Taking one for the team

One hopes, anyhow. Since everyone, including me, has been utterly lame about writing book reviews for posting here – I posted some guidelines on what I was looking for about six months ago – Big Chilly has decided to step up to the plate after reading the back of that Kearney SF Romance novel. (Rofants? Science Fuction? Just what shall we call this subgenre?)

Anyhow, he couldn’t resist after reading the back cover text… which is honestly no worse from the text sample he read aloud to me, and he insisted on doing a review in order to prevent anyone else from having to read the atrocity. But who wouldn’t enjoy this:

A hunk named Kahn, who told Secret Service agent Tessa Camen an outlandish story about traveling through time, saving the world, and a Challenge only she can accept. Kahn offers her proof she can’t refute: Tessa has been brought forward through time to save Earth by winning an intergalactic challenge.

Kahn only has a few weeks to train Tessa to use the psi-abilities he insists she has. He is confident in the success of a time-honored method that uses sexual frustration to bring out her powers, but Tessa is dubious. She’s a martial arts expert and can fight her way through anything, but she’s never had much luck with emotions.

Luckily for Earth, Kahn can be very convincing…