Author: Cara Bristol
What I’m Talking About:
Axel Vander is a Cyborg Force soldier assigned to protect Gayle Chambers as she begins her new top-secret job on Sajave. The problem: he’s her ex-husband.
Gayle was recruited by Breeze O’Day to help prove the sand on Sajave is a sentient life form. This puts her in danger because the current president has made a stand on settling Sajave, but she can’t if there proves to be intelligent life already occupying the planet.
Picking up after the conclusion of the first book, Blown Away, Gale Force continues the exciting story about sentient sand on an alien planet. The concept is unique and interesting. The danger it real, albeit a bit dramatic. (And how is it that the USA President comes off as President of Earth?). I love learning more about the alien life and how it’s communicating. The plot progresses nicely with much uncovered in this one.
Although I enjoyed Axel and Gayle, I didn’t get swept up in their romance as much as I did with the first book. The pair was once married, has been separated for almost twenty years, and almost immediately are back together and saying “I love you.” There is a brief discussion about how sorry each is for the way things went down, and BAM it’s like it never happened. I do enjoy low-conflict stories, but this romance was a bit too easy.
Overall, Gale Force is exciting and entertaining. I look forward to reading the next title.
My Rating: B
About the Book:
They had loved so passionately, and then their marriage ended. Will a dangerous assignment give them a second chance or bring a permanent end to their love and lives?
Gayle Chambers always dreamed of studying alien life. But now that she’s on a sand-blasted desert planet, the dream seems more like a nightmare. Dangerous, corrupt officials would just as soon see her dead as allow her research come to light. If that’s not bad enough, her bodyguard turns out to be her ex-husband who broke her heart and trust when he chose Cyborg Force over her. She’s never forgotten or forgiven the rejection. Now she’s stuck with him while she investigates the secrets of an alien intelligence. Will she be able to complete her mission or will her life and heart come under siege?
As a young man, Axel Vander had wanted to become a cyborg and save the world. Then he met and married the love of his life, the brilliant, ambitious Dr. Gayle Chambers. He never fathomed joining C-Force would destroy their marriage. He’d only wanted to become a husband she could proud of. Instead she’d walked out, divorcing him and shattering his heart. He’s never gotten over the betrayal, but he’ll perform his duty and keep her safe. But how will he protect his wounded heart?
Braving fierce dust storms and deadly government machinations, they’ll race against the clock to save an alien intelligence. But can Axel and Gayle regain the love they once had before time runs out?
Release Date: July 18, 2022
Publisher: Cara Bristol
Series: Cyborg Force #2
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Format(s): paperback (279 pages), e-book
Book Source: Purchased with my own funds
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