Winter's Orbit meets Ilona Andrews in this sexy enemies-to-lovers romance.
“Constance Fay...wildly combines heart-stirring romance with a high-stakes adventure in a wonderfully deep space odyssey. This passionate story is a heady mix of suspense, romance, and intrigue, all set within an intricate and intriguing new world!”--Rebecca Zanetti, New York Times bestselling author of You Can Hide
The captain of a ragtag mercenary ship is given an offer she can't refuse by the ruthless head of an intergalactic noble family. The only catch? She'll have to team up with his son--an upsettingly competent hardbody with his own agenda--to get her reward.
She’s got a ramshackle spaceship, a misfit crew, and a big problem with its sexy newest member…
Temperance Reed, banished from the wealthy and dangerous Fifteen Families, just wants to keep her crew together after their feckless captain ran off with the intern. But she’s drowning in debt and revolutionary new engine technology is about to make her beloved ship obsolete.
Enter Arcadio Escajeda. Second child of the terrifying Escajeda Family, he’s the thorn in Temper’s side as they’re sent off on a scouting mission on the backwater desert planet of Herschel 2. They throw sparks every time they meet but Temper’s suspicions of his ulterior motives only serve to fuel the flames between them.
Despite volcanic eruptions, secret cultists, and deadly galactic fighters, the greatest threat on this mission may be to Temper’s heart.
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
High-tech adventure meets irresistible romance when a scrappy spaceship captain falls for her new client. Temperance “Temper” Reed is disinclined to trust: her own brother banished her from their wealthy and powerful family, and the previous captain of her scout ship, the Quest, was secretly hooking up with both her and the ship’s intern. But now, the head of an even more powerful family has hired her crew to look for starship fuel on a deserted planet, sending his impossibly attractive son Arcadio with them. Sparks fly as these two obsessed flyers from rival families reveal their secrets and soon discover a deadly plot that threatens to upend their society. Everything about the ensuing action is wildly fun, from the breathless escapes to the thrilling confrontations with bad guys to the snarky banter. And through it all, we were on pins and needles for Temper and Arcadio to succumb to their passion. Strap in: Space adventure just got sexy.
Fay's unputdownable debut, the first in a sci-fi romance series, is packed to the brim with heat, heart, and humor. Temperance Reed was banished from her highly influential family for refusing to cooperate with her "warhead" brother's cruel business tactics. She finds a new home among the scrappy crew of the scouting ship Quest—until her affair with the captain ends in betrayal and he announces his intention to sell the ship. Temperance throws caution, and all her money, to the wind to buy it and keep her found family together, but that means they can't say no when someone from the Escajeda family, one of the galaxy's most powerful, wants to hire them. The job is simple: travel to the planet Herschel Two to scout a valuable mineral that could revolutionize space travel. The catch is that Arcadio Escajeda will be coming along as the crew's new "head of security" (read: a spy for his family). Temperance bristles at his presence while Arcadio delights in getting under her skin, but they have to put their differences aside to survive. Fay enriches the enemies-to-lovers romance with meticulous worldbuilding and lovable, larger-than-life characters. The space hijinks and tantalizing mystery make this a gift for any romance lover who's also a Firefly fan.