Really enjoyed this “space cowboy” novella from Josephine Myles
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
This is different from Josephine Myles and I really liked it.
ETA: My rating isn’t higher because it’s a novella and it ends not quite with a cliffhanger but with the obvious implication that there will be more from this pair so that’s why it’s not a 4* review.
It’s sort of a twist on Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid meets Red Dwarf by way of Spaceballs.
It’s funny, fast paced and not too confusing with the alien elements as we meet Storm, a high class hooker with a unique ability to transform into the ideal representation of a lover’s desire.
Jedd is a right character, a bit Han Solo, a bit Lister from Red Dwarf, a bit Maverick from Top Gun. The pair of them have a connection which is above and beyond the obvious sexual one and each quickly finds themselves wanting to protect the other in times of danger.
There’s a complex side plot involving criminals, dodgy but friendly alien justice ministers and possibly illegal trafficking but this one’s mostly wrapped up with the two of them speeding off into the sand dunes together!
#ARC kindly provided by the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.