Thursday, January 11, 2018

Hostage to the Stars by Veronica Scott [Review]

 Hostage to the Stars by Veronica Scott
Hostage to the Stars (Sectors SF #7) by Veronica Scott
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: April 20, 2017

Sectors SF
1. Wreck of the Nebula Dream
2. Escape from Zulaire
3. Mission to Mahjundar
4. Star Cruise: Marooned
5. Star Cruise: Outbreak
6. Lady of the Star Wind
7. Hostage to the Stars - PaperbackKindle
8. Star Cruise: Rescue
9. Trapped on Talonque
10. Star Cruise: Stowaway
11. Star Survivor
12. Danger in the Stars

Veronica Scott
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
He rescued her from space pirates … but can he keep them both safe from the far greater evil stalking a deserted planet?

Space travel without Kidnap & Ransom insurance? Not a good idea. University instructor and researcher Sara Bridges can’t afford it, so when pirates board her cruise liner, she’s taken captive along with the mistress of a wealthy man, and brought to a deserted planet. When a military extraction team sent to rescue the mistress refuses to take Sara too, she’s left to the mercies of a retired Special Forces soldier, along as consultant.

Reluctantly reactivated and coerced into signing up for the rescue operation to the planet Farduccir where he once was deployed, Sgt. Johnny Danver just wants to get the job done. But when the team leader leaves one captured woman behind, he breaks away to rescue her himself.

As Johnny and Sara traverse the barren landscape, heading for an abandoned base where they hope to call Sectors Command for help, they find villages destroyed by battle and stripped of all inhabitants. A lone survivor tells a horrific tale of the Sectors’ alien enemy, the Mawreg, returning after being pushed out …

Searching for evidence to give the military, Johnny is captured. He regains consciousness in a Mawreg cage–with Sara next to him. Death is preferable to what the aliens will do to them… And even if they do escape their captors, can they alert the military in time to prevent another invasion of the Sectors?
Thoughts on Hostage to the Stars: MAN, I like these special forces gentleman. They're calm, cool, and deadly. Plus, they have a softer side. They don't shy away from their emotions. At least Johnny doesn't. He shoves them down a bit because he wants to give Sara time to recover from the trauma of her ordeal, but he admires her strength and spirit and...Man, I just like these guys.

So. Space pirates. The bad kind. Taken from the cruiser because she doesn't have K&R insurance, Sara's in a world of hurt. And since nobody really knows she's been taken, things aren't looking good for her.

Good thing Johnny was called in as a consultant on the mission to rescue the other woman taken with Sara or she'd suffer far worse than she already had. But SF men don't leave anybody behind. So Johnny steps in to save the day.

Being on the run on an unforgiving planet it bad enough, but the information they find out as they make their way to an abandoned base is even worse. Yep, I'm loving these guys and their battle against the awful aliens trying to gain a toehold in the Sectors.

I can't get enough of them!

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