No matter how many light years you travel, the past is never far behind. Tired of a life on the run, Kiwi has put down roots on a science vessel. She finds more than she bargained for in the form of cocksure, overachieving, too-sexy-for-his-own-good Dr. Conell Ballou. His arrogance is infuriating--which, strangely, makes her want him more.
Since the tiny spitfire of a mechanic boarded his vessel, Conell hasn't been able to focus on much of anything except her. Kiwi's mere presence pulses through every synthetic and humanoid part of his body. And, unknown to both Kiwi and Conell, her past is entwined with his.
But a deranged captain of the Vanos, the alien race from which they're defending mankind, is still hunting for Kiwi. Against all the odds, Conell and Kiwi have a second chance at happiness--if the enemy doesn't find them first.