The Assassin’s Salvation (The Mandrake Company #3) By: Ruby Lionsdrake
When Jamie Flipkens signed on as a pilot and engineer for a small medical research company, she never expected to end up on a mercenary ship full of hulking soldiers who want to make her their latest conquest. The captain has been good to her–it doesn’t hurt that he’s her boss’s new beau–but she’s on the verge of quitting when a strange man shows up at her shuttle door.
Sergei Zharkov claims to be an old friend of the captain’s. He neglects to mention that he’s also an assassin, a dangerous man who even the hardened mercenaries avoid. Jamie should avoid him, too, but she’s drawn to the charm that sometimes escapes from beneath his grim facade. She finds herself wanting to give him a reason to smile–and maybe a little more than that.
The problem? There’s a fresh bounty on the captain’s head, and it’s possible Sergei is there to collect it.
I had a really hard time getting into this book. I liked Sergei, but I kind of wanted Jamie to end up with Striker. I wanted her to wake up and realize he was quirky or something. Instead she never liked him and he could be a bit over enthusiastic with his lewdness. Oh well, I like him.
Anyway, I never warmed up to Jamie. She was very timid, which is fine, but she ended up attending an orgy and being a voyeur, it was kind of weird. I never warmed up to her.
Overall, I still like the series, but I wasn’t a fan of this book.