Taking ChancesSimone BernArianne and Darrel are part of a scientific team undertaking a dangerous voyage to explore distant planets. Arianne believes Darrel's incessant flirtation is the only flaw in an otherwise perfect work relationship. In her experience, men have never lived up to their billing in romance novels.During the turbulent days before their ship makes its first risky leap into the unknown, Darrel finally pushes through Arianne's barriers and they become lovers. The intense pleasure thrusts Arianne into unsettling new emotional territory. But on this journey, their chances of survival, let alone finding happiness, are slim.