I enjoyed the fun and adventure of this book! Ever since I was little, I loved movies like Indiana Jones and The Mummy so this book was right up my alley. Both Lexa and Damon were great characters and I just wanted this book to keep going.
In typical Anna Hackett fashion, Lexa was a tough, strong, and brave woman who knows how to take care of herself. I loved her excitement over every find and how much she wanted to find and preserve ancient artifacts. Damon was a great hero as well: protective, confident, and passionate. We only get hints of his past but we get enough to reveal that Damon had a hard upbringing and then a dangerous and weary career as a spy. Lexa twists him up and gives him excite he didn’t even know he wanted and they’re a great pair. I would have loved to know more about Damon’s past but this one was short and I knew it would be brief. Mostly I just wanted it to be longer so that I could get more information on the MC’s pasts, Dathan and his brothers, and more on the hints of Earth being destroyed.
I also really enjoyed Dathan and can’t wait to read his book! He was cocky and funny and I imagine he’ll be quite the rebellious treasure hunter as an adult.
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Phoenix Adventures #0.5 • Romance, Science Fiction • August 8, 2015
When astro-archeologist and museum curator Dr. Lexa Carter discovers a secret map to a lost old Earth treasure—a priceless Fabergé egg—she’s excited at the prospect of a treasure hunt to the dangerous desert planet of Zerzura. What she’s not so happy about is being saddled with a bodyguard—the museum’s mysterious new head of security, Damon Malik.
After many dangerous years as a galactic spy, Damon Malik just wanted a quiet job where no one tried to kill him. Instead of easy work in a museum full of artifacts, he finds himself on a backwater planet babysitting the most infuriating woman he’s ever met.
She thinks he’s arrogant. He thinks she’s a trouble-magnet. But among the desert sands and ruins, adventure led by a young, brash treasure hunter named Dathan Phoenix, takes a deadly turn. As it becomes clear that someone doesn’t want them to find the treasure, Lexa and Damon will have to trust each other just to survive.