Today's book is Ambassadora by Heidi Ruby Miller
Sara Mendoza is captured, tortured, and falsely accused of treason by the Embassy, but she is given a chance to win back her freedom. She only needs to charm information from one of the fragger leaders, then kill him. But by the time she figures out the Embassy's intel is flawed and that Sean Cryer is her true mark, she's already in love with him. Sean knows why Sara is on his ship from the start, but as a lonely, anti-social doser, he doesn't value his life, only his ideology within the fragger organization. Against his better judgment, he becomes her protector, each day caring more about a future he was always afraid to hope for.
Heidi Ruby Miller writes stories where the relationship is as important as the adventure. She also teaches creative writing at Seton Hill University, where she graduated from their Writing Popular Fiction program the same month she appeared on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. She is the co-editor of MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT: LESSONS IN WRITING POPULAR FICTION and the author of the SF Romance series AMBASADORA. Heidi is a member of The Authors Guild, Pennwriters, Broad Universe, EPIC, and Science Fiction Poetry Association.