Space pirate Syna Davout takes a commission for a basic smash-and-grab to pay for much-needed repairs on her ship. But when a second ship appears on the scene, she realizes that she was the diversion in an assassination attempt. Psi-talent Galen Fash is a leader of the rebellion against the Tse who exploit and demonize all Psi’s. When Syna rescues Galen from his wrecked ship, she is drawn into his plot to avert a Tse invasion and save his fledgling rebellion from being crushed.
Galen’s Psi-talent won’t let him ignore Syna’s passionate nature and soon the pair are exchanging more than just banter. Even hand-to-hand combat training burns more than just pent up energy. But is Syna willing to trade her precious freedom for Galen’s cause, and risk losing another lover to the hands of the Tse?
Hearts and Minds by JC Hay packs an intense one-two punch of fast-paced Sci Fi action layered with emotion as Syna and Galen struggle together through a richly layered galaxy with surprise twists that will leave you begging for more.
Full Disclosure: JC is a member of my local RWA chapter and I was provided a copy of this awesome novella for free to review. The review was my pleasure and frankly, it was on my TBR list :) It is available stand-alone or as part of the Impulse Power anthology (in print and e) from Samhain Publishing.