I've been anxious to get to this one for quite awhile. First impression? Love it.
Instant connect with the female MC and her plight. Intro of what I assume to be the male MC is action-packed both physically and mentally.
The female MC is jaded—not too kickbutt, not too hardened, not too snarky—just jaded. She's genetically enabled to jump a ship through grimspace, a talent that comes with a short longevity on sanity. Her last ship crashed—killing her pilot/lover, Kai—and she was blamed and incarcerated. The powers that be are trying to break her mentally for reasons unknown. When a stranger shows up and attempts to rescue her she's distrustful, but figures dying outside of her cell—and a slim chance of escape—is better than dying inside it. Her rescuer is a pilot, and she is resistant to bonding with him for the jump with Kai so fresh in her memory, but she must to survive.
Love the set up, love the premise. Minor characters are well drawn and nicely fleshed out.
Now to see how it all plays out.