Andrei Solace and Piper Roundtree's book
Mesmerized (Phantom Corp #2)
By Lauren Dane
Andrei Solace delivers death on silent feet as an assassin for the Phantom Corps. Mercenary Piper Roundtree thought she was over him. But against the backdrop of an impending war, their passion is rekindled. Now the lovers must join forces- in more ways than one-to save the Known Universe before the Imperialist enemy hurls it into irreversible chaos.
In the title on Goodreads it reads Mesmerized (Phantom Corp#2). Not entirely sure why because this is the 4th book. There may be a reason but in case anyone is interested let me list the books in order at the end of this post.
I love this series. Mesmerized was one of the books I was eagerly awaiting for the release. I remember when I was reading "Undercover" one evening and I had to drive my son to an event and after dropping him off I had to pull into a parking lot under a parking lamp so I could continue to read. Yep here I was in a lone parking lot at night sitting in my truck under a light just so I could read more. That's how much I love this series. Lauren Dane has created a cast of memorable characters. You want to cheer for them, cry with them and read every last bit about them.
I am also a huge fan of the female characters that Lauren Dane creates. Piper is another winning. She was so affectionate, loving yet strong and unafraid. She have balls if females can have balls lol
You can really feel the destruction the Imperium (the villians) causes in this book. It made me so sad and you can easily picture the death and sadness. On the complete flip side, Piper and Andrei have such hot chemistry and a great history. It made me wonder why Andrei waited 11 years to come back to her and if his Phantom Corp job didn't lead him back, I guess he'd still be without Piper.
I also like the Lauren Dane takes the time to allow for continuity in most of her books which is awesome because you can continue to peak at the characters from previous books. But most of all, she drops hints on what the next book could be about and by God I hope it will be Julian, Vincenz and Hannah. I know it is called "Captivated" due Spring 2012 (damn long wait)so I must endure and wait
Undercover- Book 1 of the Federation Series
Relentless - Book 2 of the Federations Series
Insatiable (Federation Chronicles, Book 3)