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The Haven Colony “world” expands with this second tale in the series. The planets indigenous flora, fauna, and wildlife would give most settlers pause, but Maggie joins a few Cyborgs in her appreciation of the beauty and solitude of the forest surrounding the colony. When Maggie and Stryker meet the instant chemistry is palpable but both of them have guilt and regrets weighing on their souls. Our lead couple tells us their stories through their own POVs, and it was as if I could feel their sorrow and hopefulness. They join an existing group of characters I have come to know and love through previous books, making this read like taking a vacation to a place so inviting and intriguing you just can’t wait for the next trip. I loved this witty, exciting read.
I was lucky enough to be an ARC reader for this one and I truly enjoyed it!
Susan Hayes is always a fun read. She's got loads of humor, action, and sexy times. Maggie and Striker, yum! They certainly "strike" some seriously hawt sparks off each other.
Maggie's a free-spirited rebel, and sometimes near criminal (shhh, don't tell anyone) who pretty much gamed an opportunity to get off earth. Striker is the walking-wounded. A cyborg who trusts very few, and who trusts humans not at all.
The original intergalactic odd-couple that, somehow, work, lol. But Maggie has secrets, will Striker give her the chance to explain herself, or will she find herself booted from the colony?
Awesome addition to both The Drift and the Haven Colony series. Buy it, read it, enjoy it! You won't be sorry!
These two characters are a match made in Haven. Striker is such a fantastic example of the strong, silent, alpha male type. I love how meeting Maggie broke him from his shell and gave him focus. And who wouldn’t love Maggie! She’s such a cute ball of endearing energy. From her first moment on the planet I just knew she was going to shake things up. On top of all that, the author gave us this fantastic story about coming together and understanding what’s really important. I enjoyed every minute of reading this book! I really hope we get to see Jade’s story next, there are a few possibilities that I can only hope turn out to be perfect for her. No matter who the next hero, or heroes, are, I just know it’s going to be amazing!
You assume as the story starts that Striker is Maggie's champion, and he is that. But then you realize he got the name because the Gray Men pitted the cyborgs they experimented on against each other until only one was left alive...The Chanpion. With all their struggles it's nice to see these two so happy. It will be fun to see what happens to Jade later. It was also very smart of these two, after what they went thru before Haven, that they wanted to set up rangers to protect the planet they now called home.
The world building of Haven and the woods surrounding the colony was vivid, with the wildlife coming to life. The plot was exciting, which meant the pacing was quite quick. The characterization was good, though the hero had a temper tantrum at one point that was out of character, and that was a little too convenient for what happened next in the plot. The development of the romantic relationship was natural and organic. Reading this novel was an enjoyable way to spend my Tuesday evening.
What happens when humans have taken and done something so horrible that you can't seem to forgive them? you go live in the wilds of a planet that challenges you and gives you the peace you crave. Until a plucky, human female that you can't get outta your head shows up and she KNOWS your around!! Striker and Maggie are on a new world, a new beginning! i loved this book so hard. i can't wait for more in this new spin off series of the Drift! she did an amazing job again!
Freedom isn’t free. Nothing in life really is. That’s a lesson Maggie learned early in life. Striker is a cyborg who is still suffering from memories before Haven. His first glimpse of Maggie is a blast of fresh air. I love these two. Maggie is fearless and Striker is fierce. Them together unbeatable. Escape with these two and enjoy.
Maggie just wants to breathe fresh air and live free. Striker is a loner. He hates humans until he meets a joyous human. She changes his mind. She invades his world and turns it upside down. Striker resists but not for long. Maggie has a secret. She is afraid to loose Striker and all of her new friends. Loved it!!
This feels like a story and a place for second chances and I loved it. Cyborgs with shadows in their past and a hatred for humans mixed with a human with an equally shadowed past. Watching them find their way and growing to trust again was very nice.
I am definitely reading the next book in the series.
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were interesting and varied. The world building was imaginative and Susan sets the scenes perfectly. Striker and Maggie were an unlikely couple but from the the first, they clicked. With the sexy scenes and the action at the end, this was an enjoyable afternoon read.