Time for another hook from Rescuing Prince Charming, a near-future sci fi romance. Dusty Johnson, a mild-mannered tech writer and an alien Kwadran guard have discovered a ticking time bomb hidden in an unfinished starship prototype.
After a wild fifteen minutes, they throw the bomb from a terrace into the ocean, barely in time. Then, because the inimitable thrill of danger made them feel so close so quickly they make love. Last week’s hook ended with the hero asking Dusty if she was content. She answers, “Sinfully so.”
From beyond the door came the drone of distant voices. She sighed, sat up, and fastened her bra. “But.”
“But, indeed. The cavern must be crawling with activity. Messages on my implant clamor for a response, and I fear someone will check that this room harbors no saboteurs.”
“I just want to say that I . . .” She had to say it, had to thank him, because there’d be no tomorrow for them. “I never knew sex could be a religious experience.”
His smile was lazy and proud as he stood and held out his hand to help her up. “You have never before had sex with a priest?”
“You’re no priest.” When he didn’t answer immediately, her eyes grew wide and her lip trembled. “Are you?”
Rescuing Prince Charming
She’s no heroine. He’s no Prince Charming.
Not exactly the pair you’d choose to defend Earth’s first starship.
Dusty Johnson, a self-styled ordinary, everyday woman, responds with extraordinary heroism when saboteurs try to bomb the prototype of Earth’s first starship. She wants to return to anonymity, but that burst of courage propels her ever deeper into dangers that tear the scabs off her dark past — and thrust her into the arms of the unattainable man of her dreams.
Reese Eaglesbrood, an alien prince, yearns to restore his tattered reputation by guiding the starship project to completion, but his fascination with the unassuming heroine threatens to undermine his fragile authority. Shunning Dusty is necessary, yet unthinkable — and when the saboteurs strike again, she may be his only ally against Earth’s most elusive enemies.