Beyond Galaxy’s Edge by Anna Hackett
The Phoenix Adventures #4
Science Fiction Romance
Justyn Phoenix spends his time exploring uncharted space and running with his brother’s convoy — along with a little bit of smuggling on the side. His extracurricular activities have caught the eye of GSS Patrol Captain Nissa Sanders but she’s never been able to actually catch Justyn smuggling. When someone steals the US Constitution from The Institute, Justyn and Nissa must work together to recover this priceless artifact.
“Deep-space explorer. Smuggler. Handsome scoundrel.”
Beyond Galaxy’s Edge was a fun, action packed romance that pits two “enemies” against each other only to discover they have a lot more in common then they ever expected. Nissa has been after Justyn for years now but has never been able to actually catch him doing something illegal. This cat and mouse game has frustrated and intrigued Nissa but the straight-laced Captain knows that nothing can come of her attraction to Justyn. With an easy smile and a load of charm, Justyn seems like he doesn’t care about anything but underneath it all he’s actually fallen hard for Nissa. I loved how confident Justyn was and how much he respects Nissa for exactly who she is; he truly wants Nissa to be happy even if it means she won’t be with him.
While Justyn is the charmer, Nissa is more stoic and by-the-book but once she begins the hunt for the US Constitution she discovers a surprising love of treasure hunting. I was surprised by Nissa’s appearance but I appreciate Anna Hackett incorporating some less human looking aliens. Nissa’s mother was from a reptilian planet and because of this, Nissa has golden skin, scale patches on her face and body, yellow eyes with elongated pupils, and she’s completely bald. Nissa tries so hard to keep her distance from Justyn and uses her assumptions about his morals and character to keep a wall between but once they’re deep into uncharted space, she quickly learns who Justyn really is.
4 out of 5 stars
Hero was abused by step-father as a child (referenced, off page)
Ambitious Patrol Captain Nissa Sander has spent three years at the galaxy’s edge keeping the law and order, and chasing scoundrel smuggler, Justyn Phoenix. But the charming rogue has always outwitted her and she’s had a hard time ignoring his hard body and handsome face. But when one of the galaxy’s most important documents—the US Constitution—is stolen, Nissa finds herself working with the very man she’s been trying to throw in her brig.
Justyn Phoenix embraces life and offers everyone a wink and a smile. He’s also in love with a spit-and-polish Patrol captain. Yep, crazy in love, and he knows she’ll never love him back. But when the opportunity arises to work alongside Nissa on a wild and crazy mission to recover the US Constitution, he can’t resist.
But nothing on this treasure hunt is as it seems. The trail leads them to fake documents, rival treasure hunters, and a millennia old mystery. As the hunt takes them beyond the galaxy’s edge, Justyn and Nissa will face the firestorm of their desire, and soon learn if they can survive long enough to save the galaxy.
Published by Anna Hackett on December 13, 2014
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