Shattered Silence by Anna Carven
Series: Darkstar Mercenaries #2
Also in this series: Taming Chaos , Fractured Souls
Publication Date: July 29, 2018
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
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Content Warning: View Spoiler » Sexual Aggression, Sexual Assault, Blood, Torture, Gore, Human Experimentation « Hide Spoiler
Genres: Science Fiction
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Enki Zakanin just wants peace and quiet. He's completed his mission, and on the journey back to the Kordolian Fleet Station, he'd prefer to be left alone so he can manage the literal demon inside his head.
So when a strange distress call breaks the silence, his first instinct is to ignore the signal. Why would anyone be foolish enough to broadcast an open signal in the Ninth Sector?
My name is Layla dela Cruz. I need your help.
A human? What in Kaiin's Hells is she doing this far into Sector Nine?
Now, somehow, he has to go and get her.
After all, he's given her his word.
Shattered Silence is Book 2 in the Darkstar Mercenaries series. It features a lethal silver-skinned alien hero, a human heroine, and the usual action, violence, steamy sex scenes, and HFN ("happy for now") ending.
Shatter Silence (Darkstar Mercenaries #2) by Anna Carven brings us back to the First Division Warriors as they find their place in the galaxy now that the Empire has fallen.
Celebrity Layla de la Cruz is supposed to be escaping a scandal on Earth by traveling to a new, luxury planet that was recently colonized when the ship is damaged and she ends up floating in space for several months in an escape pod. That’s where Enki finds her, just as she’s about to be taken by a group of outcast Kordolians who want to study humans.
I didn’t love the first book in this spinoff series, so I was on the fence about continuing. I’m glad I did. I really liked the premise. Enki and his struggles were very interesting and I really liked Layla and her backstory as well. These are very “fated-mate-insta-love” novels, but I knew that going in, so I didn’t let it bother me. Plus, Enki was sweet and I liked the way Layla stood with him.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5