Eros Ascending (Tales of the Velvet Comet Series, No 1)

Eros Ascending  - Mike Resnick I'm taking a break from trying to read every romance novel ever written and catching up with others books I've wanted to read. And what do I get? Probably the most romantic science fiction story Resnick ever wrote, in which a saboteur falls hard for the Madam of the space brothel he's supposed to destroy. Yes, I said space brothel -- it's not romance, it's a space opera. And ends very far from a happy ever after. It's a readable and poignant story, though doesn't make as interesting a use of the futuristic setting as some of Resnick's other books. (Unless perhaps it's in the attitudes towards sex and prostitution, which may have seemed much futuristic when this was written.)