RELEASE DATE: 26th April, 2016
BLURB: “Could this Traveler be my knight in shining leather?”
Wyatt Cruz is a scientist stationed on Delta Rise. He’s working in his lab when the station is suddenly overtaken by a group of savage space pirates called The Dragon Guard. He springs into action and finds a hiding place with one of his lab partners. But, when they are about to be discovered, Wyatt sacrifices himself and ends up getting abducted.
“Why? Why were you fighting so hard?”
Zaden Galaxxis is a bounty hunter, traveling the star systems and chasing down hits for a paycheck. He’s tracking down the captain of The Dragon Guard when he finds him taking Wyatt and ravaging Delta Rise. He manages to save Wyatt and, in the process, realizes that he just saved his fated mate.
Things should be straight forward. Fated mates belong together. No questions about it.
So, when Wyatt begins to resist the connection, Zaden must find a way to break through his walls. Can Wyatt overcome his past so that he could accept Zaden into his heart? If he does let Zaden in, can Wyatt even deal with the massive life changes that are bound to follow or will he just crack under all the pressure?
Max Walker certainly took me to the stars and back on this one, I loved it.
Mpreg storylines have me addicted at the moment and this one was particularly good, so much so, the actual pregnancy took a backseat for me, the sizzling chemistry between Wyatt (sexy, snarky scientist, carrying lots of baggage) and Zaden (supercool, sex-on-legs, bad-assed Bounty Hunter) was a joy to read.
Wyatt is a scientist on a space station. He embraces logic, his scientific mind cannot allow anything else, for him “love” is an emotion which has no place in his brain, it messes up the facts. So how does a not particularly brave human scientist deal with the fact that he’s just been saved from being made into a mindless sex-slave, by his “fated” mate? Ok, Zaden may be his own personal wet dream but he’s also a cold, brutal Bounty Hunter………which could be a real deal breaker for Wyatt (remember the baggage I mentioned?) and let’s not forget that his fated mate may also give him a little surprise package, even though he’s a human male – Wyatt is definitely not going there, no way!
Zaden never expected to find his fated mate after all these years, especially on a mission that seems to have gone from sugar to sh*t very quickly. However, now he’s found him – he’s keeping him, the mission has gone back to sugar again and he has developed a very sweet tooth for HIS human scientist, all he has to do is to convince Wyatt to taste the sugar he’s offering and keep him safe, how hard could that be? Hmmmmm………
I really like Max Walker books but he really upped his game on this one and took it to a whole new level. It was addictive, sexy as hell, funny and ingenious with the clever and original ideas he came up with. Harlak, the baddie, was indeed a baddie from hell and certainly lacked a heart and this yet again, shows off this author’s talents.
The only confusing moments I had, was the references to certain 21st Century celebrities (Gordon Ramsay, Sandra Bullock and a few others), I assumed that the setting was in the future? and though the references were quite funny, are they famous enough to survive the length of time? or maybe this is more in line with a parallel universe? I don’t know, but it didn’t spoil my reading, I just felt it was a bit odd, others may disagree.
Though this is the third book in the series, it can be read very successfully as a standalone. Highly, highly recommended and I can’t wait to read Lukas and Prince Axell Nyx storyline – get writing author, I’m one of those people who needs a quick trip to space (see dedication).
Five big fat stars from me.
****I would like to thank the author for the opportunity and privilege of reviewing this ARC. My opinions of this book, were entirely my own.****