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Peek Inside Damage Control

Leigh Alphin is captain of the Fighter Force of the battleship Valiant Knox.He’s honorable, straightforward, and hard as nails – except for the soft spot he has for his new recruit Mia Wolfe. Now that she's one of his new recruits, it’s imperative he stop thinking about her in that way. Neither of them can afford to make this mistake, yet desire takes hold, consuming them. For the first time, Leigh's iron sense of honor falters as his heart fights for love...and against an enemy trying to destroy everything they hold dear.

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In space, you can’t hide from temptation…

Nick-named Captain Hardass by the new recruits, Captain Leigh Alphin is captain of the Fighter Force of the battleship Valiant Knox. He’s honorable, straightforward, and hard as nails – except for the soft spot he has for a young woman he rescued off a transport that was under attack. Now that she’s one of his new recruits, it’s imperative he stop thinking about her in that way.

Especially now that the Knox has been secretly infiltrated by the enemy.

Mia Wolf’s new commander is icy, no-BS, and completely gorgeous. His glances send heat searing through her. Neither of them can afford to make this mistake, yet desire takes hold, consuming them. For the first time, Leigh’s iron sense of honor falters as his heart fights for love… and against an enemy trying to destroy everything they hold dear.

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Review

"Leigh was a revelation and an old fashioned type of hero who would sacrifice anything for the woman he loves." -- Marta Cox via NetGalley

"This was so good that I lost sleep just to finish it. No insta-love just a great romance that developed into love with lots of action, intrigue and suspense along the way with some hot sex thrown in." -- Jennifer Eastman via NetGalley

"...a wonderfully immersive experience that cements the series in the syfy-romance category..." -- Ankarshan Vesava via NetGalley

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633754409
Series: Valiant Knox, Book 2
Release Date: Oct 26, 2015
Page Count: 280
Imprint: select otherworld
Genre: sci-fi, sci-fi space opera
Tropes: bodyguard/protector, forbidden love/off limits, forced proximity, overcoming odds

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By Jennifer October 09, 2015

ARC received for review

This was so good that I lost sleep just to finish it. No insta-love just a great romance that developed into love with lots of action, intrigue and suspense along the way with some hot sex thrown in. Leigh aka Alpha was seriously sexy and didn't give anyone any slack in the... ...more

By Marta October 11, 2015

This author seems to write sci fi with romance woven through it and I really enjoyed the previous book Escape Velocity as it had a huge emotional pull. This story also set aboard the battleship Valiant Knox had me really starting to understand the conflict going on as the two very different ideol... ...more

Damage Control 1

It's not often that I get to read Sci-Fi romances these days, but truth be told, it is one of my favorite romance genres. I absolutely love it because of the sheer creativity that has to go into. Damage Control is by new-to-me author Jess Anastasi. It is the second book in the Valiant Knox series... ...more

By Give Me Books October 28, 2015

The cover isn’t the only thing that’s hot….

Yes, I admit it. The cover was the first thing to grab my attention. Would you believe that shade of blue-green is my favorite color? I was thrilled to find the story matched the sexy cover completely!

This is a romantic suspense story set in a futuristic... ...more

By Marlene October 30, 2015

Originally published at Reading Reality

Welcome to the Valiant Knox, a floating city in space. More like a flying city. Think Battlestar Galactica, with the long-running war being not quite as devastating. At least not yet.

The Valiant Knox is an Alliance space battleship, on the side of the good g... ...more

By Dísir August 13, 2016



Torn between duty and desire, Captain Leigh “Alpha” or “Hardass” Alphin of the Fighter Force is horrified to find himself drawn to a recruit that his team is supposed to train…and vice versa. A relationship is forbidden on so many levels; he has fifteen years on her and fraternising with a recrui... ...more

By Jacque October 21, 2015

In a sea of contemporary and paranormal romances, it's nice to indulge in a SyFy romance. Nothing to technical my brain would hurt but enough that I knew I wasn't in Kansas anymore, Damage Control was exactly what I needed.

Leigh Alphin is captain of the Fighter Force of the battleship Valiant Kno... ...more

By April October 26, 2015

Captain Leigh Alphin is captain of the Fighter Force of the battleship Valiant Knox. He rescued Mia Wolf off a transport that was under attack and she is now the new commander for the Valiant Knox. Mia is someone who doesn’t take any guff off anyone and she is locked down tight, which makes it ha... ...more

By Julie May 30, 2016

3.5 stars

I liked the romance between Leigh and Mia. Even though their chemistry was immediate, the effort they made to avoid giving in was comical. The relationship wasn't rushed either which was a nice change of pace. Leigh had obvious appreciation for Mia's brains and body and always treated... ...more

By Karen October 15, 2015

I didn't think I would like this book, don't get me wrong the world sounded fantastic but I've never been a fan of the older man/woman falling for the younger boy/girl. That being said this book was rather good. I thought the world was well built and comprehensive (and this is the second book in... ...more

By Alex May 24, 2017

Series: Valiant Knox #2
Hero: Leigh "Alpha" Alphin -- FP Squadron Leader. Leader. Tough. Ruler Follower.
Heroine: Mia Wolfe -- Recruit. Smart. Hacker. Tough.

