Monday, April 16, 2018

Sagitta by Ruby Lionsdrake [Review]

 Sagitta by Ruby Lionsdrake
Sagitta (Star Guardians #3) by Ruby Lionsdrake
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: July 1, 2017

Star Guardians
1. Orion
2. Treyjon
3. SagittaKindle
4. Hierax
5. Zakota
6. Ariston

Ruby Lionsdrake
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Dr. Tala Matapang thought the most challenging part about getting kidnapped by slavers from another planet would be escaping, not butting heads with the obstinate Star Guardian captain who rescued her. She’s been working in his sickbay, and it's refreshing not having to deal with the politics and bureaucracy she faced as a surgeon back home, but Captain Sagitta is as infuriating as he is handsome. He's got this crazy plan to take her and the other women home against his government's wishes, and he didn't even consult them about it first.

Captain Sagitta "Sage" of Dethocoles believes in doing the right thing. That's why he's defying his government to take Tala and the other Earth women home. Unfortunately, he has a couple of problems. First, his government is sending a surprisingly aggressive pursuit after them. Second, he’s having a hard time imagining dropping Tala off and never seeing her again. She’s a capable doctor and is doing an excellent job heading up his sickbay. More than that, he’s attracted to her and is starting to care about her. Too bad he’s better at barking orders than sharing feelings, and he seems to argue with her every time they speak.

With trouble stalking the ship from behind and obstacles blocking the route ahead, Sage and Tala will have to form a bond and learn to work together, or neither of them will see their home worlds again.
Thoughts on Sagitta: Uptight (according to this brother, at least) Captain Sagitta is on deck this time around and he's got his eye on the focused doc. No worries, she's got some eyes on him, too. Sexy, sexy eyes, if you know what I mean.

But before they get to the sexy times, Sagitta and Tala have to get through the danger they're facing. When we last left them, Sage had made the decision to defy orders and take the earth women back to their planet no matter what the ruling council says. As if that's not enough to worry about, they also run into an unexpected (and supremely unpleasant) surprise as they take a roundabout way back to the Gaia gate.

Despite all that, they find a few stolen minutes for romance. Sort of. It takes a while for both Sage and Tala to admit they like verbally sparring with one another and there *might* have been an inadvertent peep show to help move things along. Which just goes to show you should lock your doors if you need some alone time. Heh.

Tala's scientific know-how is put to the test, Sage gets to show his badass side when they come up against humanity's worst enemy, and the crew and ship and left in a very precarious position after all is said and done. I'm not worried, though, because Sage has a solid crew under him and the drive to get things done. Plus, those earth ladies aren't ones to give up easily. Just you wait and see.

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