Sergei Stolkov is a faithful officer, though his deepest desires go against the Doctrine. A captain with the invading Coalition forces, he believes that self-sacrifice is the most heroic act, and his own needs are only valid if they serve the state.
Mike, an operative planted within Cirokko's rebels, has been ordered to seduce Sergei and pry from him the Coalition's military secrets. His mission is a success, but as he captures Sergei's heart, Mike is tempted by his own charade and falls in love.
When the hostile natives of the planet Cirokko make their move, all seems lost. Can Mike and Sergei survive when the Coalition's internal affairs division takes an interest in what happened in the dusty mountains of Zasidka Pass?
©2011 Aleksandr Voinov (P)2011 Harlequin
Series/Standalone: stand alone
Genre/sub-genre: M/M Romance/Sci-Fi/Military
Book Format: audio
Relatable characters: yes
Ratio of sex/plot: equal
Well written/editor needed: well written
Would I re-listen?: YES
Personal thoughts: I LOVED this audio book. The story was dark and gripping, and I loved the two main characters. This is definitely a book I'm going to be re-listening to a million times or more.
Something about yourself.
The plot was a twist on the old femme fatale getting military secrets and what happens after that. There was an element of a Cold War but on another planet. The beginning had a seduction and sex but there was not freedom to continue the affair. Not just sex scenes linked by a weak plot. I rooted for the star crossed lovers and listened well past my bedtime. I couldn't figure out how they would resolve the trouble. I look forward to more.
I hate getting a book that purports itself to be one thing (say Sci-Fi) and turns out to be something (though not entirely) else. Yes the story is set in a science fiction world, but it clearly is a raunchy M/M romance novel. If you are looking for a good Sci-Fi novel with a gay protagonist I’d advise that you look elsewhere.
A higher rating would require a cohesive story line and orchestrated plot. This story seems to have words plucked from the air to provide a bridge between poorly written sex scenes. The characters were wholly unremarkable, and I found myself turning the book off simply because I really didn't care to know the fate of the characters. I regret the loss of my time and investment of resources on this work.
I would not listen to another work by this author.
The narrator was over dramatic, virtually to the point of caricature.
Unfortunate and reckless use of star power from previous reviewers.
No. I typically just don't read/listen twice.
I liked the sci-fi and military (Honor) themed story which helps set the background for the trashy sex scenes/chapters. I enjoyed the trashy scenes with vivid descriptions and action that tied into the story. The story has it's dark moments, but I think that is part of the uniqueness of the story in a trashy novel. Interesting overall and quite enjoyable.
I'm a newbie to Audible, but I liked the performance. Good voice for this type of novel.
The War between Honor and Love
Not sure why some people think just because they can put F-bombs in books, that they have to put as many as they can.
Perhaps the author's vocabulary is just limited.
What a waste of 1 credit. I want my money back.
Disappointment. Wish book details would list things such as explicit language. Then I wouldn't waste money on books which have to rely on f-bombs and others to get through a story.
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