On their latest run, Tal and Vanya luck out and corner the
elusive grifter. They can’t believe their good fortune. Something just isn’t
panning out right about how easy things are going. It turns out Kellen let
himself get caught as part of his plan to try to get out of his own mess.
Hitching a ride with the hot couple out of the area should buy him some time to
try to figure out a way to clean up the slipup from his latest con. The botched
retrieval job he took on for his ex-girlfriend leaves him carrying around the
goods to be delivered internally, after swallowing it accidentally in haste.
It turns out to be a new highly developed and highly illegal
form of nanotechnology. The criminal warlords who were supposed to pickup the
drop off come after Kellen, inadvertently placing him and the bounty hunters in
danger. The hidden attraction that Tal and Vanya have for the charming Kellen,
who openly admires them, comes to surface as they ban together to uncover the
mastermind behind the technology.
S. Reesa Herberth and Michelle Moore deliver a solid second
installment, THE SLIPSTREAM CON, in their YLENDRIAN EMPIRE series. Don’t let
the premise of a ménage/multi-partner relationship make you hesitate to pick up
this read if they tend not to be your cup of tea. Though this book gradually
leads all three lead characters into the makings of a joined union, this is not
the focus of the story. While steam is not heavy on the list, action certainly
is. There is not a dull moment to be had while the trio is jet setting across
the galaxy. The writers do an amazing job of creating their universe backdrop
and building up the characters to individuals that can all hold their weight in
keeping the story interesting. I look forward to getting more glimpses into the
Ylendrian Empire and deep space soon.