Finally, it’s Dominic’s turn to find love. And to finally get that damn chip out of his neck that was placed there when he was a child (a child, for crying out loud!) by a bunch of jerks who got what was coming to them as a result. So, appropriately enough, Dom’s love interest is a doctor getting ready to finish her residency at a hospital where no one, especially the administrator, appreciates her or takes her seriously, except for her former mentor Dr. Lee, who just so happens to be a specialist in the field of otorhinolaryngology….ENT in layman’s terms (thankfully, cause the technical name is just as hard to pronounce without looking at it as it is to spell), which is just the kind of doctor Dom needs to take the chip out of his neck. After a lot of back and forth communicating, Dr. Lee agrees to do it but it has to be done a certain way, and that takes delicate negotiations on the part of the crew with their main employer, a man who is not happy to hear what they have to say.
While they wait for the date of the surgery, Dom shifts and goes after Aurie, who hides with Thalia in her and Hyde’s room until Hyde is able to come rescue them. Once Dom is sedated, they have to lock him in a special room designed for just such a purpose until they’re able to get him to the hospital for his surgery.
The near miss between Dom, Aurie and Thalia is the most dangerous situation any of the crew get into this time, so thankfully the only one really needing patched up at all this time is Dom himself. After his surgery, Aurie is put in charge of his care and recovery (naturally), and once on board the ship she makes the decision to stay and become a permanent part of the crew and Dom’s life, finally completing the Breakwater family.
I’ve loved reading every part of this story, and look forward to reading more of the author’s work in the future!
I was given a free ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review.