Lacey Garrett is in a bad place, not only did her ex-fiance dump her, he stole half her company and all her livelihood while he was at it. Now that she is barely eking out an existence, Lacey finds herself providing free technical support for other techies in the industry. Unleashed by C.J. Barry begins with Lacey answering a complex question via email to a ZMasters, little does she know that ZMasters is Zain Masters,a humanoid alien, stuck in a trap who desperately needs her help to escape.
Zain is a planetary cartographer, meaning he spends his time charting new planets by himself but when he gets caught in an unexpected trap on a distant planet his only solution is to transport Lacey to his ship to read the equations that are giving him so much trouble. It should be a quick transfer in and then out but when the computer systems fail Lacey is trapped on the planet with Zain and it is going to take all they have just to get out a live. As the danger escalates, Zain struggles to fight against hi growing attraction for Lacey but he must because he can only bring danger to her life.
Unleashed is the third book in the Unforgettable series by C.J. Barry and does not disappoint. Lacey’s character is charming and lovably flawed. After getting out of an emotionally abuse relationship with Bob, Lacey, after therapy, is struggling to get her life back together. One of my favorite moments in the book is when she names the carnivore creatures that are trying to eat her and Zain Bobzillas. Zain is dealing with his own emotional baggage after being in the military for so long and his partner being killed in action, I found myself just wanting to give him a hug and tell him everything was going to be allright. Despite the Unforgettable series taking place in space, Barry does a great job of including memorable creatures and I love that Lacey ends up getting transported with her cat, so not only is Zane dealing with Lacey on his small space ship, he also has to accept her cat. Unleashed is a great third installment in the series and was a quick, entertaining sci-fi read.
You can read an excerpt here.
Author: C.J. Barry
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: October 2011
**I received a copy of this book from NetGalley but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.