Derby Hawkins is one of the best demolition derby drivers on the Valerian Space Station. But at 39, she's getting a little old, and it seems that the owner of the derby would like her to retire. When new racer Kai is brought in, Derby discovers she's immediately and strongly attracted to him, even though he's younger. The attraction is mutual, but Kai vows to not let his emotions rule him. Which is a good thing, since it appears Derby is the only racer talented enough to stand between him and the championship.
This is an exciting and fast-moving story. The sex sequences are quite sensual and the hero, though he has his faults, is a beautiful man. But Gray's futuristic setting is underdeveloped, and more background history on the main characters would have helped readers connect with them. (dl $5.95)