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Starbreaker by Amanda Bouchet
Series: Endeavor #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on April 28, 2020
Genres: Science Fiction, Romance
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THEY NEVER WANTED TO BE HEROES
Captain Tess Bailey and Shade Ganavan are still the galaxy's Most Wanted, and with revolution in the wind and the universe on the brink of catastrophic war, the situation couldn't be more desperate. Despite the Dark Watch scouring the known sectors for them, rebel leaders have handed the crew of the Endeavor a delicate and dangerous mission: break into Starbase 12 and free renowned scientist Reena Ahern. She's the only one who stands a chance of tipping the odds in their favor for the first time in decades.
BUT PULLING OFF THE IMPOSSIBLE IS WHAT THEY DO BEST
The clock is ticking. But as their attraction builds and secrets are revealed, Tess and Shade must decide if they trust each other enough to execute this impossible prison break. They could change the course of history, but they'll be risking everything... They'll just have to tackle one crisis at a time.
Whoa! Buckle up; this rollercoaster takes off like a rocket and never runs out of fuel! As the Endeavor series continues, I wondered how Tess and Shade would develop and Shade’s integration with the rest of her crew. I was glad to see them have a little time alone – BAM – no time for that – there’s an impossible mission and we need to – BAM – someone from Tess’ past – BAM – but first let’s do a heist for – BAM – now we have some strange new intel about Tess’ history with some help – BAM – a fight with the Overseer.
I liked the relationship and thought the learning about each other and dealing with their past was realistic for Tess and Shade. The crew was accepting of him so that helped. I still love Shade. He was changing his daily life and viewpoints dramatically but he was steadfast about Tess. I enjoyed his point of view more than Tess. Tess had a lot of shocks and things to handle as the leader while allowing herself to be vulnerable with Shade. And more whoa, some like it hot!
For those in need of an adrenaline boost, Starbreaker delivers. There is plenty of action and danger plus you barely get going and the whole landscape changes up again. There is certainly no time to get bored. The politics continue and knowing more only means I keep realizing how much I don’t know.
I’m stunned with the exciting events, wondering what happens from here? There will be a new frenzy of preparation followed, or more likely combined, with the fight of their lives to save the galaxy is my best guess. My heart is with this quirky, talented bunch who risk themselves for others.
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