Spaceship captain Tara Rowan has a Rider—an organic symbiote—that enhances Tara’s physical abilities. But she can never risk anyone discovering her Rider’s true origins. Especially not the sexily dangerous stranger who appears out of nowhere. Trace Munroe is looking for a kidnapped princess, and the only way to find her is to blackmail Tara. Except that a blazing attraction to Tara is definitely complicating things…and if Trace follows his code of honor, it could destroy the woman he’s falling for.
Escape Velocity by Jess Anastasi
After being presumed dead, Commander Kai Yang is recovering from his ordeal as a prisoner of war under the watchful care of Dr. Sacha Dalton, the widow of his best friend. Only now, their friendship has grown and deepened into something far deeper, and far more complicated. Yet as Kai’s body recovers, his psyche remains broken. How could he ever be the man Sacha deserves? But an intergalactic war has a way of forcing a man to be the hero he was always meant to be.