Final crew member of the Annie, most enigmatic past, and final book of the series….very excited to get to Jeret’s story and I was not disappointed. I knew he had a colorful past and yes, as a runaway prince who is being hunted down by his childhood crush to take up his destiny, his story delivered on my expectations.
Jeret along with Torin and Rain find themselves again into trouble due to their mercenary cargo and the job takes them close to Jeret’s home world that he hoped to never see again. But then things get even more interesting when a face from his past captures (literally) his attention to tell him that his father is ill and he must return home.
Dagan lost his position and his honorable reputation when Jeret ran away on his watch as Jeret’s body guard. Now the dying king has sent him to find and return the wayward prince. Dagan’s bounty job becomes complicated when Jeret insists that he is not returning, but then agrees to return to discover who is exploiting the planet’s resources and staging a coup with Jeret in danger of being eliminated as a barrier to the throne.
Jeret once loved Dagan and Dagan didn’t know he existed. He finds that when all’s said and done that he still has an attraction for Dagan, but now Dagan is awake to the older more confident, Jeret. As Annie’s crew and Dagan work together, Dagan and Jeret snip and snipe their way together through the mission both still intent on going their separate ways in the end.
The plot on this one offered the usual adventure for the guys- a simple transport job that goes south and leads them to discover the secrets that the young Jeret has been hiding since Torin found him. All through the series, I suspected that Jeret would have an interesting backstory and I was right. Again, it was a nice blend of swashbuckling adventure and romance. It offered a twist that got things even more interesting. I did enjoy seeing Jeret and Dagan work out their relationship learning to accept that they didn’t know each other as well as they thought. It was good to get some scene time with the rest of the “Annie” gang too. This was a fun, light series and I’ll miss getting more installments.
Those who enjoy light, scorching hot and adventuresome m/m sci-fi romance should give this one a try.
Thanks to Net Galley for providing a copy of the book for review purposes.