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NIghtchaser by Amanda Bouchet
Series: Endeavor #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 1, 2019
Genres: Science Fiction, Romance
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Captain Tess Bailey and her crew of Robin Hood-like thieves are desperate and on the run. Pursued by a vicious military general who wants them dead or alive, Tess has to decide if she can trust Shade Ganavan, a tall, dark and arrogant stranger with ambiguous motivations.
Shade Ganavan had oodles of arrogance, oodles of charm, and oodles of something that made me want to kick him in the nuts.
What Tess and Shade don’t know about each other might get them killed…unless they can set aside their differences and learn to trust each other—while ignoring their off-the-charts chemistry.
I didn’t expect space opera, but I couldn’t be more pleased. For those who are more focused on romance, there’s the start of one here. Nightchaser is an unexpected pleasure. Of course, it’s the characters which make it great. There is definitely the urban fantasy feel of a longer story arc with a crew of quirky, beloved friends who are like a family.
Tess is young and does have some flaws. She hasn’t had an easy life and it isn’t easy now. She learns more about her own history and I suspect there’s plenty more to learn. Her heart is in the right place and she easily puts others before herself. I had worries about Tess being overconfident and too trusting, ie TSTL. Luckily, she has that crew to support her when problems arise. Shade has been drifting since his parents died and now he is intrigued. I rather like him. The man has some talents.
There is a lot of action and politics; this is only the beginning of the Endeavor series. I need to know lots more about the world and these characters. I liked the amount of information and details though, enough without being overwhelming. I am definitely looking forward to more; it’s exciting!
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