I love reading most genres of books, it all depends on my mood. But when I want something that is a fun exciting read, I choose pirates in space. Or what is called Space Opera. Jessie Mihalik does not let me down with her wound ridden protagonists who are strong women tested by life.
Polaris Rising is Book One in the series and the perfect way to get drawn into House von Hasenberg. A dynasty headed by Albrecht, a cold-hearted, powerful man who uses his children as pieces on a chess board. All of his power and scheming brought his children closer as they protect each other from him and from the outside world. The first story follows Ada, the second youngest princess, as she runs from an arranged marriage to a man she neither loves or respects. She stayed out of her fathers grasp for two years before she was finally caught. It is then she is introduced to Loch, the Devil of Fornax Zero, her cell mate.
It is bad enough Ada is locked in with a killer, when Richard Rockhurst, her supposed fiancé, of House Rockhurst, attempts to capture her. A circumstance she would do almost anything, including making the deal with the Devil, to get away from.
Ada is strong, charismatic, and fully aware of the risks she takes. I like her wit, her heart, and the lengths she will go to protect her family. Loch is enigmatic and has his own code of honour. I loved reading as the two of them dance around each other as they try to work together to escape those hunting them both. In classic romance style there is a lot of longing and sparks, followed by some steamy bits. The perfect read to escape, adventure, and feel a little love.
The three books in The Consortium Rebellion Series follow each of the daughters as they are pushed to the limits to save their families while in the company of charismatic and power men with their own secrets.
Each book contains it own adventure with romance tangled in. The fast-paced adventures are filled with wit, honour, action, and love.
To learn more about Jessie Mihalik and other books she had written, check out her website: Jessie Mihalik