An imperfect hero battles his inner demons in a race against time to save the woman he loves...
First he had to rescue her. Then he’d try to win her back.
A Marine serving in the galactic frontier, Lieutenant Lukas Frank has a lot in common with a street dog named Bang-Bang; they both started off as scrappy orphans fighting to survive—and beat the odds. Things change when Bang-Bang leads Lukas to starpilot Captain Carlynn Riga. The tough war hero learns what it means to surrender—his heart. Lukas’s struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, threaten to tear the three of them apart, but nothing threatens them more than when Carlynn goes missing in action. Now the rugged, emotionally scarred Marine and his K-9 partner must find Carlynn and bring her home, or risk losing everything he has finally found worth fighting for.
(Expanded from the novella “Stray“, originally published in the Pets in Space 1 Anthology)
“A heart-pounding space adventure!” —Goodreads
“I have never read anything by this author before and I have been missing out. What a wonderful story that kept me reading right to the end. It grips you from the first words” —Goodreads
“Sparks fly when Lucas, the Marine hero, meets Carlynn, the star pilot. A few months later different sparks fly and Lucas learns what it’s like to lose everything he always wanted. Can he find Carlynn and win her back?” —Goodreads
“I am once again spell-bound by Susan’s thoughtful literary approach of bringing into play Bang-Bang to examine the risks associated with an unfolding love story and the way our past history opens as well as cloaks the heart to direct our present and future.” —Goodreads
“Beyond the romance it dealt with the very real issue of PTSD really well, covering not only the person who has it but how it can effect those who love and care for them. I absolutely adored Bang Bang and cant wait to read Puppy’s story.” —Goodreads
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