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5+ stars for Return Cruise, part of Pets in Space 5 by @vscotttheauthor #scifi #romance #bookreview

Title: Return Cruise, part of Pets in Space 5

Author: Veronica Scott

Genre: Science Fiction Romance

Book Blurb:

It’s time for an escape! Pets in Space® 5 is back for the fifth amazing year! Escape to new worlds with twelve of today’s top Science Fiction Romance authors. They have written 12 original, never-before-released stories filled with action, adventure, suspense, humor, and romance that will take you out of this world. The giving doesn’t stop there. For the fifth year, Pets in Space® will be donating a portion of the first month proceeds to, a non-profit charity that supports our veterans and First Responders. If you are ready to forget the world around you and make a difference while you are having fun, grab your copy before it’s gone!


The Sectors SF Romance Series

By Veronica Scott

Gianna Nadenoft is a reclusive survivor of one of the worst interstellar cruise ship disasters in the history of the Sectors. Now a renowned artist, she hasn’t left her home planet in decades, not since returning there after the wreck as a traumatized three-year-old. With her service animal at her side, she’s going to attempt to travel across the star systems to attend her brother’s wedding and reunite with her fellow survivors.

Trevor Hanson is a security officer aboard the cruise liner Nebula Zephyr with his own traumatic past as a former Special Forces soldier and prisoner of war. He’s assigned to provide personal protection to Gianna during her time aboard the ship but soon finds his interest turning from professional to romantic.

Onboard the Nebula Zephyr, powerful enemies are watching Gianna and making plans to seize this rare opportunity to gain access to her and the secrets they believe she’s still keeping about the wreck. Can Trevor overcome his personal demons and rise to the occasion to save Gianna from the danger waiting on his ship, or will she slip through his fingers and suffer a terrible fate deferred from her last disastrous voyage?


Proud supporters of, Pets in Space® authors have donated over $15,300 in the past four years to help place specially trained dogs with veterans and first responders. 10% of all pre-orders and the first month’s royalties of Pets in Space® 5 will again go to Open your hearts and grab your limited release copy of Pets in Space® 5 today so together we can continue to assist this worthy charity!

My Review:

Security Officer Trevor Hanson enjoys his position abroad the Nebula Zephyr. Sure, he still suffers from PTSD from his time in the military but working helps him deal with any triggers and attacks. When Captain Fleming tasks him to oversee security for Gianna Nadenoft, one of the few survivors from the Nebula Dream disaster decades ago, he doesn’t know if he’s the right man for the job. Gianna herself suffers from PTSD but this is important to her. She’s traveling to attend her brother’s wedding and it’s the first time she’s left the safety of her home in several years. Not only that, she’s intrigued to revisit the ship designed so much like the one she was on so long ago. The more these two are together, the stronger their bond grows and love blooms. Can Trevor help Gianna overcome her fears while helping himself at the same time? Is love the healing cocktail this couple needs on this return cruise?

Return Cruise is a heartwarming science fiction romance I couldn’t put down. I always enjoy spending time in this series, visiting with new and old favorite characters. From the very beginning, my heart went out to Trevor. He’s had a hard time dealing with his PTSD but upon first meeting Gianna and her hound, he finds a comforting peace. The slow-burning romance between Trevor and Gianna fed my romantic soul. I found myself thinking this has to be a twist on the Titanic story from long ago. Return Cruise is such an engrossing story with plenty going on, I read it in two sittings. When the ending came, I was sad to leave the ship and this couple. If you’re looking for an escape, hop aboard and read Return Cruise. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

USA Today Best-Selling Author, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.

Seven-time winner of the SFR Galaxy Award, as well as a National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Veronica is also the proud recipient of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal relating to her former day job, not her romances!

She read the part of Star Trek Crew Member in the audiobook production of Harlan Ellison’s “The City On the Edge of Forever.”

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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