Throwback Thursday is weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books. This feature focuses on recommendations for books that aren't New Releases, specifically books released more than five years ago in any genre. These titles may be older, but they are still worthy of readers' time and attention!
This week I decided to feature a book that was a huge surprise for me last year. While I have always enjoyed science fiction television and movies (Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar, etc.), I never really got into science fiction books. Mostly I think it was because I felt like there was so much time spent on worldbuilding, but never enough on the characters for my personal taste.
Then I heard about Linnea Sinclair's Games of Command which featured my favorite romantic theme of all time: the unrequited love of a hero for his heroine. I found a used copy of the book shortly after hearing about it and devoured it in a single day. Branden Kel-Paten, a biocyborg in love with a woman who hates him and everything he stands for, just stole my heart in this story and I know he will work his way into yours as well. I really recommend this book for fans of well-written romance even if they don't care for science fiction.
Games of Command
by Linnea Sinclair
The universe isn’t what it used to be. With the new Alliance between the Triad and the United Coalition, Captain Tasha “Sass” Sebastian finds herself serving under her former nemesis, biocybe Admiral Branden Kel-Paten–and doing her best to hide a deadly past. But when an injured mercenary winds up in their ship’s sick bay–and in the hands of her best friend, Dr. Eden Fynn–Sass’s efforts may be wasted.
Wanted rebel Jace Serafino has information that could expose all of Sass’s secrets, tear the fragile Alliance apart–and end Sass’s career if Kel-Paten discovers them. But the biocybe has something to hide as well, something once thought impossible for his kind to possess: feelings . . . for Sass. Soon it’s clear that their prisoner could bring down everything they once believed was worth dying for–and everything they now have to live for.