"Fast paced page turner." Mission To Mahjundar by @vscotttheauthor #scifi #review

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Mission To Mahjundar 
A Sectors SF Romance

Written by Veronica Scott

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Romance

An attempted assassination left Princess Shalira blind as a child and, now that she’s of marriageable age, her prospects are not good because of her disability. She’s resigned herself to an arranged marriage rather than face life under the thumb of her cold stepmother.

But then she meets Mike Varone, a Sectors Special Forces officer sent to Mahjundar by the intergalactic government to retrieve a ship lost in her planet’s mountains.

After Mike saves Shalira from another assassination attempt, she arranges for him to escort her across the planet to her future husband. She’s already falling hard for the deadly offworlder and knows she should deny herself the temptation he represents, but taking Mike along to protect her is the only way she’ll live long enough to escape her ruthless stepmother.

Mike, for his part, resists his growing attraction to the princess; he has a mission on this planet and rescuing the vulnerable but brave princess isn’t it. No matter how much he wishes it could be.

But what should have been an easy trek through Mahjundar’s peaceful lands swiftly turns into an ambush with danger around every turn. Shalira’s marriage begins to seem less like an arranged union and more like yet another planned assassination.

The more they work together to survive, the harder it becomes to stop themselves from falling in love. Caught in a race against time, can they escape the hostile forces hunting them and make it off the planet?

Other books in the Sectors SF Romance Series:
*Wreck of the Nebula Dream
*Escape from Zulaire

CTherrien's Review

Looking for a fast paced page turner that will keep you guessing? Then this is the book for you.

Just when you think you know what is going on another twist is presented.

Mike and Johnny are Sector special forces called upon to complete one last mission before they can officially retire. Although they are briefed on the planet they are about to encounter nothing prepares them for this anything but ordinary mission.

Mike finds that the first thing he must do is rescue Princess Shalira, blind from a previous assassination attempt many years earlier, from yet another assassination attempt before he even knows she is blind and a princess. I said 'must' when technically he was just at the right place at the right time and did the right thing. Little did Mike know that this rescue was going to change his life forever.

Princess Shalira has learned to cope with her blindness. She understands that no man will want a blind wife so she must accept an arranged marriage. Mike has accepted the task of delivering Shalira to her new husband so that Mike can complete the mission he came to the planet to complete so he and Johnny can finally retire, at least that's what he tells himself.

What Mike and Johnny did not expect on this mission was pretty much everything they encountered. Nothing about this mission was straight forward. Princess Shalira was more than a blind princess in distress. She had special strength / power that even she was not aware of until she had to call upon it to save them all.

This story has a princess, a special forces 'prince charming', magic, faith, action, suspense, romance and pretty much everything you want in an easy to read book you don't want to put down. The characters are well developed and endearing. The only question remaining is whether or not there will be a sequel to see what comes next for Mike and Shalira in the Sectors.

Disclaimer: Book provided by the author free of charge in exchange for an honest review.