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.
Originally reveiwed for The Romance Reviews. Copy provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.