I loved this book. I was lucky enough to proofread it but don't feel any ownership in the story or production so I feel like I'm able to review it without bias.
This one has a much different feel than [book:The Caphenon|23201282]. Where that book's fight scenes and drama were pretty intense, this one is more romantic intrigue. The writing and storytelling is just as good as the first book in the series and I have no doubt that SciFi and romance fans will absolutely love this book. Just like I did. I did dock it a half-star because of the cliffhanger. But the good news is that I'm betting readers will immediately want to pick up the next in the series and it's being published about a month after this one so the wait won't be bad.
I'm getting ready to read it again now that I have the official version. I'm betting I'll love it even more.