Why this one: To be honest, I’m not really sure why I picked this one up. I’d read a couple of her books and have a couple more in the TBR pile. It was just a spur of the moment that I bought it and a spur of the moment that I read it. I think having read and loved Driven by Eve Kenin might have influenced me.
No! Wait! Katie read this one and really enjoyed it.
Level of Steam: Made my skin turn to red with the heat
Amazon Blurb: Mishka Le'Ace was created to be an undercover operative...literally. Her
beautiful body has been mechanically augmented to give her superhuman
strength -- strength she's going to need. Her latest mission sends her to
rescue Alien Investigation and Removal agent Jaxon Tremain from torture and
death. With him, she discovers a passion unlike any other. A passion she
was forbidden to know....
From the moment they meet in a darkened cell, Jaxon craves her touch. But
the machine half of Le'Ace forces her to do things she doesn't always want
to do. Even betray him...and ultimately destroy him. Now Jaxon must battle
the man controlling Le'Ace, and even Le'Ace herself, to at last claim the
woman he's come to love.
My Thoughts: This one was outside my box or else this is a new kind of romance ‘cause it was different than most romance I read. I don’t know if it’s classed as Urban Fantasy romance or not – I’m not too up to date on that kind of thing. The heroine Le’Ace or Mishla was one tough heroine let me tell you! She was forced to do many a Very Nasty Deed for the person in charge of her. If I’d read this one before voting – he would have made an excellent choice for nastiest villain that’s for sure. Mishla was a Very Strong heroine in this book and more than a match for Jaxon, our heroine. Yet inside she was so very vulnerable. I really enjoyed her. And I thought Jaxon did quite well as a hero. While I was reading this one I knew I’d have to get her previous books in this series and luckily for me, Awaken Me Darkly was available.
It’s a different kind of world they live in. It’s set in the future where aliens to earth are commonly running around. But there is one class of aliens that are proving very deadly to the women and thus the men of earth and it’s up to Mishla and Jaxon to fix this deadly threat.
This was a great book and I hope she has more planned in this fascinating series!
Grade: 4 our of 5