Ind a story about a mercenary and pirate captain s aughter ull but it is what it is However I must say that I found the MCs backstories compelling than some of the MCs in previous books There was an emotional component that was missing in all the stories except for book three with Jamie and SergeiI enjoyed the alternating povs told in the third person and the slow burn romance I m not sure if that s enough for me to read the next book though While I usually have no problems with Ruby Lionsdrake s AKA Lindsay Buroker writing this story left me feeling very uncomfortable While I really liked Azarov and his blundering o good ness and I had to admire Ying and
HER DETERMINATIONNOT ALL WAS WELLWHILE YING determinationnot all was wellWhile Ying loudly and repeatedly that she Eşti cool şi dacă vorbeşti corect doesn t need nor want help she reallyoes want it and as is made painfully obvious later needs it Fall for You desperately Of course Well Azarov needs a reason to get involved I could overlook that I mean really why would a woman be able to accomplish anything on her own sarcasm Excuses for the bitterness please except for one major issue In her plan to seek revenge she s setting herself up to be raped She admits it She admits that she probably won t have the chance to kill the guy before he rapes her Repeatedly perhaps Likely in fact With some torture thrown in for good measure too if I m reading him right Including the possibility of a sedative What fun And she stilloesn t try for another plan She goes along
Blithely As Though Rape Isn as though rape isn really a big Money Blues to Blue Money deal As though because she s aware of this it s not really rapeview spoilerAnd how about the fact that a few hours maybe after she was in a severe fight and beat up pretty badly with a guy intent on raping her she s initiating sex with another guy I can t say it wouldn t happen what with the way people respond toifferent things but I ve read this sort of stuff before and I ve never bought it To me if someone is nearly raped the last thing they re going to want is sex hide spoiler Meh This was short and boring The male hero was vastly uninteresting and the female was supposed to be a kick ass revenge seeking Asian chickShe came across as vastly stupid and incompetent Her plan for revenge was so incredibly badly thought out And just one thing Being a chemist who can mix poisons might be nice as a sideline but for being a true assassin it might be convenient to have some other strengths at your Facial Action Coding SystemInvestigator's Guide Part 16701 disposal shaking my head. ’s blowing up androids being shot at by pirates and earning the wrath of his own boss and he’s not even sure if the woman likes him Someays it oesn’t pay to be a mercena. .
Be careful what you wish forThe heading was meant to warn folks of pitfalls of hubris Not everything can be bad especially when events only presents few good outcomes for your future Looks can be eceiving when one hasn t all the facts So when Fortune turns up just Alchemy Martial Supreme don t wait too friggin long The unveiling of staunch friends should be celebrated with a shipinner by the newly hired cookchef For a short storynovella this was a pretty ecent length More than I was expecting in factI thought that this was a really good way to explain the background of a secondary very secondary character Marat Azarov appeared in the previous book but you never found out how he became part of the company so I feel that putting him in a novella was a Good Way Of Explaining This Without It way of explaining this without it out of place I like his character that he seems for lack of a better word ecent than some of the other mercenaries I like the way his relationship eveloped with Ying She was a great character and I hope we get to see a bit of her in the next bookThis was a fun short story that is a great addition to the series I would totally recommend reading this especially if you have kept up with the series so far Very enjoyable Short ish side story featuring one of the
newer members of Mandrake Company Also another POC heroine yay More explanation about the colonization of thismembers of Mandrake Company Also another POC heroine yay More explanation about the colonization of this of space which is interesting speculation on how humans might actually cooperate to get off of Earth and what would happen once we found inhabitable planets Seems logical that the US would have to cooperate with another world power to make space travel a viable option and Russia and China are the logical partners at this point in human history Marat the hero seems to have a strong Russian background whereas Ying our heroine is half Chinese from a colony that isolated itself and kept many of the old Earth customs and the language Yikes this one was tough for me Our first scene is in a slave auction and I never got past that particularly since the hero is appalled but pretty accepting that this is a thing in this world for example he rescues one woman but there are a bunch of others that he just leaves I was extra uncomfortable that this series is fairly white and light on references to race but the enslaved women that were mentioned were explicitly mentioned as people of colorAfter this opening the rest is a pretty fun enemies to lovers romance with. Firefighter and mercenary Marat Azarov thinks he’s being noble when he rescues a beautiful slave woman from certain torture Alas she turns out to be than she appears and oes Some good hate chemistry between the protagonists and a fierce heroine that is not at all helpless But the first scene left such an awful taste
in my mouth I spent the whole book wishing the author had set up the situationmy mouth I spent the whole book wishing the author had set up the situation a slightly ifferent wayThanks to Goodreads and Ruby Lionsdrake I won a copy of the complete Mandrake series and am slowly working my way through all 7 books This
was an engaging uick short story However I think this is the one story out of everything I ve readan engaging uick short story However I think this is the one story
of everything I ve read the author under both pen names that wasn t too wild about There were a couple of things that I just couldn t get otherwise there were some aspects that I was used to reading and enjoying so it messed with how I felt regarding the book as a wholeIt was good to see that Ankari finally got her cook The hero being a character from a previous book and one newly introduced was a surprise for the most part I found Marat endearing and sweet He has a real white knight syndrome going on and it was interesting to show it working against Striker s jerkiness Some of the lines had me wondering if there is going on in that little brain of his than has previously been shown thoughI wasn t too wild about Ying s only strength being as a chemist or po I ve been enjoying this series but found this one to be weaker than the others I ve read so far Marat is book smart and world stupid Despite his education and military experience he keeps finding himself in unexpected and uestionable situations He kind of falls for Ying at first sight when she s being auctioned off at a slave fair Ying is supposed to be an experienced assassin yet shows no ability for sizing up her prey or realistic planning Both are idealistic and neither have realistic plans that are thought through Ultimately they both need help to get out of their situations and I idn t feel that Ying s attraction to Marat was based on anything likely to be long lasting At least the villain was truly irredeemable ughThe best parts were when Striker was spitting out his unaware and thoughtless comments and the brief glimpse of the captain of the Mandrake I had a lot of fun reading this opposites attract romance The hero is a beta hero which I love and the heroine is a kick ass pirate who African American Literature in Transition, 1830-1850 does not need to be rescued at all And then they both learn 175 stars rounded to 2 This was a little boring butefinitely not as bad as book five of this series It s so strange that I À quoi rêvent les algorithmes d Ot appreciate his interference In an attempt to redeem himself and perhaps win her regard he concocts a plot that even his grenade flinging colleague Strikereems unwise Soon he.out of everything I ve read the author under both pen names that