DATING OUTSIDE YOUR DNA
While Kelley's light touch and humor are well on display in this latest in the Planet Nerak series, the main characters feel a bit flat at first, and the sexual tension between them doesn't so much build as it's simply stated, over and over. Once the main action kicks
in, however, readers are in for
an exciting and enjoyable ride.
Lyraka, a half-human/half-Nerakian, is recruited as a special
ops agent because of her unique
abilities -- among them, super speed. Roan Hendrix is the agent assigned
to train Lyraka, a task he grudgingly agrees to.
Despite his better judgment, Roan
can't resist Lyraka's beauty and
stubborn streak -- and despite his
surliness, she can't resist him either. Before Lyraka's training is complete, the sinister Prince of Nerak's rival
planet comes looking for Lyraka
to settle an old score. (BRAVA, Dec.,
288 pp., $14.00)