The suspected frozen sewage turns out to be a bomb. The two narrowly escape the blast, only to jump from the proverbial frying pan into the fire.
Now suspects in a galactic bomb plot, Jenna and Tyson must jump ship and go to the planet below; evading the authorities in space and hostiles on the surface while they dig for information to clear their names. If they can’t find the bomber and stop him, thousands of lives could end in the press of a trigger.
Problem is, it’s not only the danger heating up around them. An explosive attraction has developed between them, one that could have fatal consequences if they can’t keep their thoughts on the mission and their hands to themselves.
Captain Jayson Rivers, owner of a commercial mining scoop, likes the simple life. He appreciates order, making money, and reaping the rewards of a hard day’s work.
What he doesn’t like is getting dragged into galactic politics, or into the crosshairs of his ex-wife, a ruthless bomber, who has already tried to take him out once. He doesn’t need complications, like the sexy red-headed mechanic who’s walked her sweet ass onto his vessel, bringing with her a shitload of trouble and turning his world upside down.
From expensive and illegal boiler parts that break the bank, to homicidal in-laws and a shotgun wedding he’d better be able to get an annulment from, his life can’t get much more complicated.
Until he ends up knocked out, bound naked with his bride, on a one-way trip to a hostile world with a bomb hooked to the control panel of his shuttle.
Yeah, the universe is a crazy place, but Jayson’s simple life has gone past complicated. He’s sliced off a bit of that insanity pie, and things might never go back to normal, if he can even remember what that is.
Nothing Xio Davis does is right. When she abandons her pack, riding out of town on the back of a stranger’s motorcycle, she finds she’s bitten off more than she can chew. First, it’s small-time crimes, then bank robbery. As Xio sinks into the criminal underworld, the FBI catches up with her. Now, she’s got one way out: snitch.
When Xio turns state's evidence against a Mexican drug lord, Agent Marcus Cazador steps up to take her home, giving up his career, his place in the El Paso pack, and all he knows to protect her.
Xio claims she’s not the same wolf who left ten years before, but can she convince Marcus she’s changed her wicked ways? Or will the Black Hills be the end of the road on her long journey to redemption?
Here comes Trouble.
“Sergeant Aristasha Trouble Devoe, you have been accused of multiple crimes against the citizens of Trios Port and the League of Planets.”
When the League hands down their sentence, it’s not exactly what Trouble expects. A lifetime sentence, for however long that may be, in the League’s Company X, onboard Eternity Space Station, an inescapable prison in space. Nothing like being the newest member of X, as in exterminate, a suicide company, and she’s landed herself on the EOD squad, disarming bombs. Shit! She doesn’t know anything about disarming ordnance.
Captain Marc Avery is serving a lifetime sentence for blowing his commander’s head off. When he meets his new remote, she’s nothing like he expected. Sure, he’s guilty of murder, but he had his reasons, and that they didn’t happen to align with the League, well, let’s just say he doesn’t believe in killing thousands of innocent men, women and children for the League’s agenda, even if he’s handed a death sentence for it.
But the punishment doesn’t end there. The little lavender Droxie doesn’t know how to shut her mouth, and good gods, though she’s small, she’s a handful. In her case, it’s true that explosives come in small packages, and Avery has been handed more than he might be able to control.
Now their linked, through special hardware installed in their heads, each seeing, feeling and experiencing what the other does, the nightmare only gets better. If Avery doesn’t keep the little bundle of dynamite with a death wish alive, he’s going to go down with her. Hard.
Problem is, he’s already started to fall, and when your next mission is to save the galaxy, love has no place in your heart or mind. If they fail, not only will they die, billions will serve their death sentence along with them.
And so far he has, until a vision in white stops him on the interstate outside Sioux Falls. He’s a knight in shining armor kind of guy and far be it for him to pass up a runaway bride in distress. Promises be damned.
Tierney manages to escape what could’ve been the worst mistake of her life. When she ditches her groom before the wedding, she has to run with a one hundred thousand dollar gown, purchased by the man she’d left behind. Good thing someone stopped to pick her up on the interstate, and bonus, it sounds like they’re headed to a remote location where she can lay low, until she can get the dress shipped back and avoid arrest for grand larceny.
When she can’t get anything out of Felix about the private community he won’t take her to, she decides to sneak into the cargo area of his Hummer when he goes into the gas station to use the restroom, jumping from the frying pan into the fire.
And then he catches her.