I read book 1 of the series, a 5* permanent menage tale, but skipped book 2 as the blurb did not really appeal, and I kind of wish that I'd done the same as with the latter with this one...as it was a bit tame.
Simple enough story - Carina is the sweet, caring daughter of an evil dictator, who is prepared to sacrifice her happiness and endanger her life in order to travel outside of his clutches to reveal his dastardly plans. With the help of her mother, who is also good, but a bit of a doormat due to her status and position, the plans are embedded under Carina's skin, in a capsule, so that she has a bargaining chip - to read the data, the other side must keep her alive.
The other side send in Daniel Haws, leader of the Phantom Corps, to spring Carina and escort her to safety, where she can have the capsule removed, but they don't entirely trust her and vice-versa. That's pretty much it in terms of the storyline, other than that it's not all plain sailing and Daniel and Carina are forced to go on the run in a series of disguises and confined spaces.
It's not that I was disappointed with the tale, as when the leads did get together, it was fairly hot and steamy, but pretty much the 'vanilla-ish' side of erotic romance i.e. sensual sexc, rather than the 'harder' stuff that LD is known for. Perhaps this was due to Carina having been secluded and protected all of her life, but in fact, she seemed more 'up for it' than Daniel did, though similarly, this could be because he felt that he had to protect her at all times.
I wouldn't strictly describe this book as a futuristic erotic romance, but as a futuristic romance - full stop. IM, these days, we expect quite a bit of steamy stuff in standard novels (paranormals, historicals, futuristics, contemps like Harlequin Blaze; the latter are FAR hotter than this book, strangely), and this where the book was lacking. There were not enough scenes and they were not as hot as I'd have expected, so whilst I would certainly read more in this series, I wouldn't buy another book myself. From the glimpses that we got of Daniel's sister and brother-in-law, it made them sound like the more passionate couple whose tale I did not bother with in book 2; a pity.
Still, a decent read if you are new to this author, but not a Keeper for me.