Lisa Renee Jones
- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Original edition (November 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402251599
- ISBN-13: 978-1402251597
My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0
Publication Date: November 1, 2011
Award-winning, bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is breaking out of series romance success into single title with her fast-paced, paranormal romantic suspense series full of dark danger and sizzling hot passion.
Sterling Jeter, Renegade Super Soldier, is fearless, powerful, and wildly unpredictable. His life-threatening mission is to save the beautiful, brilliant astrobiologist Rebecca Burns from ruthless villain Adam Rain. But their immutable mutual attraction threatens to put them in the path of death... or worse...
Review: This is steamy, fast paced and intense.
Sterling had a rough childhood that left him alone and a dedicated soldier/warrior. He is one of the soldiers secretly infected with the alien DNA that created a GTECH group of super soldiers. Those soldiers have split into two groups under twin brothers. Adam leads the Zodius band seeking to gain control over the weak humans. Caleb leads the Renegade band of which Sterling is a part. The Renegades are in an uneasy alliance with the government to stop the Zodius.
Adam and his men have developed a system of dealers to distribute a highly addictive drug called ICE. He hopes to gain control of the population but humans are dying from the ICE doses and the race is on to stop the Zodius threat.
Rebecca is a super scientist who may be able to help find a way to fight the addiction. Adam is hunting her to either use her skills for his own evil plans or to eliminate her. Sterling is assigned the mission to rescue and protect her. Then he discovers that this is the girl he knew 14 years ago when the government showed up at his door preventing their first date. Rebecca is smart enough to exercise caution when it comes to trusting handsome men. She has a strong attraction to Sterling but can she trust him?
There is action from the get-go and lots of twists. After Rebecca is kidnaped by Adam and forced to take ICE Sterling doesn’t know if he can trust her. Plus Sterling questions the loyalty of his long time friend and team mate, Damion.
There are new “skills” revealed. Rebecca gets some interesting powers that seem to be brought on by the ICE addiction. Tad, Adam’s second in command, is exhibiting some very interesting skills as he continues to fret about his position and work a bit at odds with Adam. Adam too has a new secret weapon that comes as a surprise.
I really like the characters - the heroes are smart, sexy and loyal and the villains are devious and evil. The storyline has plenty to keep me interested. There is intensity in the fast pace action and in the romance. The romance is steamy but not offensive. There is some use of swear words but it is not excessive. I enjoyed this second book of the series and look forward to more.