Fresh off a painful jilting, the last thing deep space pilot Tiharra Bell needs is another romantic entanglement. Certainly not with the galaxy’s most famous astronomer-who also happens to be single, inconveniently handsome, and a resident of the remote Andromeda Station. But Tiharra soon discovers two terrible truths about Dr. Dante “Donner” Dane 1) he’s not the man he appears to be and 2) he doesn’t have long to live. Before her fourteen day layover is complete, she’ll put her life and career on the line to protect his heartbreaking secret.
I usually come down hard on books that are written in first person; there are very few authors whose first-person works I like. This book totally snuck under my radar. It was only when a friend mentioned it post-read that I had to go back and check that yes, the book was indeed written in first person. Well done on that.
I really enjoyed the scifi elements in the book. The ancient civilisation take, the astronomer’s secret (nope, no spoilers here), and also the conception of the deep space pilots – that was fascinating in itself. A dangerous career, that!
The plot is simple, which makes this a pleasant quick read, and the resolution is very clever – and well concealed.