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It was supposed to be a simple mission. Locate a kidnapper’s vessel. Rescue the woman. Return her home. Collect a reward.
Instead, the First Mate of the Gypsy Moth finds himself married to a galactic crime lord’s daughter and fighting off those that would make her a widow.
Busy watching his back, while keeping her safe, Damon misses the deadliest attack of all. The one on his heart. She’s taken it, and he’s got to decide whether giving up his freedom is worth the price of love.
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestseller, Eve Langlais, is a Canadian romance author who is known for stories that combine quirky storylines, humor and passion.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The story was short but good. It could have been better with more detail about the ship and crew.
Gypsy Moth Book One. Michonne has been kidnapped by a Kanishqui and will soon be married to him. Damon is on a mission to free the daughter of his captain's friend, but when he finds Michonne they are trapped. Thinking quickly, Michi performs the mating ceremony of her people without informing Damon. Back on his ship, Damon is resistant to the change in his status and his relationship with this stranger. However, seeing her relationship with his shipmates quickly changes his mind. If you're looking for a fun romp through space with pirates, princesses, cyborgs and aliens, this is the book for you! Audio Review: Logan McAllister delivered a straight forward narration of the story. He was not monotonous, but the intonations were very slight.
At first I thought it was just going to be the standard story – girl stows away on space ship, is discovered, fights with the crew, falls in love with a member of the crew, etc. There’s nothing wrong with those stories, and I highly enjoy them - but Eve Langlais has managed to add a new twist!! Damon, First Mate on the Gypsy Moth, accompanies his Captain on a visit to another ship. His job is to locate and retrieve a kidnapped female. Michonne is the daughter of a crime lord, and the Captain has been hired to rescue her. When she and Damon are cornered, Michi comes up with a novel way to save them – and their marriage (and the drama) begins! The interpretation of the Kanishqui dialogue is hysterical, and kept me laughing for quite a while! It is nice to have Michi be neither a true fainting damsel, nor a harridan prone to violence. She’s been raised in luxury and educated well, and is ready to find a mate and settle down. This isn’t exactly part of Damon’s plan, but she still tries to win him over. All Damon wants to do is continue with his First Mate duties aboard the Gypsy Moth, and leave the command-type duties to the Captain. Who wants all of that responsibility? He certainly isn’t interested in losing his heart, but lose it he does. Once they finally get to ‘safety’, they are pulled apart and their marriage dissolved. Will Damon realize he loves Michi in time, and go to find her? Or will he be too late? Definitely a worthy read, and I recommend it. I like how there are mentions of items and people from the author’s other space-themed books – it ties everything together into the feeling that this is just part of the whole. It’s a big universe out there, but everyone is connected.