Author: Viola Grace
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Publisher URL: www.extasybooks.com
Genre: (M/F), Sci-Fi, Space Opera, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amazon Nymph
Camile is a paid companion that is being used to cover an ambassador’s preference for men. When they attend a festival on Namkor, Camile is given what the natives call the gift, which means she cannot leave the planet for at least a year. Mordem is one of the Guardians that will be training her.
The 35th book in the Terran Times Second Wave series, Quick, is a little different than previous stories in the series. Camile is chosen to become a Guardian by the planet and also becomes hated because she is an outsider. Several of her relationships change due to her new status.
Her main instructor is Mordem, who had been her lover before she was chosen. I found it interesting that those chosen could reject their gift and go back to their previous lives after a certain time. Another interesting fact in this story is that Camile and Mordem could not be lovers until after she had finished training, since other societies in this series could. The chemistry between Camile and Mordem is intense and I did have to laugh about the fact that Mordem’s brother also tried to make a play for Camile and some of the antics he used.
The author continues to make this series fresh with each new world and societal mores she creates. Readers should be aware that references to the Yemish ambassador’s sexual preferences are mentioned even though there is actually no sexual scenes. There are only a few more stories for this series in the works and I am looking forward to reading them.