About Love The Galactic Enemy by Edward Hoornaert
Abandoned to the enemy’s tender mercy . . . Minta Streave, the naive secretary for a spy team that spread a man-made plague, leaves the planet too late — the team abandons her on the enemy’s space station. She’s forced to fend for herself until she can make contact with an elusive spy, Watcher, who can take her home. To avoid arrest, she nurses a plague victim — a gentle, whimsical man who spouts Lewis Carroll. But to know this enemy is to love him . . .When Finn Shanwing falls ill, he doesn’t intend to hide that he’s a high-ranking commando. Neither does he intend to fall in love with the secretive nurse who saves his life . . . but by the time he reveals to Minta she saved an enemy officer, it’s too late for his heart. Or hers. Also too late to escape the wrath of Watcher — half-human, half-machine, and both halves obsessed with her.
Review of Love The Galactic Enemy
Love Thy Galactic Enemy was just what I was looking for when I needed a light refreshing read. A little conflict, a little humor, some cute animals all bundled up with an enemies to lovers romance.
But are you really enemies if one of you doesn’t know you are enemies? Hmm. Minta and Finn come from opposite sides of the battle so I guess that makes them foes. But Finn doesn’t know that about Minta, so he is able to look at her with an unbiased eye. And he likes what he sees. Minta likes what she sees too. However, there is always that issue with being in enemy territory that keeps her from committing to anything. She wants out of there!
So, okay enemies. In addition, neither is what they appear to be. Finn is a supersoldier. Minta knows enemy secrets, including the fact that Finn is sick because of a Proxie manufactured virus. Enemies and secrets should be a lethal combination.
Farflung Station is one of my favorite Scifi settings. I’m not sure why – I think I just like space stations. Plus it is a familiar setting. Readers of Hoornaert’s Repelling the Invasion series will reacquaint themselves with Security Chief Duke (Dukelsky) and Assistant Station Manager Sandrina, Duke’s wife. They are a lovely couple who almost always know what to do and what to say to refugees and warriors.
Also of note are mizzets and whispets. Are they pets, alien ambassadors or friends? The thing is, these non-human creatures can always identify the good-hearted people. Or the evil maniacs. I always like that about animals in fiction.
While we are talking about evil maniacs, I have to mention the Watcher. This Proxie agent is creepy. Not just a little creepy. Entirely creepy. Even when he is being human. He wants Minta for himself and, for some reason, thinks she will fall into his arms. And if she won’t, he will make her. Super creepy. By the way, the animals don’t like him.
For Minta and Finn, there is plenty of danger to bring them closer or tear them apart, the mark of a great Scifi Romance. I love the added humor, the mizzets and whispets and the familiar characters too. 5 stars for Love Thy Galactic Enemy.
Thanks to the author who provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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