Been trying to catch up on the wonderful stories coming out from the M/M Romance Group and at the same time I've been catching up with a lot of my crocheting WIPs.
However everything ended up on hold today when I picked up this book and didn't want to put it down until the end.
Black Ice Heart by Ella Drake 5*
BLURB: Condemned and in transit to an asteroid prison, he found what he'd never had before--a chance to love.
Ensign Joan Holly has one last mission before transferring to a secretive, elite unit, the Nex. It's what she's wanted since joining the military as a child. All she has to do is escort the most reviled prisoner on Geonate to meet his fate. Simple, since he's immobilized and nobody has ever escaped the Asteroid Pit.
Cenak Bronson never had it easy. He's never been free and never had a future. He accepts his doomed fate until he's rescued by a band of half-aliens, the Scoriah. After the chaos of his breakout, Cenak finds himself reluctantly bound to the only other survivor, his jailer Joan.
But they aren't the sole survivors by coincidence and they weren't captured by the Scoriah randomly. To survive, they join forces, uncovering secrets and lies that change everything. Including the future of Geonate itself.
My Review: I received a copy of this book in return for my honest review. Thank you Ella. I loved this book and although it is #1 in a new series called Space Grit it is also a stand alone story. I found that I was rooting for the 'bad' guy Cenak from quite early on in the book and was enchanted by the Scoriah. Without giving too much away it is difficult to write a review that will do justice to the book but suffice to say I am putting it on my reread shelf it was so good. The characters have depth and the story has an intensity and continuity that appealed to me. It had everything I look for in a science fiction romance, plenty of action, romance and plot.
Now for the bad news - you can't get to read it until September 21st.