Author: Christine d’Abo
Cover Artist: Lou Harper
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 05/30/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: BDSM, Bisexual, Menage/Poly, Romance, Science Fiction, Space Opera
For months, Mace Simms has been seeking an antidote for the poison killing her mentor. Her only hope is Alec Roiten, a brilliant scientist hiding on a backwater planet. Posing as a research assistant, Mace offers the elusive genius all the help she can, ignoring the explosive chemistry between them. Soon they’re close to a cure.
But then Alec’s former love Byron shows up, attempting to claim a bounty on Alec’s head, and all that careful research gets left behind when they’re forced to flee. And when Byron realizes the tip-off about Alec was a ruse by his rivals to lure him out into the open to kill him, the bounty hunt turns into a three-person scramble for survival.
Byron wants his old lover back, Alec is consumed by a haunting secret about the poison he’s desperate to defeat, and Mace is caught between them. But she’s beginning to think that’s exactly where she belongs as the three are drawn together in their race against death.
I really enjoyed the dynamics in No Remedy. This installment of the series has us focusing in Mace, Gar’s sister, in her search for a cure for Faolan. Along the way she discovers not one, but two loves.
I really liked Byron and his commanding ways though wasn’t quite as fond of Alec and his self-pity. Mace was a great mix of vulnerability and strength. All three together balanced each other out.
We get a little BDSM and a little exhibitionism, nothing hard core, but enough to tip the kink meter from plain vanilla. There was a ton of sex in this book, most of it hot, though I had to roll my eyes at a few of the scenes. There is also some action and tension that helped keep it from being tedious.
On the whole, a good space opera novel, though a little light on inventive tech. I enjoyed seeing Gar and Faolan again. I look forward to the next book.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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