She won her freedom. Can she win a war?
Commander Rhys Rykus is facing court martial. With his career on the line, he's ordered to keep his distance from the brainwashed Ash and protect her from afar, but sinister elements threaten her safety. He accepts a new mission that puts them on the same warship, knowing it will take all his self-control to fight his feelings for her.
Lieutenant Ramie Ashdyn is no stranger to fighting for her life. Still under the influence of the Coalition's brainwashing, she cares little for her own safety. She merely wants to protect the Coalition... and reconnect with Rykus.
Rykus knows how important Ash is to keeping all of them alive, but the target on her back is enormous. Will the growing threat to the Coalition take down Ash and Rip's only shot at love?
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When Sandy isn’t writing, she sneaks in time to read books by her favorite authors, and she loves playing EuroGames like Dominion, Castles of Burgundy, and Caverna.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Shades of Honor by Sandy Williams is the 2nd book in her wonderful Anomaly series. Shades of Honor, picks up a short time after the end of the previous book. Ash, our fantastic heroine, is once again giving her new team a hard time. We learned in the first book that Ash can be difficult to get along with, as she is very tough, brash and independent. She is an Anomaly, a human who is smarter mentally and physically than the normal person, which makes her an elite soldier, who is faster, stronger, with phenomenal endurance then the regular soldiers. Rykus, our hero, is facing charges concerning the last mission, but all charges are dropped, since he is being assigned another dangerous mission. Both Ash and Rykus love each other, but they try to keep their distance, as the Coalition will not accept their relationship. Much to his concern, Rykus finds out the mission will include Ash, which will make it much more difficult for him to concentrate. The minister prime, Tersa, has put the team together to try and make peace with the evil Sariceans, who caused massive destruction in a recent attack. Rykus and the entire team, including Ash are not happy about this mission, but Tersa will not be denied. What follows is an exciting & fun adventure that will bring Ash a bit closer to her new team; solidify Ash & Rykus love for each other, despite his attempts to keep his distance; and an all out battle that will put all their lives in danger. Who will survive? Will Ash and Rykus find a way to keep their romance hot and heavy? Sandy Williams does a fantastic job in continuing the flow of this complex world , and she has created some great characters. Most of all, I love Ash, and her chemistry with Rykus is off the wall. I look forward to more of this fabulous romance. This was a fun, exciting, pulse pounding story that had me unable to put the book down, especially as we raced to the tense climax. Bravo to Sandy Williams, for another wonderful addition to her Anomaly series. If you like Sci-fi, lots of action, great romance, and twists and turns along the way, than you should be reading this series.
This is my favourite in the series so far - we get to meet Rip's family, and learn more about Rip and Ash's pasts. There is plenty of character development as we get to see them outside their comfort zones, and see their strengths and vulnerabilities. They are both strong, determined characters and their dynamics are fascinating. I became completely involved in this book - it was so intense, filled with intriguing characters, sizzling romance, nail-biting action and a thrilling, unpredictable plot. I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Ash & Rip and their world, and I cannot wait to continue on with this series!
Loved this book, Sandy really handles the tension well.