Romance fans who also enjoy great science fiction will love this story and author's style. JC Hay jumps right into the story and characters lives with a fast paced action scene that just doesn't let up. Think Jason Bourne in a world of cyborgs. I just loved it! I was fully pulled into the world and into the chase. It was a bit like being so into a movie you feel right there with the characters.
This is the second book in a series. I've read both, but don't think readers just picking up this book will be lost. The author does a great job of filling us in as things go down. But at the same time I never felt like I was being educated in the science fiction world or getting a recap of the past. Readers get futurized technologies with easy explanations. This book feels fully in the moment. The characters are on the run and so are you.
After reading this book I'll be following JC Hay and seeing what else he has to share. I would love to be pulled into another story by him.
The Story: Netta Schulmann is a scientist and her company has turned on her. Three years ago she was set up with a lab and delivered there by Palash. The company has now sent an assassin to eliminate her. They don't want her research getting out.
Cyborg Palash Joshi has to pay for his upgrades by being an assassin. But Netta and his feelings for her get in the way of what would normally be just another job. It's been three years but there is still a passion between them.
They made him a destroyer
Thirteen years ago, Palash Joshi indentured himself to Corporate Services in exchange for the cybernetic upgrades that made him stronger and faster; giving him a better life in exchange for allowing them to whittle away his humanity one horrible act at a time. Now though, his time as one of their operators is almost at an end. Freedom is in reach, and his only remaining job is to revisit the only woman who had touched his heart and destroy her life’s work.
She needed a protector
Netta Schulmann knew her corporate masters would send someone to punish her eventually – she had stalled too long in developing their perfect weapon, and the company that had been her refuge couldn’t risk their investment much longer. She didn’t expect them to send the same man who had shown her solace and protection when she’d been on the run, the one person she had trusted implicitly.
Neither of them expected Corporate Services to send an assassin, to make sure they were both out of the way.
Forced into flight, Netta and Joshi find that three years apart has only heightened their passion for each other, but with time running out, they will need more than passion to survive. They’ll need trust. But even that has limits, and as secrets from each of their pasts comes to light, not even love may be enough to save them.