Warning: Almost Rape (view spoiler)

What's Going On
FP Squ... ...more

By Literati Literature October 23, 2015

3.5 Stars
Damage Control by Jess Anastasi is the second book in the Valiant Knox series of science fiction romance books. The year is 2436, the story takes place in orbit over the planet Ilari in the Brannon system and the United Earth Forces have been fighting a twenty year war against Christ’s S... ...more

By Maria Rose April 02, 2016

Being Captain of the Fighter Force on the Valiant Knox starship is a position Leigh obtained through hard work and perseverance - and someone is trying to bring it down. The war with the CSS has taken an even deadlier turn, with moles on board the ship working to cause its destruction. When the n... ...more

By Rachel October 16, 2015

***********I received this in exchange for an honest review******
5 Stars!!
Damage Control is the second book in the Knox series, by Jess Anastasi. A romantic fantasy, it comes off very "Divergant"-esk, with the future setting and the other-world local and technology. Set mainly on "The Valiant Kn... ...more

By Tanya October 22, 2015

This is a book 2 in a sci-fi-style romance set on a permanent airship (think Star-Trek size from the sounds of it). We have Leigh as the head of the fighter pilots on board the ship, with the entire ship in a decades war against a group on the nearby planet and in space. They are holding the line... ...more

By Olivia November 06, 2015

I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis from NetGalley.com

I'm usually a little more skeptical when it comes to romance books, but Damage Control blew me away. It was the kind of page-turner that you didn't want to read before bed, otherwise you'd still be reading... ...more

By Eva October 23, 2015

Captain Leigh Alphin is honorable, straightforward and nicknamed Hardass and it is imperative that he stops thinking about one of his new recruits in that way in this thrilling sci-fi romance.

Mia Wolf’s new commander is completely gorgeous and his glances send heat searing through her but neither... ...more

By Lynn October 18, 2015

I'm not generally much into sci-fi, but the description hooked me, so I gave it a try. I must admit, I really enjoyed it! I didn't wind up putting it down until 4AM when I turned the final page. Lots of intrigue & action with some hot sex thrown in to boot!

Leigh Alphin is the Captain of the F... ...more

By Melanie October 27, 2015

I have to admit that I am usually not a fan of SyFy, but let me just tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed this read. It was just enough to allow me to get lost in the book and I was surprised with every twist and turn in the plot! Very well thought out and written I thought. The characters were ver... ...more

By Caro October 26, 2015

3.5-4 stars.

This was a fun read. I don’t read much Scifi, but usually when I do, they turn out real page turners.

We have Mia and Leigh here. Mia is a new recruit working under Leigh, which presents to be a problem when they start developing feelings for each other.

In the middle of them getting to... ...more

By Linda October 25, 2015

*I received an ARC from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review*
Damage Control is an action/suspense/sci-fi romance. The book blurb does a good job of describing the basics of the story and the author did a great job of creating a believable world in which the story is set. Captain... ...more

By Petula October 23, 2015

Mia Wolfe is one of the latest crop of recruits for fighter pilot training. They nearly didn't make it to the battleship.
Leigh Alphin is the CAFF ( Captain of the Fighter Force). He is known to his friends as Alpha. He and his squadron had to protect the damaged troop carrier home.
Mia, with her... ...more

By books4me November 09, 2015

I'm not a fan of sci/fi or spaceship reads...just never been my thing. This was my second read of an Entangled Otherworld and it will not be my last!! LOVE these books and Damage Control was an awesome read. I would call it a romantic suspense. Mia is a new recruit on the ship, Valiant Knox. The... ...more

By Patricia October 28, 2015

A great fun sci-fi book that has intensity and a hot alpha.
From beginning to end Leigh could nit fight the attraction to his new recruit Wolfe. Even though he is her superior officer. Between trying to find the traitor in the mist and Mia, the extremely smart recruit Leigh is fightijng a losing b... ...more

By Tanya October 26, 2015

I've not read book 1 in this series and it doesn't matter... the author did an amazing job of giving us a grasp on the technical stuff that's it's not needed.

This is a great Sci-fy book! The characters are amazing and you'll fall in love with the older hero, younger heroine... and it's not insta... ...more

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Jess Anastasi

About the author

Jess Anastasi

Jess has been making up stories ever since she can remember. Though her messy handwriting made it hard for anyone else to read them, she wasn't deterred and now she gets to make up stories for a living. She loves loud music, a good book on a rainy day, and probably spends too much time watching too many TV shows. Jess lives in regional Victoria, Australia, with her very supportive husband, three daughters, one ball-obsessed border collie, and one cat who thinks he's one of the kids.

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