Archer’s latest is a wild ride full of love and lust in the Smoke Quadrant. When Mara meets Commander Kell, there are enough sparks to scorch the page. Though the story feels a bit rushed at times, readers will squirm in their seats thanks to their chemistry, and will be holding their breath to see if these two unlikely partners can accomplish their mission and save themselves. An enjoyable read.

Mara Skiren is a smuggler, determined to stay out of the conflict between PRAXIS and the Eighth Wing Squadron, when she runs headlong into trouble. The Eighth Wing Squadron has requested Mara’s help on a dangerous mission to rescue a Black Wraith pilot and her highly classified plane. Enter Kell Fraye, part of the Eighth Wings’ Black Wraith Squadron, and Mara’s partner on this mission. Sparks fly and the attraction is instantaneous as Mara and Kell pursue their mission. They will have to fight their feelings in order to accomplish their job. (CARINAPRESS.COM, dl $3.99)
Reviewed by: 
Sabrina Cooper