No Remedy by Christine d’Abo was a delightfully steamy menage. It’s the second in her Bounty series and should definitely be read after book one because of the continuation of a main story arc.
We meet Mace in book one and learn quickly what a badass she is, so I was pumped that she got her own book. Plus, she got not one, but two sexy men to keep her on her toes.
Alec is brilliant, but damaged. He’s carrying around a galaxy load of guilt and seems determined to work himself into the grave to make up for his past. Luckily, Mace–and Byron–like him better alive and provided a perfectly suited counterweight. They keep him from losing himself and, at the same time, discover pieces of themselves they’ve been missing.
I really liked how Byron’s dominant nature helped Alec and Mace without overpowering them or their personalities. All three complimented each other without a single person stealing the show from the others.
Full of heat and adventure, No Remedy was a wonderful addition to Christine d’Abo’s Bounty series. I don’t read a lot of sci-fi, but I truly enjoy these books.
This review is based on a review copy.
For months, Mace Simms has been seeking an antidote for the poison killing her mentor. Her only hope is Alec Roiten, a brilliant scientist hiding on a backwater planet. Posing as a research assistant, Mace offers the elusive genius all the help she can, ignoring the explosive chemistry between them. Soon they’re close to a cure.
But then Alec’s former love Byron shows up, attempting to claim a bounty on Alec’s head, and all that careful research gets left behind when they’re forced to flee. And when Byron realizes the tip-off about Alec was a ruse by his rivals to lure him out into the open to kill him, the bounty hunt turns into a three-person scramble for survival.
Byron wants his old lover back, Alec is consumed by a haunting secret about the poison he’s desperate to defeat, and Mace is caught between them. But she’s beginning to think that’s exactly where she belongs as the three are drawn together in their race against death.