Accidental Goddess by Linnea Sinclair
Why this one: I discovered Linnea with Games of Command last year and totally adored it and went on a glom of her backlist.
Steam Level: it would only make for a tepid cup of tea – but then again I like tepid tea too. Also keep in mind this book is marketed as science fiction and not romance. The romance is bonus I think.
Amazon blurb: Raheiran Special Forces Captain Gillaine Davré has just woken up in some unknown space way station, wondering where the last three hundred years have gone. The last thing she remembers is her ship being attacked. Now it seems that while she was time-traveling, she was ordained a goddess…. Gillaine’s only hope of survival rests with dangerously seductive Admiral Mack Makarian, who suspects her of being a smuggler—or worse. But he can’t begin to imagine the full extent of it. For Gillaine is now Lady Kiasidira, holy icon to countless believers, including Mack—a man who inspires feelings in her that are far from saintly…feelings she knows are mutual. But when their flirtation is interrupted by a treacherous enemy from the past, Gillaine’s secret—and secret desires—could destroy them both….
My thoughts: Linnea Sinclair writes incredible heroines!! I’ve read four of her books now and everyone has had a great heroine I adored. Although it’s the hero I love, the heroine can make or break the book for me. Gilliane was another well-written heroine.
She was quite dismayed to find herself accidentally flung far into the future only to discover that she had been presumed dead and made into a figure of worship. She ends up on a space station that is being run by a military man – Admiral Mack Makarian. They are both attracted to each other but she is walking a tightrope as Mack is in awe of the Lady Kiasidira of three hundred years before.
When it seems as if the same enemies that were perusing three hundred years ago are making a return, she is determined to help out again – without letting Mack know who she really is.
I liked this one – I really did. And I’m looking forward to the other one of her backlist I still have yet to read – Finder’s Keepers. I did find parts of it a bit confusing but I put this down to not reading much SciFi and when I just relaxed and went along with the story, it was quite an enjoyable read.
Grade: 4 out of 5