Black Planet: Little Dragon by Belinda McBride
Publisher: Changeling Press
Review by Cholla
Following a devastating injury, Detective Rose "Little Dragon" Lee takes a courier job to make payments on her ship. The job was easy...safe...until her ship is captured by the dangerous, war-like Nephris.
Nephris Commander Arad Soheil immediately recognizes his captive as the one person his government would most like to capture and terminate. Arad immediately files a property claim on the dangerous female, making her part of his household. Rose means more to him than a warm body in his bed or a vessel for his children. She holds the key to his freedom and his sanity, to his very life.
Because Arad Soheil is not what he seems, and his time is running out.
Set in Belinda McBride’s own futuristic version of Earth and space, Little Dragon is an adventurous ride through the galaxy. Tiny but deadly Rose Lee isn’t afraid of anyone or anything – except for her fantasy man. Commander Arad holds a secret that only Rose can help him with, even if she doesn’t know it. Ridden with guilt, Arad wants what he believes he shouldn’t have; Rose holds an alternative belief.
Ms. McBride creates rich worlds, in which nearly anything is possible, even hope for two seemingly doomed creatures. She delights in bringing together the most unlikely couples and makes you want to cheer for them. Packed full of fast-paced action and scorching love scenes, Black Planet: Little Dragon will take you on a cruise through the galaxy while rubbing elbows with one of the nastiest, most egotistical races in the universe.