Zoya Scott, the heroine of Cold Victory, is a gifted pilot, and strategist, however she comes from a legacy of tragedy due to atrocities committed on he her home planet Primus a world ravaged by the war. I really liked this heroine, despite her vengeful, destructive mission, she has a vulnerability and warmth that is awakened by hotter than hell Commander Galen Stark.
Stark has an electric sensuality, as well as strength, integrity, and a devotion to his crew that made him all the more attractive. Galen is a definite alpha dominate and the sexual tension crackles between him and Zoya, an equally strong warrior.
“Her scent was like a potent drug pumping into his veins. Lips fused, tongues mated, he kissed her like a starving man, as if both their lives depended on it. Cupping her head, he held her steady for his onslaught, fighting himself, fighting against the soft, hitched breaths she made against his mouth. Even as someone screamed inside his head about duty and protocol, the beast inside him wouldn't let him stop.”
Cold Victory © Fiona Jayde
Integral to the plot of Cold Victory is a philosophical and moral dilemma; is it right to sacrifice a few in order to save many? And, will Galen lead his crew along with the woman who he initially craves due to a biological bond which then morphs into a deep love to certain death?
“Cold Victory”, is action packed, with Star Wars style dog fights in space. There is also and undertone of suspense and intrigue that left me guessing what would happen until the closing pages. In addition, Ms. Jayde creates a stunning visual of how humans may be enhanced by advanced technology, and what the inside of the Victory battle cruiser itself looks like. I thought the graphic imagery was excellent.
If you enjoy an exciting, nail biter of an erotic science fiction story, you may like to give “Cold Victory” a try.
My rating 4.5/5 stars
Heat level: Nuclear grade hot with sexual tension and eroticism. ;)