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When the Quint Confederacy and the Kos Empire went to war - again - Queen Samara wisely kept her Rogue Coalition out of the conflict. But staying neutral in a galactic war doesn't pay the bills, not when both sides refuse to trade with neutral sectors.  

With her people on the brink of starvation, Samara hatches a daring plan to snatch the kidnapped Kos Emperor from the Quint mercenaries holding him. The Kos Empire will pay a fortune for their emperor's return, enough to feed the Coalition's citizens while they wait for the return to a begrudging peace.  

But when her plan goes sideways, Samara finds herself evading Quint mercenaries with the very man she intends to capture. And the more time she spends with Valentin Kos, the more she realizes that he's not the coldly indifferent villain she imagined. Torn between duty and desire, Samara must decide if saving her people is worth giving up the one thing she's always wanted.

©2018 Jessie Mihalik (P)2019 Tantor

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Action packed

Good narrator, but Valentine sounded about 16 years old. Enjoyed the story overall and will look for the next in the series.

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Good story but narration wasn’t right

This was a rather simple but enjoyable story. It was hard to get past the almost monotone delivery of narration, but especially the soft, whispery voice given to the Hero. I got around it but many of the women sounded more forceful and vigorous in their tones.

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great mix of characters, narration, and story

None of the parts were 5 star but the combination is very close. Very good listen and I am just starting the second book. Very enjoyable. I listen to over 200 a year and this was well above average.

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good story, okay narrator.

I love the story, but the narrator was not my favorite. some of the emphasis she chose didnt flow well and I'm not a fan of most of her Male voices. the audiobook was still pleasant overall, however.

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  • 06-12-19

another ripper story by Jessie Mihalik

I loved Polaris rising, as this one is also excellent. the problem?... it's too damn short. here's hoping the next installment is longer. Rachael reads this brilliantly too!

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