Thursday, October 27, 2011

Imlay’s Cure

Title: Imlay’s Cure
Author: Stormy Glenn & Lynn Hagen
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61034-827-3
Genre: {M/M} Science Fiction Shape-shifter Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Dr. Imlay Jones is a man who believes in self-control and that includes sex. He doesn’t understand why people get excited about a messy physical act that results in the need for a shower. He much prefers spending his spare time on his medical research, but Livewire going off-ship to the nearby planet surface sets his nerves on edge. It doesn’t make sense but Imlay wants the mechanic back and he can’t rest while Livewire’s gone. 

When the crew learns that Livewire’s been kidnapped, Imlay insists on going along on the rescue mission. But getting Livewire back to the ship is only the first step, since he’s suffering from days of brutal beatings and can’t stand to be touched, has screaming nightmares and doesn’t even trust his friends. Only Imlay’s presence and touch can calm him. Can a man who doesn’t like sex give his mate a reason to live or will the memories that haunt Livewire destroy them both? 

Imlay’s Cure is release three in the series Lady Blue Crew by Stormy Glenn and Lynn Hagen. Since the storyline and characters are so closely related, my recommendation is that the books be read in sequential order. 

I’ve always been a science fiction fan, so I’ve really enjoyed this well thought-out series. The crew of the Lady Blue, being on the run from the Elite Forces, is the basis of the story so I was happy to get more information about what was behind their problems with this organization. In fact, I’m expecting more action, twists and turns as they fight to stay alive and clear their names as the series continues. *Rubbing hands together with glee*  

Livewire is an interesting and outspoken character and having him kidnapped makes this release much darker than any of others. The poor man was brutalized and the authors did a great job expressing the fear, pain, anger and devastation he experienced in its aftermath. Their pairing of him with Imlay on the surface doesn’t seem like such a good idea but it’s clear the doctor is just exactly the man Livewire needs to come out whole on the other side.  

I loved seeing the interaction of the members of the crew…they’re like a family and while much of the story is serious, with Gig and Pax around, there were still plenty of lighter moments. I can’t wait to see what happens next in Adwaka's Blade.

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