Title: Lethal Beauty
Series: Elatia, #4
Author: Sara Brookes
Genre: Science fiction, Paranormal, Erotica,
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Words: approx. 25K
As a covert operative in Elatia’s elite military, Sway Waybourne is used to fending for herself. But a powerful uprising means she’s now responsible for guarding the leader of a neighboring planet. Within seconds of meeting Dason Cavaletti, sparks fly and Sway realizes she’s gotten more than she bargained for.
Dason is curious about the arousal taking over his mind, body, and soul. When he can no longer stand the overwhelming desire, he confronts Sway. But the disturbing news she delivers isn’t at all what he expected. Mating with the gorgeous woman could kill him….
WARNING: Sarcasm galore from a fiery heroine who can take care of herself thank-you-very-much. She won’t take anyone’s guff—even from the leader of the free universe no matter how handsome he is. A unique genetic quirk leads to inventive foreplay, one blazing hot hands-on session in the bathtub and a gender bending encounter that signals this ain’t your father’s Star Trek. No redshirts were harmed while writing this novel.
5 OF 5 LETHAL BEAUTY
Lethal Beauty by Sara Brookes was a quick read for me. It is about 85 pages and Lord is it packed with action, lust, and politics. Lord what could get better than that. Sway Waybourne is in the Elite Military and she does what she wants when she wants and she does not follow rules. So when she is called into the office and told she has a new mission she is about to go on she is excited. That is until she finds out she will be "baby sitting" the Ambassador Dason Cavaletti who has several attempts on his life.
What is a girl to do because she can't disobey orders but she does not want to be a baby sitter for the ambassador. If matters couldn't get worse when she goes to see Dason there is this sexual electricity between them and Dason is confused because he has never felt that before and he wants no he needs Sway. But Sway is very clear to him that she is the protection and nothing more. After some time though Dason confronts Sway and tells Sway he has these feelings and he knows she has these feelings to. Dason tells her that he burns with pure desire for her. Sway answers him by saying there can never be anything between them other than friendship because a love affair just might mean death for one of them or both.
What will Dason do? Will he pursue Sway? Will he leave her alone? Come along for a crazy ride where sexual tension can either make you or break you.
“This is…quite the situation.”
She blew out a breath as she slumped onto the far side of the mattress. “You can say that again.”
Sensing her frustration—which matched his own—he reached over and clamped his hand around her ankle. She didn’t fight as he dragged her across the bed and into his arms. “It’s not as if it’s the end of the world.”
“No. It’s just…I’m used to being able to handle any situation.”
“And you don’t know how to handle this.”
“I’m sure we can come up with ideas. In fact, I’m thinking of one right now.”
“You’re going to be the death of me.”
“Way I understand, it’s the other way around.” Her laughter rang out in the room, shattering the tension. He pulled her closer, content and sated for the moment. “You’re a remarkable woman. Strong, determined, not to mention sexy as sin.”
She squirmed against him and he took it as a signal she wasn’t used to hearing such things said about her. Her reaction made him decide to shower her with attention while they were trapped together.
He was both amused and terrified by her reactions. Her extraordinary skill set was evident and he found her tenacity admirable. She possessed a vulnerability, though she clearly did her best to hide that aspect of her personality. By his guess, she thought it would show a weakness if she let others know about any flaw in her perfection. A good covert operative couldn't have any visible flaws. Otherwise, they weren’t very good at their job.
By the looks of things so far, she was very, very good at her job.
And for reasons he didn’t completely understand, he had begun to fall in love with her.
Sara Brookes is an award-winning romance author has always been fascinated by the strange, the unusual, the twisted and the lost (tortured heroes are her personal favorite). She is an action movie junkie, addicted to coffee and has been known to stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing RPG video games. Despite all this, she is a romantic at heart and is always a sucker for an excellent love story. Born and bred in Virginia, Sara still lives there with her husband and daughter. The entire family is owned by two cats, Galahad and Loki, who graciously allow the family to cater to their every desire.
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