|This is the sixty-third book in the Terran Times series. Yes, I've read them all. They do not need to be read in order, however, I still recommend reading Destined (which is the fifty-eighth book in the series) before this one.
This story begins with Lera Douglas, Alliance Enforcer and now Nyal Peacekeeper, as part of a group who are capturing escaped criminals in their planet. As with almost every Peacekeeper mission, if the Guardians show up then they do the work. The Peacekeepers get to stand and look pretty until it's time to round the unconscious prisoner up to get them back to prison. When the Guardians give the word to the Peacekeepers Lera starts cuffing prisoners. She also uses her 'gift' which is being able to see weapons on beings, I was going to say people but some of them are creatures. So basically she sees the weapons and is removing them when one of the Guardians asks her what she's doing. That Guardian is code name Lance. He is intrigued by her and her gift and tells her to show up the next day for Guardian try outs. She goes to the spa.
Alright, after the spa she goes to watch the Guardians and ends up being a part of the show. The Guardian team, Lance, Coma, and Shatter are interested in knowing more about Lera and Lance would like to know her intimately. Now while the Guardian team is scrambling to get all the permissions, Alliance and Nyal, for her to join them she has a few cards up her sleeve. If you remember Rhoda from Destined (Terran Times, 58) then you know what her gift is. Lera had asked her to do a portrait which has led to her being in Lance's path. The funnier part of this is Lance is now so obsessed with Lera that his teammate contacts Rhoda and asks for a portrait too! Yes, I am smirking now.
All righty then, after drinking, dancing, a mission or two our girl Lera suddenly has a new job as Peacekeeper Liaison to the Guardians. Just call her Liaison. This is when Lance is doing the best he can to completely melt Lera and have her fall for him. We don't even learn Lance's real name is Birol until almost seventy-five percent into the story! On a side note, I have to say I really loved Hormik, who is a gender-neutral being deciding which gender it wants to be. Female of course. I liked how we got to see Charm and Rhoda again and how there was a brief moment earlier in the story where we meet our heroine for the next Terran Times. I am a huge fan of this series and it is great fun seeing what Ms. Grace will do next with it!
Reviewer: Teresa T.