Drift

Lyn Gala
Drift
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Publisher
Loose Id
Release Date
February 2014
ISBN
9781623007621
Series
Book 2 of Turbulence
Genre
BDSM, Erotic Romance, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic

SUMMARY
Allie always enjoyed casual sex with crewmates, but the war never let her get too close to anyone. Now the war is over, and shipmates lost. Somewhere Allie lost some part of herself, too. But no matter how hard she tries, she can't escape the gentle touch of Shank Lacroix, her favorite lover. He insists on standing by her and helping her find the missing pieces. The problem is that the old pieces don't fit anymore. Allie wants more even as she fears her changing beliefs and sexual appetites.

Shank knows the signs of a person carrying too much guilt and anger. Allie is in danger of emotionally self-destructing. Shank knows he has to save his beautiful and dominating Allie and help her find herself again. In his youth, he went on a vision quest to find his path, but right now, spiritual quests don't have much to offer him. However, he does hope a quest to find their missing crew might help them find themselves and their love before it's too late. That is assuming that Command doesn't catch them trying to desert their posts and execute them first.

Book Review by KindleRomance (reviewer)
Mar 25, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
129 people found the following review helpful
A continuation of an amazing romantic sci-fi series, this story had all of the elements I love reading about.

I would highly suggest reading Turbulence, the first book in the series, before DRIFT. Turbulence was an outstanding story, and the plot continues into DRIFT, but with different characters as the main focus. Fortunately, we do get to see Zeke and Jacqs again, which thrilled me to no end. There aren't any spoilers in my review of the plot so it will be a bit vague.

Allie and Shank Lacroix have been involved for quite some time, but they're about to take their relationship to the next level. Allie is a very strong person as evidenced by the mission she's about to undertake. She likes to be a part of the action and help out where she can. The only little issue I had with the story was that it didn't give me Shank's point of view. It seemed like he had lived an extremely interesting life as part of a large pirate family, and his thoughts and background would have been fascinating. There was still enough information provided to make me fall in love with him and know that Allie would admit she was doing the same. Allie seemed to be in love with him from the beginning, but she was afraid of losing him due to everything going on in the universe. I really enjoyed the dynamics of these two together.

Allie's interactions with Shank's mom and his former girlfriend were fascinating. The detailed dialogue provided put me right in the room with them. The plot was filled with exciting action, including visits with the different government factions, stealing a ship, and struggling to figure out their future. The sex was steamy, and included bondage to the point of immobility. The science fiction aspect was interesting and easy to follow.

I loved this journey through space with several highly engaging characters.
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Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Apr 04, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
153 people found the following review helpful
Psychotic ex-lovers, pirates, kinky sexy femdom and sexy military men mixed with a suicide rescue mission is a must read book. The second book in the Turbulence series is fabulous. The title of this book should really be "no man left behind". In the previous book, Jacqs and Zeke remain back in enemy territory. As the navigator of the ship, Allie could not accept leaving crew behind. The reason for the two's sacrifice is noble, yet it does not ease Allie's heart. She promised to come back and she will make it happen.

With the war over, the soldiers will be either sent home or to help with the refugee camps. As a navigator, Allie will definitely have the option to go home to her father. Four of her crew members will not be so lucky, as they will be stuck defending the refugee camps. Is it really a refugee camp or is it a concentration camp? The glimpses of how life works in those "camps" is horrific. It is better to be a slave in enemy Bat territory. Faced with leaving her friends to keep order in a depressing situation or taking them on a crazy mission to rescue comrades left behind, it's an easy decision.

Ms. Gala does an excellent job of adding more to this world. It's a different perspective as it is seen from the eyes of the "Families". The reader learns more about Shank's family of pirates. Are they really as bad as the government proclaims? It's eye-opener for Allie, who lived in a sheltered bubble prior to her draft into the military. The way the Families operate is wonderfully detailed in a matriarchal society. Love it! The sexual identities are still a consistent sub-theme in this story and it blends in so well.

The suicide quest our heroes embark on is fraught with mishaps. There is also a bit of military intrigue added in which really makes me happy. I love how we learn more about Command and SC. The SC are similar to the Navy SEALS but a bit crazier. A big fan of space opera, this story contains everything I like and more. The reader is even treated to delicious femdom and kinky restraints. Now if there were only a bit more graphic descriptions involving some pegging, it would be smexy hawt.

Ms. Gala does an excellent job with the character dynamics. The relationships are complex and fun to read. When Allie meets Shank's mother, it is an uphill battle. The threat of being spaced is a distinct possibility. Through it all, the message in this book is heartwarming. It's about loyalty, trust, family and friendship. It also shows how those considered outcasts may actually be living a better life than those under a government rule. This is something which appeals to me greatly.

This is a fast-paced space opera recommended for those who enjoy sci-fi, suspense and a tiny taste of femdom. The only question after reading this book is, when does the next one come out?
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