Legally Blond meets Mata Hari
Socialite Jileena Winslott has perfected the image of the spoiled, rich, bubble-headed daughter of an industrial magnate. In reality, she�s a smart, savvy aide to her father in social situations where she is his eyes and ears. She yearns to be her true self and run the family business. When her father sends her on a covert mission to the Outer Rim, she has the chance to prove herself. Big problem. He insists she take along a fake fianc�the man she�s secretly loved for years.
Security Officer Laning Servary has better things to do than babysit a spoiled rich girl on a tour of the Frontier. If he refuses, he can kiss his career good-by. Then Jileena�s father sweetens the pot. If Laning keeps her safe, his family will receive the land they share-crop. He can�t refuse.
In the close quarters of her ship, Laning and Jileena discover they aren�t who they seem. Pirates, weather, and her recklessness threaten to derail the mission. As Laning and Jileena revise their impressions of each other, they�ll have to make hard choices about their goals. Can their budding love survive?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Out-of-this-World Science Fiction Romance Reviewed by Marilyn Baron I’m not normally a fan of science fiction but I do love romance. Diane Burton’s science fiction romance The Chameleon, the second in her Outer Rim Series, was a great introduction to the sci-fi genre and a first-class romance. It was truly the best of both worlds. And it is literally out of this world. Jileena Winslott is the chameleon. She has two personas. While she pretends to be “Baby Winslott,”daddy’s dippy, spoiled little rich girl—she is really more like accomplished “Leeva Warren,” who works her way from the bottom up to prove to her father she’s capable of taking over Winslott Industries after the disappearance of her brother. Security Officer Laning Servary, who resents rich kids, is assigned to be her “fake fiancé” and protector when she travels to the dangerous Outer Rim on a secret mission for Winslott Industries. Jileena’s father promises to return the family farm to the Servarys if he brings her home safely. Jileena has been in love with Laning for years and through a world of trials and tribulations, obstacles and corporate intrigue, they save each other. This is an intricate, fast-paced novel of many surprises, villains at every turn and difficult choices. Ms. Burton has done an excellent job world-building. I was thoroughly engrossed in the book to the very last page and was rewarded with a fairy-tale ending. A highly-recommended read.