Paradox is the third installment in the Red Rock Alien Mail Order series and it’s best to read all 3 in order.
Ellen is a soldier, trained to fight for Earth while carrying the burden of knowing what the future holds and that it could be changed but unable to do anything about it. Hacker is also a soldier but now his only mission is to stop the Consortium of Light, a group of aliens that’s destroyed countless of worlds and that’s now fast approaching Earth.
The interaction between the two was a riot, especially when the couples from the previous books were present. When Hacker and Ellen first met, he instantly realized he had found his “mate” however, Ellen being the strong-willed woman she was, refused to believe her love life was already determined by some pre-destined fate. Hacker was a charmer and a cutie under all that computer and data knowledge exterior and apparently didn’t resent that she would be in command when it came to missions. Really, it was only a matter of time before she realized what she’d be giving up if she didn’t accept him.
I thought the story in itself was good but it lacked a bit of the intrigue and sense of adventure of the first two. It also gave me more insight to the organization created by the good guys and what they did. The ending was ok but I felt there were some things that the story could have delved more on because I felt there were some voids that needed filled. I really hope this is not the last one in the series if only because I’d like to know more of what happened after the group’s last mission.
*** I received this book from one of the authors at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.***