Pirates (Frost Station Alpha #3) by Ruby Lionsdrake

This was not the time for revelations,
but it suddenly occurred to him that he might be falling in love with this woman.

Ruby Lionsdrake
Frost Station Alpha, part three
Kindle Edition, 41 pages
Published August 12th 2015

Lieutenant Tamryn Pavlenko wants to make a name for herself in the GalCon Fleet, so naturally she requests an assignment on the infamous Frost Station Alpha, where pirate attacks are a way of life. The remote research outpost holds secrets that many are willing to kill for, and Tamryn is prepared to protect it from brigands, mobsters, and mercenaries—or whatever the galaxy throws at her.

The brochure, however, failed to mention the genetically engineered super humans who were supposed to have all been killed in a war that ended more than a century ago. It seems they’re not only alive, but they want the station. Oh, and one of them decides he wants Tamryn too.

This powerful warrior might be sexy and intriguing, but he was bred to kill, and she can’t let herself forget that he’s the enemy.

*Frost Station Alpha is a science fiction romance published in six parts.

When a pirate attack puts Tamryn and Makkon, and his men, on the same side, Tamryn goes from hostage to teammate in a blink. It's a temporary truce, unspoken and delicate, as even Makkon keeps a wary eye on her as she arms herself with dead men's guns. When grenade shrapnel leaves each of them pulling metal from their flesh, even Tamyn manages a brave pull-it-and-drop-it reaction to the blow. Thus earning a shred of Brax's respect and a prideful kiss on the head from Makk.

They return to find the scientists have overpowered Zarr and disappeared into one of the lower levels, now with a hostage of their own.

And to top it all off was my favorite scene thus far: the first honest kiss between Makk and Tamryn. The lead up was such a mesmerizing display of Makkon's vulnerability towards Tamryn. As he cleans and bandages her wound, Makk lets out a long confession of his men's desperation to find resources to save his dying people.

And finally, Tamryn allows herself to be sympathetic to his plight.

5 out of 5 stars.

Previously in the series:

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