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Rated 3.50/5 based on 2 reviews
Cal Paxton and Jeeze Madrid are the top scouting team on the Pathfinder-class starship, the Carson, on the very outer edge of Earth's expansion across the galaxy. They're wingmen, best friends and lovers. When Jeeze is shot down over a planet inhabited by a race Earth has never before encountered, what will Cal find when the Carson can finally mount a rescue mission? More

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About Anna Butler

Anna was a communications specialist for many years, working in various UK government departments on everything from marketing employment schemes to organizing conferences for 10,000 civil servants to running an internal TV service. These days, though, she is writing full time. She lives in a quiet village tucked deep in the Nottinghamshire countryside with her husband. She’s supported there by the Deputy Editor, aka Molly the cockerpoo, who is assisted by the lovely Mavis, a Yorkie-Bichon cross with a bark several sizes larger than she is but no opinion whatsoever on the placement of semi-colons.

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Sadie S. Forsythe reviewed on on March 5, 2015

This was almost really good. After a jerky first few paragraphs it smooths out into a pleasant story. Cal's love for Jeeze is really sweet and you definitely feel it. Jeeze you don't get much of a feel for, but he's an understandable object of affection for Cal. You get the start of an interesting world/universe and even some interesting side characters. Noah and Veronica especially caught my attention.

Unfortunately, however, after all that initial set up, the story peters out in more ways than one. The rescue went FAR too smoothly, involving too many contrivances and conveyances. Then it ends without concluding in any manner. It's not so much a cliffhanger as a sense of waiting. But all of the threads are left open.

Perhaps this is the first in a series. I don't know. The writing was strong enough that I'd be willing to follow the story, but I'm not fond of the serial format of publishing a story.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Marge C. reviewed on on April 30, 2013

A well-written novella about space explorers set in the far future. Good worldbuilding and an interesting exploration of an alien city. More of a science fiction story than a romance, though feelings are discussed and some hot sex is involved. I look forward to reading a longer story by this author.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
Monica Taylor reviewed on on April 30, 2013
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I was pleased with this book. It reminded me of the science fiction I read from my early years that's hard to come by now. The ending left me hanging but not in a bad way, I could use my own imagination to go in any direction I wanted. I think Cal became a lot less shallow by the end of the story. I have liked prettymuch everything Anna Butler has written in her fanfiction stories. She keeps you entertained and there's a lot of emotion in all of her stories. I will admit I bought this mainly to keep me going until her Shield book comes out but it was very worth it. Thank you Anna
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
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