DEADLOCKED by Libby Sinclair
Brielle Connors, former officer for the elite bounty hunters the Cavalier Security Corp, is on a mission. To get her job back and make her old boss and ex-boyfriend look like a fool. After weeks of research and leg work, she finally discovers the holy grail of bounties and sets out to reel it in. Only, the alien Tulan bounty hunter, Finn Strydom, beats her to it. Rushing to the payload and bickering all the way, the two find themselves stranded on an abandoned ship with no hope of rescue. A last minute confession leads to a hot close encounter as the two face death.
I received this book as an ARC, in exchange for an honest review.
There is a bounty (pun intended) of great dialogue and sexy tension in this book. The characters and intriguing and multi-dimensional with vulnerabilities and quirks that make them believable. I enjoyed the banter between the two and the sex was steamy without seeming over-done. I went into the story with the knowledge that this was not a complete wrap-up of the Brielle/Finn story, but that didn't stop me from being a bit let down that I couldn't read more about the characters. There are many interesting secondary characters I hope we get to explore in future books as well. All-in-all, a great start to a new SFR series! Can't wait to read more.
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