5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful sci-fi romanceReviewed in the United States on May 1, 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed this one! I always enjoy the creative writing that MacFarlane brings with each of her novels and this one is the best to date. The story revolves around Indi, A woman that has a talent for AI coding but no self defense training, who goes on a mission to retrieve a sensitive package for her captain but gets ambushed by three assailants. Her distress is picked up by Cenzzy, A Gossican species that, despite his physical appearance, easily manhandled the thieves. He takes Indi on board his ship and puts her in a med pod to heal. Cenzzy, like the rest of his kind, has a preference for humans to have as a mate but he’s been down that hyperspace route before and is struggling to behave. Once Indi awakens, she notices that she’s not on her own ship and is sure that Captain Maden will be furiously searching for her and the AI of her new ship is acting dangerously strange. The story has plenty of intriguing moments and several surprises that will keep you guessing. I highly recommend this one!