Rebuilding his life. And rediscovering love...
Ilari, Brannon System, 2436
At 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...
WOW! I absolutely loved this futuristic world, but Escape Velocity isn't just about a world of flying warships and travel to other planets. It is a love story behind it all. Yes, there is plenty of action, an active war going on and a central part of the story, but what develops between the two main characters keeps the rest of the story moving forward.
What begins as a life-long friendship blossoms to something entirely blazing hot when Doctor Sacha Dalton reunites with her friend and former Commander Kai Yang. Kai ends up escaping the dank dungeon where he'd been kept as a POW for over a year and a half. Sacha had mourned his death, but didn't realize the intensity of her feelings until she discovers that Kai is in her Med-Lab.
Jess Anastasi has done a remarkable job drawing the reader into her world, separating the ugly truth of war and those that suffer from PTSD. I sat on the edge of my seat as the plot unfolded and each time I thought I knew what was coming next, I was thrown into an 'Oh no way.'
This is an amazing read for the Romantic/Sci-FI adventurer.