Avery has worked as Head of Security for Cosmos for a number of years. She is ALWAYS in control of her emotions! But since meeting the Prime warrior Core when he came to earth looking for Merrick, she keeps feeling unsettled and off her game. Why can’t she stop thinking about him? She doesn’t believe in all this nonsense about mating marks and falling in love! But he is upsetting her equilibrium so she decides that she has to get him out of her system. Three days. She’ll give him three days of hot sex and then she’ll return to earth ready to work again. What she didn’t count on was getting her own mating mark. Anyway, there is still Karl Markham on the loose. Not only is he on the loose, he is trying to find either Merrick or another alien in order to hunt him! What he doesn’t realise is that Prime warriors are never the hunted for long and it soon becomes obvious that it is Markham who is the hunted!
Another enjoyable read from Ms Smith with an entertaining and riveting plot. Wonderful to have another story in Cosmos’ Gateway series. Great to spend time on Baade and learn more about the planet. Avery is a very emotionally closed off woman and it is hard to warm up to her at first. Yes, her childhood was difficult and unfortunately she ends up with a warped view of her parents love. Some rehashing of scenes from Merrick’s Maiden as there is overlapping in the storylines but from different points of view. The baddies view which was enjoyably different. Loved Core, he was such a careful gentleman with Avery but became the warrior he was when it was needed. Loved the ending. What fun is ahead.
This was the last of a series of great adventure stories and love matches, exploring a different civilisation on another planet. There’s lots of action, a vanquished baddie, a great love match and lots of fun as well. These books have got it all and written in a humourous style which are very enjoyable to read. Can’t wait for the next one to come out.
Love the series and how each character is different from Tink to Avery no two the same. Love Avery have done since I first met her so strong yet fragile under that tough Ice Queen exterior she shows the world. Can't wait for the next book