Edge of Eon by Anna Hackett
Series: Eon Warriors #1
Published: December 11, 2018 by Anna Hackett
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Framed for a crime she didn’t commit, a wrongly-imprisoned space captain’s only chance at freedom is to abduct a fearsome alien war commander.
Sub-Captain Eve Traynor knows a suicide mission when she sees one. With deadly insectoid aliens threatening to invade Earth, the planet’s only chance of survival is to get the attention of the fierce Eon Warriors. But the Eon want nothing to do with Earth, and Eve wants nothing to do with abducting War Commander Davion Thann-Eon off his warship. But when Earth’s Space Corps threaten her sisters, Eve will do anything to keep them safe, even if it means she might not make it back.
War Commander Davion Thann-Eon is taking his first vacation in years. Dedicated to keeping the Eon Empire safe, he’s been born and bred to protect. But when he’s attacked and snatched off his very own warship, he is shocked to find himself face-to-face with a bold, tough little Terran warrior. One who both infuriates and intrigues him.
When their shuttle is attacked by the ravenous insectoid Kantos, Eve and Davion crash land on the terrifying hunter planet known as Hunter7. A planet designed to test a warrior to his limits. Now, the pair must work together to survive, caught between the planet and its dangers, the Kantos hunting them down, and their own incendiary attraction.
Edge of Eon was non-stop and filled with Anna Hackett’s classic action, sexy romance, and tough heroes and heroines. I quickly read this in one sitting and enjoyed following our characters as they battle the elements on the crazy Eon-made Hunter7. With dangerous animals, plants, and a shifting biome structure, Hunter7 is designed to test the strongest of the Eon Warriors. On top of that, Eve and Davion are also being hunted by the evil Kantos insect aliens. Like I said, non-stop.
When it comes to badass heroines, Hackett always does it best, and I loved Eve. She’s loyal and tough and she gives her all to complete a mission. After she’s wrongfully imprisoned for her Captain’s mistakes, Eve finds herself being blackmailed into saving Earth. Of course, she has no problem stopping the destruction of her planet but she doesn’t expect to make it off the Eon warship alive. But Eve is pretty smart and she finds a way. Once she’s met the War Commander Davion though she’s shocked to realize how attracted she is to him.
Davion himself is also intrigued by this Terran woman who seems different then what he was expecting. As our hero, Davion was great; he’s protective of Eve but as a warrior he respects her skills and loves her strength. While the Eon have kept themselves separate from Earth since their first encounter, Davion never hesitates to stand by Eve’s side.
I did feel like Eve and Davion gave into their attraction pretty fast but it’s all wrapped up in the adrenaline of running for their lives. There is a fated mates thread in this story but I liked that Eve and Davion fell for each other before they ever realized they were mates. There were hints that their connection was deeper than just lust but they were allowed to explore each other before the greater meaning came to light.
I look forward to more in this series, especially after the last chapter which introduced our next couple.
4 stars – it was enjoyable
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