Amelia ‘Runt’ Thomas’ life revolves around a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the most ruthless criminals in the world. She follows two codes: the code of hackers and her personal code of honor to bring down anyone who thinks they’re untouchable. She is on target until one fateful night when the touch of a strange man sends an unexpected shock wave through her. Now, the faint whispers in her head are growing louder and more annoying, distracting her from her mission.
Derik ‘Tag Krell Manok’s search for the mysterious woman who changed his life nearly two years before is finally over. As a Prime warrior from another world, he knew the moment he touched Amelia that she was his bond-mate—but she disappeared before he could whisk her away to safety. He is determined not to let that happen again, but he also knows that he needs to proceed with caution because Amelia is unlike any woman he has ever known before.
As their connection grows, so does Derik’s fear that he will be unable to keep Amelia safe from a man who is just as determined to find her and use her amazing talents for his own devious purposes. Find out what happens when an alien warrior, a determined AI named RITA, and a few other surprising twists come together to save a special woman named Runt!
Internationally acclaimed S.E. Smith has been awarded USA Today Bestseller 14 times! Now she’s returning with another sci-fi world to get lost in. A paranormal crime thriller with a slow burn romance and your favorite characters from the Cosmos’ Gateway Series.
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I love it, and I still want more!
It’s been long enough! Derik ‘Tag Krell Manok returns to Earth to find his ever elusive mate, Amelia ‘Runt’ Thomas. She’s young, a brilliant computer hacker, and her time on the streets has honed her survival skills. Retribution is her goal. Derik is really a sweetheart, but she certainly gives him a run for his money. I love the slow build and the mutual inexperience (when they have time for dallying). This book is action-packed, with peril not only on Earth, but on their romantic (hah) getaway worlds away. There are escapades, battles, narrow escapes, surprises, unlikely allies...scads of fun!
I will say one thing. Don’t ever threaten someone RITA loves. “I will lock your ATM and you’ll have to spend the rest of your life writing checks!” Dire threats for Millennials and Gen Z. A most delightful day of reading!