SIXSHOOTER has everything you would want in a science fiction romance. The main character is Valeni, a tough-as-nails cargo spaceship captain. Her crew consists of a shapeshifting alien, who sometimes is seen as Nikki, a blonde female bombshell, and other times as Nik, a sexy hunk of a man. As Valeni and Nik/Nikki try to make a living in a rough corner of the galaxy, they meet Garrett, another Terran who has arrived in that region of space via a strange wormhole. While Garrett tries to figure out the mystery of Nik and Nikki and why he only sees one at a time and as Valeni struggles to deal with this new member of the crew, a job that smells a bit too good to be true falls their way. It seems every corner of the universe has its share of criminal elements, and now Valeni, Nik/Nikki, and Garrett must figure out how to make a living and not get caught up in more trouble. SIXSHOOTER has lots of spaceships, aliens, intrigue, moral dilemmas, and steamy relationships all told in fast-paced, sparkling prose. What more could you ask? I give SIXSHOOTER 5 of 5 stars. It's easily one of the best science fiction romances I've read in a very long time.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)