"great characters, brilliant worldbuilding, excellent writing -- an excellent read!"
Bred to be an assassin, Pandora Fourteen is a crossbreed of
several races with a unique weapon--sexual poison. The only
man who can touch her without dire consequences is Steel, a
childhood friend from whom she was separated at a young
age. However, circumstances conspire to ensure they meet
again, and they fall in love only to be torn apart by
Pandora's superior. Now, fourteen years later, they meet
again, but Steel is hired as a bounty hunter to capture
Pandora's Box is one hell of a delicious story! I
was swept away by the awesome worldbuilding and the complex
characters that Ms. Hill has created. The chemistry between
Pandora and Steel was sizzling hot, but I like the fact
that even from the start, when they are so hot for each
other, there's also love and affection beneath the
attraction. Like the myth to which the title refers,
Pandora's (and other crossbreeds like her) conception
created a whole host of problems for society and the
government, and on a personal level, her decision produced
misunderstandings that drove her and Steel apart for many
years. Yet, underneath all the ugliness that is revealed is
the hope that in the end, a forever kind of love will
Though this is book 4 in the series, you don't have to read
the previous books in order to understand this story.
Although by the time you finish, you'll be hankering to get
the first 3 books, and maybe even consider badgering the
author to write the next one soon.
Reviewed by Silver Winters
Posted July 10, 2009
Pandora Fourteen has been trained in the arts of seduction and assassination. To test her skills, she is ordered to seduce ACT Corps officer Steel. Pandora and Steel had been reared in a lab and were inseparable until the government forced them apart. They are explosively attracted to each other when they meet again. To Pandora, seducing Steel is no longer an assignment, but when she decides to turn her back on her career to marry him, threats from her manipulative superior separate them once again.
After Pandora spurns Steel’s affection, he leaves the ACT Corps for a new life in the notorious Delilah Sector, where he becomes an intergalactic bounty hunter. His all-consuming love for Pandora had nearly destroyed him. Yet when the government hires him to track down Pandora, who has disappeared before completing her latest assignment, he can’t resist the chance to see her again. Finally reunited, their lust burns hotter than the sun, but the past has left scars that might never be healed.
Line: Aeon (Sci-Fi, Futuristic
Series: Alien Affairs
Book Length: Novel
Book Type: eBook