This anthology every year is always such a treat to read! Even though the year 2020 thus far has gone down the toilet, this anthology is still top rate and packed with novellas from 12 popular sci-fi romance authors! I haven’t had the time to read all of the stories yet, but I’ve read a few.
One of my favorite authors is Veronica Scott. Return Voyage was a 5-star story. The pet in this story was Verlaine, a Tajikka service animal who is attuned to its owner’s emotions. Trevor Hanson is a security officer on a luxury cruise ship. He suffers from PTSD from being held as a prisoner of war. He also has a secret. Trevor is assigned to protect Gianna Nadenoft who is eccentric and one of few survivors of the Nebula Dream. These two have an immediate attraction. This space voyage was quite eventful and had some big surprises. LOVED this story – 5 stars!
In addition, I’m a huge fan of Regine Abel’s Xian Warriors Series! Well, we finally get Reaper’s story here. And it is outstanding! We find Janelle stuck in an underground research facility that used to belong to General Khutu. Brees is our “pet” in this story and she’s a modified Creckel like Stran, the war beast, from Doom. You will come to absolutely love Brees and her clan in this book. When Reaper and his team arrive on the abandoned base they think it’s vacant. Little does he know he’ll discover his mate barely clinging to life. Don’t miss this story! 5 stars