Author: Jess Anastasi
Release Date: February 2, 2015
Publisher: Entangled: Select Otherworld
Genre: Science FictionReview Copy Source: Publisher
Rebuilding his life. And rediscovering love... Ilari, Brannon System, 2436At first, Dr. Sacha Dalton is simply curious about the prisoner of war admitted to her med-lab...until she sees who it is. For Commander Kai Yang—the commander of the battleship Valiant Knox—has long been thought dead. Killed in action. But after almost a year and half, he's returned home. Returned to her.Kai is recovering from his ordeal and under the watchful care of Sacha, his childhood friend and the widow of his best friend. Only now, their friendship has grown and deepened into something far deeper, and far more complicated. Yet as Kai's body recovers, his psyche remains broken. How could he ever be the man he was, and the man Sacha deserves? But an intergalactic war has a way of forcing a man to be the hero he was always meant to be...
Dr. Sacha Dalton has lost a lot. Her best friend went missing and was presumed killed in action and then a year later her husband was killed. She has been dragging along since, in a state of just living when Kai turns up injured, but alive. She never realized how much he meant to her until he was gone and now that he's back she feels a tremendous amount of guilt over her feelings for Kai when her husband died only a year ago. One of the only things that kept Kai alive while he was being held captive and being tortured were thoughts of Sacha, his best friend since childhood and his friends wife. Now he's back in her midst and wants nothing more than for her to be his.
The attraction and love between Sacha and Kai is pretty strong from the moment they are in each others sight again. Only problem was that they have way too much baggage between the two of them and they had some major communication issues. SO much stress and strife could have been avoided if they would have just opened their mouths and talked about what they were thinking and feeling instead of assuming things. They did make a really good couple when they finally got on the same page and I wish we had more book to see what happens next.
ESCAPE VELOCITY was a great mix of science fiction and romance. There was plenty of suspense with Kai's escape and the infiltration of the enemy on the Valiant Knox. I enjoyed the world, but would have liked to know more about it. It seems like we just got a glimpse. Another book on the horizon maybe to encompass more? I would read it!
I gave it 4/5 stars
* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.