Mace has spent months trying to find a cure for the poison killing her mentor. Her only hope is Alec, a brilliant scientist hiding on a backwater planet. Months of research is thrown into chaos when Alec’s old lover Byron shows up, attempting to claim a bounty that’s been placed on Alec’s head.
With the clock counting down, the trio attempts to solve the poison riddle as they fight their growing attraction and dodge bounty hunters. Byron is unwilling to let Alec avoid their past relationship. Alec is torn between desire for his lovers and guilt about his past. Mace must somehow find a way to bring them together.
Bounty hunter, pirate and scientist—a recipe for passion or disaster.
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Mace and Alec are hiding out on a little known planet but neither of them knows that the other has a bounty on his/her head. When bounty hunters show up they have to run and find a way to escape back to Mace’s apartment but they get a surprise when they get there. Byron, head of the Guild of Bounty Hunters, happens to be Alec’s ex. Byron is not only the head of a big organization but also the commander in the bedroom and once he takes charge Mace and Alec listen. However, Alec suffers from an immense amount of guilt—his past actions have put a lot of people in jeopardy. Byron and Mace struggle, each in their own way, with how to heal Alec and develop their newfound relationship. When all three end up together and on the run will the fires that consume them bloom into love?
I’m a big fan of Sci-Fi erotica and ménage is another favorite so I could not help but really enjoy No Remedy. Although I did find it hard to follow in the beginning—since it seemed like some back story was not revealed in enough depth to keep me from a bit of confusion early on. This eased considerably and dissipated entirely by about a third of the way through. The word building was nicely done but not overly explanatory which helped to drive this as a more character centered novel then one focused on the Sci-Fi aspects. It is the relationship building as a whole, rather than the showing or telling of each character’s pasts, which lent to my being attached in this novel. The dynamic that existed between Byron, Alec, and Mace was very well done—full, rich, nuanced with enough power shifts to keep a reader on his/her toes. The dialogue was well developed and each character had his/her voice that was easily distinguishable from others making it a very easy read. The plot was solid.
I very much enjoyed how the dynamic between the three primary characters developed and how it all worked together for their ménage. Permanent ménage can be difficult to write as it is more than just a sex thing and here we see several layers developed and expanded so that you believe a happily ever after for three is the outcome. I’m going to seek out more books by Ms. D’Abo as I am quite impressed!
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