I really loved this one! I liked Zayn’s charming, care-free attitude from the previous book, but in this one we get to see his more vulnerable side. There was lots of adventure in this one to keep the story going at fast pace.
I truly felt for Zayn’s initial struggle to recognize Ria for herself instead of always seeing Vik; talk about a tragic story. Ria herself was a great character — strong, determined, and honorable. She knew in her heart she wasn’t an assassin and that she needed to live the life she wanted. In particular, I enjoyed the mystery surrounding Ria that Hackett kept going until the end. Normally I can figure out the “secret” in a book, but this one had me second guessing myself up until the end. Anna Hackett does an amazing job of keeping the tension going!
••• Book Details •••
Phoenix Adventures #2 • Romance, Science Fiction • Carina Press • July 14, 2014
Two years ago, on a deadly mission to the lawless Devil’s Nebula, Commander Zayn Phoenix’s life imploded. Now the former Strike Wing pilot fills his days with dangerous adventures alongside his treasure hunter brothers.
But his nights are another story: haunted by nightmares of one unforgivable act. Until an assassin lures him into a hunt. A hunt for her freedom from the Assassin’s Guild. A hunt for a derringer used in an ancient and infamous assassination—of old Earth president, Abraham Lincoln.
Zayn is compelled to join the perilous adventure with Ria Dante that will take them straight into the heart of the Devil’s Nebula, but not for money, fame or treasure. He joins because Ria has the face of the woman he left for dead in the Nebula years before.