Damage Control by Jess Anastasi

Damage Control

byJess Anastasi

Kobo ebook | October 26, 2015

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Nick-named Hardass by the new recruits, Leigh Alphin is captain of the Fighter Force of the battleship Valiant Knox. He’s honorable, straightforward, and hard as nails – except for the soft spot he has for a young woman he rescued off a transport under attack. Now that she’s one of his new recruits, it’s imperative he stop thinking about her in that way.

Especially now that the Knox has been secretly infiltrated by the enemy.

Mia Wolf’s new commanding officer is icy, no-BS, and completely gorgeous. His glances send heat searing through her. Neither of them can afford to make this mistake, yet desire takes hold, consuming them. For the first time, Leigh’s iron sense of honor falters as his heart fights for love… and against an enemy trying to destroy everything they hold dear.

Each book in the Valiant Knox series is a standalone and can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Escape Velocity
Book #2 Damage Control
Book #3 Cover Fire
Book #4 War Games

Title:Damage ControlFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 26, 2015Publisher:Entangled Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633754405

ISBN - 13:9781633754409

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from sexy and exciting sci-fi romance! Being Captain of the Fighter Force on the Valiant Knox starship is a position Leigh obtained through hard work and perseverance - and someone is trying to bring it down. The war with the CSS has taken an even deadlier turn, with moles on board the ship working to cause its destruction. When the new batch of recruits is set upon in transport, Leigh saves the life of the bright and beautiful young woman Mia. As a recruit under his command she's off limits - but there is no denying the scorching heat between them. When Mia is attacked on board, she uses her hacking skills to delve deeper into the mystery, and ends up joining Leigh in his pursuit of the spies within. Engaging in an illicit affair will endanger them in more ways than one - can they catch the ones bent on destroying the ship before they get caught themselves? I loved this story! The worldbuilding was excellently done, giving a full picture of the factions involved in the war between the United Earth Forces and the ultra radical CSS, a religious cult bent on taking earth and its colonies back to a pre-technology time. The huge starship Valiant Knox is well detailed and easy to picture. (It's entirely possible that I had mental pictures of the Starship Enterprise decks while reading the story). The romance is a forbidden one, the commander of the starship being attracted to the new recruit. Leigh and Mia work very hard at denying this attraction, knowing that being found in any kind of compromising position will endanger not only his well regarded military career but Mia's up and coming one as well. But of course in the end they can't keep their hands off each other, especially when working together to find out who is sabotaging things on the ship puts them in close and private quarters in the dead of night. The love scenes between them were pretty steamy, but I appreciated that they each felt equally tortured by their feelings and the knowledge that even though it felt right to be together, no-one else would see it that way. There is lots of action and intrigue right from the start, and along with the romance, it made for a real page turner. Knowing that there was a spy (or two or more) among their trusted friends makes the story taut with suspense, not to mention wondering when someone would find out about the relationship developing between Mia and Leigh (because we just know that someone will discover the truth!). As the story reached it's peak and conclusion, I liked the way everything fell together, the consequences that occurred for all involved and the satisfactory ending for Mia and Leigh. I'll definitely be looking for more from this author. 4.5 stars.
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Damage Control Captain Leigh Alphin is honorable, straightforward and nicknamed Hardass and it is imperative that he stops thinking about one of his new recruits in that way in this thrilling sci-fi romance. Mia Wolf’s new commander is completely gorgeous and his glances send heat searing through her but neither of them can afford to make this mistake and the reader can’t help but get caught up in all the excitement as Leigh and Mia discover that there is no hiding from temptation in space. The chemistry burns up the pages with the relationship being so combustible that it could go super nova at any moment which causes quite a bit of emotional turmoil that readers can relate to as they try to fight their sizzling desires. Strong, captivating characters grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning while the fast paced, smooth flowing plot thrills readers with lots of suspense, excitement and romance. Adrenaline pumping excitement builds throughout the story as Mia and Leigh try to discover the identity of the traitors on the Valiant Knox before time runs out while fighting to stay alive and the romance part of the story keeps readers on the edge of their seat with anticipation as well considering just what getting caught will cost them. The well written scenes and details brings it all to life making it easy for the reader to get completely caught up in the story while the intriguing events and unexpected twists guarantee that there is never a dull moment. Visiting the Valiant Knox and its crew is an exhilarating adventure and Mia and Leigh’s story is one that I couldn’t put down until I had read every last word and since it seems that this is one war that will have to be fought internally as well as with the enemy that is bent on universal domination, the mayhem and excitement will continue to be a fascination that I won’t be able to resist.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Damage Control Captain Leigh Alphin is honorable, straightforward and nicknamed Hardass and it is imperative that he stops thinking about one of his new recruits in that way in this thrilling sci-fi romance. Mia Wolf’s new commander is completely gorgeous and his glances send heat searing through her but neither of them can afford to make this mistake and the reader can’t help but get caught up in all the excitement as Leigh and Mia discover that there is no hiding from temptation in space. The chemistry burns up the pages with the relationship being so combustible that it could go super nova at any moment which causes quite a bit of emotional turmoil that readers can relate to as they try to fight their sizzling desires. Strong, captivating characters grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning while the fast paced, smooth flowing plot thrills readers with lots of suspense, excitement and romance. Adrenaline pumping excitement builds throughout the story as Mia and Leigh try to discover the identity of the traitors on the Valiant Knox before time runs out while fighting to stay alive and the romance part of the story keeps readers on the edge of their seat with anticipation as well considering just what getting caught will cost them. The well written scenes and details brings it all to life making it easy for the reader to get completely caught up in the story while the intriguing events and unexpected twists guarantee that there is never a dull moment. Visiting the Valiant Knox and its crew is an exhilarating adventure and Mia and Leigh’s story is one that I couldn’t put down until I had read every last word and since it seems that this is one war that will have to be fought internally as well as with the enemy that is bent on universal domination, the mayhem and excitement will continue to be a fascination that I won’t be able to resist.
Date published: 2015-10-23