A Tale of the Borderlands bk1
Susan Grant


And Coalition starship admiral Brit Bandar is one tough woman. A mere intergalactic treaty could never get her to trust the Drakken Horde. There was too much bad blood between the Coalition and the Horde and, for intensely personal reasons, Brit wasn’t sure that she was through spilling it! But now a peaceful accord has made Finn Rorkken, a notorious Drakken rogue, second-in command on her starship – and through some grand cosmic irony – front and center in her thoughts…and her heart.


Either title sat easily on Finn’s battle-hardened shoulders. Though second-in-command to “Stone-Heart” Bandar? That would take some getting used to. Peace required as much sacrifice as war, so he’d comply even if his reaction to the gorgeous admiral fell decidedly outside protocol. But would he end up kissing or killing her if the galaxy’s tentative truce turned into all out war?

This is another one of those books that I picked up for the RomCon Reading Challenge and I have to say that I am really glad that I did. It took me a while to get into it, but I think that had more to do with how busy I was and not necessarily on the book itself, because when I had time to just sit and read I couldn’t put it down.

Brit is a woman that has the nickname Stone Cold. She has risen to be the best admiral in the Coalition. What I liked about Brit is that as the reader we weren’t left guessing why she was the way she was, we knew from almost the beginning. I really liked Brit because she was a woman that when push came to shove could change and was able to admit her feelings.

Finn has got to be one of my favorite characters in this book. He is a man that knows what it is to have absolutely nothing and has worked his way up to where he is, and takes care of his own. I really liked how he knew that he was being given an opportunity to be more than he had ever been in the past, and to have a future.

The attraction between these two is awesome and instantaneous I think because they had pursued each other during the war between their two cultures for years. As these two tried to work out their feelings for each other it was great to see who pursued who and how it all played out. 

I love the supporting cast also, in fact I went looking for more of this series, hoping that I would find the stories of some of the crew, and was so sad that I couldn’t. Course it didn’t help that was in a small town and didn’t have access to a large bookstore. I will be continuing with this series because I want to see what she does with these characters.

I give this a 4.25 out of 5


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