Sunday, 14 December 2014

Review: Beyond Galaxy's Edge by Anna Hackett

Ambitious Patrol Captain Nissa Sander has spent three years at the galaxy’s edge keeping the law and order, and chasing scoundrel smuggler, Justyn Phoenix. But the charming rogue has always outwitted her and she’s had a hard time ignoring his hard body and handsome face. But when one of the galaxy’s most important documents—the US Constitution—is stolen, Nissa finds herself working with the very man she’s been trying to throw in her brig.

Justyn Phoenix embraces life and offers everyone a wink and a smile. He’s also in love with a spit-and-polish Patrol captain. Yep, crazy in love, and he knows she’ll never love him back. But when the opportunity arises to work alongside Nissa on a wild and crazy mission to recover the US Constitution, he can’t resist.

But nothing on this treasure hunt is as it seems. The trail leads them to fake documents, rival treasure hunters, and a millennia old mystery. As the hunt takes them beyond the galaxy’s edge, Justyn and Nissa will face the firestorm of their desire, and soon learn if they can survive long enough to save the galaxy.

Beyond Galaxy's Edge is the fifth title in The Phoenix Adventures by Anna Hackett.

The series continues to grow and like the books before, always surprises me with something new. So many interspecies romance novels stick to the strictly human female and the alien male. This one doesn't. Captain Nissa Sander, our heroine, is part reptile. I loved to see her golden skin, smooth head and soft scales through the eyes of Justyn Phoenix and yes, although he's inescapably drawn to her outer beauty her tough, quick thinking personality is what really drives him crazy.

I have to admit I was curious how Hackett would pull me from my comfort zone of the other Phoenix brothers, Nik, Zayn and Dathan and immerse me in the lives of their smuggle cousins. We met Justyn and Nissa in On a Rogue Planet, though briefly.

I liked Justyn right away. Always full of humour and very sweet to Nissa and she was so easy to root for; a career soldier out to prove herself to her father. She needed more than anything to take a chance and find herself. Hackett took them both out of their element and I to me it felt like she let them be to figure things out for themselves. Their actions and decisions made their characters stronger and gave me a real sense of how they grew together.

Also, more great settings. A steampunk planet (smitten!) and a very dangerous jungle planet.

If you haven't picked this series up, start here At Star's End. Tons of fun, action, adventure and steam!

I received a copy from the Author in exchange for my review.

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