded, and I plan to keep my eyes open for anything else Christine d'Abo writes, because she's an author to keep track of. Anyone who loves space travel, science, menage, and a bit of sass should give this book a try.
Carla gives this book a